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TDSMAN (FY: 2015-16) software can also be used for preparing TDS Returns for FY: 2014-15 (Quarter 4)

Prepare yourself with the updated TDSMAN for the financial year 2015-16.

Apart from filing TDS returns for FY: 2015-16, it can also be used to file TDS returns for FY: 2014-15 – Quarter 4 which falls due at 15th May, 2015 at no extra cost.  Further, the same software can also be used to prepare returns (including corrections of all types) for earlier years.

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On popular demand, we have now introduced TDSMAN for upgrade to a Multi-User Pack.

Once you install TDSMAN (FY: 2015-16), data from TDSMAN (FY: 2014-15) would be transferred by a simple process.

As usual with the patronage of its user base, TDSMAN would endeavour to lead from the front in responding to statutory changes and obligations as and when announced.



TDS Default Types & Tips to avoid it

One can avoid defaults in the TDS statements, by way of adherence to the following basic principles:   

• Timely Payment of total taxes deducted/ collected
• Correct Reporting with regard to PANs, Tax Rate and Challans
• Complete Reporting for all Deductees
• Timely filing of TDS Statements

One needs to understand the different reasons & types of TDS Defaults and steps to avoid getting defaults notices.

Summary explanation is as under:

Late Payment Defaults:

Short Payment Defaults:

  • All the taxes deducted must be deposited with challan 281 quoting correct TAN, Assessment Year, Minor Head etc.
  • Challan details/BIN details quoted in the statement should be correct. Challans can be validated by using Challan Status Inquiry(CSI) file. Correct details can also be verified at TRACES in “Challan Status” menu under “Statement Status” after login.
  • There should not be any difference in the amounts quoted in “Deducted” and “Deposited” columns of the deductee rows.
  • Challans quoted in the statement must have balance available for consumption against specified deductee rows. Available balance can be verified at TRACES in “View Consumption Details” under “Statements/ Payments” menu after login.
  • Government Deductors need to report Book entry flag as “Y” in challan details.   

Short Deduction Defaults:

  • Taxes must be deducted at correct rates specified in the Act. The Rate table can be accessed at TRACES for correct tax rates.
  • Correct flags (A, B, C, T and Y) must be raised for no deduction/ lower deduction/ higher deduction, as appropriate.
  • The PAN for deductees must be valid and correct. TAN-PAN Master can be downloaded from TRACES and be used to file statement to avoid quoting of incorrect and invalid PANs.
  • Correct and valid 197 Certificates must be specified. E-tutorial can be referred to for the purpose of validation.
  • For 24Q statements, correct flags should be raised for Woman/ Man/ Senior Citizen/ Super Senior Citizen deductees, as may be appropriate.
  • DTAA flag “B” must be raised under section 195 of the Act, at the time of filing 27Q  statements.

Late Deduction Defaults:

  • Taxes must be deducted at the time of Payment or Credit, whichever is earlier.   

Late Filing Defaults:   


Healthy Practices for Error-Free TDS Returns

Healthy practices for error – free TDS returns has been given below:
  1. Deduction/ Collection of Tax at Correct Rates.
  2. Timely Deposit of Tax Deducted at Source.
  3. Accurate Reporting of data related to tax deductions/ collections made.
  4. Submission of TDS Statements within the due dates.
  5. Verification and Issuance of TDS Certificates within time.
  6. CPC (TDS) is now sending “Intermediate Default Communication” for PAN Errors and Short Payments, which can be corrected during the interim period of a week of filing TDS Statements, before CPC (TDS) proceeds with computing Defaults for the relevant statement.
  7. User-friendly Online Correction facility can be used for Correction of Deductees, Tagging Unmatched Challans and Payment of Fees/ Interest. (Please navigate to Defaults tab to locate Request for Correction from the drop-down menu. For any assistance, please refer to the e-tutorial available on TRACES).
  8. Aggregated TDS Compliance Report assists the PAN of the Deductor to administer TDS Defaults for associated TANs and to take appropriate action.
  9. The Deductor’s Dashboard provides you all necessary information to assist you in “Compliance Self-Assessment” and to take appropriate action.
  10. Non-filing Self-declaration can be made by navigating to Statements / Payments menu and submit details under Declaration for Non-Filing of Statements.
  11. PAN Verification and Consolidated TAN – PAN File facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees.
  12. The Conso Files and Justification Reports downloaded from TRACES help you to identify errors in submission of revised Quarterly TDS Statements.

TDS/TCS Rates Chart for F.Y. 2015-16

The TDS and TCS rates chart for the financial year 2015-16 has been given below:

TDS rates for F.Y. 2015-16 

Nature of Payment Made To Residents

Cutoff (Rs.)

