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Budget 2017 – Changes in TDS Provisions

1.Deduction of tax at source in the case of certain Individuals and Hindu undivided family

 The existing provisions of section 194-I of the Act, inter alia, provide for deduction of tax at source at the time of credit or payment of rent to the account of the payee beyond a threshold limit. It is further provide that an Individual or a Hindu undivided family who is liable for tax audit under section 44AB for any financial year immediately preceding the financial year in which such income by way of rent is credited or paid shall be required to deduction of tax at source under this section.

Therefore, under the existing provisions of the aforesaid section, an Individual and HUF, being a payer (other than those liable for tax audit) are out of the scope of section 194-I of the Act.

In order to widen the scope of tax deduction at source, it is proposed to insert a new section 194-IB in the Act to provide that Individuals or a HUF (other than those covered under 44AB of the Act), responsible for paying to a resident any income by way of rent exceeding fifty thousand rupees for a month or part of month during the previous year, shall deduct an amount equal to five per cent. of such income as income-tax thereon.

It is further proposed that tax shall be deducted on such income at the time of credit of rent, for the last month of the previous year or the last month of tenancy if the property is vacated during the year, as the case may be, to the account of the payee or at the time of payment thereof in cash or by issue of a cheque or draft or by any other mode, whichever is earlier.

In order to reduce the compliance burden, it is further proposed that the deductor shall not be required to obtain tax deduction account number (TAN) as per section 203A of the Act. It is also proposed that the deductor shall be liable to deduct tax only once in a previous year.

It is also proposed to provide that where the tax is required to be deducted as per the provisions of section 206AA, such deduction shall not exceed the amount of rent payable for the last month of the previous year or the last month of the tenancy, as the case may be.

This amendment will take effect from 1st June, 2017.

2.Extension of eligible period of concessional tax rate on interest in case of External Commercial Borrowing and Extension of benefit to Rupee Denominated Bonds

The existing provisions of section 194LC of the Act provide that the interest payable to a non-resident by a specified company on borrowings made by it in foreign currency from sources outside India under a loan agreement or by way of issue of any long-term bond including long-term infrastructure bond shall be eligible for concessional TDS of five per cent.

It further provides that the borrowings shall be made, under a loan agreement at any time on or after the 1st July, 2012, but before the 1st July, 2017; or by way of any long-term bond including long-term infrastructure bond on or after the 1st October, 2014 but before the 1st July, 2017, respectively.

Representations have been received requesting for extension of concessional rate of TDS under sections 194LC of the Act to boost the economy by way of introduction of foreign capital.

Therefore, it is proposed to amend section 194LC to provide that the concessional rate of five per cent. TDS on interest payment under this section will now be available in respect of borrowings made before the 1st July, 2020.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-19 and subsequent years.

Further, consequent upon demand from various stakeholders for granting benefit of lower rate of TDS to rupee denominated bonds, a Press Release dated 29th October, 2015 was issued clarifying that TDS at the rate of 5 per cent would be applicable to these bonds in the same way as it is applicable for off-shore dollar denominated bonds.

In order to give effect to the above, it is further proposed to extend the benefit of section 194LC to rupee denominated bond issued outside India before the 1st July, 2020.

This amendment will take effect retrospectively from 1st April, 2016 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2016-17 and subsequent years.

3.Extension of eligible period of concessional tax rate under section 194LD

The existing provisions of section 194LD of the Act, provides for lower TDS at the rate of five per cent. in the case of interest payable at any time on or after 1st June, 2013 bue before the 1st July, 2017 to FIIs and QFIs on their investments in Government securities and rupee denominated corporate bonds provided that the rate of interest does not exceed the rate notified by the Central Government in this behalf.

Considering the representations received from stakeholders, it is proposed to amend section 194LD to provide that the concessional rate of five per cent. TDS on interest will now be available on interest payable before the 1st July, 2020.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-19 and subsequent years

4.Simplification of the provisions of tax deduction at source in case Fees for professional or technical services under section 194J

The existing provisions of sub-section (1) of section 194J of the Act, inter-alia provides that a specified person is required to deduct an amount equal to ten per cent. of any sum payable or paid ( whichever is earlier) to a resident by way of fees for professional services or fees for technical services provided such sum paid/payable or aggregate of sum paid/payable exceeds thirty thousand rupees to a person in a financial year.

In order to promote ease of doing business, it is proposed to amend section 194J to reduce the rate of deduction of tax at source to two per cent. from ten per cent. in case of payments received or credited to a payee, being a person engaged only in the business of operation of call center.

