As Informed you earlier that Income tax department has relaxed norms of e filing of TDS returns .Major relief has been given to tax payers by allowing adjustment of excess tds deposited in one section with other section .Further Income tax department has also allowed excess tds deposited in one assessment year with another assessment year. These amendments has been Incorporated in Financial year 2012-13 and we have reported it time to time.
Now TDSCPC has issued a clarification on the subject with example to remove doubts from deductors mind.By allowing these relief one should not go to lengthy TDS refund process.
For Deductor's convenience, CPC(TDS) has established processing logic in the system that can accept a Single Challan for reporting of Tax Deposited in following circumstances :
Payment of Tax Deducted under different sections of the Income Tax Act, 1961:
- The CPC(TDS) system gives credit of TDS against different sections of the Act, even though a specific section has been quoted in the challan.
Example: The challan used for payment of TDS relevant to Section 192 of the Act can also be used for the purpose of reporting tax deposited under Section 194 of the Act also.
Payment of Tax Deducted for different Assessment Years:
- In case tax has been deposited more than the required tax deducted at source for a particular Assessment Year, the excess amount of tax can be claimed in the following quarters of the relevant year. The balance amount if any, can be carried forward to the next year for claim in the TDS statement.
Example: If excess payment of Tax has been made in Quarter 1 of financial year 2013-14, the same can be used for Quarter 2,3&4 of F.Y. 2013-14 as well as for Q1 to Q4 of F.Y.2014-15. The excess amount of tax paid in Q1 of F.Y.2013-14 can also be used for payment of tax default of Q1 to Q4 of F.Y.2012-13.
- Different challans used for the purpose of reporting multiple Deductees associated with different branches with same TAN:
- The deductor may have used multiple challans for reporting multiple deductees associated with different branches, in the TDS Statement.
- A single challan can be used for the purpose of reporting Tax Deducted for such deductees
Example: If a Bank has multiple branches with same TAN, payment of Tax Deducted can be made by a single challan and all the deductees can be tagged using the same.
Based on the above information, you may use a single challan in a month towards payment of Tax Deposited.