TAX AUDIT CEILING U/S 44AB FROM RS 1 TO RS 5 CR APPLIES W.E.F AY 2020-21

TAX AUDIT CEILING U/S 44AB FROM RS 1 TO RS 5 CRORE APPLIES WITH EFFECT FROM AY 2020-21

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There might be some uncertainty between specialists as to the assessment year from which the modification to raise the tax audit ceiling under section 44AB from Rs 1 crore to Rs 5 crore applies, i.e. whether the amendment means with effect from AY 2020-21 (for accounts for the financial year 2019-20) or from AY 2021-22 (The financial year 2020-21).

Pursuant to paragraph (a) of Section 44AB, as it stood before the Finance Act of 2020, any person engaged in the company was required to have audited accounts if the overall sales, turnover or total receipt in business exceeds Rs.1 crore. The Finance Act, 2020 raised this ceiling to receive audited accounts from Rs.1 crore to Rs.5 crore in those situations where the sum of all collections in cash during the year and the sum of all payments rendered in cash over the year does not cross 5 % of total receipts and total payments, respectively.

Who is a binding and required Compulsory Tax audit?

A taxpayer is expected to carry out a tax audit if revenue, turnover, or gross business receipts surpass Rs 1 in the financial year. However, under some other cases, a taxpayer might be forced to have their accounts audited. In the tables below, we have classified the different circumstances:

POINT TO BE NOTED: The requirement of Rs 1 crore for a tax audit is expected to be raised to Rs 5 crore with effect from AY 2020-21 (FY 2019-20) if the taxpayer’s cash receipts are restricted to 5 percent cent of the gross receipts or turnover and if the taxpayer’s cash payments are restricted to 5 percent of the aggregate payments. Below are different categories of taxpayers below:

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Category of person Threshold
Business

 

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Carrying on business (not opting for presumptive taxation scheme*) Total sales, turnover or gross receipts exceed Rs 1 crore in the FY
Carrying on business eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44AE, 44BB or 44BBB Claims profits or gains lower than the prescribed limit under the presumptive taxation scheme
Carrying on business eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44AD Observes taxable income below the limits specified by the presumptive taxation system and has income that exceeds the basic limit.
Carrying on business and is not eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44AD by opting for presumptive taxation in any one financial year of the lock-in period, i.e. 5 consecutive years from the date on which the presumed taxation system was implemented. If the income reaches the permissible amount not to be paid for tax in the following five successive tax years from the financial year in which the assumption of tax was not introduced,
Carrying on business which is declaring profits as per presumptive taxation scheme under Section 44AD If the overall revenue, turnover, or gross receipts for the financial year do not exceed Rs 2 crore, the tax audit would not apply to such entities.
Profession

 

Who Carrying on the profession Total gross receipts exceed Rs 50 lakh in the FY
Who Carrying on the profession eligible for presumptive taxation under Section 44ADA 1. Claims for profit or gains below the permissible level under the presumptive taxation scheme

2. Profits increases the permissible sum not to be paid for taxation

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Business loss

In case of loss from carrying on of business and not opting for a presumptive taxation scheme Total sales, turnover or gross receipts exceed Rs 1 crore
If the gross income of the taxpayer exceeds the basic threshold but has suffered a loss from carrying on a business (not opting for a presumptive taxation system) In case of loss from business when sales, turnover, or gross receipts exceed 1 crore, the taxpayer is subject to tax audit under 44AB
If continuing on business (opting a presumptive tax scheme under section 44AD) and making a business loss but with profits below the basic level In this Tax audit not apply
If going on business (presumed tax scheme under section 44AD applicable) and making a business loss but with profits above the basic threshold Declares taxable income far below limits specified by the presumed tax scheme and has income that exceeds the basic level.

It should be observed that there is no uncertainty in the amendment on this subject. It is explicitly mentioned in the amendment that it is valid from AY 2020-21 (FY 2019-20). In this regard, it is necessary to notice that the Memorandum of Understanding on the provisions of the Finance Bill 2020 and the Clauses Notes created as part of the Finance Bill 2020 clearly state that ‘These amendments will take effect from 1 April 2020 and will therefore apply in reference to the assessment year 2020-2021 and corresponding assessment years.’

As a result, the amendment made to section 44AB will apply from AY 2020-21 (Financial Year 2019-20) itself and no individual engaged in business will be allowed to obtain the accounts audited for FY 2019-20 if the revenue does not cross Rs 5 crore during that year given that the specified condition is met, i.e. the total of all cash receipts and the combination of all payments.

For effective from 01/04/2020, that is to say from the assessment year 2020-21, this requirement is changed as follows:

The threshold limit has been updated in order to increase it for an individual engaged in business from Rs . 1 crore to Rs . 5 crores if the following criteria are satisfied.

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  • The sum of all receipts in cash in the preceding year shall not exceed 5 percent of such revenues.
  • The sum of all payments in cash during the previous year does not exceed 5 percent of all expenditures.

Through AY 20-21 the stated date shall be one month before the due date for the income tax return referred to Section 139(1). Thus, I inform you that the 44AB limit is still 1 crore (except as indicated above) and the 44AD limit is Rs . 2 crores. Also, there is NO Improvement IN FINANCE BILL 2020 in Section – 44AD, which deals with a special provision for calculating income and earnings of industry on a presumptive basis. ​

As a result of such an amendment, some strange situations could arise which CBDT should explain.

It should be noted that the modification of the increased threshold extends to any ‘person’ engaged in business and, thus, the value of the modification is available to all individuals, corporations, LLP, Firms, etc. engaged in business.

However, it should be explained that the amendment made is only applicable to an individual engaged in ’employment’ and thus an individual engaged in ‘profession’ would continue to be allowed to have audited accounts if the gross receipt in the profession exceeds Rs.50 lakh in the year.

Due to the planned amendment under the 2020 budget, the scenario is as follows:

– For assesse who have TO>2 crores (but less than 5 crores and have cash receipts and cash payments not exceeding 5 percent), they are NOT liable for a tax audit. This holds true regardless of whether the assessee shows income of up to 6 percent or 8 percent in 44AD or not.

– For assesse who have TO<2 crores (but have cash receipts and cash payments not exceeding 5 percent), they are liable for tax audit if they do not have an income of up to 6 percent or 8 percent as per 44AD.

