TDS Rates Chart for Financial Year 2015-16

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TDS Rates Chart

TDS Rates Chart for Financial Year 2015-16 / Assessment Year 2016-17 vides Finance Act 2015 (i.e Budget 2015-16-  We have updated the TDS rates chart considering the amendments made by Finance Act, 2015. Some of these amendments take effect from 01.04.2015 and other have taken effect from 01.06.2015.

The term ‘TDS’ refers to ‘Tax Deduction at source’. It is a mechanism wherein a person responsible to pay a sum of specified nature shall deduct an amount towards TDS and pay it to the credit of Central Government. Various TDS rates on various incomes have been prescribed under the Income-tax Act. This writes up covers all such TDS Rates Chart .

TDS Rates Chart

Section Nature of income When to deduct Rate of TDS
192 Salary Monthly- at the time of payment where estimated yearly net taxable salary exceeds a tax-free limit. As per slab rates
192A Payment of accumulated balance
due to Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952, to Employees(w.e.f 01-06-15)
when the amount of
payment or the aggregate amount of payment exceeds Rs. 30,000/-
10%
193(See
note- 1 )*
Interest on securities

*a) any debentures or securities for money issued by or on behalf of any local authority or a corporation established by a Central, State or Provincial Act;

b) any debentures issued by a company where such debentures are listed on a recognized stock exchange in accordance with the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956) and any rules made thereunder;

c) any security of the Central or State Government;

d) interest on any other security

At the time of credit or payment, whichever is
earlier, when the
amount exceeds Rs.
5,000/-
10%
194 Dividends Before making payment
to’ shareholder, other
than dividend declared
U/s. 115-0, when
the amount exceeds Rs.
2,500/-
20%
194A
(See
note- 2 to 5)*
Interest other than
“Interest on securities”
At the time of credit or payment, whichever is
earlier, when the
amount exceeds Rs.
5,000/-. However, the limit is Rs. 10,000/- in case of interest credited by banks including co‑operative banks to its members.
10%
194B /194BB Winnings from a lottery, crossword puzzles card games, horse race, games of any sort including T.V. Game Shows At the time of payment when it exceeds Rs. 5,000/- in other games and Rs. 2,500/- in the case of a horse race. 30%
194C(See
note- 6)*
Payment to
contractors/ sub-
contractors
At the time of credit or payment, whichever is earlier, when the amount of a  particular contract exceeds Rs. 30,000/- or the total
amount of contract
during the whole year exceeds Rs. 75,000/-
2% – For payments to
contractor/Sub-contractor
who is not an
Individual/HUF
1% – For payment to
contractor/Sub-contractor
who is an Individual/HUF
194D Insurance Commission At the time of credit or payment, whichever is earlier when the amount exceeds Rs. 20,000/- 10%
194DA Payment under life
insurance policy
(including Bonus)
At the time of payment when the amount or the total amount during the whole year exceeds Rs. 1, 00,000/- 2%
194H Payment of commission
brokerage
At the time of credit or payment whichever is earlier when the amount exceeds Rs. 5000/- 10%
194I               (See note-7) Rent At the time of credit or payment, whichever is earlier, when the amount exceeds Rs. 1, 80,000/- 10% – If rent is for land,
building or furniture
2% – If the rent is for
Machinery, Plant or
Equipment
194J Any sum paid by way of

a) Fee for professional services,

b) Fee for technical services

c) Royalty,

d) Remuneration/fee/commission to a director or

e) For not carrying out any activity in relation to any business

f) For not sharing any know-how, patent, copyright etc.

At the time of credit or payment, whichever is earlier, when the amount exceeds Rs. 30,000/- 10%
194IA           (See note-8) Payment on transfer of certain immovable property other than agriculture land. At the time of credit or payment, whichever is earlier, when the land is situated in specified
area when the amount exceeds Rs. 50 lacs
194LB Payment of interest on infrastructure debt fund to non-resident or foreign company At the time of credit or payment whichever is earlier 5%#
194LBA Payment of distributed income to resident unit holder by a business
trust and Payment of distributed income to a non-resident unit holder by a business trust
At the time of credit or payment whichever is earlier 10%, 5%#
194LBB (See note-10) Payment of distributed income to unitholder in respect of units of an
investment fund (w.e.f 01-06-15)
At the time of credit or payment whichever is earlier 10%
194LC Payment of interest by an Indian Company or a business trust in respect of money borrowed in foreign currency under a loan agreement or by way of issue of long-term bonds (including long-term infrastructure bond) At the time of credit or payment whichever is earlier 5%#
194LD (See note-9) Payment of interest on rupee-denominated bond of an Indian Company or Government securities to a Foreign Institutional Investor or a Qualified Foreign Investor At the time of credit or payment whichever is earlier 5%#
206C Collection on Sale of bullion and Jewellery At time of sale, if sale
consideration is received in cash in excess of Rs. 2 Lacs.
1%

#Surcharge, education cess, and secondary and higher education cess will be added to the above tax rate, as applicable.

