It’s always been a confusion that whether TDS is applicable on service tax paid on rent or not. Now this has been clarified by the Income Tax Department in a circular issued on January 13, 2014 that in respect of Rent payments, TDS shall be deducted only on the Rent portion of the payment only and Service Tax shall be excluded from TDS payments.

Read full circular here;


No TDS on Service Tax paid on Rent u/s 194I if shown separately

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