1. By the Finance Act, 2010 the Government has amended the definition of Commercial or Industrial Construction Service [Section 65 (25b) read with Section 65 (105) (zzq)] and construction of Residential Complex [Section 65 (30a) read with Section 65 (zzzh)]. The scope of these categories is expanded to cover sale of flats/units under construction. Builders/developers are now liable to service tax if any payment towards sale consideration is received before the grant of completion certificate by the competent authorities for such flats/units. In case of under construction properties, TDS will be required to be deducted on installments paid on or after 1st June, 2013, if the aggregate purchase consideration is more than Rs. 50 Lacs. Thus, no TDS is required to be deducted in respect of installments paid before 1st June, 2013. In case any installment becomes due before 1st June, 2013 but paid after 1st June, 2013 and the transferee has not credited the same to the account of the transferor before 1st June, 2013, then provisions of section 194-IA shall apply and TDS will be deducted on the amount paid after 1st June, 2013.
2. If the property is partly financed by bank the TDS is required to be deducted by the transferee on the entire amount of consideration.
3. PAN of the owner has to be used as he will be collecting further payments to complete the project.