setindiabiz

Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)

TDS is deducted on the following types of payments

TDS is an abbreviated form of Tax Deducted at Source which is required to be deducted while making payment to parties at a given rate. There are some identified expenses/payments against which income tax department has prescribed a specific rate of deduction and the threshold limit on which it is required to be deducted.

Explore Pricing Schedule Free Consultation
  • We hate spam as much as you do.
  • No Data Sharing. 100% Confidentiality

Tax Deducted at Source

Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)

Every business, whether a startup or an existing company, is certain to incur some expenses or to make payments to its parties irrespective of its size and scale. Thus TDS provisions apply to all types and size of businesses. It applies in the same or similar way to a proprietor, firm, LLP or a company registered under the companies, Act. 2013. The payment of expense by a person is an Income in the hands of the recipient. Thus the payor is under a liability to deduct the tax at applicable rates while making payment to the party. For small payments, the provision of TDS does not apply until it crosses a threshold limit as prescribed. It must be noted that the TDS is applicable only on the specified payment and after it reaches the threshold limit. The most common types of expenses on which TDS is applicable is provided hereunder.

Tax Deducted at Source
Upto

5

Transaction

  • 199/-
    Per month
SUBSCRIBE
Upto

10

Transaction

  • 399/-
    Per month
SUBSCRIBE
Upto

25

Transaction

  • 999/-
    Per month
SUBSCRIBE
Upto

50

Transaction

  • 1,899/-
    Per month
SUBSCRIBE

Key Points of TDS Deduction & Payment

Payment of TDS Deducted

Payment of TDS Deducted

The tax deducted at source (TDS) while making payment to parties for qualified expenses must be deposited before 7th of next month. For example, the TDS deducted in November 2017 is payable on or before 7th December 2017. The challan number for making TDS deposit is 281. while making TDS Payment care must be exercised while selecting the appropriate section/nature of the payment.

The Consequence of Non-Compliance

The Consequence of Non-Compliance

The non-compliance of TDS provisions is a grave offence and is punishable under section 271 (C) of the Income Tax Act 1961, wherein the minimum penalty is 10,000 which can go up to Rs. 1,00,000/-. Further section 276B applies to all such cases where a willful default is established, in all those cases the punishment is 3 Years rigorous imprisonment which can go up to seven years.

Interest on Non Payment of TDS

Interest on Non Payment of TDS

The TDS deducted by a person need to be deposited within 7th day of the next month. Any failure or delay in depositing the TDS is punishable under section 271 C or/and Section 276 B. The defaulter is further liable to pay interest on delayed payment at the rate of 1.5% per month or part thereof. There is no provision in law where the interest can be waived; hence the assessee should be very careful.

Filing of TDS Return

Filing of TDS Return

After making the payment of TDS to the income tax, the taxpayer is required to file a quarterly return where the TDS deposited is mapped against the PAN of the person from which TDS was deducted. The TDS Return is filed within 30th of the month succeeding the quarter. For example, the first quarter ends on 30th June, hence the TDS Return must be submitted before 30th July.

Interest on Non-Deduction of TDS

Interest on Non-Deduction of TDS

When a person while making payment for which he ought to have deducted TDS fails in deducting TDS or deducts an amount less than the required amount. In all such cases, the deductor is liable to pay an interest @ 1% per month or part of the month, till the date on which TDS is deducted. Hence, a businessperson must be prudent while making payment to parties and ensure that TDS is deducted.

Other Consequences of Default on TDS

Other Consequences of Default on TDS

The expenses on which TDS was required to be deducted shall be disallowed as an expense under section 40(a) while computing the total taxable income. To understand it quickly let's take an example of business where the income is 10 lac and the expense is also 10 lac, then effectively there shall be zero income tax, However, if the TDS is not deducted then the tax shall be three lacs (30% of 10 lac)

