As per the latest amendment under section 194 IB of the Income tax Act, 1961, The Individual or HUF should deduct the tax on the rent that they are paying to the resident persons if rent more than 50000 per month or part of a month during the previous year.
Points to be noted:
>> It is for commercial and residential purposes
>> TDS @5% is deducted from rent above Rs 50,000
>> Tax is to be deducted from total annual rent paid to the resident landlord by the tenant.
>> Tax is to deducted once in the financial year at the end of the year or in the month when the premise is vacated / on termination of the agreement
>> Where the property is vacated during the year, the tax needs to be deducted on the last day of the tenancy.
> Tenants do not need TAN
How to Pay TDS on Rent above Rs 50,000?
The tenant of the property has to furnish information regarding the transaction, online on the TIN website i.e www.tin-nsdl.com after successfully providing all the information.
- either make the payment online (through e-payment option) immediately or
- make the payment subsequently through e-tax payment option (net-banking account) or by visiting any of the authorized Bank branches. However, such bank branches will make e-payment without digitization of any challan. The bank will get the challan details from the online form filled on TIN website (www.tin-nsdl.com).
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