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Budget-2010- Direct Tax Proposals

TAX PROPOSALS:

  • The Centralized Processing Centre at Bengaluru is now fully functional and is processing around 20,000 returns daily. Two more Centres will also be established during the year.
  • The Income Tax department has introduced “Sevottam”, a pilot project at Pune, Kochi and Chandigarh through Aayakar Seva Kendras, which provide a single window system for registration of all applications including those for redressal of grievances as well as paper returns.
  • The income tax department to notify SARAL-II form for individual salaried taxpayers for the coming assessment year.
  • Scope of cases which may be admitted by the Settlement Commission expanded to include proceedings related to search and seizure cases pending for assessment.
  • Scope of Settlement Commission also expanded in respect of Central Excise and Customs to include certain categories of cases that hitherto fell outside its jurisdiction.
  • Bi-lateral discussions commenced to enhance the exchange of bank related and other information to effectively track tax evasion and identify undisclosed assets of resident Indians lying abroad.

Direct Taxes

•  Income tax slabs for individual taxpayers to be as follows :

Income upto Rs 1.6 lakh NIL
Income above Rs 1.6 lakh and upto 10 per cent
Rs. 5 lakh
Income above Rs.5 lakh and upto Rs. 20 per cent
8 lakh
Income above Rs. 8 lakh 30 per cent

•  Taxability on Taxable income of Rs. 10 Lakhs :

OLD NEW SAVING
MALE 210,120.00 158,620.00 51,500.00
FEMALE 207,030.00 155,530.00 51,500.00
SENIOR
CITIZEN 201,880.00 150,380.00 51,500.00
  • Deduction of an additional amount of Rs. 20,000 allowed, over and above the existing limit of Rs.1 lakh on tax savings, for investment in long-term infrastructure bonds as notified by the Central Government.
  • Besides contributions to health insurance schemes which is currently allowed as a deduction under the Income-tax Act, contributions to the Central Government Health Scheme also allowed as a deduction under the same provision.
  • Current surcharge of 10 per cent on domestic companies reduced to 7.5 per cent.
  • Rate of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) increased from the current rate of 15 per cent to 18 per cent of book profits.
  • Weighted deduction on expenditure incurred on in-house R&D enhanced from 150 per cent to 200 percent. Weighted deduction on payments made to National Laboratories, research associations, colleges, universities and other institutions, for scientific research enhanced from 125 per cent to 175 per cent.
  • Payment made to an approved association engaged in research in social sciences or statistical research to be allowed as a weighted deduction of 125 per cent. The income of such approved research association shall be exempt from tax.
  • Benefit of investment linked deduction under the Act extended to new hotels of two-star category.
  • Allow pending projects to be completed within a period of five years instead of four years for claiming a deduction of their profits, as a one time interim relief to the housing and real estate sector.
  • Limits for turnover over which accounts need to be audited enhanced to Rs. 60 lakh for businesses and to Rs. 15 lakh for professions.
  • Limit of turnover for the purpose of presumptive taxation of small businesses enhanced to Rs. 60 lakh.
  • If tax has been deducted on payment by way of any expense and is paid before the due date of filing the return, such expenditure to be allowed for deduction.
  • Interest charged on tax deducted but not deposited by the specified date to be increased from 12 per cent to 18 per cent per annum.
  • Increase in threshold limit for tax deduction at source :
Section Nature of Payment Existing Revised Applicability
threshold limit of threshold
Payment limit of
(Rupees) Payment
(Rupees)
194B Winnings from lottery 5,000 10,000 Ist July,
or crossword puzzle 2010
194BB Winnings from horse 2,500 5,000 Ist July,
race 2010
194C Payment to 20,000* 30,000* Ist July,
contractors 2010
50,000** 75,000** Ist July,
2010
194D Insurance 5,000 20,000 Ist July,
commission 2010
194H Commission or 2,500 5,000 Ist July,
Brokerage 2010
194-I Rent 1,20,000 1,80,000 Ist July,
2010
194J Fees for professional 20,000 30,000 Ist July,
or technical services 2010
  • No Capital gain transfer of assets as a result of conversion of small companies into Limited Liability Partnerships.
  • The advancement of any other object of general public utility” to be considered as “charitable purpose” even if it involves carrying on of any activity in the nature of trade, commerce or business provided that the receipts from such activities do not exceed Rs.10 lakh in the year .
  • Proposals on direct taxes estimated to result in a revenue loss of Rs. 26,000 crore for the year.