This amendment will take effect from the 1st day of June, 2017.

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Where TDS is applicable and how to avoid it

Salary income: Employer deducts TDS on total income, including income other than salary after taking into account all deductions and exemptions. This saves the individual the hassle of paying tax himself.

TDS rate: As applicable to individual based on his income and deductions.

Interest income: TDS is deducted by banks on FDs and RDs if the interest exceeds Rs 10,000 a year. TDS does not end tax liability. Someone in a higher tax slab will need to pay additional tax. Those in lower income bracket can seek a tax refund.

TDS rate: If PAN has been provided, TDS is 10% of income. Otherwise it is 20% of income.

EPF withdrawals: Withdrawals from Employee Provident Fund are subject to TDS if you withdraw before five years of service. However, no TDS is deducted on withdrawals of less than Rs 30,000.

TDS rate: If PAN has been provided, TDS is 10% of the withdrawal. Otherwise it is 20% of the amount.

Property sale: TDS is applicable if the value of the property exceeds Rs 50 lakh. If instalments are being paid TDS is deducted on each instalment. The buyer must obtain a Tax Deduction Account Number to deduct TDS. TDS has to be de -posited along with Form 26QB within a week from the end of the month in which TDS was deducted. Buyer must give TDS certificate to the seller.

TDS rate: If PAN has been provided, TDS is 1% of sale value. Otherwise it is 20% of the sale value.

On NRIs: NRIs are not permitted to submit Form 15G/H for NRO deposits and TDS is mandatory on all incomes. In case of resident Indians, TDS kicks in only if interest exceeds Rs 10,000 a year. But there are no such threshold for NRO deposits. Easwar committee has recommended easing of TDS rules for NRIs.

TDS rate: 30% on interest income from bank deposits, 20% from corporate deposits, 15% on short-term capital gains if securities transaction tax (STT) has been paid and 10% on longterm capital gains. If no STT is paid on short-term gains, TDS is 30%. Flat rate of 20% on sale of property.

How to avoid it

TDS can be avoided by submitting Form 15G or 15H. Form 15H is for senior citizens. It can be submitted if there is no tax on total income. Form 15G is for everybody else, except NRIs. It can be filed if tax on total income is nil and total interest income is less than the basic exemption limit.

Source: The Economic Times

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TDS and TCS Rates for FY: 2016-17 (Domestic)

TDS Rates for FY: 2016-17

(Domestic)

Nature of Payment Made To Residents

Threshold(Rs.)

Company / Firm / Co-operative Society / Local Authority

Individual / HUF

If No / Invalid PAN

Section – Description IT Rate (%) IT Rate (%)

IT Rate (%)

192 – Salaries

NA Average rates as applicable

30

192A – Payment of accumulated balance due to an employee.(applicable from 01.06.2015)

30000

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10% (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

30

193 – Interest on securities

10000

10 10

20

194 – Dividends

2500

10 10

20

194A – Interest other than interest on securities – Others

10 10

20

194A – Banks

10000

10 10

20

194B – Winning from Lotteries

10000

30 30

30

194BB – Winnings from Horse Race

5000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

30 30

30

194 C – Payment to Contractors

Payment to Contractor

75000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

100000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

2 1

20

– Contract –

Transporter who has provided valid PAN

20

194D – Insurance Commission

20000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

15000 (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10 5

20

194DA Payment in respect of life insurance policy(applicable from 01.10.2014)

100000

2 % (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

1 % (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

2 % (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

1 % (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20

194E – Payment to Non-Resident Sportsmen or Sports Association

20 20

20

194EE – Payments out of deposits under NSS

2500

20% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10% (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10% (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20

194F – Repurchase Units by MFs

0

20 20

20

194G – Commission – Lottery

1000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

15000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20

194H – Commission / Brokerage

5000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

15000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

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 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

250000 (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10 10

20

194LB – Income by way of interest from infrastructure debt fund (non-resident)

5 5

20

194LBA – Certain income from units of a business trust(applicable from 01.10.2014)

10 10

20

194LBA – Certain income from units of a business trust to non resident (applicable from 01.10.2014)

5 5

20

194LBB – Income in respect of units of investment fund. (applicable from 01.06.2015)

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)

10% For Residents

10% For Non Residents ( 1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

30 % For NonResidents (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20/30/40

Sec 194LBC – Income in respect of investment in securitisation trust.

30% For Residents

40% For Non Residents

25% For Residents

30% For Non Residents

25/30/40

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

Click here to view complete list of TDS Rates for FY: 2016-17.

