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Income-tax deduction from salaries during the financial year 2014-15 under section 192 of the incometax act, 1961.
December, 11th 2014
                                                                     CIRCULAR NO : 17/2014

                                  F.No. 275/192/2014-IT(B)
                                     Government of India
                                      Ministry of Finance
                                   Department of Revenue
                                 Central Board of Direct Taxes
                                           ******
                                                                         North Block, New Delhi
                                                                    Dated 10th December, 2014


SUBJECT:      INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE
              FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-
              TAX ACT, 1961.
                                   *****

       Reference is invited to Circular No.08/2013 dated 25.10.2013 whereby the rates of
deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head "Salaries" under Section
192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter the Act`), during the financial year 2013-14,
were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the
payment of income chargeable under the head "Salaries" during the financial year 2014-15 and
explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter the Rules).
The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax
Department- www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

2. RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE (No. 2) ACT, 2014:

As per the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2014, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of
the Act from income chargeable under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2014-15 (i.e.
Assessment Year 2015-16) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax

A.     Normal Rates of tax:

 Sl                    Total Income                                    Rate of tax
 No
  1   Where the total income does not exceed Rs.                           Nil
      2,50,000/-.
  2   Where the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000       10 per cent of the amount by which the
      but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-.               total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/-
  3   Where the total income exceeds Rs.                Rs. 25,000/- plus 20 per cent of the
      5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-    amount by which the total income
      .                                                 exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
  4   Where the total income exceeds Rs.                Rs. 1,25,000/- plus 30 per cent of the
      10,00,000/-.                                      amount by which the total income
                                                        exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-
B. Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or
more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:

 Sl                      Total Income                                   Rate of tax
 No
  1       Where the total income does not exceed Rs.                       Nil
                           3,00,000/-
  2      Where the total income exceeds Rs. 3,00,000      10 per cent of the amount by which the
              but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-           total income exceeds Rs. 3,00,000/-
  3      Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-      Rs. 20,000/- plus 20 per cent of the
             but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-            amount by which the total income
                                                                  exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
  4     Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-     Rs. 1,20,000/- plus 30 per cent of the
                                                           amount by which the total income
                                                                  exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-

C. In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or
more at any time during the financial year:

 Sl                      Total Income                                   Rate of tax
 No
  1       Where the total income does not exceed Rs.                        Nil
                            5,00,000/-
  2      Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000      20 per cent of the amount by which the
              but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-          total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-
  3     Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-     Rs. 1,00,000/- plus 30 per cent of the
                                                            amount by which the total income
                                                                  exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-

2.2     Surcharge on Income tax:

The amount of income-tax shall be increased by a surcharge @10% of the income-tax on payments to
an individual taxpayer, if the total income of the individual exceeds Rs 1 crore during FY 2014-15
(AY 2015-16). However the amount of Surcharge shall not exceed the amount by which the
individual`s total income exceeds Rs 1 crore and if surcharge so arrived at, exceeds such amount
(assessee`s total income minus one crore) then it will be restricted to the amount of total income
minus Rupees one crore.

2.3.1   Education Cess on Income tax:

The amount of income-tax including the surcharge if any, shall be increased by Education Cess on
Income Tax at the rate of two percent of the income-tax.

2.3.2   Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Income-tax:

An additional education cess is chargeable at the rate of one percent of income-tax including the
surcharge if any, but not including the education cess on income-tax as in 2.3.1.

3. SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961: BROAD SCHEME OF TAX
DEDUCTION AT SOURCE FROM "SALARIES":

3.1 Method of Tax Calculation:
 Every person who is responsible for paying any income chargeable under the head "Salaries"
shall deduct income-tax on the estimated income of the assessee under the head "Salaries" for
the financial year 2014-15. The income-tax is required to be calculated on the basis of the rates
given above, subject to the provisions related to requirement to furnish PAN as per sec 206AA of
the Act, and shall be deducted at the time of each payment. No tax, however, will be required to
be deducted at source in any case unless the estimated salary income including the value of
perquisites, for the financial year exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/- or Rs.3,00,000/- or Rs. 5,00,000/-, as the
case may be, depending upon the age of the employee.(Some typical illustrations of computation
of tax are given at Annexure-I).

3.2 Payment of Tax on Perquisites by Employer:

An option has been given to the employer to pay the tax on non-monetary perquisites given to an
employee. The employer may, at its option, make payment of the tax on such perquisites himself
without making any TDS from the salary of the employee. However, the employer will have to
pay the tax at the time when such tax was otherwise deductible i.e. at the time of payment of
income chargeable under the head salaries to the employee.

3.2.1 Computation of Average Income Tax:

For the purpose of making the payment of tax mentioned in para 3.2 above, tax is to be
determined at the average of income tax computed on the basis of rate in force for the
financial year, on the income chargeable under the head "salaries", including the value of
perquisites for which tax has been paid by the employer himself.

3.2.2   Illustration:

The income chargeable under the head salaries of an employee below sixty years of age for the
year inclusive of all perquisites is Rs.4,50,000/-, out of which, Rs.50,000/- is on account of non-
monetary perquisites and the employer opts to pay the tax on such perquisites as per the
provisions discussed in para 3.2 above.

STEPS:

    Income Chargeable under the head Salaries              Rs. 4,50,000/-
    inclusive of all perquisites
    Tax on Total Salary (including Cess)                   Rs. 20,600/-
    Average Rate of Tax [(20,600/4,50,000) X 100]          4.57%
    Tax payable on Rs.50,000/= (4.57% of 50,000)           Rs. 2285/-
    Amount required to be deposited each month             Rs. 190 ((Rs. 190.40) =2285/12)

The tax so      paid by the employer shall be deemed to be TDS made from the salary of the
employee.

3.3 Salary From More Than One Employer:

 Section 192(2) deals with situations where an individual is working under more than one
employer or has changed from one employer to another. It provides for deduction of tax at source
by such employer (as the tax payer may choose) from the aggregate salary of the employee, who
is or has been in receipt of salary from more than one employer. The employee is now required to
furnish to the present/chosen employer details of the income under the head "Salaries" due or
received from the former/other employer and also tax deducted at source therefrom, in writing
and duly verified by him and by the former/other employer. The present/chosen employer
will be required to deduct tax at source on the aggregate amount of salary (including salary
received from the former or other employer).
3.4 Relief When Salary Paid in Arrear or Advance:

3.4.1 Under section 192(2A) where the assessee, being a Government servant or an employee
in a company, co-operative society, local authority, university, institution, association or body is
entitled to the relief under Section 89(1) he may furnish to the person responsible for making
the payment referred to in Para (3.1), such particulars in Form No. 10E duly verified by him,
and thereupon the person responsible, as aforesaid, shall compute the relief on the basis of such
particulars and take the same into account in making the deduction under Para(3.1) above.

3.4.2 With effect from 1/04/2010 (AY 2010-11), no such relief shall be granted in respect of
any amount received or receivable by an assessee on his voluntary retirement or termination of his
service, in accordance with any scheme or schemes of voluntary retirement or in the case of a
public sector company referred to in section 10(10C)(i) (read with Rule 2BA), a scheme of
voluntary separation, if an exemption in respect of any amount received or receivable on such
voluntary retirement or termination of his service or voluntary separation has been claimed by the
assessee under section 10(10C) in respect of such, or any other, assessment year.

3.5 Information regarding Income under any other head:

(i) Section 192(2B) enables a taxpayer to furnish particulars of income under any head other
than "Salaries" ( not being a loss under any such head other than the loss under the head  Income
from house property) received by the taxpayer for the same financial year and of any tax
deducted at source thereon. The particulars may now be furnished in a simple statement, which
is properly signed and verified by the taxpayer in the manner as prescribed under Rule 26B(2) of
the Rules and shall be annexed to the simple statement. The form of verification is reproduced as
under:

      I, ...................... (name of the assessee), do declare that what is stated above is
      true to the best of my information and belief.

It is reiterated that the DDO can take into account any loss only under the head Income from
house property. Loss under any other head cannot be considered by the DDO for calculating the
amount of tax to be deducted.

3.6    Computation of income under the head " Income from house property:

While taking into account the loss from House Property, the DDO shall ensure that the employee
files the declaration referred to above and encloses therewith a computation of such loss from
house property. Following details shall be obtained and kept by the employer in respect of loss
claimed under the head Income from house property separately for each house property:

               a)      Gross annual rent/value
               b)      Municipal Taxes paid, if any
               c)      Deduction claimed for interest paid, if any
               d)      Other deductions claimed
               e)      Address of the property
               f)      Amount of loan, if any; and
               g)      Name and address of the lender (loan provider)

3.6.1 Conditions for Claim of Deduction of Interest on Borrowed Capital for Computation
of Income From House Property [Section 24(b)]:

Section 24(b) of the Act allows deduction from income from houses property on interest on
borrowed capital as under:-
(i)        the deduction is allowed only in case of house property which is owned and is in the
           occupation of the employee for his own residence. However, if it is actually not
           occupied by the employee in view of his place of the employment being at other place,
           his residence in that other place should not be in a building belonging to him.
(ii)       the quantum of deduction allowed as per table below:

       Sl           Purpose of borrowing capital         Date of borrowing   Maximum Deduction
       No                                                     capital            allowable
        1     Repair or renewal or reconstruction of         Any time           Rs. 30,000/-
              the house
       2      Acquisition or construction of the house   Before 01.04.1999        Rs. 30,000/-
       3      Acquisition or construction of the house      On or after          Rs. 1,50,000/-
                                                            01.04.1999        (upto AY 2014-15)
                                                                                 Rs. 2,00,000/-
                                                                             (w. e. f. AY 2015-16)

In case of Serial No. 3 above

           (a) The acquisition or construction of the house should be completed within3 years from
               the end of the FY in which the capital was borrowed. Hence it is necessary for the
               DDO to have the completion certificate of the house property against which
               deduction is claimed either from the builder or through self-declaration from the
               employee.
           (b) Further any prior period interest for the FYs upto the FY in which the property was
               acquired or constructed (as reduced by any part of interest allowed as deduction under
               any other section of the Act) shall be deducted in equal installments for the FY in
               question and subsequent four FYs.
           (c) The employee has to furnish before the DDO a certificate from the person to whom
               any interest is payable on the borrowed capital specifying the amount of interest
               payable. In case a new loan is taken to repay the earlier loan, then the certificate
               should also show the details of Principal and Interest of the loan so repaid.

