TDS applicability rate on cash withdrawals:
The Income Tax Department has facilitated a new functionality for Banks and Post offices through which they can ascertain the TDS applicability rates on cash withdrawal of above Rs.20 lakh in case of a non-filer of the income-tax return and that of above Rs. 1 Crore in case of a filer of the income-tax return. So far, more than 53,000 verification requests have been executed successfully in this facility.
What is TDS:
- Tax deduction at source (TDS) is a means of collecting tax on income, dividends or asset sales, by requiring the payer (or legal intermediary) to deduct tax due before paying the balance to the payee (and the tax to the revenue authority).
- In India, under the Indian Income Tax Act of 1961, income tax must be deducted at source as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Any payment covered under these provisions shall be paid after deducting a prescribed percentage of income tax. It is managed by the [Central Board for Direct Taxes] (CBDT) and is part of the Department of Revenue managed by Indian Revenue Service. It has great importance while conducting tax audits. Assessee is also required to file quarterly return to CBDT. Returns state the TDS deducted & paid to government during the Quarter to which it relates.