Regards 

Rajput Jain & Associates

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Tax Planning Tips towards availing Tax-saving/Benefits

Tax Planning Tips towards availing Tax-saving/Benefits

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Right now that most of us don’t start earning, we’re all wondering why someone needs to hear about the tax-savings mess. But when we get our first salaries and see the amount of tax reduced, we know how much efficient tax management is required. Yet most of us are unable to take advantage of all the tax-saving opportunities that we have. Most of the time, we fail to claim a deduction under chapter VI i.e Section 80C, mostly because we don’t know about the investment that saves our tax and lack of understanding of other options.

Where would you save up to 78,000 annually?

Investment Tax applicable Surcharge (4%) Total amount
In the U/s 80C (NPS, Term Life Insurance, ELSS, PPF, etc.) ₹150,000 ₹45,000 ₹1,800 ₹46,800
NPS under Section 80CCD (1B) ₹50,000 ₹15,000 ₹600 ₹15,600
Health insurance for self, family and parents under Section 80D ₹50,000 ₹15,000 ₹600 ₹15,600

Let’s address in depth the various sub-sections under Chapter VI deductions  and other benefits :

In this blog, we’re going to tell you about some strategies that could save you tax above Rs. 1.5 lakh. Here are some possibilities that will help you invest money in tax benefits;

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  1. Investment in National Pension Scheme under Section 80CCD (1B)

Under Section 80C, you can claim a deduction up to Rs 1.5 lakh by donating to the National pension scheme or NPS per year. Besides this, by adding another Rs 50,000 you will claim an extra deduction under Section 80CCD (1B). This implies you can minimize your tax value by Rs 15,600 by investing in NPS if you fall below a 30 percent tax bracket. Also included in this is 4 percent educational cess.

  1. Health Insurance under Section 80D

Today health insurance is not an option but a requirement. If you do not have a health insurance policy then your financial stability will be negatively impacted by a medical crisis. But health insurance policies come with some tax incentives so more and more consumers are adopting it.

Under Section 80D, you can obtain tax incentives for the additional payment charged for your insurance cover. And the incentives can be applied for – a regular life insurance policy, health insurance providers, and child-care plan as well. You can also receive a tax deduction for routine health check-ups, as long as it is under the insurance coverage limits.

Type of policy Deduction limit from Tax
Individual, spouse & children, and if anyone is a senior citizen Rs. 50,000
Parents which are not a senior citizen Rs. 25,000
The parent which are a senior citizen Rs. 50,000

If your immediate family and not parents are insured by the insurance scheme, then you can demand up to Rs 25,000 on the premium charged. If an individual above the age of 60 is covered by the scheme then the maximum you can demand is Rs 50,000. Besides, if you have taken any scheme for your parents, then the premium is Rs 25,000 for non-senior citizens. And it’s Rs 50000, for senior citizens. This is beyond the limitations of family protection.

Let us take a look at one case. Suppose Anil, a 35-year-old working professional, has acquired a health insurance policy covering him, his wife, and child. Under Section 80D, he may in a financial year claim up to Rs 25,0000 for this policy. This policy also includes preventive health check-ups. For this policy, he pays Rs 18,000 each year and another Rs 4,000 for a preventive health check-up. Under Section 80D, he may claim a Rs 22,000 deduction.

Now for his parents, who are senior citizens, taken another health policy. He will demand deductions up to Rs. 50,000 under this scheme. In total, he could claim a deduction for two policies up to Rs 75,000.

  1. Disabled Dependent under Section 80DD

If a taxpayer caring for a disabled dependent, then he can claims tax deductions under Section 80DD. This deduction is provided as a support to the disabled family members. A disability dependent may come under this section are spouse, children, parents, and sibling  It may be any family member of the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).

It is important to ensure that the disabled dependent has not claimed a deduction under section 80U for receiving compensation under this act. Under the section, Disabilities which are covered –

  • Blindness
  • Low vision
  • Loco-motor disability
  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental retardation
  • Mental illness
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy

May you demand deductions on Expenses for the care, caring, development, and rehabilitation of disabled persons.

  • For the premium paid for these particular conditions on policies
  • But the deduction amount depends on the severity of the disease. The taxpayer will demand deductions up to Rs 75,000 if the injury is up to 40 percent. If the individual with a disability is at least 80% disabled, then the taxpayer will demand a deduction up to Rs 1,25,000.
  1. Interest on Education loan under Section 80E

Section 80E states that tax incentives can be obtained on the interest portion of an educational loan. And, that does not have a fixed limit. This deduction can be received by either the student or the guardians, whoever makes the repayment. However, this advantage will be accessed from the first year of the loan to the eighth year or until the loan period is complete, whichever is earlier.

Let’s suppose, for example, you finish the repayment period within six years, so you will take advantage of the gain for six years. On the other hand, even after the eight-year term, you will continue to repay the college debt, but in any situation, this tax incentive can not be taken advantage of.

  1. Interest on Saving Bank account under Section80TTA & 80TTB

We already have money in the banks and we get an interest in it. Any individual and HUF can claim a tax deduction on the interest paid. Taxpayers who are not senior citizens which claim exemptions under Section 80TTA and senior citizens which demand tax under Section 80TTB. Tax deductions can not be claimed on interest earned on Fixed Deposit, Recurring Deposit, or term deposits.

Section 80TTA:

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Under this clause, the maximum amount to be deducted is Rs 10,000. You can demand a deduction of interest earned up to Rs 10,0000. And if you have several savings accounts, the interest earned from all the deposits will be combined. Surplus income will be defined as income from other sources and taxable profits. This deduction is given on interest received –

  • From a bank deposit account
  • From a savings account with a cooperative organization engaged in the banking industry
  • From a savings account with a postal office

This deduction is NOT permitted for interest received on time deposits. Term deposits mean deposits which are repayable at the end of fixed periods. It is not permitted for –

  • Interest in fixed deposits
  • Interest in recurrent deposits
  • Any other deposits of time

Section 80TTTB:

This section was initiated as a reward for senior citizens to use as their source of revenue, interest earned by saving savings accounts and deposits on 1 April 2018. Senior citizens can assert tax deductions as high as Rs 50,000 under such a provision.

Amount of deductions allowed: A deduction of less than Rs 50,000 or a sum from a defined income is permitted from the total income. Mentioned income is the sum of all of the following income:

  • Interest in deposit accounts (savings or fixed deposits);
  • Interest in deposits held in a cooperative company engaged in banking operations, like a cooperative land mortgage bank or a cooperative land development bank; or
  • Interest in deposits at the post office

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  1. PPF (Public Provident Fund)

Established by the National Savings Organization and sponsored by the Government of India, PPF is a long-term fund (read 15 years) that you can use for purposes such as raising your child or retiring.  This ensures the investment you make, the profits you receive, and the gains from the growth are absolutely tax-free. You will also demand tax benefits for the amount you spend according to Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.