Budget-2010-Indirect Tax Proposals

Indirect Taxes

Custom & Excise.

  • The standard rate on all non-petroleum products enhanced from 8 per cent to 10 per cent ad valorem.
  • The specific rates of duty applicable to portland cement and cement clinker also adjusted upwards proportionately. Similarly, the ad valorem component of excise duty on large cars, multi-utility vehicles and sports-utility vehicles increased by 2 percentage points to 22 per cent.
  • Restore the basic duty of 5 per cent on crude petroleum; 7.5 per cent on diesel and petrol and 10 per cent on other refined products. Central Excise duty on petrol and diesel enhanced by Re.1 per litre each.
  • Some structural changes in the excise duty on cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos to be made coupled with some increase in rates. Excise duty on all non-smoking tobacco such as scented tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco etc to be enhanced. Compounded levy scheme for chewing tobacco and branded unmanufactured tobacco based on the capacity of pouch packing machines to be introduced.

Agriculture & Related Sectors

  • Provide project import status with a concessional import duty of 5 per cent for the setting up of mechanised handling systems and pallet racking systems in ‘mandis’ or warehouses for food grains and sugar as well as full exemption from service tax for the installation and commissioning of such equipment.
  • Provide project import status at a concessional customs duty of 5 per cent with full exemption from service tax to the initial setting up and expansion of Cold storage, cold room including farm pre-coolers for preservation or storage of agriculture and related sectors produce ; and Processing units for such produce.
  • Provide full exemption from customs duty to refrigeration units required for the manufacture of refrigerated vans or trucks.
  • Provide concessional customs duty of 5 per cent to specified agricultural machinery not manufactured in India;
  • Provide central excise exemption to specified equipment for preservation, storage and processing of agriculture and related sectors and exemption from service tax to the storage and warehousing of their produce; and

• Provide full exemption from excise duty to trailers and semi-trailers used in agriculture.

  • Concessional import duty to specified machinery for use in the plantation sector to be, extended up to March 31, 2011 along with a CVD exemption.
  • To exempt the testing and certification of agricultural seeds from service tax.
  • The transportation by road of cereals, and pulses to be exempted from service tax. Transportation by rail to remain exempt.
  • To ease the cash flow position for small-scale manufacturers, they would be permitted to take full credit of Central Excise duty paid on capital goods in a single installment in the year of their receipt. Secondly, they would be permitted to pay Central Excise duty on a quarterly, rather than monthly, basis.

Environment

  • To build the corpus of the National Clean Energy Fund, clean energy cess on coal produced in India at a nominal rate of Rs.50 per tonne to be levied. This cess will also apply on imported coal.
  • Provide a concessional customs duty of 5 per cent to machinery, instruments, equipment and appliances etc. required for the initial setting up of photovoltaic and solar thermal power generating units and also exempt them from Central Excise duty. Ground source heat pumps used to tap geo-thermal energy to be exempted from basic customs duty and special additional duty.
  • Exempt a few more specified inputs required for the manufacture of rotor blades for wind energy generators from Central Excise duty.
  • Central Excise duty on LED lights reduced from 8 per cent to 4 per cent at par with Compact Fluorescent Lamps.
  • To remedy the difficulty faced by manufacturers of electric cars and vehicles in neutralising the duty paid on their inputs and components, a nominal duty of 4 per cent on such vehicles imposed. Some critical parts or sub-assemblies of such vehicles exempted from basic customs duty and special additional duty subject to actual user condition. These parts would also enjoy a concessional CVD of 4 %.
  • A concessional excise duty of 4 per cent provided to “soleckshaw”, a product developed by CSIR to replace manually-operated rickshaws. Its key parts and components to be exempted from customs duty.
  • Import of compostable polymer exempted from basic customs duty.

