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  • Sep 14, 2022
  • Loan waiver not a benefit, banks exempt from 10% TDS for one-time settlement

    Banks will not be required to deduct 10% tax at source (TDS) on one-time settlement (OTS) or loan waivers, the Central Board of Direct Taxes said on Tuesday.

    CBDT said in a detailed clarification that OTS or loan waiver by a bank will not be treated as a benefit or a perquisite and not face Tax Deducted at Source as they would have to bear the additional cost of tax deduction besides the haircut. The exemption will be available to all public financial institutions, scheduled banks, cooperative banks, rural development banks, state financial corporations, and state industrial investment corporations.