Interest on Late Payment of TDS

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In case the assessee deposits the TDS Payment after the due date of payment of the tax deducted at source, he shall be liable to pay interest @1.5% for every month or every part of the month during which the amount is not deposited with the government.

Interest @ 1.5% is liable to be paid from the date on which the TDS amount was deducted and not from the date the TDS payment was due. 

For example: TDS was deducted on 25th June and the due date for TDS Payment was 7th July. The assessee fails to deposit the TDS by 7th July. In such a case, the Interest would be calculated from 25th June and not from 7th July.

The interest is to be calculated as per illustrations below: 

Case 1:

Tax Deducted on 26th June, TDS deposited on 9th July (due date was 7th July)

The period of 26th June to 30th June will be calculated as one month (being part of a month month i.e. 30 – 26 = 4 days) & from 1st July to 9th July will also be treated as one month. As such in this case, the interest payable is for two months. Total interest would be 3%. Sounds odd, but it is true –  for a delay of 2 days, one has to pay interest for two months. 

Note: In the above case, if tax was deducted on 30th June instead of 26th June, the number of days in June is calculated as 30 – 30 = 0 days. As such interest for one month will be charged i.e. only for July.

Case 2:

Tax Deducted on 20th March, TDS deposited on 5th May  (due date was 30th April)

The period of 20th March to 31st March will be calculated as one month, 1st April to 30th April will be another month & from 1st May to 5th May will be treated as another one month. As such in this case, the interest payable is for three months. Total interest would be 4.5%. For a 5 day delay, the interest payable is for 3 months. 

Logic behind this calculation is that, if dues are not paid on time, the interest for each month (or part thereof) is to be paid right from the date of deduction till date of deposit of the TDS amount. Each month is treated based on the Calendar Month or part thereof, instead of counting the number of days. However, if tax is deducted on the last day of the month, in that case, that month is not counted for calculation of interest.

Important: there is a difference between late deduction and late payment. Learn more

Difference between Late Payment & Late Deduction

Interest on Late Deduction of TDS

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Online TDS/TCS/Demand Payment using Challan ITNS 281

Challan no. ITNS 281 is used by deductors to deposit TDS, TCS and demand payment.

Following details are necessary to fill while payment of Challan ITNS 281:

1. Tax Applicable : This column has 2 options –

0020: This is applicable in case of income tax of companies if deductee is company
0021: This is applicable to income tax for other than companies  if deductee is not a company.

2. Assessment Year
3. TAN No, Name and Address
4. Type of Payment:

200 – TDS/TCS payable by taxpayer
400 –  TDS/TCS payable regular assessment

5. Nature of Payment: Deductor has to select Section code as per section under which TDS/TCS is deduted.

Steps for Online TDS/TCS/Demand Payment using Challan ITNS 281:

1. Click on “e-payment Pay Taxes Online” at home page of Services option

2. Select Challan ITNS 281 for demand payment, Challan ITNS 281 form will appear.

3. Select Major Head (0020/0021), enter valid 10 digit TAN, assessment year, address. Minor Head (200/400), Nature of Payment, Mode of Payment & Bank Name.

4. Click on Submit to bank option.

5. Deductor will be re-directed to internet banking site of the bank.

6. Enter user id and password.

7. Enter payment details and make TDS payment.

Source: TRACES

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TDS & TCS Rate Chart (FY: 2019-20 / AY: 2020-21)