3.7        Adjustment for Excess or Shortfall of Deduction:

The provisions of Section 192(3) allow the deductor to make adjustments for any excess or
shortfall in the deduction of tax already made during the financial year, in subsequent
deductions for that employee within that financial year itself.

3.8        Salary Paid in Foreign Currency:

For the purposes of deduction of tax on salary payable in foreign currency, the value in rupees
of such salary shall be calculated at the "Telegraphic transfer buying rate" of such currency
as on the date on which tax is required to be deducted at source ( see Rule 26).

4.         PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEDUCTING TAX AND THEIR DUTIES:

4.1. As per section 204(i) of the Act, in case of payments other than payments by the Central
Government or the State Government, the "persons responsible for paying" for the purpose of
Section 192 means the employer himself or if the employer is a Company, the Company itself
including the Principal Officer thereof. Further, as per Section 204(iv), in case the credit, or as the
case may be, the payment is made by or on behalf of Central Government or State Government,
the DDO or any other person by whatever name called, responsible for crediting, or as the case
may be, paying such sum is the persons responsible for paying" for the purpose of Section 192.

4.2. The tax determined as per para 9 should be deducted from the salary u/s 192 of the Act.

4.3.   Deduction of Tax at Lower Rate:

If the jurisdictional TDS officer of the Taxpayer issues a certificate of No Deduction or Lower
Deduction of Tax under section 197 of the Act, in response to the application filed before him in
Form No 13 by the Taxpayer; then the DDO should take into account such certificate and deduct
tax on the salary payable at the rates mentioned therein.(see Rule 28AA). The Unique
Identification Number of the certificate is required to be reported in Quarterly Statement of TDS
(Form 24Q)

4.4.    Deposit of Tax Deducted:

Rule 30 prescribes time and mode of payment of tax deducted at source to the account of Central
Government.

4.4.1. Due dates for payment of TDS:

Prescribed time of payment/deposit of TDS to the credit of Central Government account is as
under:

        a)          In case of an Office of Government:
  Sl No.                          Description                        Time up to which to be deposited.
     1   Tax deposited without Challan [Book Entry]                            SAME DAY
     2   Tax deposited with Challan                                     7TH DAY NEXT MONTH
     3   Tax on perquisites opt to be deposited by the employer.        7TH DAY NEXT MONTH

        b)          In any case other than an Office of Government
  Sl No.                         Description                           Time up to which to be deposited.
     1   Tax deducted in March                                      30th APRIL NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR
     2   Tax deducted in any other month                                   7TH DAY NEXT MONTH
     3   Tax on perquisites opted to be deposited by the employer          7TH DAY NEXT MONTH

      However, if a DDO applies before the jurisdictional Additional/Joint Commissioner of
Income Tax to permit quarterly payments of TDS under section 192, the Rule 30(3) allows for
payments on quarterly basis and as per time given in Table below:

          Sl. No.          Quarter of the financial year ended on         Date for quarterly payment
             1                            30th June                                 7th July
                                         th                                        th
             2                         30 September                               7 October
             3                         31st December                              7th January
             4                           31st March                        th
                                                                         30 April next Financial Year

4.4.2 Mode of Payment of TDS

4.4.2.1 Compulsory filing of Statement by PAO, Treasury Officer, etc in case of payment of
TDS by Book Entry:

In the case of an office of the Government, where tax has been paid to the credit of the Central
Government without the production of a challan [Book Entry], the Pay and Accounts Officer or
the Treasury Officer or the Cheque Drawing and Disbursing Officer or any other person by
whatever name called to whom the deductor reports about the tax deducted and who is
responsible for crediting such sum to the credit of the Central Government, shall

       (a) submit a statement in Form No. 24G within ten days from the end of the month to the
       agency authorized by the Director General of Incometax (Systems) [TIN Facilitation
       Centres currently managed by M/s National Securities Depository Ltd] in respect of tax
       deducted by the deductors and reported to him for that month; and
       (b) intimate the number (hereinafter referred to as the Book Identification Number or
       BIN) generated by the agency to each of the deductors in respect of whom the sum
       deducted has been credited. BIN consists of receipt number of Form 24G, DDO sequence
       number in Form No. 24G and date on which tax is deposited.

The procedure of furnishing Form 24G is detailed in Annexure III. PAOs/DDOs should go
through the FAQs in Annexure IV to understand the correct process to be followed. The
ZAO/PAO of Central Government Ministries is responsible for filing of Form No. 24G on
monthly basis. The person responsible for filing Form No. 24G in case of State Govt. Departments
is shown at Annexure V.

The procedure of furnishing Form 24G is detailed in Annexure IV. PAOs/DDOs should go
through the FAQs therein to understand the correct process to be followed.

4.4.2.2 Payment by an Income Tax Challan:

(i) In case the payment is made by an Income Tax Challan, the amount of tax so deducted shall be
deposited to the credit of the Central Government by remitting it, within the time specified in
Table in para 4.4.1 above, into any office of the Reserve Bank of India or branches of the State
Bank of India or of any authorized bank;
(ii) In case of a company and a person (other than a company), to whom provisions of section
44AB are applicable, the amount deducted shall be electronically remitted into the Reserve
Bank of India or the State Bank of India or any authorised bank accompanied by an electronic
income-tax challan (Rule125).

The amount shall be construed as electronically remitted to the Reserve Bank of India or to the
State Bank of India or to any authorized bank, if the amount is remitted by way of:

               (a)    internet banking facility of the Reserve Bank of India or of the State Bank
                      of India or of any authorized bank; or
               (b)    debit card. {Notification No.41/2010 dated 31st May 2010}

4.5 Interest, Penalty & Prosecution for Failure to Deposit Tax Deducted:

4.5.1 If a person fails to deduct the whole or any part of the tax at source, or, after deducting,
fails to pay the whole or any part of the tax to the credit of the Central Government within the
prescribed time, he shall be liable to action in accordance with the provisions of section 201 and
shall be deemed to be an assessee-in-default in respect of such tax and liable for penal action u/s
221 of the Act. Further Section 201(1A) provides that such person shall be liable to pay simple
interest
         (i) at the rate of 1% for every month or part of the month on the amount of such tax from
         the date on which such tax was deductible to the date on which such tax is deducted;
         and
         (ii) at the rate of one and one-half percent for every month or part of a month on the
         amount of such tax from the date on which such tax was deducted to the date on which
         such tax is actually paid.
Such interest, if chargeable, is mandatory in nature and has to be paid before furnishing of
quarterly statement of TDS for respective quarter.

4.5.2 Section 271C inter alia lays down that if any person fails to deduct whole or any part of
tax at source or fails to pay the whole or part of tax under the second proviso to section 194B,
he shall be liable to pay, by way of penalty, a sum equal to the amount of tax not deducted or
paid by him.




4.5.3 Further, section 276B lays down that if a person fails to pay to the credit of the
Central Government within the prescribed time, as above, the tax deducted at source by him
or tax payable by him under the second proviso to section 194B, he shall be punishable with
rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall be between 3 months and 7 years, along with
fine.

4.6 Furnishing of Certificate for Tax Deducted (Section 203):

4.6.1 Section 203 requires the DDO to furnish to the employee a certificate in Form 16 detailing
the amount of TDS and certain other particulars. Rule 31 prescribes that Form 16 should be
furnished to the employee by 31st May after the end of the financial year in which the income was
paid and tax deducted. Even the banks deducting tax at the time of payment of pension are
required to issue such certificates. Revised Form 16 annexed to Notification No 11 dated 19-
02-2013 is enclosed. The certificate in Form 16 shall specify

       (a)     Valid permanent account number (PAN) of the deductee;
       (b)     Valid tax deduction and collection account number (TAN) of the deductor;
       (c)       (i) Book identification number or numbers (BIN) where deposit of tax deducted
                 is without production of challan in case of an office of the Government;
                 (ii) Challan identification number or numbers (CIN*) in case of payment
                  through bank.
(*Challan identification number (CIN) means the number comprising the Basic Statistical
Returns (BSR) Code of the Bank branch where the tax has been deposited, the date on which the
tax has been deposited and challan serial number given by the bank.)

       (d)     Receipt numbers of all the relevant quarterly statements of TDS (24Q). The receipt
               number of the quarterly statement is of 8 digit.

Further as per Circular 04/2013 dated 17-04-2013 all deductors (including Government
deductors who deposit TDS in the Central Government Account through book entry) shall issue
the Part A of Form No. 16, by generating and subsequently downloading it through TRACES
Portal and after duly authenticating and verifying it, in respect of all sums deducted on or after the
1st day of April, 2012 under the provisions of section 192 of Chapter XVII-B. Part A of Form No
16 shall have a unique TDS certificate number. 'Part B (Annexure)' of Form No. 16 shall be
prepared by the deductor manually and issued to the deductee after due authentication and
verification alongwith the Part A of the Form No. 16.


If the DDO fails to issue these certificates to the person concerned, as required by section 203, he
will be liable to pay, by way of penalty, under section 272A(2)(g), a sum which shall be
Rs.100/- for every day during which the failure continues.

It is, however, clarified that there is no obligation to issue the TDS certificate in case tax at
source is not deductible/deducted by virtue of claims of exemptions and deductions.
[Note: TRACES is a web-based application of the Income - tax Department that provides an
interface to all stakeholders associated with TDS administration. It enables viewing of
challan status, downloading of NSDL Conso File, Justification Report and Form 16 / 16A as
well as viewing of annual tax credit statements (Form 26AS). Each deductor is required to
Register in the Traces portal. Form 16/16A issued to deductees should mandatorily be
generated and downloaded from the TRACES portal].

Certain essential points regarding the filing of the Statement and obtaining TDS certificates
are mentioned below:

(a)     TDS certificate (Form16) would be generated for the deductee only if Valid PAN is
correctly mentioned in the Annexure II of Form 24Q in Quarter 4 filed by the deductor.
Moreover, employers are advised to ensure in Form 16 that the status of matching with respect
to Form 24G/OLTAS is F`. If the status of matching other than F`, kindly take necessary
action promptly to rectify the same. It is pertinent to mention here that certain facilities have been
provided to the deductors at website www.tdscpc.gov.in/ including online correction of
statements (Form 24Q).