Infrastructure

  • Project import status to ‘Monorail projects for urban transport’ at a concessional basic duty of 5 per cent granted.
  • To allow resale of specified machinery for road construction projects on payment of import duty at depreciated value.
  • To encourage the domestic manufacture of mobile phones accessories, exemptions from basic, CVD and special additional duties are now being extended to parts of battery chargers and hands-free headphones. The validity of the exemption from special additional duty is being extended till March 31, 2011.

Medical Sector

  • Uniform, concessional basic duty of 5 per cent, CVD of 4 per cent with full exemption from special additional duty prescribed on all medical equipments. A concessional basic duty of 5 per cent is being prescribed on parts and accessories for the manufacture of such equipment while they would be exempt from CVD and special additional duty.
  • Full exemption currently available to medical equipment and devices such as assistive devices, rehabilitation aids etc. retained. The concession available to Government hospitals or hospitals set up under a statute also retained.
  • Specified inputs for the manufacture of orthopaedic implants exempted from import duty.

Infotainment

• To address the difficulties experienced by film industry in importing digital masters of films for duplication or distribution loaded on electronic medium vis-à-vis those imported on cinematographic film, owing to a differential customs duty structure, customs duty to be charged only on the value of the carrier medium. The same dispensation would apply to music and gaming software imported for duplication. In all such cases the value representing the transfer of intellectual property rights would be subjected to service tax.

  • Provide project import status at a concessional customs duty of 5 per cent with full exemption from special additional duty to the initial setting up “Digital Head End” equipment by multi-service operators.

Precious Metals

  • Rates on precious metals indexed as follows:

: On gold and platinum from Rs.200 per 10 grams to Rs.300 per 10 grams

: On silver from Rs.1,000 per kg to Rs.1,500 per kg.

  • Basic customs on Rhodium – a precious metal used for polishing jewellery reduced to 2 per cent.
  • Basic customs duty on gold ore and concentrates reduced from 2 per cent ad valorem to a specific duty of Rs.140 per 10 grams of gold content with full exemption from special additional duty. Further, the excise duty on refined gold made from such ore or concentrate reduced from 8 per cent to a specific duty of Rs.280 per 10 grams.

Other Proposals

  • Full exemption from import duty available to specified inputs or raw materials required for the manufacture of sports goods expanded to cover a few more items.
  • Basic customs duty on one of key components in production of micro-wave ovens, namely magnetrons, reduced from 10 per cent to 5 per cent.
  • Value limit of Rs. 1 lakh per annum on duty-free import of commercial samples as personal baggage enhanced to Rs. 3 lakh per annum.
  • Complete exemption from special additional duty provided to goods imported in a pre-packaged form for retail sale. This would also cover mobile phones, watches and ready-made garments even when they are not imported in pre-packaged form. The refund-based exemption is also being retained for cases not covered by the new dispensation.
  • Toy balloons fully exempted from Central Excise duty.
  • Reduction in basic customs duty on long pepper from 70 per cent to 30 per cent;
  • Reduction in basic customs duty on asafoetida from 30 per cent to 20 per cent;
  • Reduction in central excise duty on replaceable kits for household type water filters other than those based on RO technology to 4 per cent;
  • Reduction in central excise duty on corrugated boxes and cartons from 8 per cent to 4 per cent;
  • Reduction in central excise duty on latex rubber thread from 8 per cent to 4 percent; and
  • Reduction in excise duty on goods covered under the Medicinal and Toilet Preparations Act from 16 per cent to 10 per cent.
  • Proposals relating to customs and central excise are estimated to result in a net revenue gain of Rs. 43,500 crore for the year.

