Amendment relating to processing of TCS returns -Section 206CB w.e.f. June 01, 2015

A new Section 206CB is proposed to be introduced to facilitate the processing of TCS (tax collected at source) statements on the same lines as TDS statements.

Section 206CB(1) permits adjustments to the sums collectible to take care of arithmetical errors or incorrect claims apparent from any information in the TCS statement filed.

Interest if any, payable on the sum collectible and fee payable under Section 234E are now chargeable in respect of the TCS. For this purpose, suitable provisions have been introduced in the Sections 200A and 206CB.

The intimation has to be sent before the expiry of one year from the end of the financial year in which the statement is filed.

Section 206C(7) provides for payment of interest if the person responsible for collecting the tax does not collect the tax or after collecting does not pay it as required under that Section. At the same time, since an intimation generated under Section 206CB is deemed to be a notice of demand under Section 156, interest under Section 220(2) would be payable if the tax collector fails to pay such demand within thirty days of the service of the notice of demand. This could give rise to a situation where interest is charged under both Sections, 220(2) as well as 206C(7). To avoid this, a new sub-Section (2C) is proposed to be inserted in the Section 220 to provide that where interest is charged for any period under Section 206C(7), no interest shall be charged under Section 220(2) of the Act on the same amount for the same period.

These amendments are effective from 1st June 2015.

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