prpri Section 196D TDS on Income of foreign institutional investors from securities Section 196D TDS on Income of foreign institutional investors from securities

i. Who is responsible to deduct tax under section 194D of Income Tax Act, 1961?

Any person responsible for making payment to Foreign Institutional Investors

ii. Nature of Payment

Income in respect of securities referred to in section 115AD (not being interest referred to in section 194LD)

iii. When to Deduct TDS under Section 196D?

At the time of credit of such income to the account of payee or at the time of payment, whichever is earlier. For this purpose, “payment” can be in cash or by issue of a cheque or draft of by any other mode.

TDS on Income of foreign institutional investors from securities

iv. Rate of TDS under Section 196D

The rate of tax deduction u/s 196D is 20% (+ SC+H&E Cess)

v. Other key point related to Section 196D

No deduction shall be made in respect of capital gains arising from transfer of such securities.

Extract of Section 196D of Income Tax Act, 1961

Section 196D TDS on Income of foreign institutional investors from securities

196D. (1) Where any income in respect of securities referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 115AD, not being income by way of interest referred to in section 194LD, is payable] to a Foreign Institutional Investor, the person responsible for making the payment shall, at the time of credit of such income to the account of the payee or at the time of payment thereof [by any mode], whichever is earlier, deduct income-tax thereon at the rate of twenty per cent:

[Provided that where an agreement referred to in sub-section (1) of section 90 or sub-section (1) of section 90A applies to the payee and if the payee has furnished a certificate referred to in sub-section (4) of section 90 or sub-section (4) of section 90A, as the case may be, then, income-tax thereon shall be deducted at the rate of twenty per cent or at the rate or rates of income-tax provided in such agreement for such income, whichever is lower.]

Section 196D

[(1A) Where any income in respect of securities referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 115AD, not being income by way of interest referred to in section 194LD, is payable to a specified fund [referred to in clause (c) of the Explanation to clause (4D) of section 10], the person responsible for making the payment shall, at the time of credit of such income to the account of the payee, or at the time of payment thereof by any mode, whichever is earlier, deduct the income-tax thereon at the rate of ten per cent:

Provided that no deduction shall be made in respect of an income exempt under clause (4D) of section 10.]

(2) No deduction of tax shall be made from any income, by way of capital gains arising from the transfer of securities referred to in section 115AD, payable to a Foreign Institutional Investor.

(Republished with amendments)

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