For PPF the minimum contribution is just Rs. 500. For a financial year, you can spend up to 1,50,000 Rs. The central government sets the interest rate for PPF along with many other savings schemes and revises the rates each quarter.

  1. EPF (Employee Provident Fund)

T hat is only if, of course, you deduct the money after retirement! Premature withdrawal if you have kept the EPF account for 5 consecutive years is tax-free. The amount of interest would be tax-free too. Accordance with Section 80C you can demand tax deductions for the amount invested.

You should pay 12 percent of your basic salary to EPF compulsorily while your employer contributes equally. EPF includes a company employing 20 or more employees with a rate of 12 percent applied to these organizations. However, the EPF rules specify that under some requirements and conditions those organizations that have less than 20 employees will contribute to 10 percent. You may also make voluntary contributions in excess of that limit. How much can you help? In your EPF, you could spend up to 100 percent of your minimum salary plus dearness allowance. Both of the investments you make will receive the same rate of interest. The tax and withdrawal regulations would also be similar for such voluntary contributions.

Remember that the employer’s contribution to the Employee pension scheme (EPS) would be 8.33 percent. Rs 1250 will be spent in EPS for any employee whose basic salary is Rs. 15,000 or more. If the basic salary is less than Rs. 15,000, so EPS will earn 8.33 percent of the wage. The average interest rate for EPF is 8.55 percent, measured on the basis of the monthly operating balance. Assume you receive a basic salary of Rs. 50,000, the EPF balance will be Rs. 1.29 lakhs at the end of one year considering the existing interest rate. If you include the balance of your EPS it will be Rs. 1.34 lakhs.

Today, after one month of resigning from service, EPF customers will deduct 75 percent of their overall account balance.

  1. ULIP (Unit-Linked Insurance Plan)

A portion of the ULIP premium, being a hybrid option, will go into insurance coverage and another portion will be deposited in the stock market. The premium you pay counts under Section 80C for tax exemptions and the returns you will obtain on maturity will also be excluded from tax under Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act.

According to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) of  India’s, the overall annual fund management fees can be 1.35 percent. The minimum insurance plan must therefore be 10 times the average premium, it has reported. These rules guarantee that the premiums do not reduce the returns, and insurance coverage is not negligible.

You can select from the fund options that insurer offers that come with various asset allocations. Based on your risk profile, investing in both equity and debt may allow you to invest more in equity, debt, or have a balanced approach. Post-tax returns from ULIPs may be between 7 percent -9 percent.

  1. SSY (Sukanya Samridhi Yojana)

    Are you going to have a baby girl? SSY is also one of the best long-term initiatives to produce tax-free returns. The average interest rate of the program is 8.1%. Pursuant to Section 80C, the money deposited will be registered as a tax deduction. The minimum deposit balance is Rs. 250 and you can invest Rs. 1.5 lakhs in a financial year.

    You can create an SSY account before your child turns 10. You’ll handle your account until you get married, or 21 years from the opening date of your account, whichever is earlier. Once she turns 18, you will make a partial withdrawal for your daughter’s education.

  2. Contribution Given to political party

Section80GGC

  • If, in the previous year, any individual except the local authority and any artificial legal entity, wholly or partially supported by the government, contributes to any political party or political trust. The tax incentive is required to pay 100% of the amount only if the donation is not paid in cash.

Section GGB

  • If, in the preceding year, any Indian Corporation contributes to any political party or political trust and to the expenses incurred, directly or indirectly, by an advertising company in any publication by or on behalf of a political party. The deduction shall be given to 100% of the value of the donation only if the donation is not paid in cash.
  1. Investment in notified equity saving scheme Section 80CCG

If a resident person (may be ordinarily resident or not ordinarily resident) invests in registered equity or listed unit or equity-oriented fund. The tax benefit shall be given to a resident person for 3 financial years of assessment, beginning with the assessment year applicable to the preceding year in which the listed share or the listed share of the equity-oriented fund was first acquired. The incentive is given at 50 percent of the amount invested, but the tax incentive is not allowed at more than Rs. 25.000.

  1. Contribution to certain pension fund Section 80CCC

Where an individual has made a contribution of taxable income to LIC or to some other eligible insurer under an eligible pension scheme. The tax benefit is the sum of the deposit of Rs. 1,50,000, whichever is less. However, the pension earned or the amount withdrawn by the applicant or his / her candidate is taxable in the year of receipt. There were also two subsections in this section:
Section 80CCD (1): NPS investments are eligible for tax deductions under this provision. Any Indian citizen between the ages of 18 and 60 can invest in NPS and make use of this tax benefit. This profit may also be asserted by NRIs. The maximum deduction that can be made under this clause is 10% of your income (including basic salary + DA). For self-employed people, the cap is 20% of their gross net income. Also, the maximum profit you will enjoy per year under this section is 1.5 lakh.
Section 80CCD (1b): This clause allows for an extra deduction of 50,000 for investment in NPS. This is over and beyond the 1.5 lakh available in Section 80CCD(1).

So, in brief, you can make use of a total income tax deduction of 2 lakh a year when you invest in pension fund Section 80CCC i.e NPS.

  1. Housing Loan

Section 80C

  • Housing loan principal payments: whether you have borrowed a home loan, the portion of EMI that is used to repay the principal sum is qualified for tax deductions under Section 80C. The amount you pay as interest is not eligible to claim deduction under this provision.
  • If a person or HUF has taken a loan for his first house which is self-occupied or leased or vacant (deemed to be disposed of) then he may obtain a maximum tax reward of Rs. 1,50,000 only for payment of the principal amount repaid.

Section 80EE with Section 24 and Section 80EEA

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  • The deductions under this clause are only applicable to individuals. This means that whether you are a HUF, AOP, a corporation, or any other form of the taxpayer, you can not assert any advantage under this clause.
  • Limit of amount: this deduction (up to Rs. 50,000) exceeds the cap of Rs 2 lakh in compliance with section 24 of the Act on income tax. Learn more about the deduction of Rs 2 lakh on home loan interest here.
  • In order to claim this deduction, you need not own any other property on the date of the approval of the loan from a financial institution.
  • Conditions to be met for the claim deduction
    House value should be Rs 50 lakhs or less
    Loan to the house must be Rs 35 lakhs or less

When you’re in a position to comply with both Section 24 and Section 80EE of the Income Tax Act, be swift to assert the benefits. Next, reach the deductible maximum under section 24, which is Rs. 200,000. Then proceed to claim additional benefits under section 80EE. In addition to the Rs 2 lakh limit authorized under section 24, these deductions are also permitted.