Notes on TDS Rates Chart:

  1. Securities include listed as well as unlisted debentures issued by companies in which public are substantially interested.
  2. In case of interest payment on time deposits by co-operative banks to its members, the TDS Rates Chart / TDS Provision is applicable from 1-6-2015.
  3. TDS Rates Chart / TDS provisions under Section 194A shall not apply to income paid by way of interest on the compensation amount awarded by the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal where the amount of such income does not exceed Rs. 50000/- and further TDS on interest payment on compensation amount awarded by Motor Accident Claim Tribunal is deductible at the time of payment instead of accrual  (WEF 01.06.2015)- Section 194A- Amendment in provisions related to TDS on interest
  4. As per the amended definition of ‘time deposits’ under section 194(3) it now includes include recurring deposits also. This implies that now, interest on recurring deposits is also subject to TDS.
  5. Bankwise Income to be considered for TDS deduction on time deposits instead of Branch- Section 194A- Amendment in provisions related to TDS on interest
    • From 01.06.2015 – If the payment is made to contractor/subcontractor in the transport business, no TDS shall be deducted at source in the course of payment for plying, hiring or leasing goods carriages if the contractor provides PAN Number and such contractor owns ten or fewer goods carriage at any time during the previous year and furnishes a declaration to that effect. (WEF 01.06.2015)-  TDS deductible on Payment to Transporters owing more than 10 goods carriage
    • Up to 31.05.2015– 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.
  6. TDS deduction shall be made under section 194-I of the Act where the income by way of rent is credited or paid to a business trust, being a real estate investment trust (REIT), in respect of any real estate asset held directly by such REIT.  (wef 01-04-2015)  – Read More-Tax Regime for Real Estate Investment Trusts and Infrastructure Investment Trusts
  7. In case of section 194LA, the sub-registrar shall register the document only after the challan for payment of TDS is presented before him.
  8. Concessional rate of 5% withholding tax on interest payment under section 194LD  will now be available on interest payable up to 30th June 2017. – Extension of eligible period of concessional tax rate U/s. 194LD
  9. TDS Rates Chart on Income in respect of units of investment fund- New section 194LBB to provide for TDS @ 10% on payments to a unitholder in respect of units of Investment Fund u/s 115UB  – Pass-through status to Category –I and II Alternative Investment Funds
  10. Section 195 has been amended to provide furnishing of information in Form 15CA and 15CB for payments to a non-resident/foreign company irrespective to the fact that whether or not those payments were chargeable under Income-tax Act. (wef 01-06-2015)  – Rationalisation of provisions relating to TDS/ and TCS
  11. If the payment is made to a person (including non-resident) whose receipts are subject to TDS shall mandatory furnish his PAN to the deductor (even though the deductee file a declaration in form no. 15G or 15H) otherwise the deductor shall deduct the TDS at higher of the following TDS Rates Chart –
    • – The applicable rate prescribed in the Act or
    • – The rate mentioned in the Finance Act or
    • – 20%
  12. Surcharge on TDS/ TDS Rates Chart on payments made to the non-resident person and company other than a domestic company
    • non-resident person (other than a company)– The amount of tax so deducted shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of twelve per cent. of such tax, where the income or the aggregate of such incomes paid or likely to be paid and subject to the deduction exceeds one crore rupees .
    • company other than a domestic company– The amount of tax so deducted shall be increased by a surcharge,-
      • at the rate of two per cent. of such tax, where the income or the aggregate of such incomes paid or likely to be paid and subject to the deduction exceeds one crore rupees but does not exceed ten crore rupees;
      • at the rate of five per cent. of such tax, where the income or the aggregate of such incomes paid or likely to be paid and subject to the deduction exceeds ten crore rupees.
    • Surcharge on tax is not deductible/collectible at source in case of resident individual/ HUF /Firm/LLP/ AOP / BOI/Domestic Company in respect of payment of income other than salary.
  13. Education Cess on payments made to the non-resident person and company other than a domestic company
    • Non-Resident & Foreign Companies– “Education Cess on income-tax” and “Secondary and Higher Education Cess on income-tax” shall continue to be levied at the rate of two percent. and one percent. respectively, of income tax including surcharge wherever applicable.
    • Other Resident Assessees-  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.
  14. NO TDS on service tax component comprised in the payments made to residents – Circular No. 1/2014, Dated 13-1-2014.
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