Service Tax

  • Rate of tax on services retained at 10 per cent to pave the way forward for GST.
  • Certain services, hitherto untaxed, to be brought within the purview of the servicetax levy. These to be notified separately.
  • Process of refund of accumulated credit to exporters of services, especially in the area of Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing, made easy by making necessary changes in the definition of export of services and procedures.
  • Accredited news agencies which provide news feed online that meet certain criteria, exempted from service tax.
  • Proposals relating to service tax are estimated to result in a net revenue gain of Rs 3,000 crore for the year.
  • Proposals on direct taxes estimated to result in a revenue loss of Rs. 26,000 crore for the year.
  • Proposals relating to Indirect Taxes estimated to result in a net revenue gain of Rs.46,500 crore for the year. Taking into account the concessions being given in the tax proposals and measures taken to mobilise additional resources, the net revenue gain is estimated to be Rs. 20,500 crore for the year.

New TDS Rules

NEW TDS RULES NOTIFIED

Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2010

Notification No. 9/2010/F.No. 142/27/2009-SO(TPL), dated 17-2-2010

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961     (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

1.                  (1)        These rules may be called Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2010.

(2)   They shall come into force from the 1st day of April, 2009.

2.                  In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, –

(a)                for rules 30, 31 and 31A the following rules shall be substituted, namely:-

“Time and mode of payment to Government account of tax deducted at source or tax paid under sub-section (1A) of section 192.

30. (1) All sums deducted in accordance with the provisions of sections 192 to 194, section 194A, section 194B, section 194BB, section 194C, section 194D, section 194E, section 194EE, section 194F, section 194G, section 194H, section 194-I, section 194J, section 194K, section 194LA, section 195, section 196A, section 196B, section 196C and section 196D shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government—

(a) in the case of deduction by or on behalf of the Government, on the same day;

(b) in the case of deduction by or on behalf of persons other than those mentioned in clause (a),—

(i) in respect of sums deducted in accordance with the provisions of section 193, section 194A, section 194C, section 194D, section 194E, section 194G, section 194H, section 194-I, section 194J, section 195, section 196A, section 196B, section 196C and section 196D—

(1) where the income by way of interest on securities referred to in section 193 or the income by way of interest referred to in section 194A or the sum referred to in section 194C or the income by way of insurance commission referred to in section 194D or the payment to non-resident sportsmen or sports associations referred to in section 194E or the income by way of commission, remuneration or prize on sale of lottery tickets referred to in section 194G or the income by way of commission or brokerage referred to in section 194H or the income by way of rent referred to in section 194-I or the income by way of fees for professional or technical services referred to in section 194J or the interest or any other sum referred to in section 195 or the income of a foreign company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 196A or the income from units referred to in section 196B or the income from foreign currency bonds or shares of an Indian company referred to in section 196C or the income of Foreign Institutional Investors from securities referred to in section 196D is credited by a person to the account of the payee as on the date up to which the accounts of such person are made, within two months of the expiration of the month in which that date falls;

(2) in any other case, within one week from the last day of the month in which the deduction is made; and

(ii) in respect of sums deducted in accordance with the other provisions within one week from the last day of the month in which the deduction is made:

Provided that the Assessing Officer may, in special cases, and with the approval of the Joint Commissioner—

(a) in cases falling under sub-clause (i), permit any person to pay the income-tax deducted from any income by way of interest, other than income by way of interest on securities or any income by way of insurance commission or any income by way of commission or brokerage referred to in section 194H quarterly on July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15; and

(b) in cases falling under sub-clause (ii), permit an employer to pay income-tax deducted from any income chargeable under the head “Salaries” quarterly on June 15, September 15, December 15 and March 15.

(1A) All sums paid under sub-section (1A) of section 192 shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government—

(a) in the case of payment on behalf of the Government, on the same day;

(b) in all other cases, within one week from the last day of each month on which the income-tax is due under sub-section (1B) of section 192.

(2) The person responsible for making the deduction from any income chargeable under the head “Salaries” or, the person who pays tax, referred to in sub-section (1A) of section 192 or, in cases covered by sub-section (5) of section 192, the trustees shall pay the amount of tax so deducted to the credit of the Central Government by remitting it within the time prescribed in sub-rule (1) into any branch of the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorized bank accompanied by an income-tax challan  :

Provided that where the deduction or payment, as the case may be, is made by or on behalf of Government, the amounts shall be credited within the time and in the manner aforesaid without the production of a challan.