Company / Firm / Co-operative Society / Local Authority

Individual / HUF

If No / Invalid PAN

Section – Description

                       Rate  (%)                                          

192 – Salaries - NA Avg rates 30
192A-Premature withdrawal from EPF ( wef 01.06.2015) 30000 NA 10 20
193 – Interest on securities - 10 10 20
194 – Dividends 2500 10 10 20
194A – Interest other than interest on securities – Others 5000 10 10 20
194A – Banks(Time deposits) 10000 10 10 20
194A – Banks (Recurring deposit)(01.06.15) 10000 10 10 20
194A – Deposit in Co-op Banks (01.06.15) 10000 10 10 20
194B – Winning from Lotteries 10000 30 30 30
194BB – Winnings from Horse Race 5000 30 30 30
194 C – Payment to Contractors - - - -
194C- Payment to Contractor – Single Transaction 30000 2 1 20
194C-Payment to Contractor – Aggregate During the F.Y. 75000 2 1 20
194C- Contract – Transporter who has provided valid PAN (up to 31.05.2015) - - - 20
194C- Contract – Transporter not covered under 44AE (wef 01.06.2015) 30000 / 75000 2 1 20
194C- Contract – Transporter covered under 44AE & submit declaration on prescribed form with PAN (wef 01.06.2015) - - - 20
194D – Insurance Commission 20000 10 10 20
194DA Payment in respect of life insurance policy(applicable from 01.1.2014) 100000 2 2 20
194E – Payment to Non-Resident Sportsmen or Sports Association - 20 20 20
194EE – Payments out of deposits under NSS 2500 20 - 20
194F – Repurchase Units by MFs - 20 20 20
194G – Commission – Lottery 1000 10 10 20
194H – Commission / Brokerage 5000 10 10 20
194I – Rent – Land and Building – furniture – fittings 180000 10 10 20
194I – Rent – Plant / Machinery / equipment 180000 2 2 20
194IA -Transfer of certain immovable property other than agriculture land (w.e.f 1-6-2013) 5000000 1 1 20
194J – Professional Fees 30000 10 10 20
194LA – Immovable Property 200000 10 10 20
194LB – Income by way of interest from infrastructure debt fund (non-resident) - 5 5 20
194LB – Income by way of interest from infrastructure debt fund (non-resident) - 5 5 20
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 20
194LD – Interest on certain bonds and govt. Securities(from 01-06-2013) - 5 5 20
196B – Income from units - 10 10 20
196C-Income from foreign currency bonds or GDR (including long-term capital gains on transfer of such bonds) (not being dividend) - 10 10 20
196D – Income of FIIs from securities - 20 20 20


1. No TDS on service Tax :As per circular 01/2014 dated 13.01.2014 TDS is not applicable on service tax part if service tax is shown separately.

2. TDS at higher rate ie., 20% has to be deducted if the deductee does not provide PAN to the deductor.(read detail u/s 206AA)

3. No TDS on Goods Transport  :No deduction shall be made from any sum credited or paid or likely to be credited or paid during the previous year to the account of a contractor during the course of business of plying, hiring or leasing goods carriages on furnishing of his Permanent Account Number, to the person paying or crediting such sum.(read details here No TDS on Goods Transport )up to 31.05.2015.

4. TDS on Good Transport wef 01.06.2015 : TDS shall be applicable on payment to transporter  wef 01.06.2015 .However tds exemption will be available only to those transporters

  • who own ten or less goods carriages at any time during the previous year.
  • such a transporter would also need to furnish a declaration to that effect to the payer along with the PAN.

5. Surcharge on tax is not deductible/collectible at source in case of  resident individual/ HUF /Firm/ AOP / BOI/Domestic Company in respect of payment of income other than salary.

6. Surcharge on TDS is applicable on payment made to non resident other than company ,if payment is in excess of one crore.(12 %)

7. Surcharge on TDS on salary is applicable if taxable salary is more than one crore @ 12 %

8. In the case of Company other than Domestic Company,

 (i) at the rate of two per cent. of such tax, where the amount or the aggregate of such amounts collected and subject to the collection exceeds one crore rupees but does not exceed ten crore rupees;

 (ii) at the rate of five per cent. of such tax, where the amount or the aggregate of such amounts collected and subject to the collection exceeds ten crore rupees.

9. No Cess on payment made to resident: Education Cess is not deductible/collectible at source in case of resident Individual/HUF/Firm/ AOP/ BOI/ Domestic Company in respect of payment of income other than salary.Education Cess @ 2% plus secondary & Higher Education Cess @ 1% is deductible at source in case of non-residents and foreign company.

TCS rates for F. Y. 2015-16


Nature of Payment


F. Y. 2015-16

Individual / HUF


206C Scrap 1 1
206C Tendu Leaves 5 5
206C Timber obtained under a forest lease or other mode 2.5 2.5
206C Any other forest produce not being a timber or tendu leave 2.5 2.5
206C Alcoholic Liquor for human consumption 1 1
206C Parking Lot, toll plaza, mining and quarrying 2 2

Minerals, being coal or lignite or iron ore (applicable from July 1, 2012)



Bullion if consideration (excluding any coin / article weighting 10 grams or less) exceeds Rs. 2 Lakhs or jewellery if consideration exceeds Rs. 5 Lakhs (and any amount is received in cash) (applicable from July 1, 2012)

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