The additional deduction is allowed to the individual in respect of interest paid on loan taken for residential house property to provide benefits for first home buyers. The tax incentive shall not allow Rs. 50,000. The Union budget 2019 announced a new section 80EEA to increase the tax advantages of interest deductions to Rs 1,50,000 for housing loans for affordable homes over the term 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. The taxpayer should be a first-time homeowner and should not be eligible for a tax deduction 80EE. The tax incentive is only available until the repayment of the loan continues.

14. Section 80TTA

Section 80TTA allows you to demand a deduction of Rs. 10,000 on your interest earnings. This deduction is really only applicable to individuals and to HUFs. The deduction shall be entitled on:

  • Money earned in a savings bank account.
  • Profit earned on a savings bank account with a cooperative organization engaged in banking activities
  • Profit in a savings bank account with a post office

Your whole interest income would count as a deduction if it is less than 10,000. If your interest income is more than Rs. 10,000, your deduction shall be limited to Rs. 10,000.

CONCLUSION: What you need to know about saving income taxes

Prior to actually selecting a tax-saving instrument, it is necessary to take into account the degree of risk, lock-in time, liquidity, and returns. There is no point in opting for a tax-saving plan unless it fits the particular needs as well. It also helps to keep up-to-date on the latest trends in tax-saving legislation. Barring Section 80C, most taxpayers are not acquainted with some other parts of the Income Tax Act that allow them to substantially keep their tax burden. It is Strongly advised ways to save taxation under Sec 80C & 80D

  • Investment Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C to limit your net income
  • Buy Medical Insurance & seek a deduction of up to Rs. 25.000 (Rs. 50.000 for senior citizens) for a medical insurance premium under Section 80D.
  • Claim deductions up to Rs 50,000 for housing loan Interest under Section 80EE

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Rajput Jain & Associates

Disclaimer: The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. carajput.com is committed to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, manage and grow their business with peace of mind. Our goal is to support the entrepreneur on legal and regulatory requirements and to be a partner throughout the entire business life cycle, offering support to the company at every stage to ensure that it is compliant and consistently growing. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact: info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

CBDT: New Income Tax Policy changes under new 26AS

CBDT: New Income Tax Policy changes under new 26AS For More Transparency and Compliance

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  1. Income Tax New declarations needed in the latest ITR forms 1to7 are as follows: Ownership of the house: Individual taxpayers who are joint owners of the house can not file ITR 1 or ITR4.
  2. If having the Passport: Than the Passport number must be recorded if it is owned by the taxpayer. It is to be furnished both in ITR 1-Sahaj and ITR 4-Sugam. Hopefully, this will be made mandatory in other ITR forms as and when they are notified.
  3. In the case of Cash deposit: In the case of ITR 4-Sugam filings, it has been made mandatory to report the money deposited as cash on the bank account if the balance exceeds Rs 1 crore during the financial year.
  4. International travel: If you expended more than Rs 2 lakh traveling abroad during the FY, you need to report the exact cost expended.
  5. Energy consumption: If your energy costs were more than Rs 1 lakh in total throughout the year, you need to report the actual amount.
  6. Investment details: details of the investment eligible for deduction under Chapter VIA with details of the capital invested during the period from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.
  7. For each assessment year, the last date for filing tax returns is July 31, but this year the ITR filing deadline has been expanded to November 30, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  8. Income tax deductions and exemptions that can be sought under the current tax law for FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22): the withdrawal of an employee from the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is not taxed after 5 years of sustained service.
  9. Withdrawal from the National Pension Scheme (NPS) at maturity or discontinuance, up to 40% of the money raised on such withdrawal remains tax-free for all. In the event of a partial withdrawal from the NPS, up to 25% of the contributions made by individuals will be tax-free. Business owners’ contribution to NPS up to 10% of their basic salary and allowances persist tax-free.
  10. Pursuant to Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act, the balance of the insurance and bonus paid on maturity or surrender of the life insurance scheme is tax-free. Revenue on maturity continues to be excluded under Section 10(10D) even under the current system. The maturity number, including the interest charged to Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, does not incur any tax.
  11. Conveyance reimbursement given to cover the cost of transport incurred in the execution of the duties of the office and any compensation provided to the employee to cover the cost of traveling on tour or move (including relocation) is tax-free.
  12. Interest received from the post office savings account balance to 3.500 per individual per year will remain tax-free.
  13. Any scholarship given to cover the cost of education is excluded from tax under Section 10(16) of the Income Tax Act. Compensation earned from the employer up to 20 lakh after five years of continuous service. Leave the encashment earned at the time of resignation or retirement up to 3 lakh.
  14. Form 26AS will now be the full profile of the taxpayer w.e.f. 01.06.2020, CBDT empty Notification dated 28 May 2020 as amended Form 26AS in Sec 285BB w.e.f. 01.06.2020.

The main take-feature in amended Form 26AS is: With the launch of The Transparent Taxation: Honoring the Honest on August 13, 2020, Honorable PM Narender Modi announced a landmark shift in income tax management to put things easy, pain-free and transparent.