(b)    The employer should quote the gross amount of salary (including any amount exempt
under section 10 and the deductions under chapter VI A) in column 321 (Amount paid/credited)
of Annexure I of Form 24Q as per NSDL RPU (hereafter Return Preparation Utility).

(c)    The employer should quote the amount of salary excluding any amount exempt under
section 10 in column 337 (Total amount of salary) of Annexure II of Form 24Q as per NSDL
RPU.

(d)    TDS on Income (including loss from House Property) under any Head other than the head
Salaries` offered for TDS (shown in column 341) can be shown in column 353 (Reported amount
of TDS by previous employer, as per NSDL RPU.

(e)    Employer is advised to quote Total Taxable Income (Column 346) in Annexure II without
rounding-off and TDS should be deducted and reported accordingly i.e. without rounding-off of
TDS also.

       Example:

    Total        Total Taxable       TDS to be       TDS Deducted/ Reported            Short
   Taxable          Income            Deducted        after rounding-off of          Deduction
   Income        (Rounded Off)       (Incl. cess)      income (Incl. cess)
   1350094          1350090          236929.05              236927.80                 Rs. 1.25

4.6.2. If an assessee is employed by more than one employer during the year, each of the
employers shall issue Part A of the certificate in Form No. 16 pertaining to the period for which
such assessee was employed with each of the employers and Part B may be issued by each of the
employers or the last employer at the option of the assessee.

4.6.3. Authentication by Digital Signatures:

       (i) Where a certificate is to be furnished in Form No. 16, the deductor may, at his option,
       use digital signatures to authenticate such certificates.
       (ii) In case of certificates issued under clause (i), the deductor shall ensure that
                (a) the conditions prescribed in para 4.6.1 above are complied with;
                (b) once the certificate is digitally signed, the contents of the certificates are not
                amenable to change; and
                (c) the certificates have a control number and a log of such certificates is
                maintained by the deductor.

       The digital signature is being used to authenticate most of the e-transactions on the
       internet as transmission of information using digital signature is failsafe. It saves time
       specially in organisations having large number of employees where issuance of certificate
       of deduction of tax with manual signature is time consuming (Circular no 2 of 2007 dated
       21.05.2007)

4.6.4. Furnishing of particulars pertaining to perquisites, etc (Section 192(2C):

4.6.4.1 As per section 192(2C), the responsibility of providing correct and complete particulars of
perquisites or profits in lieu of salary given to an employee is placed on the person responsible
for paying such income i.e., the person responsible for deducting tax at source. The form and
manner of such particulars are prescribed in Rule 26A, Form 12BA (Annexure II) and Form 16
of the Rules. Information relating to the nature and value of perquisites is to be provided by the
employer in Form 12BA in case salary paid or payable is above Rs.1,50,000/-. In other cases, the
information would have to be provided by the employer in Form 16 (PART B) itself.

4.6.4.2 An employer, who has paid the tax on perquisites on behalf of the employee as per the
provisions discussed in para 3.2 of this circular, shall furnish to the employee concerned, a
certificate to the effect that tax has been paid to the Central Government and specify the amount
so paid, the rate at which tax has been paid and certain other particulars in the amended Form
16.

4.6.4.3 The obligation cast on the employer under Section 192(2C) for furnishing a statement
showing the value of perquisites provided to the employee is a crucial responsibility of the
employer, which is expected to be discharged in accordance with law and rules of valuation
framed there under. Any false information, fabricated documentation or suppression of requisite
information will entail consequences thereof provided under the law. The certificates in Forms 16
and/or Form 12BA specified above, shall be furnished to the employee by 31st May of the
financial year immediately following the financial year in which the income was paid and tax
deducted. If he fails to issue these certificates to the person concerned, as required by section
192(2C), he will be liable to pay, by way of penalty, under section 272A(2)(i), a sum which
shall be Rs.100/- for every day during which the failure continues.

As per Section 139C of the Act, the Assessing Officer can require the taxpayer to produce Form
12BA alongwith Form 16, as issued by the employer.

4.7      Mandatory Quoting of PAN and TAN:

4.7.1 Section 203A of the Act makes it obligatory for all persons responsible for deducting
tax at source to obtain and quote the Tax deduction and collection Account No (TAN) in the
challans, TDS-certificates, statements and other documents. Detailed instructions in this regard
are available in this Department's Circular No.497 [F.No.275/118/ 87-IT(B) dated 9.10.1987]. If a
person fails to comply with the provisions of section 203A, he will be liable to pay, by way of
penalty, under section 272BB, a sum of ten thousand rupees. Similarly, as per Section
139A(5B), it is obligatory for persons deducting tax at source to quote PAN of the persons from
whose income tax has been deducted in the statement furnished u/s 192(2C), certificates
furnished u/s 203 and all statements prepared and delivered as per the provisions of section
200(3) of the Act.
4.7.2 All tax deductors are required to file the TDS statements in Form No.24Q (for tax
deducted from salaries). As the requirement of filing TDS certificates alongwith the return of
income has been done away with, the lack of PAN of deductees is creating difficulties in giving
credit for the tax deducted. Tax deductors are, therefore, advised to procure and quote correct
PAN details of all deductees in the TDS statements for salaries in Form 24Q. Taxpayers are also
liable to furnish their correct PAN to their deductors. Non-furnishing of PAN by the deductee
(employee) to the deductor (employer) will result in deduction of TDS at higher rates u/s 206AA
of the Act mentioned in para 4.8 below.

4.8     Compulsory Requirement to furnish PAN by employee (Section 206AA):

4.8.1 Section 206AA in the Act makes furnishing of PAN by the employee compulsory in case
of receipt of any sum or income or amount, on which tax is deductible. If employee (deductee)
fails to furnish his/her PAN to the deductor , the deductor has been made responsible to make
TDS at higher of the following rates:

                i)                  at the rate specified in the relevant provision of this Act; or
                ii)                 at the rate or rates in force; or
                iii)                at the rate of twenty per cent.

The deductor has to determine the tax amount in all the three conditions and apply the higher rate
of TDS. However, where the income of the employee computed for TDS u/s 192 is below taxable
limit, no tax will be deducted. But where the income of the employee computed for TDS u/s 192
is above taxable limit, the deductor will calculate the average rate of income-tax based on rates
in force as provided in sec 192. If the tax so calculated is below 20%, deduction of tax will be
made at the rate of 20% and in case the average rate exceeds 20%, tax is to deducted at the
average rate. Education cess @ 2% and Secondary and Higher Education Cess @ 1% is not
to be deducted, in case the tax is deducted at 20% u/s 206AA of the Act.

4.9 Statement of deduction of tax under section 200(3) [Quarterly Statement of TDS]:

4.9.1 The person deducting the tax (employer in case of salary income), is required to file duly
verified Quarterly Statements of TDS in Form 24Q for the periods [details in Table below] of
each financial year, to the TIN/facilitation Centres authorized by DGIT (System`s) which is
currently managed by M/s National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL). Particulars of e-TDS
Intermediary at         any   of    the   TIN    Facilitation     Centres    are   available     at
http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in and http://tin-nsdl.com portals. The requirement of filing an
annual return of TDS has been done away with w.e.f. 1.4.2006. The quarterly statement for the
last quarter filed in Form 24Q (as amended by Notification No. S.O.704(E) dated 12.5.2006) shall
be treated as the annual return of TDS. Due dates of filing this statement quarterwise is as in the
Table below:

               TABLE: Dates of filing Quarterly Statements E-TDS Return 24Q

      Sl No   Return for Quarter ending    Due date for Government         Due date for Other
                                                   Offices                    Deductors
       1             30th June                    31st July                   15th July
       2          30th September                31st October                15th October
       3          31st December                 31st January                 15th January
       4            31st March                   15th May                     15th May
4.9.2 The statements referred above may be furnished in paper form or electronically under
digital signature or alongwith verification of the statement in Form 27A of verified through an
electronic process in accordance with the procedures, formats and standards specified by the
Director General of Incometax (Systems). The procedure for furnishing the e-TDS/TCS
statement is detailed at Annexure VI.

4.9.3 All Returns in Form 24Q are required to be furnished in electronically except in case where
the number of deductee records is less than 20 and deductor is not an office of Government,
or a company or a person who is required to get his accounts audited under section 44AB of
the Act. [Notification No. 11 dated 19.02.2013].

4.9.4 Fee for default in furnishing statements (Section 234E):

If a person fails to deliver or caused to be delivered a statement within the time prescribed in
section 200(3) in respect of tax deducted at source on or after 1.07.2012 he shall be liable to pay,
by way of fee a sum of Rs. 200 for every day during which the failure continues. However, the
amount of such fee shall not exceed the amount of tax which was deductible at source. This fee is
mandatory in nature and to be paid before furnishing of such statement.

4.9.5 Rectification of mistake in filing TDS Statement:
A DDO can also file a correction statement for rectification of any mistake or to add, delete or
update the information furnished in the statement delivered earlier.

4.9.6 Penalty for failure in furnishing statements or furnishing incorrect information
(section 271H):

If a person fails to deliver or caused to be delivered a statement within the time prescribed in
section 200(3) or furnishes an incorrect statement, in respect of tax deducted at source on or after
1.07.2012, he shall be liable to pay, by way of penalty a sum which shall not be less than Rs.
10,000/- but which may extend to Rs 1,00,000/-. However, the penalty shall not be levied if the
person proves that after paying TDS with the fee and interest, if any, to the credit of Central
Government, he had delivered such statement before the expiry of one year from the time
prescribed for delivering the statement.

4.9.7 At the time of preparing statements of tax deducted, the deductor is required to:

           (i) mandatorily quote his tax deduction and collection account number (TAN) in the
                statement;
           (ii) mandatorily quote his permanent account number (PAN) in the statement except in
                the case where the deductor is an office of the Government( including State
                Government). In case of Government deductors "PANNOTREQD to be quoted
                in the e-TDS statement;
           (iii) mandatorily quote PAN of all deductees;
           (iv) furnish particulars of the tax paid to the Central Government including book
                identification number or challan identification number, as the case may be.
           (v) furnish particular of amounts paid or credited on which tax was not deducted in
                view of the issue of certificate of no deduction of tax u/s 197 by the assessing
                officer of the payee.

