CBDT has issued a notification dated 22nd May, 2019 stating that Senior citizens having taxable income upto 5 lakhs can submit the Form 15H with the banks to claim TDS Exemption. The amendments by the CBDT states that banks and financial institutions would accept Form 15H from assessees whose tax liability is ‘nil’ after considering rebate available under Section 87A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Thus, the bank will now have to accept Form 15H from those earning income up to Rs 5 lakh, since eventually after claiming the rebate under Section 87A, their tax payable shall be ‘nil. Taxable income for senior citizens  will be calculated after taking into the effects of loss from house property, deductions under chapter VI-A and rebate under section 87A to check the eligibility for submitting form 15H.

However, there are no changes in limits for accepting form 15G.

Notification No. 41/2019/F. No. 370142/5/2019-TPL Dated: 03/06/2019

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3 Comments

  1. Prem Shankar Kedia says:

    Bank intt.income will be about 350000/_but total taxable income will be below 500000/_.can I file form 15H being a resident senior citizen for ay 2020_21..

  2. Avinash Vishnu Bhadkamkar says:

    I am receiving retainership fees from one Company, I am getting superannuation pension from LIC. My total taxable income is less than Rs.5 lacs. The Company is deducting 10% TDS of Rs.3000/- per month. Can i request the Company not to deduct TDS by giving in writing in whatever format required? Please advise.

    1. kratikagolechha says:

      Hi Avinash, Form 15G and H are only for the purpose of Interest on deposits. You can submit form 13 to the income tax department i.e is a No/lower deduction certificate under section 197 of the act, if you don’t want the TDS deduction.

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