I am buying an under construction apartment in Bangalore from the landowner's share. The title and other documents of the apartment are clear. There are 4 owners of that apartment - Mother, Son1, Son2, Daughter (who is a NRI). Mother has the power of attorney from Son1, Son2, NRI Daughter for the purpose of sale of apartment in the society built on their land, signed and registered at sub-registrar office.
I have already paid 10% of property sale consideration to the Mother's bank account for signing the sale agreement.
Now I got to know from a bank employee that I am supposed to pay the amount individually to each of the owner's account proportionate to their ownership share (so 2.5% each to the 4 individuals account instead of 10% to the account of POA holder) and while paying the NRI Daughter's share, I am supposed to withhold 22.88% of that payment as TDS (and pay it to Income Tax department). The same process would apply to future payment by me as well as the loan amount paid by the bank.
In case I don't deduct the 22.88% TDS from the NRI Daughter's share (pay her 100% of her share's sale consideration), the income tax department may ask me at any point in future to pay that TDS from my own pocket and also levy a 12% penalty from me for failing to deduct the TDS.
Is my understanding correct or am I missing something? Did I make a mistake paying 10% to the POA holder (Mother)? Should I get that refunded and make payment of 2.5% to each individual, deducting 22.8% from the NRI Daughter's share?