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Budget 2012 and TDS Provisions

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        Summary of provisions related to TDS/TCS

  • No tax deduction on interest on securities upto Rs. 5000
  • Payment to independent directors covered under section 194J and tax to be deducted @ 10%
  • Threshold limit increased from Rs. 1 Lac to 2 Lac for compensation towards compulsory acquisition of immovable property
  • New provision for deducting tax at source @ 1% on sale of immovable property
  • Senior citizens of age 60 or above can now file Form 15H and claim non deduction of tax at source
  • For non deduction, no default if deductee provides proof of taxes paid
  • Intimation issued after processing of TDS return will be deemed to be Notice of Demand
  • Penalty for non filing or incorrect filing of TDS  statements
  • Time limit for passing order for failure to deduct tax increased from 4 years to 6 years
  • Tax collection at source on sale of jewellery in cash in excess of Rs. 2 Lac

       Section wise details

Section 193 : Interest on securities : Effective  July 1 , 2012

  • Existing provisions provide for threshold limit of Rs. 2500 in respect of interest payable to resident individuals on listed debentures of a listed company and for unlisted debentures there is no threshold
  • Amended provision now prescribes a limit of Rs. 5000 in respect of interest payable to resident individuals or HUF for listed or unlisted debentures issued by a public company. For this purpose the payment of interest must be made by an account payee cheque

Section 194J : TDS on fees for professional or technical services : Effective  July 1 , 2012

  • The amendment has included payments made to independent directors ( whether by way of fees or professional services or whatever name ) @ 10% of gross payments.
  • If the remuneration to director is already subject to TDS under section 192 ( salaries ), then the above provision will not apply

Section 194LA : TDS on compensation on acquisition of immovable property : Effective  July 1 , 2012

  • Existing provision prescribe a threshold limit of 1 Lac
  • The amendment seeks to increase threshold limit to 2 Lac

194LAA : TDs on payment on transfer of immovable property : Effective Oct 1, 2012

  • This new proposed section covers consideration for transfer of immovable property , other than agricultural land
  • The deduction has to be made at the time of credit or payment , whichever is earlier
  • TDS is required @ 1% of consideration
  • Threshold limit for deduction is 50 Lacs for property situated in specified urban areas and 20 lacs in other areas
  • Consideration will be actual amount OR value assessed by stamp authorities
  • The property document will not be registered unless proof of TDS deposit is attached
  • This TDS deduction will not be subject to other provisions like quoting TAN,  submitting eTDS statement , issuing Form 16A. A separate one page form will be prescribed which needs to be submitted to registration authorities

Section 197A :  Non Deduction in certain cases

  • Form 15H for claiming of certain amount without deduction of tax at source can be now submitted by a person 60 or above years of age.

Sec. 201 – Consequences of Failure to Deduct or Pay

Increase in time limit  :Effective April 1, 2010

  • If a person required to deduct tax at source, does not deduct or after deducting does not deposit the amount, is deemed to be an assessee in default.
  • For this purpose an order is to be passed by the Assessing Officer under section 201
  • This time limit currently is 4 years from the end of financial year in which payment is made or credit given. The amendment now seeks to increase this period to 6 years and is effective April 1, 2010

Not assessee in default : Effective July 1, 2012

  • A person will not be deemed to be assesse in default for failing to deduct tax at source if deductee
    • has furnished income tax return
    • has considered such sum ( on which tax was not deducted at source ) in computing total income
    • has paid tax due on income shown in the return
    • furnishes a certificate to this effect from an accountant
  • The deductor however will be liable to pay interest from the date such amount was deductible to the date of furnishing of return by deductee

206C Collection of tax at source : Effective July 1, 2012

  • A new sub section (1D) is proposed. A seller who receives any amount in cash as consideration of sale of jewellery  or bullion , will be required to collect tax at source @ 1 % of sale consideration. The threshold for this provision is Rs. 2 Lac
  • Sale of minerals like coal, lignite or iron ore will also be subject to tax collection at source @ 1%

Sec  271H – Penalty for Default in Furnishing Statements

  • A new section 271H provides for penalty from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 1 Lac where
    • Deductor fails to file eTDS statements in time
    • Furnishes incorrect information in eTDS statements

Sec 234 – Fee for Default in Furnishing Statements

 Failure to file eTDS statements in time will now entail a penalty of Rs. 200 per day ( instead of Rs. 100 per day )

  • No penalty will be levied for delay if TDS statements are filed within 1 year of prescribed due date after payment of tax and interest on delayed deposit

Intimation after processing of TDS Statements  :Effective July 1, 2012

  • ·         Intimation generated after processing of TDS statement will be treated a  Notice of Demand u/s 156 ,Rectifiable order u/s 154 and  Appealable order u/s 24A


Provisions pertaining to Non Resident Indians

Section 194E : TDS on payment to non-resident sportsmen or Sports Association : Effective  July 1 , 2012

  • Existing provisions provide for TDS @ 10% of gross receipts of non-resident sportsmen or sports association
  • Amended provisions not provide for TDS @ 20% of gross receipt of non-resident sportsmen , sports association OR entertainer

Sec. 194-LC – TDS on Interest from Specified Indian Companies : Effective July 1, 2012

  • This new section prescribes TDS @ 5% in respect of interest paid by specified companies to non-residents in respect of foreign currency loans
  • The borrowing must be made between July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2015 and approved by Central Govt
  • The specified companies are those which are engaged in:   Construction of dam ,Operation of aircraft ,  Manufacture or production of fertilizers ,Construction of Port including inland port ,Construction of road, tall road or bridges.Generation, distribution or transmission of power ,Construction of ships in shipyard ,Developing and building affordable housing projects referred to in Section 35AD (8)(c)(vii).

Sec. 195 – TDS on Payments to Non-Residents

  • The tds on interest payment covered under this section will not include interest covered under section 194LB and 194LC
  • The obligation to deduct tax under this section will apply to residents or non-residents. Even if a non-resident does not have a place of business or any other presence in India. This explanation is retrospective with effect fron 1st April 1962
  • The  Board can issue Notification to specify a class of persons or cases where person responsible for making payment to a non-resident can make application to Assessing Office to determine sum chargeable to tax. This amendment will be effective July 1, 2012


  1. kishore says:

    Section 234 is not clear. Penalty for delay filing is 200 per day. Again it says if returns are filed within one year from due date then no penalty will belevied

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