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Author Topic: Current TDS Rates in India (FY 2011-12 and FY 2010-11)) & FY 2012-13  (Read 30243 times)
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« on: June 07, 2011, 09:12:29 AM »

Current Rates for the Tax Deduction at Source for FY 2010-11 and 2011-12
In case of salary to an employee, the TDS amount is subject to 3% Education Cess (includes Sec and Higher Edu Cess). In all other cases there is no Edu. Cess on the TDS except in case of non-residents and foreign companies. There is no surcharge on the TDS deducted.

Individuals and HUF whose sales/gross receipts in business is less than Rs 40 lac or professional receipts is less than Rs 10 lac are not required to deduct the TDS.

When Tax has to be Deducted at Source. Tax is to be deducted either at the time of credit of such sum to the account of the payee, or at the time of payment thereof, whichever is earlier. Even when the account is by any other name in the books of account of payer, it is treated as credit of such income to the account of the payee.

Tax at higher of the prescribed rate or 20% will be deducted on all transactions liable to TDS, where the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the deductee is not available.

Salaries (section 192). The TDS is based on the tax at the applicable rate on the estimated income of employee for the year. Employer must not deduct TDS on all the non-taxable allowances like conveyance allowance, rent allowance, medical allowance and the deductible investments under sections like 80C, 80CC, 80D, 80DD, 80DDB, 80E, 80GG and 80U. No tax is required to be deducted from source unless the estimated salary exceeds the amount not chargeable to tax. The employer can increase or decrease the amount to be deducted to make the adjustments for any previous deficiency or excess deduction.

Rent of land, building or furniture to a resident (section 194-I). If the annual rent together with advance rent credited/paid exceeds Rs. 1,80,000 per annum, you must deduct TDS at 10%.

[CIRCULAR NO. 4/2008, DATED 28-4-2008. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has through this circular has clarified that tax deduction at source (TDS) under sections 194-I of Income-tax Act would be required to be made on the amount of rent paid/payable without including the service tax.]

Rent of plant, machinery or equipment to a resident (section 194-I). The rate of TDS for is 2 %.

Winnings from lottery or crossword puzzle or card game or any other game (section 194B). If the payment to a resident or non-resident (in cash or kind or partly in cash and kind) exceeds Rs. 10,000, you must deduct TDS at 30%.

Winnings from Horse race (section 194BB). If the payment to a resident or non-resident exceeds Rs. 5,000 you must deduct TDS at 30% of the prize.

Payments to resident contractors and subcontractors (section 194C). If any contract value exceeds Rs 30,000 or Rs. 75,000 in the aggregate during the financial year, you must deduct TDS at 1 % of the payment if recipient is an individual or HUF and 2% in other cases.

No TDS need to be deducted in case of person carrying business of plying, hiring or leasing goods carriages if the contractor furnishes PAN. The payer may be required to furnish information as may be prescribed.

Payment made to a travel agent /or an airline. This payment is not subject to TDS (section 194C(1)). However, provisions of section 194C apply when a plane or bus or any other mode of transport is chartered by one of the entities mentioned in section 194C.

Professional and Technical Services to a resident (section 194J). If the payment by way of fees for professional services, or fees for technical services or royalty exceeds Rs. 30,000 in a financial year, the payer must deduct TDS rate is 10%.

(As per CBDT notification dated 21/8/08, in relation to the sports activities, Sports Persons, Umpires and Referees, Coaches and Trainers, Team Physicians and Physiotherapists, Event Managers, Commentators, Anchors and Sports Columnists provide Professional Services for the purpose of section 194J).

Interest other than interest on securities (section 194A). If aggregate amount of interest payable or creditable during the financial year exceeds Rs. 5000 (or Rs. 10,000 in case paid by a banking company, cooperative society engaged in banking or post office on notified deposit schemes), you must deduct TDS at 10%.
 TDS is not deductible when interest is credited or paid by a firm to its partners, and others mentioned in section 194A).

Interest on securities (section 193). If aggregate amount of interest payable or creditable during the financial year exceeds Rs 5,000, you must deduct TDS at 10%.

From June 1, 2008, tax will not be deductible at source under the provisions of section 193 if the interest is payable on any security issued by a company and if the security is in dematerialized form and is listed in a recognized stock exchange in India issued by a company.

Insurance Commission to a resident (section 194D).  If aggregate sum payable during the year exceeds Rs 20,000, you must deduct TDS at 10%.

Commission on sale of lottery tickets (section 194G).  If the payment to a resident or non-resident exceeds Rs 1,000, you must deduct TDS at 10% of commission.

Commission and brokerage to a resident (section 194H). If the aggregate sum payable during the year exceeds Rs. 5000, you must deduct TDS at 10% of commission and brokerage.

Repurchase of Units by MF/UTI (section 194F)  If the aggregate sum payable during the year exceeds Rs. 1000, you must deduct TDS at 20%.

Dividend to a resident (section 194) Where payments or distributions by a company to its shareholders are deemed as dividends (under section 2(22)(e)), payment exceeds Rs. 1000, you must deduct TDS at 10%.
For any other dividend TDS rate is nil.

Payment to a non-resident sportsman or sports association (section 194E). You must deduct TDS at 10%.

Dates for Depositing of the TDS
Tax has to be deposited within one week from the last day of the month of deduction. Tax has to be deposited within one week from the date of deduction in case of TDS on Salary, Dividends, Winnings from lottery or Crossword Puzzles or Repurchase of units by Mutual Funds or UTI. The quarterly statement of TDS is filed on computer media CD/floppy (in case of a company, government deductor, deductor to be audited under section 44AB and deductor with 50 or more deductees in a quarter) and using Form 24Q (TDS salary) and 26Q (TDS other) with acknowledgement form Form 27A. The due dates are 1st Quarter - July 15, 2nd Quarter October 15, 3rd Quarter Jan 15 and 4th Quarter June 15. The TDS returns are accepted by only TIN centres and not by Income Tax Department.

Interest and Penalty on Late deposit of TDS
If the TDS amount is not deposited by the required date, then for each month you must add an interest equal to 1.5% (it was 1% before July 1, 2010) of the TDS amount. Even if the delay is by one day, you will pay one month's interest. If the TDS return is not filed by the due date, there is a penalty of Rs. 100 per day subject to maximum limit equal to the TDS amount.

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