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  TDS RATE CHART FY: 2019-20 (AY: 2020-21)
Section Nature of Payment  Threshold Indv/ HUF Others
    Rs. TDS Rate (%)
192 Salaries   Avg 
192A Premature withdrawal from EPF  50000 10
193 Interest on Securities  10000 10 10
194 Dividends  2500 10 10
194A Interest (Banks)  40000 10 10
194A Interest (Others) 5000 10 10
194A Senior Citizen 50000 10
194B Winning from Lotteries  10000 30 30
194BB Winnings from Horse Race 10000 30 30
194C Contractor – Single Transaction  30000 1 2
194C Payment to Contractor
(including Transporter with more than 10 carriages)
1 Lakh 1 2
194C Transporter (44AE) declaration with PAN (upto 10 carriages)
194D Insurance Commission (15G-15H allowed)  15000 5 10
194DA Life insurance Policy  1 Lakh 1 1
194E Non-Resident Sportsmen or Sports Association 20 20
194EE  NSS  2500 10 10
194F Repurchase Units by MFs  –  20 20
194G Commission – Lottery  15000 5 5
194H Commission / Brokerage  15000 5 5
194I  Rent of Land and Building – F&F 2.40 Lakh 10 10
194I Rent of Plant / Machinery / Equipment  2.40 Lakh 2 2
194IA  Transfer of certain immovable property other than agriculture land 50 Lakh 1 1
194IB Rent by Individual / HUF (wef 01.06.2017) 50000/PM  5
194IC Payment under Specified agreement 10 10
194J  Professional Fees / Technical Fees / etc. 30000 10 10
194J  Payment to Call Centre Operator (wef 01.06.2017) 30000 2 2
194LA Compensation on transfer of certain immovable property other than agricultural land 2.50 Lakh  10 10
194LA Immovable Property (TDS exempted under RFCTLARR Act (wef 01.04.2017)
194LB Income by way of interest from infrastructure debt fund (non- resident) 5 5
194LBA Certain income from units of a business trust(applicable from 01.10.2014) 10 10
194LBA Certain income from units of a business trust to non resident (applicable from 01.10.2014) 5 5
194LBB Income in respect of units of investment fund 10% For Residents, 10% For Non-Residents ( 1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016), 30 % For NonResidents (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017) 10% For Residents, 10% For Non-Residents (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016), 40% For Non Residents (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)
194LBC Income in respect of investment in securitization trust 30% For Residents, 40% For Non Residents, 25% for Individual and HUF 30% For Residents, 40% For Non Residents, 25% for Individual and HUF
194LC  Income by way of interest by an Indian specified company to a non-resident / foreign company on foreign currency approved loan / long-term infrastructure bonds from outside India (applicable from July 1, 2012) 5 5
194LD  Interest on certain bonds and Govt. Securities (from 01-06-2013) 5 5
Note : TDS Rates without PAN – 20% flat (if TDS rate is lower than 20%)

Note: The above list covers most of the sections applicable for domestic transactions

TCS RATE CHART FOR FY: 2019-20 (AY: 2020-21)
Section Nature of Payment TCS Rate %
 206C Scrap 1
 206C Tendu Leaves 5
 206C Timber  obtained  under  a forest lease or other mode 2.5
 206C Any other forest produce not being a timber or tendu leave 2.5
 206C Alcoholic Liquor for human consumption 1
 206C Parking   Lot,   Toll   Plaza, Mining and Quarrying 2
 206C Minerals, being coal or lignite or iron ore (applicable   from   July   1,2012) 1
 206C Sale of motor vehicle of the value exceeding Rs. 10 Lacs; (wef 01.06.2016)

Motor vehicle clause not applicable on Central Government, a State Government, an embassy, a High Commission, Legation, Commission, Consulate and the Trade Representation of a foreign State; Local Authority ; a Public Sector Company which is engaged in the business of carrying passengers (wef 01.04.2017)

1
 206C Bullion if consideration (excluding any coin / article weighting 10 grams or less) exceeds Rs. 2 Lakhs 1
 206C TCS on sale in cash of any goods (other than bullion/jewellery) 1
 206C TCS on providing of any services (other than Ch-XVII-B) 1
Note : TCS Rates without PAN – Double of TCS rate as above or 5%, whichever is higher

Note: The above list covers most of the sections applicable for domestic transactions

Click here to download the list of TDS & TCS Rate Chart for FY: 2019-20.

Note :
1. Surcharge is not deductible on payments made to residents, other than salary.
2. In case of non-resident, surcharge would be applicable on TDS.

Disclaimer : Efforts have been made to provide correct information. However, we do not take liability of any kind in case of any error or miscommunication in the article.

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TDSMAN updated with FVU ver. 6.4 & FVU ver. 2.160

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TDSMAN has been updated for the following newly released File Validation Utilities:

FVU ver. 6.4 – For statement pertaining to FY 2010-11 onwards
FVU ver. 2.160 – For statement up to FY 2009-10

To update TDSMAN – Click on: Utilities – Update Software

Click here to view the key features of FVU version 6.4 & FVU 2.160

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