“NEWS 18: CRITICAL ISSUES RELATING TO TDS U/S 206AB APPLICABLE FROM 1ST JULY’21”
The Income Tax Department has recently unveiled a new ITR e-filing portal for taxpayers. There will be a host of features available on the new website. The new income tax return e-filing portal may have a new facility to check whether the individual has filed earlier returns or not.
Under new section 206AB, for specified persons who have not filed ITRs for last two years, a higher TDS has to be deducted by the payer. It is expected that for for deductor to check whether the deductee has filed its last two ITRs or not, the new tax portal is going to have a new facility
In absence of such a facility, it may not be possible to implement the new Section 206AB. It is important to note that to check GSTR compliance the GST Portal already has this kind of feature. Now for ITR, the income tax portal is also expected to have this feature.
If a company pays a contractor A and it is liable to deduct 2% TDS on the payment to the contractor, it has to go and check on the portal whether A has filed its last 2 ITRs or not. If A has not filed last 2 ITRs and the total TDS deducted from A is more than Rs 50,000 then the company has to deduct 5% TDS instead