IT Deptt amends TDS Form to make it comprehensive

In a bid to make the TDS form more comprehensive, the Income Tax Department has brought about changes to it.

The department has made it mandatory for tax deductors to mention the reason for non-deduction of tax.

Further, banks will have to report tax deducted at source (TDS) for cash withdrawals above Rs 1 crore.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), though a notification, has amended the IT rules and included TDS on e-commerce operators, dividend distributed by mutual funds and business trusts, cash withdrawals among others.

The Centre has revised the format of forms 26Q and 27Q, where details of TDS amount deducted and deposited on various resident and non-resident payments are required to be filled. The revised forms and rules also seek to incorporate reporting for new sections of TDS inserted in the Income Tax Act, including Section 194N for cash withdrawals and Section 197A permitting non-deduction of TDS in various situations, among others.