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  • May 29, 2024
  • CBDT exempts RBI from special norms on TDS, tax collected at source. Check details

    The Union Finance Minister has noted that the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has exempted the Reserve Bank of India from the special provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, regarding the tax deducted at source, and the tax collected at source for non-filers of an income-tax return.

    In a notification, the Finance Ministry said: "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of the provison to sub-section (3) of section 206CCA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies the Reserve Bank of India to be a person referred to in the said clause."

    The ministry also issued a notification along the same lines under section 206AB of the Income Tax Act.

    Section 206CCA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, provides tax collection at source (TCS) on amounts received by a specified person at rates higher than specified in the act. Under this, the tax is collected at twice the rate specified in the relevant provision of the Act, or at the rate of 5%, whichever is higher.

    The tax shall be collected at source (TCS) on higher of the following:

    > 2 times the rate given in the Income Tax Act or Finance Act or.
    > 5%

    If the person provides the PAN but has not filed the return for the last assessment year and the due date for filing has been expired and the aggregate of TDS or TCS in his case is Rs. 50,000 or more then the above rate shall apply. Just to save from this, if he doesn’t provide the PAN then tax shall be collected at 20% or a much higher rate as per section 206CC.