TDS on interest on securities [Section 193] | AY 2019-20 onwards

Last udpated: Jan. 11, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Person responsible for deduction of tax at source

This section casts responsibility on every person responsible for paying to a resident any income by way of interest on securities.

Rate of TDS on interest on securities

Such person is vested with the responsibility to deduct income-tax at the rates in force from the amount of interest payable.

The rate at which tax is deductible under section 193 is 10%, both in the case of domestic companies and resident non-corporate assessees.

Time of tax deduction at source

Tax should be deducted at the time of credit of such income to the account of the payee or at the time of payment thereof in cash or by issue of a cheque or draft or by any other mode, whichever is earlier.

Where any income by way of interest on securities is credited to any account in the books of account of the person liable to pay such income, such crediting is deemed to be credit of such income to the account of the payee and tax has to be deducted at source. The account to which such interest is credited may be called “Interest Payable account” or “Suspense account” or by any other name.

Non-applicability of TDS under section 193

No tax deduction is to be made from any interest payable:

  • on 4¼% National Defence Bonds 1972, where the bonds are held by an individual not being a non-resident;
  • on 4¼% National Defence Loan, 1968 or 4¾% National Defence Loan, 1972, where the interest is payable to an individual;
  • on National Development Bonds;
  • on 7-year National Savings Certificates (IV Issue);
  • on debentures issued by any institution or authority or any public sector company or any co-operative society (including a co-operative land mortgage bank or a co-operative land development bank), as notified by the Central Government;
  • on 6½% Gold Bonds, 1977 or 7% Gold Bonds, 1980, where the bonds are held by an individual (other than a non-resident), provided that the holders of the bonds make a written declaration that the total nominal value of the bonds held by him or on his behalf did not in either case exceed `10,000 at any time during the period to which the interest relates;
  • on any security of the Central Government or a State Government;
    Note – It may be noted that tax has to be deducted at source in respect of interest payable on 8% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2003, or 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018, only if such interest payable exceeds Rs 10,000 during the financial year.
  • on any debentures (whether listed or not listed on a recognized stock exchange) issued by the company in which the public are substantially interested to a resident individual or HUF. However,
    • the interest should be paid by the company by an account payee cheque;
    • the amount of such interest or the aggregate thereof paid or likely to be paid during the financial year by the company to such resident individual or HUF should not exceed Rs 5,000/-
  • on securities to LIC, GIC, subsidiaries of GIC or any other insurer,provided-
    • the securities are owned by them or
    • they have full beneficial interest in such securities.
  • on any security issued by a company, where such security is in dematerialised form and is listed on a recognised stock exchange in India in accordance with the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 and the rules made thereunder.
Posted by CA Ankit Sharma under Income-Tax

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