TCS Rates for FY: 2016-17

Section Nature of Payment Cut-off Amount TCS Rates (%)
FY:2012-13 to 2015-16 FY:2016-17
      Individual / HUF Other Individual / HUF Other
206C Scrap 1 1 1 1
206C Tendu Leaves 5 5 5 5
206C Timber obtained under a forest lease or other mode 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
206C Any other forest produce not being a timber or tendu leave 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
206C Alcoholic Liquor for human consumption 1 1 1 1
206C Parking Lot, toll plaza, mining and quarrying 2 2 2 2
206C Minerals, being coal or lignite or iron ore (applicable from July 1, 2012) 1 1 1 1
206C 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) 1 1 1 1
206C TCS on sale in cash of any goods (other than bullion/jewellary) 200000 1 1
206C TCS on providing of any services (other than Ch-XVII-B) 200000 1 1
206C TCS on Motor Vehicle 1000000 1 1

Source: TRACES

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TDS and TCS Rates for FY: 2016-17 (Domestic)

TDS Rates for FY: 2016-17

(Domestic)

Nature of Payment Made To Residents

Threshold(Rs.)

Company / Firm / Co-operative Society / Local Authority

Individual / HUF

If No / Invalid PAN

Section – Description IT Rate (%) IT Rate (%)

IT Rate (%)

192 – Salaries

NA Average rates as applicable

30

192A – Payment of accumulated balance due to an employee.(applicable from 01.06.2015)

30000

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10% (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

30

193 – Interest on securities

10000

10 10

20

194 – Dividends

2500

10 10

20

194A – Interest other than interest on securities – Others

10 10

20

194A – Banks

10000

10 10

20

194B – Winning from Lotteries

10000

30 30

30

194BB – Winnings from Horse Race

5000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

30 30

30

194 C – Payment to Contractors

Payment to Contractor

75000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

100000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

2 1

20

– Contract –

Transporter who has provided valid PAN

20

194D – Insurance Commission

20000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

15000 (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10 5

20

194DA Payment in respect of life insurance policy(applicable from 01.10.2014)

100000

2 % (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

1 % (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

2 % (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

1 % (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20

194E – Payment to Non-Resident Sportsmen or Sports Association

20 20

20

194EE – Payments out of deposits under NSS

2500

20% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10% (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

10% (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20

194F – Repurchase Units by MFs

0

20 20

20

194G – Commission – Lottery

1000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

15000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20

194H – Commission / Brokerage

5000 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

15000 (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10% (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

5 % (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

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 (1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

250000 (1-June-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

10 10

20

194LB – Income by way of interest from infrastructure debt fund (non-resident)

5 5

20

194LBA – Certain income from units of a business trust(applicable from 01.10.2014)

10 10

20

194LBA – Certain income from units of a business trust to non resident (applicable from 01.10.2014)

5 5

20

194LBB – Income in respect of units of investment fund. (applicable from 01.06.2015)

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)

10% For Residents

10% For Non Residents ( 1-April-2016 to 31-May-2016)

30 % For NonResidents (1-Jun-2016 to 31-Mar-2017)

20/30/40

Sec 194LBC – Income in respect of investment in securitisation trust.

30% For Residents

40% For Non Residents

25% For Residents

30% For Non Residents

25/30/40

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

Click here to view complete list of TDS Rates for FY: 2016-17.

TCS Rates for FY: 2016-17

Section Nature of Payment Cut-off Amount TCS Rates (%)
FY:2012-13 to 2015-16 FY:2016-17
      Individual / HUF Other Individual / HUF Other
206C Scrap 1 1 1 1
206C Tendu Leaves 5 5 5 5
206C Timber obtained under a forest lease or other mode 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
206C Any other forest produce not being a timber or tendu leave 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
206C Alcoholic Liquor for human consumption 1 1 1 1
206C Parking Lot, toll plaza, mining and quarrying 2 2 2 2
206C Minerals, being coal or lignite or iron ore (applicable from July 1, 2012) 1 1 1 1
206C 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) 1 1 1 1
206C TCS on sale in cash of any goods (other than bullion/jewellary) 200000 1 1
206C TCS on providing of any services (other than Ch-XVII-B) 200000 1 1
206C TCS on Motor Vehicle 1000000 1 1

Source: TRACES

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For more information, visit www.tdsman.com

To view the TDS rates of FY: 2012-13, Click here
To view the TDS rates of FY: 2013-14, Click here
To view the TDS rates of FY: 2015-16, Click here
To view the TDS rates of FY: 2016-17, Click here

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