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CPC (TDS) follow up for Payment of “Tax Deducted” within stipulated time

As per the records of the Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), this has been observed that there has been substantial delay in payment of the “amount of Tax Deducted” during the Financial Year 2013-14. In such case, this leads to Short/ Late Payment Defaults in your TDS Statements. CPC (TDS) has issued a follow up communication in this regard to deductors.

The issued communication has been given below:

Dear Deductor (TAN: ),

You may be aware that, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 30 of the Income Tax Rules, 1962; all sums deducted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XVII-B of the Income Tax Act, 1961, shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on or before seven days from the end of the month in which the deduction is made.

However, as per the records of the Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), this has been observed that there has been substantial delay in payment of the “amount of Tax Deducted” during the Financial Year 2013-14.In such case, this leads to Short/ Late Payment Defaults in your TDS Statements.

Please make note of the following important information in this regard:

  • Please note the provisions of section 200(1) of the Income Tax Act,1961;

                 Duty of Person deducting Tax:

    • Any person deducting any sum in accordance with [the foregoing provisions of this Chapter] shall pay within the prescribed time, the sum so deducted to the credit of the Central Government or as the Board directs.
    • Any person being an employer, referred to in sub-section (1A) of section 192 shall pay, within the prescribed time, the tax to the credit of the Central Government or as the Board directs.
    • Any person deducting any sum on or after the 1st day of April, 2005 in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Chapter or, as the case may be, any person being an employer referred to in sub-section (1A) of section 192 shall, after paying the tax deducted to the credit of the Central Government within the prescribed time,[prepare such statements for such period as may be prescribed] and deliver or cause to be delivered to the prescribed income-tax authority or the person authorized by such authority such statement in such form and verified in such manner and setting forth such particulars and within such time as may be prescribed.]
  • If the tax is not paid in accordance with the provisions of the Act, it may attract penal Interest u/s 201(1A) and 220(2) of the Act.
  • Any such interest paid above will not be considered as deductible expense under the provision of section 43(ia) of the Act.

Action to be taken:

CPC (TDS) suggests for payment of all sums deducted within stipulated time to avoid Defaults related with the delay in payment of sums to the credit of the Government.

For any assistance, you can call our toll-free number 1800 103 0344.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

CPC (TDS) TEAM

Source: TRACES

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Dos & Dont’s for filing TDS Returns

Given below are some dos and don’t for filing of TDS returns:

Dos

  • Ensure that TDS return is filed with same TAN against which TDS payment has been made.
  • Ensure that correct challan particulars including CIN and amount is mentioned.
  • Correct PAN of the deductee is mentioned.
  • Correct section is quoted against each deductee record.
  • Tax is deducted at correct rate for each deductee record.
  • File correction statement as soon as discrepancy is noticed.
  • Issue TDS certificate downloaded from TRACES website.

Dont’s

  • Don’t file late returns as it affects deductee tax credit.
  • Don’t quote incorrect TAN vis-à-vis TDS payments.
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Last date of filing of TDS/TCS returns for Q2 of FY:2014-15 – 15th October 2014

Due date for filing of TDS/TCS returns for Quarter 2 of FY:2014-15 is 15th October 2014.

With the introduction of Section 234E, there is now a provision of stringent penalties for delayed filing of TDS returns.

• Failure to submit e-TDS Statement on time will result in fees on the deductor.

• If you delay or forget to file your e-TDS Statement, fees of Rs. 200 per day will be levied on the deductor, as long as TDS Statement is not filed.

• The levied amount of fee is not supposed to exceed the TDS deductibles.

• Prior to filing of TDS Statement such fee should be paid and it should be reflected in the TDS Statement.

Click here for more details. 

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Non reporting of 15G/H transaction in contravention of rule 31A (4) of Income Tax Rules read with section 200 of Income Tax Act

CPC (TDS) has issued a communication to banks regarding non reporting of 15G/H transaction in contravention of rule 31A (4) of Income Tax Rules read with section 200 of Income Tax Act. CPC (TDS) has requested banks to ensure the details of 15G/H transactions from their source data and raise Flag “B” in the original TDS Statements. It has also requested them to ensure submission of correction statements for previous quarterly TDS statements of the branches.

The issued communication has been given below:

To,

(Bank Name)
(PAN:XXXXXXXXXX), 

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Please refer the subject mentioned above.

1) In this regard, it is to inform you that ________ branches out of ________ active branches of your bank have not reported transaction of payment of interest on which tax was not deducted in view of declaration of 15G or 15H form by the payee. We are also sending a separate communication to the non-compliant branches, attached in the list.

2) __________ branches have in all reported __________ transactions involving declaration of 15G or 15H. The amount involved in such transactions is to the tune of Rs. _______ Crore for F.Y. 2013-14. Form 15G/15H can be submitted by the payee only if the income including the interest income is less than the taxable amount.

3) You are requested to reconcile the amount of Rs. ______ Crore reported by your bank branches with the interest amount paid to payees who declared 15G or 15H as per core banking solution of your bank. In case of discrepancy, it is requested that the relevant branches may be instructed on top priority to comply to the provisions of Income tax act in respect of complete & correct reporting of transactions involving 15G or 15H declaration.

Since the due date of filing Q2 2014 TDS Statements (October 15) is approaching fast, you are requested to ensure the details of 15G/H transactions from your source data and raise Flag “B” in the Original TDS Statements. Also, please ensure submission of Correction Statements for previous Quarterly TDS Statements of the branches.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

CPC (TDS) TEAM

Source: TRACES

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