(3) The person responsible for making deduction under sections 193, 194, 194A, 194B, 194BB, 194C, 194D, 194E, 194EE, 194F, 194G, 194H, 194-I, 194J, 194K, 195, 196A , 196B , 196C and 196D shall pay the amount of tax so deducted to the credit of the Central Government by remitting it within the time prescribed in sub-rule (1) into any branch of the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorized bank accompanied by an income-tax challan, provided that where the deduction is made by or on behalf of Government the amount shall be credited within the time and in the manner aforesaid without the production of a challan.

Certificate of tax deducted at source or tax paid under sub-section (1A) of section 192.

31. (1) The certificate of deduction of tax at source or, the certificate of payment of tax by the employer on behalf of the employee, under section 203 to be furnished by any person deducting tax in accordance with the provisions of—

(a) section 192 shall be in Form No. 16 :

Provided that in the case of an individual, resident in India, where his income from salaries before allowing deductions under section 16 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 does not exceed rupees one lakh fifty thousand, the certificate of deduction of tax at source shall be in Form No. 16AA;

(b)               section 193, section 194, section 194A, section 194B, section 194BB, section 194C, section 194D, section 194E, section 194EE, section 194F, section 194G, section 194-I, section 194J, section 194K,section 194LA, section 195, section 196A, section 196B, section 196C and section 196D shall be in Form No. 16A.

(2) The certificate mentioned in sub-rule (1) shall be furnished within a period of one month from the end of the month during which the credit has been given or the sums have been paid or, as the case may be, a cheque or warrant for payment of any dividend has been issued to a shareholder:

Provided that where the income by way of interest on securities referred to in section 193 or the income by way of interest referred to in section 194A or the sum referred to in section 194C or the income by way of insurance commission referred to in section 194D or the payment to non-resident sportsmen or sports associations referred to in section 194E or the income by way of commission, remuneration or prize on sale of lottery tickets referred to in section 194G or the income by way of commission or brokerage referred to in section 194H or the income by way of rent referred to in section 194-I or the income by way of fees for professional or technical services referred to in section 194J or the interest or any other sum referred to in section 195 or the income of a foreign company referred to in  sub-section (2) of section 196A or the income from units referred to in section 196B or the income from foreign currency bonds or shares of an Indian company referred to in section 196C or the income of Foreign Institutional Investors from securities referred to in section 196D is credited by a person to the account of the payee as on the date up to which the account of such person are made, the certificate under sub-rule (1) shall be issued within a week after the expiry of two months from the month in which income is so credited :

Provided further that the certificate in the case of deduction of tax under sub-section (1) of section 192  or, payment of tax by the employer on behalf of the employee, under sub-section (1A) of that section or section 194D may be furnished within one month from the close of the financial year in which such deduction was made :

Provided also that the certificate in cases, other than those mentioned in the second proviso, where payment of income-tax deducted is permitted quarterly in accordance with clause (a) of the proviso to clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 30 may be furnished within fourteen days from the date of payment of income- tax:

Provided also that where more than one certificate is required to be furnished to a payee for deductions of income-tax made during a financial year, the person deducting the tax, may on request from such payee, issue within one month from the close of such financial year a consolidated certificate in Form No. 16A for tax deducted during whole of such financial year.

(3) Where in a case, the TDS certificate issued under this rule is lost, the person deducting tax at source may issue a duplicate certificate of deduction of tax at source on a plain paper giving necessary details as contained in Form No. 16 or Form No. 16A , as the case may be.

(4) The Assessing Officer before giving credit for the tax deducted at source on the basis of duplicate certificate referred to in sub-rule (3), shall get the payment certified from the Assessing Officer designated in this behalf by the Chief Commissioner or the Commissioner and shall also obtain an Indemnity Bond from the assessee.

Quarterly statement of deduction of tax under sub-section (3) of section 200.

