Should I File My ITR If TDS is Deducted?

Should I File My ITR If TDS is Deducted?

TDS, also Tax Deducted at Source, is tax deducted from the money paid by anyone making defined payments such as a mortgage, commission, professional fees, salary, interest, and so on..

Generally; the person receiving the money is required to pay income tax. However; the government ensures that the revenue tax is taken in advance from payments made by you through Tax accepted at source regulations. The net amount (once they have TDS) is paid to the income recipient.

The recipient adds the total amount to his income, and the TDS amount is deducted from his tax liability. The recipient accepts credit for the money that has already been deducted as well as paid on the recipient's behalf.  

TDS is essentially a component of income tax. A person must deduct it for particular payments received from them. Here we will go over the TDS requirements within the Income Tax Act in depth in this post.

When is TDS deducted

When any individual making certain payments within the Income Tax Act must collect TDS when the payment is made. However; no TDS must be charged if the payer is a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) whose records are not needed to be audited. 

Individuals and HUFs are required to deduct TDS at 5% on rent payments over Rs 50,000 per month, regardless of whether the individual, as well as HUF, is not subject to a tax audit. Individuals and HUFs required to deduct TDS at 5% do not need to apply for TAN. Your manager deducts TDS at the applicable income tax slab rates. TDS is deducted at a rate of 10% by banks. If they lack your PAN number, they may deduct 20%.

The Income Tax Act prescribes TDS rates for most payments while, TDS is subtracted by the payer based on these rates. You do not have to contribute to any tax if you submit financial documents (for claim deductions) to the employer as well as your taxable income in its entirety is less than the taxable limit. As a result, no tax deductions should be taken from your earnings.

Similarly; if the amount you earn is less than the taxable limit then you can send Forms 15G and 15H to the bank so that they do not take taxes on any interest income. If you were unable to provide documentation to your employer, or if your employer and bank already withdrew the TDS along with your total income being less than the taxable limit), you may submit a return as well as demand a refund of this TDS. The full list of Designated Payments that qualify for TDS deduction, as well as the TDS rate.

If a person's TDS is deducted and a refund is due, the refund can be collected by filing an Income Tax Return. For example, many taxpayers earn just interest on deposits. It is optional to file an income tax return if the interest received is within the Basic Exemption Limit.

Due Date to Deposit TDS

Tax Deduction at Source needs to be deposited with the taxing authority before the 7th of each month following. For example, TDS deducted in June has to be paid to government agencies by the 7th of July. TDS deducted in March, on the other hand, can be deposited until April 30th. TDS deducted on rent as well as property purchases is payable 30 days after the last day of the period in which TDS is collected.

TDS Returns

Tax Deduction at Source must be deposited on the federal government's portal using Challan ITNS-281. For step-by-step guidance on submitting TDS payments online, read this article. Submitting Tax Collected at Source returns is required for all individuals who have deducted TDS. TDS returns must be produced quarterly, and different details such as TAN, the quantity of TDS deducted, kind of payments, PAN of deductee, and so on must be provided. Furthermore, several forms are recommended for submitting tax returns depending on the objective of the TDS deduction. The following are some examples of return forms: Form 26QTDS is required for any payments other than salary. Q1 - July 31st,  Q2 - October 31st,  Q3 - January 31st, and  Q4 - May 31st

TDS Certificate

TDS certifications are shown on Form 16, Forms 16A, Form 16B, and Form 16C. TDS certificates must be supplied to the taxpayer from the income for which TDS has been deducted during the payment by the person deducting TDS. When TDS gets deducted from fixed deposit interest, banks, for example, provide Form 16A to the depositor. The employer provides Form 16 to the employee.

Because all TDS is connected to your own PAN, this paperwork details the TDS collected on the earnings by each deductor, including all types of payments given to you - whether salary or interest income - all TDS tied to your PAN is submitted here.

This form also includes income tax that you have personally paid - either as advance tax as well as self-assessment tax. As a result, it is critical that you correctly provide your PAN whenever TDS may be applied to your income.

You must recognize how TDS is related to your PAN. TDS deductions are connected to the tax deductor and the deductee's PAN numbers. If TDS has been collected from any of your earnings, you must complete Tax Credit Form 26AS. All PAN holders have access to this form, which is a combined tax statement.

Tax Liability if TDS is Deducted

TDS is deducted from your wage based on your income tax bracket. TDS rates on other sources of income are set and range from 10 to 20 per cent. The rates of taxes are not calculated based on your overall income. As a result, in some situations, you will be charged TDS on your receipts. You would be obliged to determine your annual income separately by combining income from every source.

Your real tax liability is based on your entire taxable income. You may obtain credit for TDS collected on your different receipts based on the taxes calculated. To determine the remaining amount to be paid to the income tax department, subtract the tax deducted before the source from your real tax liability. You may also be eligible for a refund. You must submit a return of income tax as well as either pay the tax owed or receive a refund.

TDS Statements Uploading

Follow the steps below to upload TDS statements to the Income Tax Department's website:

  • Go to the Income Tax website. Log in using your TAN.
  • Choose e-File > Tax Forms. Fill up the revenue tax paperwork on the dashboard.
  • Choose the appropriate form and fill out the necessary information.
  • Validate the return with DSC or EVC.

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As taxpayers, we are all assigned to one of several tax brackets. Assume you have a savings account and earn interest on it. Banks charge a baseline 10% TDS on the accumulated interest. If you're included in the 5% tax rate, you are able to request a TDS return for the additional sum deducted. When finishing your ITR, you would add up all of your earnings from various sources, calculate your tax burden, and remove the TDS used to calculate your income. If your TDS is greater than your entire tax liability for the fiscal year, you are due a return from the government.


1. What is the person's obligation who deducts tax at source?

Someone who removes TDS is liable for the includes getting the Tax Deduction Accounting number and recording it in any TDS-related papers, deducting the applicable TDS rate, depositing the TDS payment with the government by the due date, TDS returns must be filed by the deadline, and provide the certificate of TDS to the payee by the due date.

2. If I do not provide the deductor with my Permanent Account Number, how much TDS would be deducted?

Suppose you do not provide the tax deductor your permanent account identification number. In that case, the deductor is required to deduct TDS at the greater of the rate established in the appropriate sections of the Act or 20%, according to Article 206AA under the Income Tax Act, as amended.

3. What is the distinction between TAN as well as PAN?

PAN is an abbreviation for Permanent Account Number, and TAN is an alternative for Tax Deduction Account Number. The deductor, or the person responsible for deducting TDS, should get TAN. The deductor must remember to include TAN in all TDS-related papers. There is one exception: in the event of TDS on the sale of property and structures under Section 194-IA, the person who deducts is not needed to collect TAN and can return the TDS using PAN.​ In addition, for TDS on rent under Section 194-IB and TDS on certain sums paid to people or HUFs under Section 194M, the person who deducts it might utilize PAN rather than TAN to remit TDS.

4. What is mentioned in Sections 206AB and 206CCA?

The Finance Bill 2021 included provisions for income tax deduction and collection at source under such higher rates if any payment is paid or receivable to a specific person who failed to submit the IT return. Section 206AB was added to the IT Act following section 206AA. It allows for larger TDS deductions on buyers who do not provide their Permanent Account Number (PAN). Similarly, Section 206CCA is about TCS and was added afterwards to Section 206CC within the IT Act.

5. What is the rate of TDS on salary?

Every employer is required to deduct TDS on salary at the employee's 'average rate of income tax' for the year. A typical income tax rate Implies income tax liability (calculated using slab rates) / by the employee's expected income for the evaluation year.

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