Section 194K: TDS on Income from mutual fund units

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The Dividend Distribution Tax paid by Companies has been abolished in the Finance Bill 2020 and dividend income shall be taxable in the hands of investors now. Sec 194K was re- introduced for deduction of tax on income in respect of units of Mutual Funds.

  1. Deductor- Any person who is responsible for paying dividend in respect of-
  • Units of a Mutual Fund; or
  • Units from the Admin of the specified undertaking; or
  • Units from the specified company
  1. Deductee- A Resident.
  2. Time of Deduction- At the time of credit or payment, whichever is earlier, if amount exceeds Rs.5,000.
  3. Rate of TDS- 10% on dividend income earned on Mutual Funds
  4. Notes-
  • TDS should be deducted at 20% if the investor does not provide PAN.
  • In the case of NRI investors, TDS should be deducted as per Section 195
  • Capital gain income is also exempted from the applicability of Section 194K.
∼Authored by – CA Anushka Saraogi

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