31A.(1) Every person, being a person responsible for deducting tax under Chapter XVII-B shall, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 200, deliver or cause to be delivered to the Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person authorized by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), quarterly statement—

(i) in Form No. 24Q in respect of deduction of tax at source under sub-sections (1) and (1A) of section 192; and

(ii) in Form No. 26Q in respect of other cases of deduction of tax at  source,

on or before the 15th July, the 15th October, the 15th January in respect of the first three quarters of the financial year and on or before the 15th June following the last quarter of the financial year :

Provided that where,—

(a)  the deductor is an office of Government; or

(b) the deductor is a company; or

(c ) the deductor is a person required to get his accounts audited under section 44AB in the immediately preceding financial year; or

(d) the number of deductees’ records in a quarterly statement for any quarter of the immediately preceding financial year is equal to or more than fifty,

the person responsible for deducting tax at source, and the principal officer in  the case of a company shall deliver or cause to be delivered such quarterly statements on computer media (3.5” 1.44 MB floppy diskette or CD-ROM of 650 MB capacity):

Provided further that a person other than a person referred to in the first proviso, responsible for deducting tax at source, may at his option, deliver or cause to be delivered the quarterly statements on computer media (3.5 1.44 MB floppy diskette or CD-ROM of 650 MB capacity):

Provided also that a person responsible for deducting tax at source from the payments referred to in rule 37A shall furnish quarterly statements in accordance with the provisions of rule 37A and rule 37B.

(2) The person responsible for deducting tax at source and preparing quarterly statements shall,—

(i) quote his tax deduction and collection account number (TAN) and permanent account number (PAN) in the quarterly statement:

Provided that the permanent account number shall not be required to be quoted where tax has been deducted by or on behalf of the Government;

(ii) quote the permanent account number of all persons in respect of whose income, tax has been deducted:

Provided that the permanent account number shall not be quoted in respect of the persons to whom the second proviso to sub-section (5B) of section 139A of the Act applies;

(iii) furnish particulars of the tax paid to the Central Government.

(3) The person responsible for deducting tax at source and preparing quarterly statements on computer media shall, in addition to the provisions in sub-rule  (2),—

(i) prepare the quarterly statement as per the data structure provided by the e-filing Administrator designated by the Board for the purposes of administration of Electronic Filing of Returns of Tax Deducted at Source Scheme, 2003 supported by a declaration in Form No. 27A in paper format:

Provided that in case any compression software has been used for preparing the quarterly statement on computer media, such compression software shall be furnished on the same computer media;

(ii) affix a label indicating name, permanent account number, tax deduction and collection account number and address of the person responsible for deduction of tax at source, the period to which the statement pertains and the volume number of the said computer media in case more than one volume of such media is used”.

(b)         after rule 31A the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“Quarterly statement of collection of tax under sub-section (3) of section 206C.

31AA. (1) Every person, being a person responsible for collecting tax under section 206C shall, in accordance with the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 206C, deliver or cause to be delivered to the Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person authorized by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), quarterly statement in Form No. 27EQ on or before the 15th July, the 15th October, the 15th January in respect of the first three quarters of the financial year and on or before the 30th April following the last quarter of the financial year :

Provided that where,—

(a) the collector is an office of Government; or

(b) the collector is a company; or

(c) the collector is a person required to get his accounts audited under section 44AB in the immediately preceding financial year; or

(d) the number of collectees’ records in a quarterly statement for any quarter of the immediately preceding financial year is equal to or more than fifty,

the person responsible for collecting tax at source, and the principal officer in the case of a company shall deliver or cause to be delivered such quarterly statements on computer media (3.5” 1.44 MB floppy diskette or CD-ROM of 650 MB capacity):

Provided further that a person other than a person referred to in the first proviso, responsible for collecting tax at source, may at his option, deliver or cause to be delivered the quarterly statements on computer media (3.5 1.44 MB floppy diskette or CD-ROM of 650 MB capacity).

(2) The person responsible for collecting tax at source and preparing quarterly statements shall,—

(i) quote his tax deduction and collection account number (TAN) and permanent account number (PAN) in the quarterly statement:

Provided that the permanent account number shall not be required to be quoted where tax has been collected by or on behalf of the Government;

(ii) quote the permanent account number of all persons in respect of whose income, tax has been collected;

(iii) furnish particulars of the tax paid to the Central Government.