4.9.8 It may be noted that under the new TDS procedure, TAN of the deductor/ PAN of the
deductee and receipt number of TDS statement filed by the deductor act as unique identifier for
granting online credit of TDS to the deductee. Hence due care should be taken in filling these
particulars. Due care should also be taken in indicating correct CIN/ BIN in TDS statements.
4.10     TDS on Income from Pension:

In the case of pensioners who receive their pension (not being Family Pension paid to a spouse)
from a nationalized bank, the instructions contained in this circular shall apply in the same
manner as they apply to salary-income. The deductions from the amount of pension under
section 80C on account of contribution to Life Insurance, Provident Fund, NSC etc., if the
pensioner furnishes the relevant details to the banks, may be allowed. Necessary instructions in
this regard were issued by the Reserve Bank of India to the State Bank of India and other
nationalized Banks vide RBI's Pension Circular(Central Series) No.7/C.D.R./1992 (Ref.
CO: DGBA: GA (NBS) No.60/GA.64 (11CVL)-/92) dated the 27th April 1992, and, these
instructions should be followed by all the branches of the Banks, which have been
entrusted with the task of payment of pensions. Further all branches of the banks are bound
u/s 203 to issue certificate of tax deducted in Form 16 to the pensioners also vide CBDT circular
no. 761 dated 13.1.1998.

4.11. Matters pertaining to the TDS made in case of Non Resident:

4.11.1 Where Non-Residents are deputed to work in India and taxes are borne by the employer,
if any refund becomes due to the employee after he has already left India and has no bank
account in India by the time the assessment orders are passed, the refund can be issued to the
employer as the tax has been borne by it [Circular No. 707 dated 11.07.1995].

4.11.2 In respect of non-residents, the salary paid for services rendered in India shall be regarded
as income earned in India. It has been specifically provided in the Act that any salary payable
for rest period or leave period which is both preceded or succeeded by service in India and
forms part of the service contract of employment will also be regarded as income earned in
India.

5. COMPUTATION OF INCOME UNDER THE HEAD "SALARIES"

5.1 INCOME CHARGEABLE UNDER THE HEAD "SALARIES":

(1) The following income shall be chargeable to income-tax under the head "Salaries:

   (a)      any salary due from an employer or a former employer to an assessee in the previous
            year, whether paid or not;
   (b)      any salary paid or allowed to him in the previous year by or on behalf of an employer
            or a former employer though not due or before it became due to him.
   (c)      any arrears of salary paid or allowed to him in the previous year by or on behalf of an
            employer or a former employer, if not charged to income-tax for any earlier previous
            year.

(2) For the removal of doubts, it is clarified that where any salary paid in advance is included in
the total income of any person for any previous year it shall not be included again in the total
income of the person when the salary becomes due.

Any salary, bonus, commission or remuneration, by whatever name called, due to, or received
by, a partner of a firm from the firm shall not be regarded as "Salary".

5.2 DEFINITION OF "SALARY", "PERQUISITE" AND "PROFIT IN LIEU OF
SALARY" (SECTION 17):

5.2.1    "Salary includes:-
      i.   wages, fees, commissions, perquisites, profits in lieu of, or, in addition to salary, advance
           of salary, annuity or pension, gratuity, payments in respect of encashment of leave etc.
  ii.      the portion of the annual accretion to the balance at the credit of the employee
           participating in a recognized provident fund as consists of {Rule 6 of Part A of the Fourth
           Schedule of the Act}:
                   a) contributions made by the employer to the account of the employee in a
                   recognized provident fund in excess of 12% of the salary of the employee,
                   b) interest credited on the balance to the credit of the employee in so far as it is
                   allowed at a rate exceeding such rate as may be fixed by Central Government.
                   [w.e.f. 01-09-2010 rate is fixed at 9.5% - Notification No SO 1046(E) dated 13-05-
                   2011]
 iii.      the contribution made by the Central Government or any other employer to the account of
           the employee under the New Pension Scheme as notified vide Notification F.N. 5/7/2003-
           ECB&PR dated 22.12.2003 (enclosed as Annexure VII) referred to in section 80CCD
           (para 5.5.3 of this Circular).

       It may be noted that, since salary includes pension, tax at source would have to be
deducted from pension also, unless otherwise so required. However, no tax is required to be
deducted from the commuted portion of pension to the extent exempt under section 10 (10A).

       Family Pension is chargeable to tax under head Income from other sources and not
under the head Salaries. Therefore, provisions of section 192 of the Act are not applicable.
Hence no TDS is required to be made on family pension.

5.2.2      Perquisite includes:

I.         The value of rent free accommodation provided to the employee by his employer;
II.        The value of any concession in the matter of rent in respect of any accommodation
           provided to the employee by his employer;
III.       The value of any benefit or amenity granted or provided free of cost or at concessional rate
           in any of the following cases:

                  i)   By a company to an employee who is a director of such company;
                  ii)  By a company to an employee who has a substantial interest in the
                  company;
                  iii) By an employer (including a company)to an employee, who is not covered
                       by (i) or (ii) above and whose income under the head Salaries (whether
                       due from or paid or allowed by one or more employers), exclusive of the
                       value of all benefits and amenities not provided by way of monetary
                       payment, exceeds Rs.50,000/-.

[What constitutes concession in the matter of rent have been prescribed in Explanations 1 to 4
below section 17(2)(ii) of the Act]

IV.        Any sum paid by the employer in respect of any obligation which would otherwise have
           been payable by the assessee.
V.         Any sum payable by the employer, whether directly or through a fund, other than a
           recognized provident fund or an approved superannuation fund or other specified funds
           u/s 17, to effect an assurance on the life of an assessee or to effect a contract for an
           annuity.
VI.    The value of any specified security or sweat equity shares allotted or transferred,
       directly or indirectly, by the employer, or former employer, free of cost or at
       concessional rate to the employee and for this purpose,

               (a)     specified security means the securities as defined in section 2(h) of the
               Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 and, where employees` stock option
               has been granted under any plan or scheme therefor, includes the securities offered
               under such plan or scheme;
               (b)    sweat equity shares means equity shares issued by a company to its
               employees or directors at a discount or for consideration other than cash for
               providing know-how or making available rights in the nature of intellectual
               property rights or value additions, by whatever name called;
               (c)     the value of any specified security or sweat equity shares shall be the fair
               market value of the specified security or sweat equity shares, as the case may be,
               on the date on which the option is exercised by the assessee as reduced by the
               amount actually paid by, or recovered from the assessee in respect of such security
               or shares;
               (d)   fair market value means the value determined in accordance with the
               method as may be prescribed (refer Rule 3(9) of the IT Rules);
               (e)    option means a right but not an obligation granted to an employee to
               apply for the specified security or sweat equity shares at a predetermined price;
VII.    The amount of any contribution to an approved superannuation fund by the employer in
        respect of the assessee, to the extent it exceeds one lakh rupees; and
VIII    The value of any other fringe benefit or amenity as prescribed in Rule 3.
5.2.2A Rules for valuation of such benefit or amenity as given in Rule 3 are as under : -

 I. Residential Accommodation provided by the employer [Rule 3(1)]:-
"Accommodation" includes a house, flat, farm house or part thereof, hotel accommodation, motel,
service apartment, guest house, a caravan, mobile home, ship or other floating structure.

A. For valuation of the perquisite of rent free unfurnished accommodation, all employees are
divided into two categories:

(i) For employees of the Central and State governments the value of perquisite shall be equal
to the licence fee charged for such accommodation as reduced by the rent actually paid by
the employee. Employees of autonomous, semi-autonomous institutions, PSUs/PSEs &
subsidiaries, Universities, etc. are not covered under this method valuation.

(ii) For all others, i.e., those salaried taxpayers not in employment of the Central government
and the State government, the valuation of perquisite in respect of accommodation would be
at prescribed rates, as discussed below:

 a) Where the accommodation provided to the employee is owned by the employer:

       Sl No       Cities having population as per the 2001 census              Perquisite
         1                          Exceeds 25 lakh                           15% of salary
         2           Exceeds 10 lakhs but does not exceed 25 lakhs             10% of salary
         3                         For other places                           7.5 % of salary

b) Where the accommodation so provided is taken on lease/ rent by the employer:
The prescribed rate is 15% of the salary or the actual amount of lease rental payable by the
employer, whichever is lower, as reduced by any amount of rent paid by the employee. Meaning
of Salary for the purpose of calculation of perquisite in respect of Residential Accommodation:
       a. Basic Salary;
       b. Dearness Allowance, or Dearness Pay if it enters into the computation of
       superannuation or retirement benefit of the employees;
       c. Bonus;
       d. Commission;
       f. All other taxable allowances (excluding the portion not taxable); and
       g. Any monetary payment which is chargeable to tax (by whatever name called).

Salary from all employers shall be taken into consideration in respect of the period during which
an accommodation is provided. Where on account of the transfer of an employee from one place
to another, he is provided with accommodation at the new place of posting while retaining the
accommodation at the other place, the value of perquisite shall be determined with reference to
only one such accommodation which has the lower value for a period not exceeding 90 days and
thereafter the value of perquisite shall be charged for both such accommodation.

B    Valuation of the perquisite of furnished accommodation- the value of perquisite as
determined by the above method (in A) shall be increased by-

       i) 10% of the cost of furniture, appliances and equipments, or
       ii) where the furniture, appliances and equipments have been taken on hire, by the
           amount of actual hire charges payable

       and the value so arrived shall be reduced by any charges paid by the employee himself.

It is added that where the accommodation is provided by the Central Government or any State
Government to an employee who is serving on deputation with anybody or undertaking under the
control of such Government,-

       (i).    the employer of such an employee shall be deemed to be that body or undertaking
               where the employee is serving on deputation; and
       (ii).   the value of perquisite of such an accommodation shall be the amount calculated
               in accordance with Table in A(ii)(a) above, as if the accommodation is owned by
               the employer.

C.      Furnished Accommodation in a Hotel: The value of perquisite shall be determined on
the basis of lower of the following two:
                 1. 24% of salary paid or payable in respect of period during which the
                accommodation is provided; or
                 2. Actual charges paid or payable by the employer to such hotel,

for the period during which such accommodation is provided as reduced by any rent actually paid
or payable by the employee.

