Section 206A: Electronic filing of statement of transactions on which tax has not been deducted

Section 206A of the Act relates to furnishing of statement in respect of payment of certain income by way of interest to residents where no tax has been deducted at source.

At present, the section provides for filing of such statements on a floppy, diskette, magnetic tape, CD-ROM, or any other computer readable media. To enable online filing of such statements, it is proposed to substitute this section so as to provide for filing of statement (where tax has not been deducted on payment of interest to residents) in prescribed form in the prescribed manner.

It is also proposed to provide for correction of such statements for rectification of any mistake or to add, delete or update the information furnished.

It is also proposed to make a consequential amendment arising out of amendment carried out by Finance Act, 2019 whereby threshold for TDS on payment of interest by a banking company or cooperative society or public company was raised to forty thousand rupees.

These amendments will take effect from 1st September, 2019.

[Clause 50]

Extract of Clause 50 of Finance Bill 2019

50. Substitution of section 206A.

For section 206A of the Income-tax Act, the following section shall be substituted with effect 25 from the 1st day of September, 2019, namely:––

Furnishing of statement in respect of payment of any income to residents without deduction of tax.

“206A.(1) Any banking company or co-operative society or public company referred to in the proviso to clause (i) of sub-section (3) of section 194A responsible for paying to a resident any income not exceeding forty thousand rupees, where the payer is a banking company or a co-operative society, and five thousand rupees in any other case by way of interest (other than interest on securities), shall prepare such statement in such form, containing such particulars, for such period, verified in such manner and within such time, as may be prescribed, and deliver or cause to be delivered the said statement to the prescribed income-tax authority or to the person authorised by such authority.

(2) The Board may require any person, other than a person mentioned in sub-section (1), responsible for paying to a resident any income liable for deduction of tax at source under Chapter XVII, to prepare such statement in such form, containing such particulars, for such period, verified in such manner and within such time, as may be prescribed, and deliver or cause to be delivered the said statement to the income-tax authority or the authorised person referred to in sub-section (1).

(3) The person responsible for paying to a resident any income referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) may also deliver to the income-tax authority referred to in sub-section (1), a correction statement for rectification of any mistake or to add, delete or update the information furnished in the statement delivered under the said sub-sections in such form and verified in such manner, as may be prescribed.”.

Note on Clause 50 of Finance Bill 2019

Clause 50 of the Bill seeks to substitute section 206A of the Income-tax Act relating furnishing of quarterly return in respect of payment of interest to residents without deduction of tax.

Sub-section (1) of the proposed section provides that any banking company or co-operative society or public company referred to in the proviso to clause (i) of sub-section (3) of section 194A responsible for paying to a resident any income not exceeding forty thousand rupees, where the payer is a banking company or a co-operative society, and five thousand rupees in any other case by way of interest (other than interest on securities), shall prepare such statement in such form, containing such particulars, for such period, verified in such manner and within such time, as may be prescribed, and deliver or cause to be delivered to the prescribed income-tax authority or to the person authorised by such authority.

Sub-section (2) of the proposed section provides that the Board may, by rules, require any person other than a person mentioned in sub-section (1), responsible for paying to a resident, any income liable for deduction of tax at source under Chapter XVII, to prepare such statement in such form, containing such particulars, for such period, verified in such manner and within such time, as may be prescribed, and to deliver or cause to be delivered to the income-tax authority or the authorised person referred to in sub-section (1).

Sub-section (3) of the proposed section provides for the furnishing of a correction statement to add, delete or update the information in the statement delivered under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), as the case may be, in such form and verified in such manner as may be prescribed.

This amendment will take effect from 1st September, 2019.

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