Section 194R: TDS @ 10% on Benefits or Perquisites arising out of Business or Profession
1. Applicable from 01-07-2022.
2. Rate of TDS = 10%
3. Limit of Deduction = Exceeding Rs. 20,000 in a F.Y.
4. Deductor = Any Person- Carrying Business/Profession (Except-Individual/HUF Not Liable to Tax Audit in P.F.Y)
5. Deductee = Resident
Some Examples of Benefits/Perquisites- as illustrated in the CBDT Guideline
(The above examples are only illustrative.)
6. Valuation of Benefit or Perquisites:- (FMV, Exclusive of GST)
7. Methods of deduction of TDS/way to Ensure TDS deduction/deposit.
9. What to do for Period from 01-04-2022 to 30-06-2022 as the TDS is Applicable From 01-07-2022
Summary/Extract of – CBDT- Circular No. 12 of 2022- dated 16th June, 2022
Guidelines for removal of difficulties under sub-section (2) of section 194R of the Income tax Act, 1961
|S. no.||ISSUE UNDER CONSIDERATION||SUGGESSTIONS|
|1.||Do we need to assess Taxability in the hands of Recipient?||NO
(may be Taxable or Exempt in the hands of Recipient, But TDS applicable)
|2.||Type of Benefit/Perquisites liable to TDS u/s 194R||Both
(in Cash or in Kind)
|3.||Does the Nature of Benefit/Perquisite-( i.e. Capital Assets or not in the hands of Recipient) affects TDS applicability||NO
(may be Capital or Revenue in nature, But TDS applicable)
|4.||Applicability of Discounts-(Sales Discounts/Cash Discounts/Rebates)
||Guideline clearly states at Page-4 that the Above Relaxation would not apply to a situation of Free Samples.
|6.||What if the said Benefit/Perquisites is used by other Person e.g. Owner/Director/Employee of Recipient?
Case 1: Benefit/Perquisite provided by Recipient to Employee of X Ltd.
Case 2: Benefit/Perquisite provided by Recipient to Consultant of X Ltd.
|User doesn’t matter, TDS to be deducted in the name of Recipient.
(if it occurs due to their relation with recipient entity)
1. TDS Liable to be Deducted of X Ltd.
2. Two Options Given-
|7.||Benefit/Perquisites- provided to a Government entity
|8.||Products- Given to Social Media Influencer– for making video/audio/speak about product etc.
|9.||Reimbursement of Expenditures to Service Providers / Consultants etc.
“194R. (1) Any person responsible for providing to a resident, any benefit or perquisite, whether convertible into money or not, arising from business or the exercise of a profession, by such resident, shall, before providing such benefit or perquisite, as the case may be, to such resident, ensure that tax has been deducted in respect of such benefit or perquisite at the rate of ten per cent of the value or aggregate of value of such benefit or perquisite:
Provided that in a case where the benefit or perquisite, as the case may be, is wholly in kind or partly in cash and partly in kind but such part in cash is not sufficient to meet the liability of deduction of tax in respect of whole of such benefit or perquisite, the person responsible for providing such benefit or perquisite shall, before releasing the benefit or perquisite, ensure that tax required to be deducted has been paid in respect of the benefit or perquisite:
Provided further that the provisions of this section shall not apply in case of a resident where the value or aggregate of value of the benefit or perquisite provided or likely to be provided to such resident during the financial year does not exceed twenty thousand rupees:
Provided also that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a person being an individual or a
Hindu undivided family, whose total sales, gross receipts or turnover does not exceed one crore rupees in case of business or fifty lakh rupees in case of profession, during the financial year immediately preceding the financial year in which such benefit or perquisite, as the case may be, is provided by such person.
(2) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this section, the Board may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, issue guidelines for the purpose of removing the difficulty.
(3) Every guideline issued by the Board under sub-section (2) shall, as soon as may be after it is issued, be laid before each House of Parliament, and shall be binding on the income-tax authorities and on the person providing any such benefit or perquisite.
Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, the expression “person responsible for providing” means the person providing such benefit or perquisite, or in case of a company, the company itself including the principal officer thereof.”