CA Sandeep Kanoi
Till recently TDS deductor were use to submit TDS return for a Quarter even if they have not deducted and paid any TDS for a specific Quarter. If Assessee do not have any TDS liability for a specific quarter and he still submits a TDS return such Return is called NIL TDS Return.
CBDT has now provided that “TDS statement can not be filed without quoting any valid challan and deductee row. “ Which implies that Nil TDS return is no more permissible.
Earlier Asssessee use to submit NIL TDS return to avoid penalty for late Filing of TDS Return as they use to revise the return post filing of Nil Return. Now the same is not possible. A good move by the CBDT!! The move also clear confusion about Filing of NIL TDS return and it is clear now that Tax Deductor are not required to file NIL Tds return.