However, nothing in C shall be taxable if following two conditions are satisfied:
              1. The hotel accommodation is provided for a total period not exceeding in
             aggregate 15 days in a previous year, and
              2. Such accommodation is provided on an employee`s transfer from one place to
             another place.
It may be clarified that while services provided as an integral part of the accommodation, need
not be valued separately as perquisite, any other services over and above that for which the
employer makes payment or reimburses the employee shall be valued as a perquisite as per the
residual clause. In other words, composite tariff for accommodation will be valued as per the
Rules and any other charges for other facilities provided by the hotel will be separately valued
under the residual clause.

D.     However, the value of any accommodation provided to an employee working at a
mining site or an on-shore oil exploration site or a project execution site or a dam site or a
power generation site or an off-shore site will not be treated as a perquisite if:

   i) such accommodation is located in a remote area or
   ii) where it is not located in a remote area, the accommodation is of a temporary nature
       having plinth area of not more than 800 square feet and should not be located within 8
       kilometers of the local limits of any municipality or cantonment board.

A project execution site here means a site of project up to the stage of its commissioning. A
"remote area" means an area located at least 40 kilometers away from a town having a population
not exceeding 20,000 as per the latest published all-India census.

II Perquisite on Motor car provided by the Employer [ Rule 3(2)]:

(1)      If an employer provides motor car facility to his employee the value of such perquisite
shall be:
a) Nil, if the motor car is used by the employee wholly and exclusively in the performance of his
    official duties.
b) Actual expenditure incurred by the employer on the running and maintenance of motor car
    including remuneration to chauffeur as increased by the amount representing normal wear and
    tear of the motor car and as reduced by any amount charged from the employee for such use
    (in case the motor car is exclusively for private or personal purposes of the employee or any
    member of his household).
c) Rs. 1800/- (plus Rs. 900/-, if chauffeur is also provided) per month (in case the motor car is
    used partly in performance of duties and partly for private or personal purposes of the
    employee or any member of his household if the expenses on maintenance and running of
    motor car are met or reimbursed by the employer). However, the value of perquisite will be Rs.
    2400/-(plus Rs. 900/-, if chauffeur is also provided) per month if the cubic capacity of engine
    of the motor car exceeds 1.6 litres.
d) Rs. 600/- (plus Rs. 900/-, if chauffeur is also provided) per month (In case the motor car is used
    partly in performance of duties and partly for private or personal purposes of the employee or
    any member of his household if the expenses on maintenance and running of motor car for
    such private or personal use are fully met by the employee). However, the value of perquisite
    will be Rs. 900/- (plus Rs. 900/-, if chauffeur is also provided) per month if the cubic capacity
    of engine of the motor car exceeds 1.6 litres.

(2)     If the motor car or any other automotive conveyance is owned by the employee but the
actual running and maintenance charges are met or reimbursed by the employer, the method of
valuation of perquisite value is different and as below:

a) where the motor car or any other automotive conveyance is owned by the employee but actual
   maintenance & running expenses (including chauffeur salary, if any) are met or reimbursed by
   the employer, no perquisite shall be chargeable to tax if the car is used wholly and exclusively
   for official purposes. However following compliances are necessary:
        The employer has maintained complete details of the journey undertaken for official
        purposes;
        The employer gives a certificate that the expenditure was incurred wholly for official
        duties.

However if the motor car is used partly for official or partly for private purposes then the amount
of perquisite shall be the actual expenditure incurred by the employer as reduced by the amounts
in c) referred to in (1) above.

Normal wear and tear of the motor shall be taken at 10 % per annum of the actual cost of the
motor car.

III Personal attendants etc. [Rule 3(3)]: The value of free service of all personal attendants
including a sweeper, gardener and a watchman is to be taken at actual cost to the employer.
Where the attendant is provided at the residence of the employee, full cost will be taxed as
perquisite in the hands of the employee irrespective of the degree of personal service
rendered to him. Any amount paid by the employee for such facilities or services shall be
reduced from the above amount.

IV Gas, electricity & water for household consumption [Rule 3(4)]: The value of perquisite in
the nature of gas, electricity and water shall be the amount paid by the employer to the agency
supplying the gas, electric energy or water. Where the supply is made from the employer's own
resources, the manufacturing cost per unit incurred by the employer would be taken for the
valuation of perquisite. Any amount paid by the employee for such facilities or services shall be
reduced from the perquisite value.

V Free or concessional education [Rule 3(5)]: Perquisite on account of free or concessional
education for any member of the employee`s household shall be determined as the sum equal to
the amount of expenditure incurred by the employer in that behalf. However, where such
educational institution itself is maintained and owned by the employer or where such free
educational facilities are provided in any institution by reason of his being in employment of that
employer, the value of the perquisite to the employee shall be determined with reference to the
cost of such education in a similar institution in or near the locality if the cost of such education or
such benefit per child exceeds Rs.1000/- p.m. The value of perquisite shall be reduced by the
amount, if any, paid or recovered from the employee.

VI Carriage of Passenger Goods [Rule 3(6)]: The value of any benefit or amenity resulting
from the provision by an employer, who is engaged in the carriage of passengers or goods, to any
employee or to any member of his household for personal or private journey free of cost or at
concessional fare, in any conveyance owned, leased or made available by any other arrangement
by such employer for the purpose of transport of passengers or goods shall be taken to be the
value at which such benefit or amenity is offered by such employer to the public as reduced by
the amount, if any, paid by or recovered from the employee for such benefit or amenity. This will
not apply to the employees of any airline or the railways.

VII Interest free or concessional loans [Rule 3(7)(i)]: It is common practice, particularly in
financial institutions, to provide interest free or concessional loans to employees or any member
of his household. The value of perquisite arising from such loans would be the excess of interest
payable at prescribed interest rate over interest, if any, actually paid by the employee or any
member of his household. The prescribed interest rate would be the rate charged per annum
by the State Bank of India as on the 1st day of the relevant financial year in respect of loans of
same type and for the same purpose advanced by it to the general public. Perquisite value
would be calculated on the basis of the maximum outstanding monthly balance method. For
valuing perquisites under this rule, any other method of calculation and adjustment otherwise
adopted by the employer shall not be relevant. However, small loans up to Rs. 20,000/- in the
aggregate are exempt.

Loans for medical treatment of diseases specified in Rule 3A are also exempt, provided the amount of loan
for medical reimbursement is not reimbursed under any medical insurance scheme. Where any medical
insurance reimbursement is received, the perquisite value at the prescribed rate shall be charged from the
date of reimbursement on the amount reimbursed, but not repaid against the outstanding loan taken
specifically for this purpose.

VIII Perquisite on account of travelling, touring, accommodation and any other expenses
paid for or reimbursed by the employer for any holiday availed [Rule 3(7)(ii)]:

The value of perquisite on account of travelling, touring, accommodation and any other expenses
paid for or reimbursed by the employer for any holiday availed of by the employee or any
member of his household, other than leave travel concession (as per section 10(5) ), shall be the
amount of the expenditure incurred by the employer in that behalf. However, any amount
recovered from or paid by the employee shall be reduce from the perquisite value so determined.

Where such facility is maintained by the employer, and is not available uniformly to all
employees, the value of benefit shall be taken to be the value at which such facilities are offered
by other agencies to the public. If a holiday facility is maintained by the employer and is available
uniformly to all employees, the value of such benefit would be exempt.

Where the employee is on official tour and the expenses are incurred in respect of any member of
his household accompanying him, the amount of expenditure with respect to the member of the
household shall be a perquisite.

IX Value of Subsidized / Free food / non-alcoholic beverages provided by employer to an
employee[Rule 3(7)(iii)]:

Value of taxable perquisite is calculated as under:

Expenditure incurred by the employer on the value of food / non-alcoholic beverages including
paid vouchers which are not transferable and usable only at eating joints`         XXX
        Less: Fixed value of a sum of Rs. 50/- per meal                    XXX
        Less: Amount recovered from the employee                           XXX     XXX
Balance amount is the taxable as perquisites on the value of food provided
to the employees                                                                    XXX

Note : Exemption is given in following situations :
         1. Tea / snacks provided in working hours.
         2. Food & non-alcoholic beverages provided in working hours in remote area or in an offshore
installation.

X Membership fees and Annual Fees [Rule 3(7)(v)]: Any membership fees and annual fees
incurred by the employee (or any member of his household), which is charged to a credit card
(including any add-on card) provided by the employer, or otherwise, paid for or reimbursed by
the employer is taxable on the following basis:

        Amount of expenditure incurred by the employer                              XXX
        Less : Expenditure on use for official purposes                         XXX
        Less : Amount, if any, recovered from the employee                      XXX XXX
         Amount taxable as perquisite                                               XXX
However if the amount is incurred wholly and exclusively for official purposes it will be exempt
if the following conditions are fulfilled
                i)     Complete details of such expense, including date and nature of expenditure
                       is maintained by the employer.
                ii)    Employer gives a certificate that the same was incurred wholly and
                       exclusively for official purpose.

XI Club Expenditure [Rule 3(7)(vi)]:
Any annual or periodical fee for Club facility and any expenditure in a club by the employee (or
any member of his household), which is paid or reimbursed by the employer is taxable on the
following basis:

       Amount of expenditure incurred by the employer                              XXX
       Less : Expenditure on use for official purposes                      XXX
       Less : Amount, if any, recovered from the employee                   XXX XXX
       Amount taxable as perquisite                                             XXX

However if the amount is incurred wholly and exclusively for official purposes it will be exempt
if the following conditions are fulfilled

               i)     Complete details of such expense, including date and nature of expenditure
                      and its business expediency is maintained by the employer.
               ii)    Employer gives a certificate that the same was incurred wholly and
                      exclusively for official purpose.

Note: 1) Health club, sport facilities etc. provided uniformly to all classes of employee by the
employer at the employer`s premises and expenditure incurred on them are exempt.
2) The initial one-time deposits or fees for corporate or institutional membership, where benefit
does not remain with a particular employee after cessation of employment are exempt. Initial fees
/ deposits, in such case, is not included.

XII Use of assets [Rule 3(7)(vii)]: It is common practice for a movable asset (other than
those referred in other sub rules of rule 3) owned by the employer to be used by the employee
or any member of his household. This perquisite is to be charged at the rate of 10% of the
original cost of the asset as reduced by any charges recovered from the employee for such use.
However, the use of Computers and Laptops would not give rise to any perquisite.