TDS Rate Chart for FY-2017-18 (AY 2018-19) - Most Used Sections

Section NATURE OF PAYMENT Threshold Indv / HUF  Others
192 Salaries   Average Rate -
192A Premature withdrawal from EPF  50000 10 -
193 Interest on Securities 10,000 10 10
194 Dividends 2500 10 10
194A Interest (Banks) 10,000 10 10
194A Interest (Others) 5000 10 10
194B Winning from Lotteries 10000 30 30
194BB Winning from Horse Race 10000 30 30
194C Contractor - Single Transaction 30000 1 2
194C Contractor - During the F.Y.  1 Lakh 1 2
194C Transporter (44AE) declaration with PAN - - -
194D Insurance Commission (15G - 15H allowed) 15000 5 10
194DA Life insurance Policy 1 Lakh 1 1
194DE  Non-Resident Sportsmen or Sports Association - 20 20
194EE NSS 2500 10 10
194F Repurchase Units by MFs - 20 20
194G Commission - Lottery 15000 5 5
194H Commission / Brokerage 15000 5 5
194I Rent of Land and Building - F&F 1.80 Lakh 10 10
194I Rent of Plant / Machinery / Equipment 1.80 Lakh 2 2
194IB Rent by Individual / HUF (wef 01.06.2017) 50000/PM 5 -
194IA Transfer of certain immovable property other than agriculture land 50 Lakh 1 1
194J Professional Fees / Technical Fees / etc. 30000 10 10
194J Payment to Call Centre Operator (wef 01.06.2017) 30000 2 2
194LA Compensation on transfer of certain immovable property other than agricultural land 2.50 Lakh 10 10
194LA Immovable Property (TDS exempted under RFCTLARR Act (wef 01.04.2017) - - -
194LB Income by way of interest from infrastructure debt fund (non-resident) - 5 5
194LC 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
194LD Interest on certain bonds and Govt. Securities (from 01.06.2013)      
Section Nature of Payment TCS Rate (%)
206C Scrap 1
206C Tendu Leaves 5
206C Timber obtained under a forest lease or other mode 2.5
206C Any other forest produce not being a timber or tendu leave 2.5
206C Alcoholic Liquor for human consumption 1
206C Parking Lot, Toll Plaza, Mining and Quarrying 2
206C Minerals, being coal or lignite or iron ore (applicable from July 1, 2012) 1
206C

Sale of motor vehicle of the value exceeding Rs. 10 Lacs (wef 01.06.2016)

Motor vehicle clause not applicable on Central Government, a State Government, an embassy, a High Commission, Legation, Commission, Consulate and the Trade Representation of a foreign State; Local Authority; a Public Sector Company which is engaged in the business of carrying passengers (wef 01.04.2017)

1

Note TDS deducted in a month is required to be paid before 7th day of next month. While making TDS mention correct section in the challan number 281. For TDS payment use separate challan while making payment for specific type (section). Interest on Late Payment is- 1.5% per month or part thereof, The penalty on Late filing of TDS Return is Rs. 200 per day, however it is limited to the TDS amount.

Due Date of Payment of TDS & FIling of TDS Return

SL. NO. PARTICULAR DUE DATE TYPE OF EVENT
1 Payment of TDS deducted under various sections of the income tax act Before 7th day of Next Month Monthly
2 1st Quarter TDS Return ( 1st April to 30th June) 31st July Quarterly
3 2nd Quarter TDS Return ( 1st July to 30th September) 31st October Quarterly
4 3rd Quarter TDS Return ( 1th October to 31st December) 31st January Quarterly
5 4th Quarter TDS Return ( 1st January to 31st March) 31st May Quarterly

Note TDS deducted in a month is required to be paid before 7th day of next month. While making TDS mention correct section in the challan number 281. For TDS payment use separate challan while making payment for specific type (section). Interest on Late Payment is- 1.5% per month or part thereof, The penalty on Late filing of TDS Return is Rs. 200 per day, however it is limited to the TDS amount.

Video on Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)

TDS
Tax Deducted at Source

Smooth Service Delivery by Setindiabiz

Order Online

1

Order Online
Request Quote

Documentation

4

We would draft documents for filing

5

We Deliver the Service
Fast & Smoothly

Trusted by Leading Companies

Lotte Korea
LEI
PEC
Zopper
Windlass
Trux
Testbook
Premiershield
Porter
Pepperfry
New Prince Management
MAC Hotels Limited
Indian Post Payment Bank
IBL
GPX India
Innovaccer
Docquity
Carwale

What Clients Say About Us

Jayanta Das

"We are using your services for over four years now. We are extremely satisfied with the way solutions are provided."

- Jayanta DasPrimero Skills & Training Pvt. Ltd. Director
vivekananda-sinha

"Smooth workflow and everything was completed on time with details & perfection. We cherish the association."

- VIVEKANANDA SINHAFIH Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Director
LIU

"We found solution to all our problems, we were facing in India. Team Setindiabiz streamlined our processes of accounting, tax and payroll with ease."

- LIU FUTANGCCIC India Private Limited Managing Director