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  1. New form 26AS will also provide details on “Specified financial transactions” that include transactions for the purchase/sale of goods, properties, services, works contracts, investments, expenditures, receipt or approval of any loan or deposit of the value that may be approved but not less than Rs 50,000. The FM also suggested steps to ensure full compatibility by extending the scope of monitoring and reporting on subsequent transactions in New Form 26AS:
  • Schooling fee/donation payment over Rs . 1 lakh per year
  • Power consumption Recharge of more than Rs 1 lakh per year
  • Domestic Air Travel or Foreign Travel
  • Payment over Rs 20,000 to Hotel
  • Jewelry purchase, white goods, sculptures, marbles, etc. above Rs 1 lakh
  • Financial assets/credits over Rs 50 lakh in the current account
  • Deposits or credits over Rs 25 lakh in the non-current account
  • Property tax payments above Rs 20,000 per annum
  • life insurance Primum over Rs 50,000
  • Health Premium Cover over Rs 20,000
  1. Data on income tax claim, refund, delayed hearings, and completed proceedings which may include assessment, reassessment pursuant to section 148,153A 153C, revision, the appeal will also be shared in this form 26AS. New form 26AS will also provide the “selected monetary Transactions” information which includes:
  • Buy / sale of goods or real estate transactions, delivering of services
  • Transactions under contractual works,
  • Transactions made by way of an expenditure or expense.
  • Receiving or approving any loan or deposit of the amount specified but not less than Rs 50,000.
  • Demand & Refund under the income tax act
  • Pending and completed proceedings which may include assessment, re-evaluation under section 148,153A 153C, revision, appeal
  1. In this form, 26AS will also be posted details about income tax demand, refund, pending proceedings, and completed proceedings which may include assessment, reassessment under section 148,153A 153C, revision, and appeal.
  2. Details on this Form 26AS at year-end will not be a one-time affair. This will be a live 26AS, as this will be updated regularly within 3 months from the end of the month that such information is gathered in.
  3. For that specific year, Form 26AS will now be a full taxpayer profile as opposed to the previous form 26AS, which only provided taxpayer information via TDS / TCS or self-assessment. This form will also have e-mail, mobile no, and Aadhar no. of the taxpayer.
  4. An enabling provision has also been notified authorizing the CBDT to authorize DG Systems or any other officer to upload information received from any other officer, the authority under any law, in this form. Thus any negative action initiated or found or order carried under any other legislation such as custom, GST, Benami Law, etc. as well as data on turnover, import, export, etc. will also be placed in this form 26AS so that not only the taxpayer involved but also all the tax authorities will understand and have access to the data.
  5. This 26AS form will provide information obtained from any other nation by Tax Deptt under the agreement/exchange of taxpayers due to income data outside India.
  6. The implication of this new form 26AS will be that financial institutions, financial institutions or any other authority or customer, buyer, etc. will now ask for form 26AS while performing thorough research of the person/corporation worried so as to ensure that there are no significant problems about such people/corporations. And
  7. It will now make it impossible for any taxpayer to keep secrets from any bank / financial institution/authority about any proceedings against any statute or tax demand, tax disputes, etc.
  8. The govt has also suggested deducting TDS / collecting TCS at higher rates for those who do not file returns on income tax (ITR). There is also a proposal for the obligatory filing of ITR by those who have their bank transactions above Rs. 30 lakh, all professionals, companies with revenue above Rs. 50 lakh, and rent payment above Rs. 40,000.

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New Turnover Threshold for the Purposes of TDS Applicability

New Turnover Threshold for the Purposes of Tax deducted at Source (TDS) Applicability as per the Finance Act 2020.

 

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TDS was applicable to individuals and to HUF if their accounts were subject to audit in Section 44AB of the preceding year. The Finance Act 2020 specifies that All individuals & HUF will be liable to deduct TDS if the revenue exceeds Rs. 1 Crore in the case of corporation and Rs. 50 Lakhs in the case of the profession in the previous year. Such revisions shall take effect from 1 April 2020.

Below is the TDS average for the year 2020-21. In the following table valid from 14th May 2020

o   Individuals include the individual and HUF

o   Company and others include Company, Company, LLP, Co-op Society, Local Authority.

Interest in delayed payment and late deduction of TDS:

As per section 201(1A), Interest at the rate of 1 % per month or part of the month on the balance of TDS deductible from the date of tax before the date of the tax finally deducted shall be paid for the late deduction.

In addition, interest for late payment at a rate of 1.5 percent per month or half of the month on the number of TDS withheld from the date of tax to the day on which the tax is collected shall be levied.

Profit in late payment of TDS: amendments made pursuant to the Taxes and Other Laws (Relaxation of Other Provisions) Order 2020 of 24 March 2020:

For late fees payable on self-assessment tax; advanced tax, income tax, TDS, TCS, equalization cessation, STT, CTT made between 20 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, the interest rate will be decreased by 9% instead of 12%/18% per year (i.e. 0.75% per month instead of 1/1.5% per month).  No late fee/penalty shall be paid for any delay in respect of that time.

Default fees for the TDS / TCS return file:

Fees are payable at Rs. 200 a day for each day on which the loss continues. The amount of the fees can not exceed the value of the TDS.

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CBDT ALLOWS ONE TIME RELAXATION FOR VERIFICATION OF ITR

CBDT Circular dated on 13th July 2020: CBTD allows to verify previous ITR one time relaxation for verification for the FY 2014-15 TO FY 2018-19  by September 2020

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The tax return filer effectively makes a declaration by reviewing the tax return that the information contained in the return are correct.

Normally, the tax return must be checked within 120 days of the filing of the income tax return or any extended date announced by the tax department.

The procedure for filing income tax returns is not complete until the tax return is checked. The return will not be processed by the tax department until, and until confirmed. If not confirmed, the return is invalid.

1) By circular no. 3/2020 of 13 July 2020, CBDT offered one more-time opportunity for taxpayers whose income tax returns had been filed electronically but were awaiting verification.

2) Now any taxpayer whose ITR is pending for verification can verify their ITR by 30 September 2020 or before that date.

3) It is possible to check ITR for the duration 2014-15 to FY 2018-19 via this one-time relaxation scheme

4) All these checked ITRs are to be issued by 31 December 2020 or before.

5) ITRs may be checked by EVC or by a properly signed hard copy being sent to CPC Bangalore.

Note: if any lawsuits against taxpayers have been launched in view of the fact that the taxpayer has not filed a report for that year then the value of relaxation can not be used

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  • In the event of failure to acknowledge return, AO may initiate proceeding u / s 144 as such returns filed are deemed invalid.
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Govt has extended numerous time limits under Direct Tax & Benami Act

Govt has extended numerous time limits under The Direct Tax & Benami Acts.

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In consideration of the difficulties faced by taxpayers in fulfilling the legislative and regulatory enforcement requirements across sectors as a result of the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), on 31 March 2020 the Government adopted the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Some Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 [the Ordinance], which expanded different time limits, among other items.

In order to provide some relief to taxpayers for creating multiple compliances, on June 24, 2020, the Government issued a Notification, the main features of which are as continues to follow:

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the Government issued a Notification, are as follows:  Link

For the period from 14 May 2020 to 31 March 2021, the Finance Minister has already released a decreased TDS rate for specified non-salaried payments to residents and specified TCS rates by 25 percent. The press release dated 13th May 2020, also followed the announcement. In this regard, the appropriate legislative amendments shall be moved in due time.

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Essential key concepts Gift Taxation: Income Tax

Essential Key concepts Taxation on gifts

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Gifts up to Rs 50,000 per year are exempt from tax in India. In addition, donations from particular relatives, such as parents, spouses, and siblings, are also exempt from tax. Gifts are taxable in other cases. The gift tax in India falls under the Income Tax Act as there is no specific gift tax after the Gift Tax Act of 1958 was enacted in 1998.