XIII Transfer of assets [Rule 3(7)(viii)]: Often an employee or member of his household
benefits from the transfer of movable asset (not being shares or securities) at no cost or at a cost
less than its market value from the employer. The difference between the original cost of the
movable asset (not being shares or securities) and the sum, if any, paid by the employee, shall be
taken as the value of perquisite. In case of a movable asset, which has already been put to use, the
original cost shall be reduced by a sum of 10% of such original cost for every completed year of
use of the asset. Owing to a higher degree of obsolescence, in case of computers and electronic
gadgets, however, the value of perquisite shall be worked out by reducing 50% of the actual
cost by the reducing balance method for each completed year of use. Electronic gadgets in
this case means data storage and handling devices like computer, digital diaries and printers.
They do not include household appliance (i.e. white goods) like washing machines, microwave
ovens, mixers, hot plates, ovens etc. Similarly, in case of cars, the value of perquisite shall be
worked out by reducing 20% of its actual cost by the reducing balance method for each
completed year of use.
XIV Gifts [Rule 3(7)(iv)]:

The value of any gift or vouchers or token in lieu of which such gift may be received, given by
the employer to the employee or member of his household, is taxable as perquisite. However gift,
etc less than Rs. 5,000 in aggregate per annum would be exempt.

XV Medical Reimbursement by the employer exceeding Rs. 15,000/- p.a. u/s 17(2) is to be
taken as perquisite.

It is further clarified that the method regarding valuation of perquisites are given in section 17(2)
of the Act and in rule 3 of the Rules. The deductors may look into the above provisions carefully
before they determine the perquisite value for deduction purposes.

It is pertinent to mention that benefits specifically exempt u/s 10(13A), 10(5), 10(14), 17 etc. of
the Act would continue to be exempt. These include benefits like house rent allowance, leave
travel concession, travel expense/allowance on tour and transfer, daily allowance to meet tour
expenses as prescribed, medical facilities subject to conditions.

5.2.3 'Profits in lieu of salary' shall include

   I.   the amount of any compensation due to or received by an assessee from his employer or
       former employer at or in connection with the termination of his employment or the
       modification of the terms and conditions relating thereto;
   II. any payment (other than any payment referred to in clauses (10), (10A), (10B), (11),
       (12) (13) or (13A) of section 10) due to or received by an assessee from an employer or a
       former employer or from a provident or other fund, to the extent to which it does not
       consist of contributions by the assessee or interest on such contributions or any sum
       received under a Keyman insurance policy including the sum allocated by way of bonus
       on such policy.

          "Keyman insurance policy" shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in section
          10(10D);

   III.    any amount due to or received, whether in lump sum or otherwise, by any assessee from
          any person--

                       (A) before his joining any employment with that person; or
                       (B) after cessation of his employment with that person.

5.3 INCOMES NOT INCLUDED UNDER THE HEAD "SALARIES" (EXEMPTIONS)

 Any income falling within any of the following clauses shall not be included in computing the
income from salaries for the purpose of section 192 of the Act :-

5.3.1 Leave Travel Concession (LTC): The value of any travel concession or assistance
received by or due to an employee from his employer or former employer for himself and his
family, in connection with his proceeding (a) on leave to any place in India or (b) after
retirement from service, or, after termination of service to any place in India is exempt under
Section 10(5) subject, however, to the conditions prescribed in Rule 2B of the Rules.

The following are the important points, to be taken into consideration:
     o Number of Trips ­ The exemption shall be available in respect of 2 journeys performed in
       the block of 4 calendar years.

        · Without performing any journey and incurring expenses thereon, no exemption can be
        claimed.
        · The quantum of exemption will be subject to the following maximum limits for journeys
        performed on or after 01.10.1997:

  Sl        Journey Performed by                             Exemption Limit
  No
 1      Air                         Air Economy fare of the national carrier (Air India) by the
                                    shortest route to the place of destination
 2      Places connected by rail First Class Air conditioned rail fare by the shortest route to
        and journey performed by the place of destination
        any mode other than by air.
 3      Place     of    origin  and a) Where public transport system exists, first class or
        destination or part         deluxe class fare on such transport by the shortest route to
        thereof not connected by the place of destination.
        rail.                       b) Where no public transport system exists, first class A/C
                                    rail fare, for the distance of the journey by the shortest
                                    route, as if the journey has been performed by rail

o This exemption is limited to the actual expenses incurred on the journey which in turn is
  strictly limited to expenses on air fare, rail fare and bus fare only. No other expenses like local
  conveyance, sight-seeing expense etc., shall qualify for exemption.

o Where the journey is performed in a circuitous route, the exemption is limited to what is
  admissible by the shortest route. Likewise, where the journey is performed in a circular form
  touching different places, the exemption is limited to what is admissible for the journey from
  the place of origin to the farthest point reached in India, by the shortest route.

     Restriction on children ­ The exemption will not be available to more than 2 surviving
     children of an individual born after 01.10.1998. This restriction shall not apply in respect of
     children born before 01.10.1998 and also in case of multiple births after one child. It may be
     noted that section 2 (15B) of the Act defines a child as includes a step child and an adopted
     child of the individual.

     Definition of Family ­ As per the provisions of the Rules, family means:
                              o Spouse and children of the individual.
                              o Parents, brothers and sisters who are wholly or mainly
                                  dependent on the individual.

     Foreign Travel ­ As per the provisions of the Rules, exemption is not allowable in case of
     travel abroad.

     Obligation of the employer ­The employer has to satisfy the obligation that leave travel (fare)
     concession is not taxable in view of section 10(5) and he is not only required to be satisfied
     about the provisions of the said clause but also to keep and preserve evidence in support
     thereof.

Some important points to be considered are as under:
      1. It is uniform for all employees
       2. Where an employee does not avail LTC, either one or on both the occasions during the
       block of 4 calendar years, the value of LTC first availed during the first calendar year of
       the immediately succeeding block shall be eligible for exemption in lieu of exemption not
       availed during the preceding block Only one trip can be carried forward to be availed in
       the immediately succeeding block.
       3. Quantum of Exemption ­ The basic rule is that quantum of exemption will be limited to
       the actual expense incurred on the journey.

Any Leave encashed for the purpose of Leave travel or home travel concession is taxable.

5.3.2 Death-cum-retirement gratuity or any other gratuity is exempt to the extent specified
from inclusion in computing the total income under Section 10(10). Any death-cum-retirement
gratuity received under the revised Pension Rules of the Central Government or, as the case may
be, the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, or under any similar scheme applicable to
the members of the civil services of the Union or holders of posts connected with defence or of
civil posts under the Union (such members or holders being persons not governed by the said
Rules) or to the members of the all-India services or to the members of the civil services of a State
or holders of civil posts under a State or to the employees of a local authority or any payment of
retiring gratuity received under the Pension Code or Regulations applicable to the members of the
defence service is exempt. Gratuity received in cases other than those mentioned above, on
retirement, termination etc is exempt up to the limit as prescribed by the Board. Presently the
limit is Rs. 10 lakhs w.e.f. 24.05.2010 [Notification no. 43/2010 S.O. 1414(E) F.No.
200/33/2009-ITA-1 dated 11th June 2010].

5.3.3 Any payment in commutation of pension received under the Civil Pensions
(Commutation) Rules of the Central Government or under any similar scheme applicable to the
members of the civil services of the Union or holders of posts connected with defence or of civil
posts under the Union (such members or holders being persons not governed by the said Rules) or
to the members of the all- India services or to the members of the defence services or to the
members of the civil services of a State or holders of civil posts under a State or to the employees
of a local authority] or a corporation established by a Central, State or Provincial Act, is exempt
under Section10(10A)(i). As regards payments in commutation of pension received under any
scheme of any other employer, exemption will be governed by the provisions of section
10(10A)(ii). Also, any payment in commutation of pension from a fund referred to in Section
10(23AAB) is exempt under Section 10(10A)(iii).

5.3.4 Any payment received by an employee of the Central Government or a State
Government, as cash-equivalent of the leave salary in respect of the period of earned leave at
his credit at the time of his retirement, whether on superannuation or otherwise, is exempt
under Section 10(10AA)(i). In the case of other employees, this exemption will be determined
with reference to the leave to their credit at the time of retirement on superannuation or
otherwise, subject to a maximum of ten months' leave. This exemption will be further limited
to the maximum amount specified by the Government of India Notification No.S.O.588(E)
dated 31.05.2002 at Rs. 3,00,000/- in relation to such employees who retire, whether on
superannuation or otherwise, after 1.4.1998.

5.3.5 Under Section 10(10B), the retrenchment compensation received by a workman is
exempt from income-tax subject to certain limits. The maximum amount of retrenchment
compensation exempt is the sum calculated on the basis provided in section 25F(b) of the
Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or any amount not less than Rs.50,000/- as the Central
Government may by notification specify in the Official Gazette, whichever is less. These
limits shall not apply in the case where the compensation is paid under any scheme which is
approved in this behalf by the Central Government, having regard to the need for extending
special protection to the workmen in the undertaking to which the scheme applies and other
relevant circumstances. The maximum limit of such payment is Rs. 5,00,000/- where
retrenchment is on or after 1.1.1997 as specified in Notification No. 10969 of 25-06-1999.

5.3.6 Under Section 10(10C), any payment received or receivable (even if received in
installments) by an employee of the following bodies at the time of his voluntary retirement
or termination of his service, in accordance with any scheme or schemes of voluntary
retirement or in the case of public sector company, a scheme of voluntary separation, is
exempt from income-tax to the extent that such amount does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-:

       a)     A public sector company;
       b)     Any other company;
       c)     An Authority established under a Central, State or Provincial Act;
       d)     A Local Authority;
       e)     A Cooperative Society;
       f)     A university established or incorporated or under a Central, State or Provincial
              Act, or, an Institution declared to be a University under section 3 of the University
              Grants Commission Act, 1956;
       g)     Any Indian Institute of Technology within the meaning of Section 3 (g) of the
              Institute of Technology Act, 1961;
       h)     Such Institute of Management as the Central Government may by notification in
              the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

The exemption of amount received under VRS has been extended to employees of the
Central Government and State Government and employees of notified institutions having
importance throughout India or any State or States. It may also be noted that where this
exemption has been allowed to any employee for any assessment year, it shall not be allowed to
him for any other assessment year. Further, if relief has been allowed under section 89 for any
assessment year in respect of amount received on voluntary retirement or superannuation, no
exemption under section 10(10C) shall be available.

