Jan 10, 2019
No TDS for long-term property lease premium, says Mumbai’s Income-tax Appellate Tribunal
In a huge relief to corporates in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai’s Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has ruled that lease premium — a one-time amount paid upfront to acquire long-term lease rights — will not attract any TDS. Long-term leases, usually ranging from 60 to 99 years, involve a hefty one-time ‘lease premium’ payment. Tax officials are known to have issued notices claiming TDS for such payments in a large number of cases.