PAYMENT OF TDS/TDC MANDATORY AS E-PAYMENT IN ALL FORM w.e.f 01-04-2009

Income Tax Department has amended the rules relating the Payment of TDS /TCS and now it is mandatory for all to deposit the such taxes through E-payment only from 01.04.2009 onwards .Further challan to deposit the TDS /TCS has also been changed .Now TDS/TCS is required to be deposited on Challan number 17 (new) through online mode only.The most important amendment in challan form is that now with each challan,deductor has to give deductee detail also .If there are more than 10 deductee in the a single challan then he has to upload a file for deductee detail .This is uphill task for every body and can not be managed without a integrated software.Ministry of finance has clarified that tds/tcs deducted on or after 01.04.2009 is to be deposited on new form 17.Deduction before 01.04.2009 ,old challan 281 is applicable.


Main abstract of the New amended Rules are

1. Mandatory E payment:E-payment of TDS /TCS is mandatory for all type of deductors.

2. New Challan for TDS/TCS deposit:Tds/TCS deposit challan is now on Form number 17

3. Deductee detail in challan required:Deductee detail is to be given in TDS challan while depositing the TDS/TCS upto 10 deductee

4. Deductee Detail with challan to be uploaded in file:If deductees are more than 10 ,then detail of deductees is to be uploaded with challan through file.

5. Quarterly deposit of TDS/TCS:Quarterly deposit of Tds is now can be done in few cases with the approval of Jt commissioner

6. Form16/16A amended: Form 16 and 16A has also been amended and 16AA abolished

7. Unique transaction number concept:A unique transaction number will be alloted to each tax deduction and tax collection entry.

8. This unique number is to be mentioned in every Form 16/16AA

9. In form 16/16A status of quarterly return is also to be given ,whether pan uploaded in etds return validated by the department or not.

10. Mandatory quarterly Etds/Tcs returns:Quarterly TDS/TCS is now required to be filed irrespective of tax deduction in the quarter or not.

11. Tax compliance new return in Form 24 C:A new form 24 C ,Tax Compliance Form is also required to be filed with quarterly etds returns

12. Form 26Q,24Q, 27EQ amended:Form 24Q,26Q and 27 EQ has also been amended to give effect the concept of unique transaction number .

These amendment has many more other impact which I will try to cover in next posts
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II,

SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (ii)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
New Delhi, the 25th March, 2009
NOTIFICATION
INCOME-TAX

S.O. 858(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43
of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the
Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-


1. (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax ( 8th Amendment) Rules, 2009.
(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2009


2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, -
(a) for rules 30, 31, 31A and 31AA, the following rules shall be substituted, namely:-
“Time and mode of payment to Government account of tax deducted at source or tax paid
under Chapter XVII-B

30. (1) All sums deducted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XVII-B shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government–


* (a) within two months from the end of the month in which the amount is credited by the payer to the account of the payee if the crediting is on the date up to which the accounts of the payer are made; and
* (b) in any other case, within one week from the end of the month in which the-
o (i) deduction is made; or
o (ii) income-tax is due under sub-section (1A) of section 192.


(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), the Assessing Officer may permit, in special cases, -

(3)

* (a) quarterly payment of the amount on June 15, September 15, December 15 and March 15 if the amount is deducted from any income chargeable under the head “Salaries”; and
* (b) quarterly payment of the amount on July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15 if the amount is deducted from any income by way of-
o (i) interest, other than interest on securities;
o (ii) insurance commission; or
o (iii) commission or brokerage referred to in section 194H.
o No permission under sub-rule (2) shall be granted without the prior approval ofthe Joint Commissioner.


(4)The person responsible for making deduction, or payment of tax, under Chapter XVII-B shall, within the time specified in sub-rule (1), or sub-rule (2), -


* (a) electronically furnish an income-tax challan in Form No.17; and
* (b) pay the amount so deducted to the credit of the Central Government by electronically remitting it into the Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India or any authorised bank.


(5) For the purposes of this rule, the amount shall be construed as electronically remitted to the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorised bank, if the amount is remitted by way of –

* (a) internet banking facility of the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorised bank; or
* (b) credit or debit card.


Certificate of tax deducted at source or tax paid under sub-section (1A) of section 192

31. (1) The certificate of deduction of tax at source or, the certificate of payment of tax by the employer on behalf of the employee, under section 203 shall be in –


* (a) Form No.16 if the deduction or, payment of tax, is under section 192; and
* (b) Form No.16A if the deduction is under any other provision of Chapter XVII-B.