In India, gifts are given on a number of occasions, such as celebrations such as Diwali, Holi, or the occasion of marriage, to express love for our loved ones. Nevertheless, gifts are now also used for tax planning reasons as, in multiple given to a specific, any amount of gifts received is exempt from tax. Some people whose gifts they got in their ITR claim that they’re still gifts obtained out of love and affection.

Even so, it’s not the right way, since donations are tax-exempt only in such specific circumstances or where they are obtained by particular persons. Non-disclosure of gifts could result in penalties of between 50 and 200 percent of the tax payable on the income attempted to be avoided.

  1. Gifts received from the employer

There are occasions when employers give the employee a present on a special occasion or to boost their productivity, or because they do well. An employee shall be liable for gifts received from the employer only if the value of such gift is equal to or greater than Rs. 5,000. Gifts below Rs. 5,000 in value within the financial year shall be excluded from vat. These gifts shall be taxable as perquisites under the Head of Salary Income.

  1. Gifts received from any other person;

Section 56(2)x) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 deals with the taxability of gifts received by a person, except the employer, throughout the year. This provision shall apply regardless of the status of the resident or of the class of assessee. The donor or donor can be an individual, a partnership business, LLP, a corporation, AOP, BOI, a cooperative society, or an artificial legal body, whether resident or non-resident.

Previous gifts from a resident to a non-resident are, even then, claimed to be non-taxable in India as the recipient used to claim that income does not accrue or arise in India. In order to make sure that the receipt of gifts is also taxed in the hands of non-residents, Section 9 has been amended by the Finance Act (No. 2), 2019, to provide that income is considered to have accrued or to have arisen in India as a result of the payment of gifts (exceeding Rs. 50,000) without adequate consideration by a resident to a non-resident. It does not provide proof of the taxability of the gift of the estate as referred to in Section 56(2)(x), inter-alias, immovable property, gold, securities, etc.

Therefore, after the amendment, it may be inferred that gifts in the nature of money in the hands of non-residents provided by resident persons would be paid in their hands, even though gifts of any other manner are also beyond the control of the Income Tax Act.

2.1. Gifts received in cash form

Where even a person receives any amount of money without consideration and the total value of that sum exceeds Rs. 50,000, the total aggregate value of that sum shall be taxed on the basis of capital income from other sources. For the determination of the threshold, the aggregate amount of receipt from different sources and persons throughout the year shall be considered.

2.2. Gifts obtained in the form of real estate

Immovable property received by the assessee for the year, either without consideration or for lack of consideration, shall be deemed to have been income in his hands and to have been taxable in that year if the receipt is within a period of time.

  • If the immovable property is received without consideration as well as the stamp duty value of the property reaches Rs. 50,000, the stamp duty value of the immovable property shall be liable to tax.
  • If an immovable property is obtained for payment far less than the stamp duty value, the discrepancy between the stamp duty value and the compensation shall be taxable if the difference meets the above two limits: Rs . 50,000; or 10% of the consideration

For all cases, the cap of Rs. 50,000 shall be reviewed for each transaction and not for all transactions as a whole.

2.3. Gifts received in the form of Movable Goods

Movable property as described in the Act shall include any property in the form of shares and stocks, jewels, historical artifacts, sketches, portraits, sculptures, any work of art, or bullion. In which the transaction includes any other movable property, such as car furniture, the excess consideration for the fair market value shall not be taxed. In this case, the deemed income shall be calculated as follows given way :

If any property is obtained without regard and the total fair market value of it reaches Rs. 50,000, the entire fair market value of such property shall be paid.

3. Gifts Exempt

I Upon the occurrence of a specified incident
  • On the occasion of marriage of an individual
  • By will or by means of inheritance
  • Considering the death of the payer or of the donor.
II Due to the status of the Doner
  • The gift is to be accepted from any specified relative;
  • Gifts obtained by any local authority;
  • Gifts earned from any fund or foundation or university or other educational institution or hospital or medical institution or from any trust or institution referred to in Section 10(23C);
  • Gift received from any trust or institution registered under section 12A/12AA/12AB[2];
  • Gift obtained by an person from a trust formed or established exclusively for the benefit of the relative of the recipient.
III. Owing to the position of the Donee
  • Gifts shall be handled by any trust or institution registered under section 12A/12AA/12AB2;
  • a certain fund or trust or institution, or any university or other educational institution, or any hospital or medical institution referred to in Section 10(23C)(iv)/(v)/(vi)/(via).
IV Due to transactions not considered to be a transfer
  • Any distribution of capital assets to the full or partial division of the HUF[Section 47(i)]
  • the transfer of capital assets by an Indian parent company to its subsidiary company;
  • Transfer of a capital asset to a merger, demerger or company reorganization scheme such that the requirements laid down in Section 47(vi) to Section 47(vii) are fulfilled.
V Other class of persons who have been notified
  • Immovable property acquired by a citizen of an illegitimate colony in the NCT of Delhi, pursuant to the requirement that such transaction must be regularized by the Central Government on the basis of the most current power of attorney, the selling document, the will, etc.
  1. The first and only manner to save the tax via a gift

The alternative tax can be saved is by offering gifts to your parents or legitimate guardians or to a kid who is a major. Nonetheless, when you contribute the sum, your taxable income stays the same. However, the interest they earn from other products by continuing to invest these funds becomes their own income. So, presuming that their income is lower, you can rest in peace knowing that the money is not going to be taxed.

Previously, so when long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax was effective, gift money can also be invested in a mutual fund or stock for 1 year and used as tax-free income. However, it is not feasible now as the LTCG tax has been reintroduced with effect from 1 April 2018.

  1. Are gifts, both in cash and kind, taxable?

Actually, all sorts of donations, including dollars, jewelry, real estate, paintings, or some other valuables, are taxable. However, if the amount of cash or the value of the gift in kind is less than Rs 50,000, the same amount would not be taxable.

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Basic Understanding on TDS on Payments to Resident Contractors & Professionals: Section 194M, Form 26QD and FORM 16D

Basic Understanding on TDS on Payments to Resident Contractors & Professionals: Section 194M, Form 26QD, and FORM 16D

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TDS on Payments to Resident Contractors

A new section 194 M has been introduced by the Finance Act, 2019. Pursuant to this clause, if the individual makes payments to contractors and practitioners above Rs. 50 Lakhs, the individual is allowed to subtract TDS at a rate of 5% from the amount payable to the resident deductee/payee. This provision applies to individuals and to HUFs who are not liable for tax audits. As announced by the Finance Minister on 14 May 2020 for FY 2020-21, the person is liable for the deduction of TDS at a rate of 3.75 percent.