5.3.7 Any sum received under a Life Insurance Policy (Sec 10(10D), including the sum
allocated by way of bonus on such policy other than the following is exempt under section
10(10D):
        i)    any sum received under section 80DD(3) or section 80DDA(3); or
        ii)   any sum received under a Keyman insurance policy; or
        iii)  any sum received under an insurance policy issued on or after 1.4.2003, but on or
              before 31-03-2012, in respect of which the premium payable for any of the years
              during the term of the policy exceeds 20 percent of the actual capital sum assured;
              or
        iv)   any sum received under an insurance policy issued on or after 1.4.2012 in respect of
              which the premium payable for any of the years during the term of the policy
              exceeds 10 percent of the actual capital sum assured; or
        v)    any sum received under an insurance policy issued on or after 1.4.2013 in cases of
              persons with disability or person with severe disability as per Sec 80U or suffering
              from disease or ailment as specified in Sec 80DDB, in respect of which the
              premium payable for any of the years during the term of the policy exceeds 15
              percent of the actual capital sum assured

However, any sum received under such policy referred to in (iii), (iv) and (v) above, on the death
of a person would be exempt.
5.3.8 Any payment from a Provident Fund to which the Provident Funds Act, 1925, applies
or from any other provident fund set up by the Central Government and notified by it in the
Official Gazette is exempt under section 10(11).

5.3.9 Under section 10(13A) of the Act, any special allowance specifically granted to an
assessee by his employer to meet expenditure incurred on payment of rent (by whatever
name called) in respect of residential accommodation occupied by the assessee is exempt
from Income-tax to the extent as may be prescribed, having regard to the area or place in
which such accommodation is situated and other relevant considerations. According to Rule 2A
of the Rules, the quantum of exemption allowable on account of grant of special
allowance to meet expenditure on payment of rent shall be the least of the following:

       (a)    the actual amount of such allowance received by the assessee in respect of the
              relevant period i. e. the period during which the accommodation was occupied by
              the assesse during the financial year; or
       (b)    the actual expenditure incurred in payment of rent in excess of one-tenth of the
              salary due for the relevant period; or
                 (i) where such accommodation is situated in Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi or
                     Madras, 50% of the salary due to the employee for the relevant period; or
                 (ii) where such accommodation is situated in any other places, 40% of the
                     salary due to the employee for the relevant period,

For this purpose, "Salary" includes dearness allowance, if the terms of employment so provide,
but excludes all other allowances and perquisites.

It has to be noted that only the expenditure actually incurred on payment of rent in respect of
residential accommodation occupied by the assessee subject to the limits laid down in Rule
2A, qualifies for exemption from income-tax. Thus, house rent allowance granted to an
employee who is residing in a house/flat owned by him is not exempt from income-tax. The
disbursing authorities should satisfy themselves in this regard by insisting on production of
evidence of actual payment of rent before excluding the House Rent Allowance or any portion
thereof from the total income of the employee.

Though incurring actual expenditure on payment of rent is a pre-requisite for claiming
deduction under section 10(13A), it has been decided as an administrative measure that salaried
employees drawing house rent allowance upto Rs.3000/- per month will be exempted from
production of rent receipt. It may, however, be noted that this concession is only for the
purpose of tax-deduction at source, and, in the regular assessment of the employee, the
Assessing Officer will be free to make such enquiry as he deems fit for the purpose of
satisfying himself that the employee has incurred actual expenditure on payment of rent.

Further if annual rent paid by the employee exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum, it is mandatory for
the employee to report PAN of the landlord to the employer. In case the landlord does not have a
PAN, a declaration to this effect from the landlord along with the name and address of the
landlord should be filed by the employee.

5.3.10 Section 10(14) provides for exemption of the following allowances :-

   (i) Any special allowance or benefit granted to an employee to meet the expenses
       wholly, necessarily and exclusively incurred in the performance of his duties as
       prescribed under Rule 2BB subject to the extent to which such expenses are actually
       incurred for that purpose.
   (ii) Any allowance granted to an employee either to meet his personal expenses at the
        place of his posting or at the place he ordinarily resides or to compensate him for
        the increased cost of living, which may be prescribed and to the extent as may be
        prescribed.

However, the allowance referred to in (ii) above should not be in the nature of a personal
allowance granted to the assessee to remunerate or compensate him for performing duties of a
special nature relating to his office or employment unless such allowance is related to his place
of posting or residence.

CBDT has prescribed guidelines for the purpose of Section 10(14) (i) & 10 (14) (ii) vide
notification No.SO 617(E) dated 7th July, 1995 (F.No.142/9/95-TPL)which has been amended
vide notification SO No.403(E) dt 24.4.2000 (F.No.142/34/99-TPL). The transport allowance
granted to an employee to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between the
place of his residence and the place of duty is exempt to the extent of Rs.800 p. m. or Rs1600
p.m (for a blind person) vide notification S.O.No. 395(E) dated 13.5.98.

5.3.11 Under Section 10(15)(iv)(i) of the Act, interest payable by the Government on deposits
made by an employee of the Central Government or a State Government or a public sector
company out of his retirement benefits, in accordance with such scheme framed in this
behalf by the Central Government and notified in the Official Gazette is exempt from
income-tax. By notification No.F.2/14/89-NS-II dated 7.6.89, as amended by notification
No.F.2/14/89-NS-II dated 12.10.89, the Central Government has notified a scheme called
Deposit Scheme for Retiring Government Employees, 1989 for the purpose of the said clause.

5.3.12 Any scholarship granted to meet the cost of education is not to be included in total
income as per provisions of section 10(16) of the Act.

5.3.13 Section 10(18) provides for exemption of any income by way of pension received by an
individual who has been in the service of the Central Government or State Government and
has been awarded "Param Vir Chakra" or "Maha Vir Chakra" or "Vir Chakra" or such other
gallantry award as may be specifically notified by the Central Government. Family pension
received by any member of the family of such individual is also exempt [Notifications No.
S.O.1948(E) dated 24.11.2000 and 81(E) dated 29.1.2001, which are enclosed as per Annexure
VIII & IX]. Family for this purpose shall have the meaning assigned to it in Section 10(5) of the
Act.

DDO may not deduct any tax in the case of recipients of such awards after satisfying himself
about the veracity of the claim.

5.3.14 Under section 17 of the Act, exemption from tax will also be available in respect of:-

(a) the value of any medical treatment provided to an employee or any member of his
family, in any hospital maintained by the employer;
(b) any sum paid by the employer in respect of any expenditure actually incurred by the
employee on his medical treatment or of any member of his family:

       (i) in any hospital maintained by the Government or any local authority or any other
       hospital approved by the Government for the purposes of medical treatment of its
       employees;
       ii) in respect of the prescribed diseases or ailments as provided in Rule 3A(2) of the
       Rules in any hospital approved by the Chief Commissioner having regard to the
       prescribed guidelines as provided in Rule 3(A)(1)of the Rules.
(c) premium paid by the employer in respect of medical insurance taken for his employees
(under any scheme approved by the Central Government or Insurance Regulatory and
Development Authority) or reimbursement of insurance premium to the employees who take
medical insurance for themselves or for their family members (under any scheme approved by
the Central Government or Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority);
(d) reimbursement, by the employer, of the amount spent by an employee in obtaining medical
treatment for himself or any member of his family from any doctor, not exceeding in the
aggregate Rs.15,000/- in an year;
(e) As regards medical treatment abroad, the actual expenditure on stay and treatment
abroad of the employee or any member of his family, or, on stay abroad of one attendant
who accompanies the patient, in connection with such treatment, will be excluded from
perquisites to the extent permitted by the Reserve Bank of India. It may be noted that the
expenditure incurred on travel abroad by the patient/attendant, shall be excluded from
perquisites only if the employee's gross total income, as computed before including the said
expenditure, does not exceed Rs.2 lakhs.

For the purpose of availing exemption on expenditure incurred on medical treatment,
"hospital" includes a dispensary or clinic or nursing home, and "family" in relation to an
individual means the spouse and children of the individual. Family also includes parents,
brothers and sisters of the individual if they are wholly or mainly dependent on the
individual.

5.4 DEDUCTIONS U/S 16 OF THE ACT FROM THE INCOME FROM SALARIES

5.4.1   Entertainment Allowance [Section 16(ii)]:

A deduction is also allowed under section 16(ii) in respect of any allowance in the nature of
an entertainment allowance specifically granted by an employer to the assessee, who is in
receipt of a salary from the Government, a sum equal to one-fifth of his salary(exclusive of
any allowance, benefit or other perquisite) or five thousand rupees whichever is less. No
deduction on account of entertainment allowance is available to non-government employees.

5.4.2   Tax on Employment [Section 16(iii)]:

The tax on employment (Professional Tax) within the meaning of article 276(2) of the
Constitution of India, leviable by or under any law, shall also be allowed as a deduction in
computing the income under the head "Salaries".

It may be clarified that "Standard Deduction" from gross salary income, which was being
allowed up to financial year 2004-05 is not allowable from financial year 2005-06 onwards.

5.5 DEDUCTIONS UNDER CHAPTER VI-A OF THE ACT

In computing the taxable income of the employee, the following deductions under Chapter VI-A
of the Act are to be allowed from his gross total income:

5.5.1 Deduction in respect of Life insurance premia, deferred annuity, contributions to
provident fund, subscription to certain equity shares or debentures, etc. (section 80C)

A.     Section 80C, entitles an employee to deductions for the whole of amounts paid or
deposited in the current financial year in the following schemes, subject to a limit of
Rs.1,50,000/-:
(1) Payment of insurance premium to effect or to keep in force an insurance on the life of the
     individual, the spouse or any child of the individual.
(2) Any payment made to effect or to keep in force a contract for a deferred annuity, not being
     an annuity plan as is referred to in item (7) herein below on the life of the individual, the
     spouse or any child of the individual, provided that such contract does not contain a
     provision for the exercise by the insured of an option to receive a cash payment in lieu of
     the payment of the annuity;
(3) Any sum deducted from the salary payable by, or, on behalf of the Government to any
     individual, being a sum deducted in accordance with the conditions of his service for the
     purpose of securing to him a deferred annuity or making provision for his spouse or
     children, in so far as the sum deducted does not exceed 1/5th of the salary;
(4) Any contribution made :

       (a) by an individual to any Provident Fund to which the Provident Fund Act, 1925
       applies;
       (b) to any provident fund set up by the Central Government, and notified by it in this
       behalf in the Official Gazette, where such contribution is to an account standing in the
       name of an individual, or spouse or children;
               [The Central Government has since notified Public Provident Fund vide
               Notification S.O. No. 1559(E) dated 3.11.05]
       (c) by an employee to a Recognized Provident Fund;
       (d) by an employee to an approved superannuation fund;

It may be noted that "contribution" to any Fund shall not include any sums in repayment of loan or
advance;
(5) Any subscription :-

       (a) to any such security of the Central Government or any such deposit scheme as
       the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this
       behalf;
       (b) to any such saving certificates as defined under section 2(c) of the Government
       Saving Certificate Act, 1959 as the Government may, by notification in the Official
       Gazette, specify in this behalf.

