TRACES means TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System. It is the online portal for administration and implementation of TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) and TCS (Tax Collected at Source). When there is a sale of immovable property, the buyer makes payment to the seller after deducting TDS u/s 194IA. The buyer files Form 26QB and issues Form 16B to the seller. The TDS Return i.e. Form 26QB is processed by CPC-TDS. If there are any defaults or errors, the taxpayer i.e. buyer of property can view the summary under the option ‘Form 26QB – Default Summary’ in the TRACES account. For detailed information on the defaults or errors and file a Correction Statement, the taxpayer should download ‘Form 26QB – Justification Report’ from the TRACES account. Once the taxpayer views the errors, he/she should file a correction TDS return to rectify the same.
Steps to view Form 26QB Default Summary
- Log in to TRACES
- Navigate to default summary
Go to Statements / Forms > View Default Summary
- Form 26QB
Select Form Type – 26QB to view ‘Default Summary’
- Enter the required details
Select the ‘Assessment Year’ from the drop-down list. Enter ‘Acknowledgement Number‘ and ‘PAN of Seller‘. Click on ‘Proceed‘
- Default summary
You can view the ‘Default Summary‘ for the selected Acknowledgement Number
Yes, you can make an online correction on the basis of the default summary. However, it is advisable to download the updated Justification Report from TRACES. Justification Report provides detailed information about the defaults/errors that needs to be rectified by filing a Correction TDS Return
As per section 194IA, any transaction on or after 1st June 2013, where any buyer buys an immovable property (other than agricultural land) costing INR 50 lakhs or more, he/she needs to deduct tax at a rate of 1% on the purchase price.