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TDS & TCS RATE CHART (FY: 2017-18 / AY: 2018-19)

  TDS RATE CHART FY: 2017-18 (AY: 2018-19)
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)  10000 10 10
194A Interest (Others) 5000 10 10
194B Winning from Lotteries  10000 30 30
194BB Winnings from Horse Race 10000 30 30
194C Contractor – Single Transaction  30000 1 2
194C Contractor-During the F.Y.  1 Lakh 1 2
194C Transporter (44AE) declaration with PAN
194D Insurance Commission(15G-15H allowed)  15000 5 5
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 1.80 Lakh 10 10
194I Rent of Plant/Machinery/Equipment  1.80 Lakh 2 2
194IB Rent by Individual/HUF(wef 01.06.2017) 50000/PM  5
194IA  Transfer of certain immovable property other than agriculture land 50 Lakh 1 1
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
Sec 194 LC  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 RATES FOR FY: 2017-18 (AY: 2018-19)
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)

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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

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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Consequences for a deductor if he fails to deduct TDS or fails to deposit it to the Government’s account

A deductor would face the following consequences if he fails to deduct TDS or after deducting the same fails to deposit it to the credit of Central Government’s account:-

a) Disallowance of expenditure

As per section 40(a)(i) of the Income-tax Act, any sum (other than salary) payable outside India or to a non-resident, which is chargeable to tax in India in the hands of the recipient, shall not be allowed to be deducted if it is paid without deduction of tax at source or if tax is deducted but is not deposited with the Central Government till the due date of eTDS filing.

However, if tax is deducted or deposited in subsequent year, as the case may be, the expenditure shall be allowed as deduction in that year.

Similarly, as per section 40(a)(ia), any sum payable to a resident, which is subject to deduction of tax at source, would attract 30% disallowance if it is paid without deduction of tax at source or if tax is deducted but is not deposited with the Central Government till the due date of filing of return.

However, where in respect of any such sum, tax is deducted or deposited in subsequent year, as the case may be, the expenditure so disallowed shall be allowed as deduction in that year.

b) Levy of interest

As per section 201 of the Income-tax Act, if a deductor fails to deduct tax at source or after the deducting the same fails to deposit it to the Government’s account then he shall be deemed to be an assessee-in-default and liable to pay simple interest as follows:-

(i) at one per cent for every month or part of a month on the amount of such tax from the date on which such tax was deductible to the date on which such tax is deducted; and

(ii) at one and one-half per cent for every month or part of a month on the amount of such tax from the date on which such tax was deducted to the date on which such tax is actually paid.

c) Levy of Penalty

Penalty of an amount equal to tax not deducted or paid could be imposed under section 271C​.

Source: Income Tax

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