(2)The certificate referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be furnished to the deductee-
(3)

* (a) within one week after the date on which the sum of tax deducted at source is paid to the credit of the Central Government if the payment in respect of which the tax so deducted is by way of crediting on the date upto which the accounts of the deductor are made;
* (b) within one month from the end of the financial year in which the payment is made to the deductee if-
o (i) the deduction of tax is made under sub-section (1) of section 192;

o (ii) the certificate relates to payment of tax by the employer on behalf of the employee under section (1A) of section 192;

o (iii) the deduction of tax is made under section 194D; or

o (iv) more than one certificate is required to be furnished to a deductee for deductions of income-tax made during a financial year and the deductee has requested for issue of a consolidated certificate in respect of such deductions;

* (c) within fourteen days from the date of payment of income-tax if the payment is made quarterly under sub-rule (2) of rule 30;

* (d) within one month from the end of the month in which the deduction of tax at source is made, in all other cases.

The deductor may issue a duplicate certificate in Form No.16 or Form No.16A,as the case may be, if the deductee has lost the original certificate so issued and makes a request for issuance of a duplicate certificate and such duplicate certificate is certified as duplicate by the deductor.

The Assessing Officer, before giving credit for the tax deducted at source on the basis of duplicate certificate referred to in sub-rule (3), shall-

* (a) obtain an Indemnity Bond from the deductee; and
* (b) get the payment certified by the Assessing Officer designated in this behalf by the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner.


Quarterly statement of deduction of tax or collection of tax

31A. (1)Every person who has been allotted a tax deduction and collection account number under section 203A shall deliver, or cause to be delivered the following quarterly statements; namely:-


* (a)the TDS Compliance Statement in Form No.24C;

* (b)the Quarterly Statement of deduction of tax under section 192 in Form No.24Q;

* (c)the Quarterly Statement of deduction of tax under sections 193 to 196D in-

o (i) Form No.27Q in respect of the deductee other than a company, being a non-resident or resident but not ordinarily resident, or the deductee being a foreign company; and
o (ii) Form No.26Q in respect of all other deductees; and
* (d)the Quarterly Statement for collection of tax under section 206C in FormNo.27EQ.



(2) Every person, who is required to deliver, or cause to be delivered, under sub-rule (1), the statements referred to therein, shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, such statements electronically to the Director General of Income Tax (Systems) or the person authorised by the Director General of Income Tax (Systems).

(3) The statement in Form No.24C referred to in sub-rule (1), shall be delivered, or caused to be delivered, on or before the 15th July, the 15th October, the 15th January in respect of the first three quarters of the financial year, respectively, and on or before the 15th June following the last quarter of the financial year.

(4)

* (a)The statements in Form No.24Q, Form No.26Q, Form No.27Q and Form No.27EQ referred to in sub-rule(1), shall be delivered, or caused to be delivered, on or before the 15th June following the financial year.”;
* (b) rule 37A shall be omitted;
* (c) for rules 37CA and 37D, the following rules shall be substituted, namely:-



“Time and mode of payment to Government account of tax collected at source under Chapter XVII-BB

37CA. (1) All sums collected in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XVII-BB shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government within one week from the end of the month in which the collection is made.

(2) The person responsible for making collection under Chapter XVII-BB shall, within the time specified in sub-rule (1), -


* (a) electronically furnish an income-tax challan in Form No.17; and
* (b) pay the amount so collected to the credit of the Central Government by electronically remitting it into the Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India or any authorised bank.



(3) For the purposes of this rule, the amount shall be construed as electronically remitted to the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorised bank, if the amount is remitted by way of –


* (a) internet banking facility of the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorised bank; or
* (b) credit or debit card.


Certificate of tax collected at source
37D. (1) The certificate of collection of tax at source under sub-section (5) of section 206C shall be in Form No.27D.

(2) The certificate referred to in sub-rule (1), shall be furnished to the deductee within one month from the end of the month in which the amount is debited to the account of the buyer or licensee or lessee or payment is received from the buyer or licensee or lessee,as the case may be.

(3) The person responsible for collecting tax at source may issue a duplicate certificate in Form No.27D, if the buyer or licensee or lessee has lost the original certificate so issued and makes a request for issuance of a duplicate certificate and such duplicate certificate is certified as duplicate by the person responsible for collecting tax at source.

(4) The Assessing Officer, before giving credit for the tax collected at source on the basis of duplicate certificate referred to in sub-rule (3), shall-

* (a) obtain an Indemnity Bond from the buyer or licensee or lessee; and
* (b) get the payment certified by the Assessing Officer designated in this behalf by the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner.”;



(d) for Form No.16, Form No.16A and Form No.16AA, the following forms shall be substituted
,


TDS RULES 8TH AMENDT
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