Reduction in rate of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) & Tax Collection at Source (TCS)

In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for  the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th  May, 2020  to 31st March, 2021:-

2. Further, the rate of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for the following specified receipts

has also been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th May, 2020  to 31st March, 2021:-



3. Therefore, TDS on the amount paid or credited during the period from 14th May, 2020 to 31st March, 2021 shall be deducted at the reduced rates specified in the table in para 1 above. Similarly, the tax on the amount received or debited during the period from 14thMay, 2020  to 31st March, 2021 shall be collected at the reduced rates specified in the table in para 2 above.


4.  It is further stated that there shall be no reduction in rates of TDS or TCS, where the tax is required to be deducted or collected at higher rate due to non-furnishing of PAN/Aadhaar.  For example, if the tax is required to be deducted at 20% under section 206AA of the Income-tax Act due to non-furnishing of PAN/Aadhaar, it shall be deducted at the rate of 20% and not at the rate of 15%.

5. Legislative amendments in this regard shall be proposed in due course.

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