TDS on payments to residential contractors and Professional Consultants

Under the new law of the TDS, i.e. Section 194J (TDS on Technical and Medical Services) and Section 194C (TDS on Contractors) Persons or HUFs not subject to audit were not entitled to deduct TDS irrespective of the volume of payment. This was the main reason for the introduction of section 194 M to cover non-audited individuals under the TDS.

Reason for the implementation of Section 194M

  • Section 194 M of the Finance Bill, 2019, allows for a tax-deductible at source on any money paid by an employee or HUF to a local contractor where the services are rendered for personal use. Therefore, this section refers both to personal and company payments.
  • Prior to the introduction of this section, there was no liability on the part of an individual or HUF to deduct tax at source in the situation referred to above.
  • Nor did the people or HUFs carrying on business or the practice (not subject to any audit) subtract any tax at source, even though the charge was made for commercial or technical purposes.
  • As a result of this loophole, a large amount of payment for contracted activities and consulting fees avoided the TDS levy, providing room for tax avoidance.

TDS rate under Section 194 M

  • The 5 percent TDS will be deducted under 194 M if the total amount paid to a resident exceeds Rs 50.00000 in a particular financial year.
  • In the case that the deductee’s PAN is not eligible, the TDS will be deducted at 20%.

What then is the time frame for depositing the TDS?

  • When any payment is made by or on behalf of the Government – the amount of the TDS will have to be paid to the Department on the day of payment.
  • Where any payment is made by any other person other than the government:

The TDS would have to be paid for:

  • If payment is rendered in March – on or before April 30 of the next financial year. For example, if the amount was paid in March 2020, the TDS will be deposited with the Department by 30 April 2020.
  • For every other month – within seven days from the end of the month in which the reduction is made. For example, if the payment had been charged in the month of September 2019, then the TDS would

The accompanying are the requirements for the deduction of TDS for payment to resident contractors and professionals above Rs. 50,00,000:

  1. It is applicable to all individuals or HUFs who make payments to resident contractors and professionals above Rs. 50,00,000.
  2. As per section 194 M, the individual or HUF that is required to have his books audited pursuant to section 44AD is not required to deduct tax under section 194M, they are covered by section 194J (TDS on Technical and Professional Services) and section 194C (TDS on Contractors)
  3. The payee must subtract TDS at the rate of 5 percent of the amount charged, in the event that no PAN is covered by the recipient, otherwise TDS is deductible at the rate of 20 percent up to the overall rent cap payable for the month of March or the last month of the lease, as the case may be. As announced by the Finance Minister on 14 May 2020 for FY 2020-21, the person is liable for the deduction of TDS at a rate of 3.75 percent.
  4. TDS shall be deducted only at the earliest of the following dates:
  • At the time of the payment of the sum, or
  • At the time of payment by cash or cheque or draft
  1. No TAN is required for that person to deduct and deposit the TDS to the Government
  2. The transaction is to be made by the individual using form 26QD, which is a call cum statement:
  • If the contractor’s work is not finished at the end of the financial year, apply Form 26QD within 30 days from the end of the fiscal year.
  • If the contractor work is between the financial year, file Form 26QD within 30 days from the end of the month when the contract/service is completed or terminated.
  1. If a person pays Rs. 50.00000 to more than one resident contractor or professional, then form 26QD shall be made twice a year for each contractor or professional, in other words, the tenant must submit form 26QB for each contractor or professional.
  2. In the case that the form needs to be submitted more than once, the invoice must also be made more than once, as a separate payment is to be made by each consultant or practitioner by their respective fees.
  3. If payment is made to a non-resident, the TDS is deductible under section 195.
  4. The entity deducting the TDS must apply the TDS certificate to the resident contractor or practitioners in Form 16B.

CBDT Has notified New TDS Return Filing Forms 26QD & 16D : 

  • Tax enforcement may be one of the most important factors for any form of business organization. It is also recommended that persons and corporations shall comply fully with the requirements of the Income Tax Act 1961. It is necessary to observe due dates for the payment of income tax deduction tax at source (TDS) in addition to the ITR filing as well as the TDS return filing. In this regard, 2 new TDS Return Filing e-forms have been introduced by the Income Tax Department, viz. Type 26QD and Type 16D.
  • Two New TDS Return Filing e-forms have been introduced by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, viz. Type 26QD and Type 16D.

What’s FORM 26QD?

  • Form 26QD is the TDS return reporting form for payments to resident contractors and practitioners 194M.
  • According to the CBDT notification, any tax deducted at source 194 M must be paid to the Central Government within 30 days from the end of the month in which the deduction was made. This deduction must be stated in the form 26QD of the Challan-cum-statement.

What is FORM 16D?

  • Form 16D is the TDS credential for reimbursement of the TDS u / s 194M.
  • According to the CBDT notification, from now on, all individuals who have to deduct tax u / s 194 M shall send a TDS certificate to the payer in Form 16D within 15 days from the due date for the TDS report filed in Form 26QD.

Details Required for Form 26QD: The CBDT had stated that individuals / HUFs making contractual or professional payments will be allowed to deduct TDS under section 194 M from the financial year 2019-20 (September 1st, 2019). TDS is deducted at 5% if the payment exceeds Rs. 50,000,000. And the TDS return for the same needs to be filed in Form 26QD. The payee will receive Form 16D as proof of the TDS deduction

  • Deductor / Payer PAN
  • Deductee / Paye PAN
  • Form of payment (work under contract/commission/brokerage or technical service charges)
  • Date of agreement/contract
  • Amount of payment
  • Number of certificates provided by the Assessment Officer pursuant to section 197 for non-deduction or lower deduction
  • Credit date
  • The TDS Rate
  • Payment details for TDS

Steps-How to fill out the form 26QD

  • Go to www.incometaxindiafiling.gov.in\
  • Click on the ‘E-Pay Tax’ button.
  • Click on ‘Continue to the NSDL website’
  • The next page will appear.
  • On Tab TDS on Contractor Payment Form 26QD.
  • Click the Proceed button.
  • Fill out the details.
  • Submit it.

Points to be recalled by the payer/deductor:

  • All individuals or HUFs (except those subject to audit pursuant to paragraph a and b of section 44AB) making payments to residents greater than 50.000.000 are liable to deduct TDS pursuant to section 194M.
  • Tax @ 5 percent to be deducted from the payment made to the payer.
  • Collect the Payee / Deductee Permanent Account Number (PAN) and verify the same with the original PAN card.
  • The Payee / Deductee PAN as well as the Payer / Deductor PAN should be made mandatory in the online form used to provide payment information.
  • Do not commit any mistake by citing the PAN or any other information in the online form. You will notify the Income Tax Department for the purpose of error correction.
  • Download and supply the TDS certificate in Form 16D from TRACES and give it to the Payee / Deductee within 15 days from the due date of receipt of the voucher in Form 26QD.

