Regarding purchase of property from NRI and TDS on payment

Dear Experts,

Thanks a lot in advance.

I have sold a land and got some money against it.
I am buying an apartment in joint ownership (where I am paying 80% and other partner my son paying 20%) from an NRI and paying in NRO account.

Please let us know, if there is any TDS and how much ?
Also , if there is a TDS then what is the procedure for the same and can seller ask for a refund of TDS from  tax department.

If seller is investing money to payoff loans of the other house property which he bought as a NRI (but on loan ) then too do I need to deduct tax.. is there any way out to avoid TDS as there is no capital gain for the seller on this property.

Please help
Asked 12 days ago in Capital Gains Tax from Delhi, Delhi
Yes, TDS shall be applicable.

But, if the NRI obtains a No TDS or Lower TDS certificate from the assessing officer, then TDS shall not be applicable or applicable at a lower rate.
Lakshita Bhandari
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Hi,

You have to deduct 20% TDS in the sale price while buying property from the NRI. NRI can get refund of excess TDS while filing its return of income.

Alternatively, you can ask NRI seller to take no deduction certificate from the assessing officer. In that case you need not to deduct tax.

Please feel free to call revert in case you need more clarity

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Abhishek Dugar
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Abhishek Dugar
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It all depends upon the assessing officer. Some officer do it very quickly, others take time. 

NRI need not to be present. Anyone on his behalf can file the application after taking POA from him.
Abhishek Dugar
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Hi,

Unfortunately, since you are buying from an NRI, you have the burden of deducting the entire amount of tax due by him. If you are aware of the fact that he will be investing in a new property, then you can take a declaration from him to that effect.

Normally NRI seller applies for the no-tax deduction certificate, but you may as well apply, if required. He can apply through any authorized representative, a chartered accountant or lawyer, etc. The details of the sale and the cost of acquisition of it, along with computation of long term capital gain will have to be stated in the application to the AO. Further, if he is going to invest in another property, then if the details are available, then they have to be provided as well. If there are no details, then he will have to give an affidavit.


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Keerthiga Padmanabhan
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Keerthiga Padmanabhan
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Hello,

The document checklist runs in almost 15-20 documents on a case to case basis. It is always better to approach professional to do the same for you or else if you wanna do it yourself you may first approach the Assessing Officer, explain him your case and ask him to give you a print out of the check list as he will be in a better position to first hear out your case and then let you know as to what all documents will he/ she need to process your case.

Trust this clarifies your query. 

Feel free to call / get back in case of further clarifications. 

Thanking You. 

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Rohit R Sharma
BCOM, FCA, LLB, CERT. FAFP
Rohit R Sharma
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Hello,

Lower deduction certificate should be dated before the date of making payment. 

You will need a number of documents like Copy of PAN of all owners, Property trail documents of all owners, purchase receipts, allotment letter, Occupation certificate, Passport Copy, Proof of being NRI, Entry Exit working in india for last 5 years, last 5 year itr copies, last year all bank copies, housing loan payment proof, to name a few.

It is advisable that you meet the AO beforehand and understand his need before working on the document checklist.

Trust this clarifies.

Regards,
Keerthiga Padmanabhan
M.Com., CA, LL.B 
Keerthiga Padmanabhan
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