(3) The person responsible for collecting tax at source and preparing quarterly statements on computer media shall, in addition to the provisions in sub-rule  (2),—

(i) prepare the quarterly statement as per the data structure provided by the e-filing Administrator designated by the Board for the purposes of administration of Electronic Filing of Returns of Tax Collected at Source Scheme, 2005 supported by a declaration in Form No. 27B in paper format:

Provided that in case any compression software has been used for preparing the quarterly statement on computer media, such compression software shall be furnished on the same computer media;

(ii)                affix a label indicating name, permanent account number, tax deduction and collection account number and address of the person responsible for collection of tax at source, the period to which the statement pertains and the volume number of the said computer media in case more than one volume of such media is used.”

(c)          after rule 37 the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“Returns regarding tax deducted at source in the case of non-residents.

37A. The person making deduction of tax in accordance with sections 193, 194, 194E, 195, 196A, 196B, 196C and 196D of the Act from any payment made to—

(i) a person, not being a company, who is a non-resident or a resident but not ordinarily resident, or

(ii) a company which is neither an Indian company nor a company which has made the prescribed arrangements for the declaration and payment of dividends within India ;

shall send within fourteen days from the end of the quarter a statement in Form No. 27Q to the Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person or agency authorized by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems) referred to in rule 36A :

Provided that where the income by way of interest on securities referred to in section 193 or the payment to non-resident sportsmen or sports associations referred to in section 194E or the interest or any other sum referred to in section 195 or the income of a foreign company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 196A or the income from units referred to in section 196B or the income from foreign currency bonds or shares of an Indian company referred to in section 196C or the income of Foreign Institutional Investors from securities referred to in section 196D is credited by a person to the account of the payee as on the date up to which the accounts of such person are made, the statement in Form No. 27Q shall be sent within fourteen days after the expiry of two months from the month in which income is so credited.”

(d) for rules 37CA and 37D the following rules shall be substituted, namely:-

“Time and mode of payment to Government account of tax collected at source under section 206C.

37CA. (1) All sums collected in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (1C) of section 206C shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government within one week from the last day of the month in which the collection is made.

(2) The person responsible for making collection under sub-section (1) or sub-section (1C) of section 206C shall pay the amount of tax so collected to the credit of the Central Government by remitting it within the time prescribed in sub-rule (1) into any branch of the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank of India or of any authorized bank accompanied by an income-tax challan:

Provided that where the collection is made by or on behalf of the Government, the amount shall be credited within the time and in the manner aforesaid without the production of a challan.

Certificate for collection of tax at source under section 206C (5).

37D. (1) The certificate of collection of tax at source under sub-section (5) of section 206C to be furnished by any person collecting tax at source under sub-section (1) or sub-section (1C) of that section shall be inForm No. 27D.

(2) The certificate referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be furnished within a period of one month from the end of the month during which the amount is debited to the account of the buyer or licensee or lessee or payment is received from the buyer or licensee or lessee, as the case may be:

Provided that where more than one certificate is required to be furnished to a buyer or licensee or lessee for tax collected at source in respect of the period ending on the 30th September and the 31st March in each financial year, the person collecting the tax, may on request from such buyer or licensee or lessee , issue within one month from the end of such period, a consolidated certificate in Form No. 27D for tax collected during whole of such period.

(3) Where in a case, the certificate for tax collected at source issued under this rule is lost, the person collecting tax at source may issue a duplicate certificate of collection of tax at source on a plain paper giving necessary details as contained in Form No. 27D.

(4) The Assessing Officer before giving credit for the tax collected at source on the basis of duplicate certificate referred to in sub-rule (3), shall get the payment certified from the Assessing Officer designated in this behalf by the Chief Commissioner or Commissioner and shall also obtain an Indemnity Bond from the assessee. ”;

(e)        for Form No.16 and Form no. 16A the following forms shall be substituted, namely:-