Points to be understood by the payer/deductee

  • Provide the Payer/Deductor with PAN to provide the Income Tax Department with information on TDS.
  • Verify the amount of taxes paid by the payer/deductor in the Form 26AS Annual Tax Declaration.
  • Insist on obtaining Form 16D from the Payer / Deductor that has been downloaded from the TRACES website only.
  • The Payee / Deductee may apply to the Assessing Officer under Section 197 to obtain a Nil or Lower TDS certificate in respect of the amount paid or payable to TDS under Section 194 M if his estimated tax liability is justified to the satisfaction of the Assessing Officer in issuing such a certificate.

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New Revise TDS / TCS return filing due date & Payment due date for 2020

New Revise TDS / TCS return filing due date & Payment due date for 2020 as per the Taxation and Other Regulations (Relaxation of Some Provisions) Order, 2020.

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The deadlines for specific GST and Income Tax legislation have been expanded by the Minister of Finance. Pandemic COVID-19 has forced a lockout in India. There are many challenges for businesses and professionals during this period, including different compliances under tax legislation.

Various reliefs are provided with respect to the submission of the TDS / TCS declaration and the issue of the certificate in the “Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Other Provisions) Order 2020” for the quarter ended 31.03.2020.

Complete Coverage of Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020

calendar year 2020 has begun with many challenges, with the revised due dates for various TDS related return filings and tax payments following.

Complete Chart of TDS

Attributable Due Date for TDS E-filing Returns for Fy 2019-20.

Quarter Quarter Period Last Date of Filing
1st Quarter 1st April to 30th June 31st July 2019
2nd Quarter 1st July to 30th September 31st Oct 2019
3rd Quarter 1st October to 31st December 31st Jan 2020
4rd Quarter 1st January to 31st March 30th June 2020 Read Rescript 2020

Changes in interest rate for delay in the deposit of TDS / TCS in time as provided for in the Taxes and Other Laws (Relaxation of Other Provisions) Legislation, 2020.

TDS / TCS Changes to Covid19 by Ministry of Finance

  • “Government to infuse Rs 50,000 crores of liquidity by reducing the rate of TDS, the rate of non-salaried specified payments made to residents, and the rate of Source Tax Collection for specified receipts by 25% of the current rate”
  • “Among other steps, the due date of all income tax returns for the fiscal year 2019-20 will be extended from 31 July 2020 and 31 October 2020 to 30 November 2020 and the tax audit from 30 September 2020 to 31 October 2020”
  • “The period of the Vivad se Vishwas scheme for making payment without an additional amount will be extended to 31 December 2020”
  • Advanced tax, self-assessment tax, standard tax, TDS, TCS, equalization fee, STT, CTT late payments made between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020, the lower interest rate at 9% instead of 12%/18 percent per year (i.e. 0.75 percent per month instead of 1/1.5 percent a month) will apply. There is no late fee / penalty available.
  • The government extended the scope of the lower or nil TCS, TDS credential until 30 June 2020 due to a coronavirus pandemic.

Arrival Due date for TDS & TCS Payment Deposit for Government & Non-Government Companies

  • The due date for the submission of the TCS deposit is the 7th of the next month.

TDS Deposit Due Date as follows:

  • For non-governmental entities-7th of the next month (with the exception of March where the due date is scheduled for April 30th)
  • Government departments
  • If you pay via Challan-7th of next month
  • If paid via book-entry, the same day on which the TDS is deducted.

TDS Deposit Due Date as follows

 

As per section 201(1A) Interest at the rate of 1 % per month or part of the month on the amount of TDS deductible from the date of tax until the date of tax actually deducted shall be charged for the late deduction.

Also, interest for late payment at a rate of 1.5 percent per month or part of the month on the amount of the payment.

Interest in late payment of TDS: amendments made pursuant to Taxation and other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 dated 24th March 2020:

For late payments of advanced tax, self-assessment tax, regular tax, TDS, TCS, equalization levy, STT, CTT made between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020, the interest rate will be reduced by 9 percent instead of 12 per cent/18 percent per year (i.e. 0.75 percent per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month). No late fee/penalty shall be paid for any delay in respect of that time.

Interest in late payment of TCS or failure to collect TCS:

In the event that the collector responsible for collecting the tax at source does not raise it or refuses to pay it to the Government, he shall be liable to pay basic interest at a rate of 1% a month or part thereof on the balance of that tax from the date on which the tax was collected to the date on which the tax was actually charged and that interest shall be paid until furnish.

Punishment

You will have to pay a fine equal to the amount deducted/collected under the provisions of the Income Tax Act.

Prosecution (Sec 276B)

As per the prosecution (Sec 276B), if a person refuses to pay the payment to the Central Government, the TDS deducted by him under the provisions of Chapter XVII-B shall be entitled to obtain a strict penalty of at least three months, which may be expanded to seven years. The fine depends on the conditions or inquiry conducted by the appointed tax authority/assessment officer.

Penalty (Section 234E)

The deductee of the TDS shall be liable to pay a fine of INR 200/-per day before the full sum of the TDS is paid. However, the penalty shall not exceed the actual amount of the TDS.

Late Filing Fees :

For the delayed fee of TDS after deduction under Section 201(1A), you have to pay interest at a rate of 1.5 percent per month from the date of the deduction to the actual date of the deposit. It should also be remembered that interest is measured on a monthly basis rather than on a number of days. Half of a month will also be regarded as a whole month.

What is important to remember here is that

The estimation of interest on the balance of the TDS owed starts on the day from which the TDS was withheld rather than the day from which it was due.

PENALTIES (Section 271H)

Pursuant to this rule, the Assessing Officer may direct a person who has not filed a TDS payment on time with a minimum of INR 10,000, which may even be extended to INR 1,000,000.

If the following conditions are met, no penalty will be levied (under section 271H) for late payment of TDS / TCS returns:

  • The tax deducted at source must be paid to the credit of the government.
  • No penalty will be levied if interest and late filing fees are paid to the Government’s credit.
  • Before the one-year period expires, the TDS / TCS return has been filed from the due date.

TDS for the purchase of immovable property

For the purchase of immovable property on which TDS applies, the return, together with the payment of TDS, must be made before the 30th of the following month. For example, TDS for property purchased in May must be deposited by 30 June.

Summary of Important Due date of July and Aug 2020

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