          [The Central Government has since notified National Saving Certificate (VIIIth
          Issue) vide Notification S.O. No. 1560(E) dated 3.11.05and National Saving
          Certificate (IXth Issue) vide Notification . G.S.R. 848 (E), dated the 29th
          November, 2011, publishing the National Savings Certificates (IX-Issue) Rules,
          2011 G.S.R. 868 (E), dated the 7th December, 2011, specifying the National
          Savings Certificates IX Issue as the class of Savings Certificates F No1-
          13/2011-NS-II r/w amendment Notification No.GSR 319(E), dated 25-4-2012 ]
(6) Any sum paid as contribution in the case of an individual, for himself, spouse or any child,

              a. for participation in the Unit Linked Insurance Plan, 1971 of the Unit Trust
                  of India;
              b. for participation in any unit-linked insurance plan of the LIC Mutual
                  Fund referred to section 10 (23D) and as notified by the Central
                  Government.

     [The Central Government has since notified Unit Linked Insurance Plan (formerly known as
     Dhanraksha, 1989) of LIC Mutual Fund vide Notification S.O. No. 1561(E) dated 3.11.05.]
 (7) Any subscription made to effect or keep in force a contract for such annuity plan of the
Life Insurance Corporation or any other insurer as the Central Government may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, specify;

     [The Central Government has since notified New Jeevan Dhara, New Jeevan Dhara-I, New
     Jeevan Akshay, New Jeevan Akshay-I and New Jeevan Akshay-II vide Notification S.O. No.
     1562(E) dated 3.11.05 and Jeevan Akshay-III vide Notification S.O. No. 847(E) dated
     1.6.2006 ]
(8) Any subscription made to any units of any Mutual Fund, of section 10(23D), or from the
Administrator or the specified company referred to in Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking
& Repeal) Act, 2002 under any plan formulated in accordance with any scheme as the Central
Government, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;

     [The Central Government has since notified the Equity Linked Saving Scheme, 2005 for this
     purpose vide Notification S.O. No. 1563(E) dated 3.11.2005]
The investments made after 1.4.2006 in plans formulated in accordance with Equity Linked
Saving Scheme, 1992 or Equity Linked Saving Scheme, 1998 shall also qualify for deduction
under section 80C.
(9) Any contribution made by an individual to any pension fund set up by any Mutual
Fund referred to in section 10(23D), or, by the Administrator or the specified company defined
in Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking & Repeal) Act, 2002, as the Central Government
may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;

      [The Central Government has since notified the Equity Linked Saving Scheme, 2005 for this
      purpose vide Notification S.O. No. 1563(E) dated 3.11.2005]
 (10) Any subscription made to any such deposit scheme of, or, any contribution made to any
such pension fund set up by, the National Housing Bank, as the Central Government may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;
(11) Any subscription made to any such deposit scheme, as the Central Government may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, specify for the purpose of being floated by (a) public
sector companies engaged in providing long-term finance for construction or purchase of houses
in India for residential purposes, or, (b) any authority constituted in India by, or, under any
law, enacted either for the purpose of dealing with and satisfying the need for housing
accommodation or for the purpose of planning, development or improvement of cities, towns and
villages, or for both.

        [The Central Government has since notified the Public Deposit Scheme of HUDCO vide
        Notification S.O. No.37(E), dated 11.01.2007, for the purposes of Section 80C(2)(xvi)(a)].
(12) Any sums paid by an assessee for the purpose of purchase or construction of a
residential house property, the income from which is chargeable to tax under the head "Income
from house property" (or which would, if it has not been used for assessee's own residence,
have been chargeable to tax under that head) where such payments are made towards or by way
of any instalment or part payment of the amount due under any self-financing or other scheme of
any Development Authority, Housing Board etc.

The deduction will also be allowable in respect of re-payment of loans borrowed by an assessee
from the Government, or any bank or Life Insurance Corporation, or National Housing Bank, or
certain other categories of institutions engaged in the business of providing long term finance
for construction or purchase of houses in India. Any repayment of loan borrowed from the
employer will also be covered, if the employer happens to be a public company, or a public sector
company, or a university established by law, or a college affiliated to such university, or a local
authority, or a cooperative society, or an authority, or a board, or a corporation, or any other
body established under a Central or State Act.
The stamp duty, registration fee and other expenses incurred for the purpose of transfer shall also
be covered. Payment towards the cost of house property, however, will not include,
admission fee or cost of share or initial deposit or the cost of any addition or alteration to, or,
renovation or repair of the house property which is carried out after the issue of the
completion certificate by competent authority, or after the occupation of the house by the
assessee or after it has been let out. Payments towards any expenditure in respect of which the
deduction is allowable under the provisions of section 24 of the Act will also not be included in
payments towards the cost of purchase or construction of a house property.

Where the house property in respect of which deduction has been allowed under these provisions
is transferred by the tax-payer at any time before the expiry of five years from the end of the
financial year in which possession of such property is obtained by him or he receives back,
by way of refund or otherwise, any sum specified in section 80C(2)(xviii), no deduction under
these provisions shall be allowed in respect of such sums paid in such previous year in which the
transfer is made and the aggregate amount of deductions of income so allowed in the earlier
years shall be added to the total income of the assessee of such previous year and shall be liable to
tax accordingly.

(13) Tuition fees, whether at the time of admission or thereafter, paid to any university, college,
school or other educational institution situated in India, for the purpose of full-time education of
any two children of the employee.

Full-time education includes any educational course offered by any university, college, school
or other educational institution to a student who is enrolled full-time for the said course. It is
also clarified that full-time education includes play-school activities, pre-nursery and nursery
classes.

It is clarified that the amount allowable as tuition fees shall include any payment of fee to any
university, college, school or other educational institution in India except the amount representing
payment in the nature of development fees or donation or capitation fees or payment of similar
nature.

(14) Subscription to equity shares or debentures forming part of any eligible issue of
capital made by a public company, which is approved by the Board or by any public finance
institution.
(15) Subscription to any units of any mutual fund referred to in clause (23D) of Section 10
and approved by the Board, if the amount of subscription to such units is subscribed only in
eligible issue of capital of any company.
(16) Investment as a term deposit for a fixed period of not less than five years with a scheduled
bank, which is in accordance with a scheme framed and notified by the Central Government, in the
Official Gazette for these purposes.

[The Central Government has since notified the Bank Term Deposit Scheme, 2006 for this purpose
vide Notification S.O. No. 1220(E) dated 28.7.2006]
 (17)    Subscription      to    such     bonds  issued    by    the    National   Bank    for
Agriculture and Rural Development, as the Central Government may, by such notification in the
Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.
(18) Any investment in an account under the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004.
(19) Any investment as five year time deposit in an account under the Post Office Time Deposit
Rules, 1981.
B.     Section 80C(3) & 80C(3A) states that in case of Insurance Policy other than contract for a
deferred annuity the amount of any premium or other payment made is restricted to:

 Policy issued before 1st April 2012                      20% of the actual capital sum assured
                            st
 Policy issued on or after 1 April 2012                   10% of the actual capital sum assured
 Policy issued on or after 1st April 2013 * - In cases of 15% of the actual capital sum assured
 persons with disability or person with severe disability
 as per Sec 80 U or suffering from disease or ailment as
 specified in Sec 80DDB
       *Introduced by Finance Act 2013

Actual capital sum assured in relation to a life insurance policy means the minimum amount
assured under the policy on happening of the insured event at any time during the term of the
policy, not taking into account ­
                  i.    the value of any premium agreed to be returned, or
                 ii.    any benefit by way of bonus or otherwise over and above the sum actually
                        assured which may be received under the policy by any person.

5.5.2 Deduction in respect of contribution to certain pension funds (Section 80CCC)

Section 80CCC allows an employee deduction of an amount paid or deposited out of his
income chargeable to tax to effect or keep in force a contract for any annuity plan of Life
Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer for receiving pension from the Fund
referred to in section 10(23AAB). However, the deduction shall exclude interest or bonus
accrued or credited to the employee's account, if any and shall not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.

However, if any amount is standing to the credit of the employee in the fund referred to above and
deduction has been allowed as stated above and the employee or his nominee receives this amount
together with the interest or bonus accrued or credited to this account due to the reason of
    (i) Surrender of annuity plan whether in whole or part
    (ii) Pension received from the annuity plan

then the amount so received during the Financial Year shall be the income of the employee or his
nominee for that Financial Year and accordingly will be charged to tax.

Where any amount paid or deposited by the employee has been taken into account for the
purposes of this section, a deduction with reference to such amount shall not be allowed under
section 80C.

5.5.3 Deduction in respect of contribution to pension scheme of Central Government
(Section 80CCD):

Section 80CCD(1) allows an employee, being an individual employed by the Central
Government or by any other employer on or after 01.01.2004, or any other assessee being an
individual, a deduction of an amount paid or deposited out of his income chargeable to tax
under a pension scheme as notified vide Notification F. N. 5/7/2003- ECB&PR dated 22.12.2003
(National Pension System ­NPS) or as may be notifed by the Central Government. However, the
deduction shall not exceed an amount equal to 10% of his salary (includes Dearness Allowance
but excludes all other allowance and perquisites). The deduction under section 80CCD(1) shall
not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-.

As per Section 80CCD(2), where any contribution in the said pension scheme is made by the
Central Government or any other employer then the employee shall be allowed a deduction from
his total income of the whole amount contributed by the Central Government or any other
employer subject to limit of 10% of his salary of the previous year.

If any amount is standing to the credit of the employee in the pension scheme referred above and
deduction has been allowed as stated above, and the employee or his nominee receives this
amount together with the amount accrued thereon, due to the reason of
    (i) Closure or opting out of the pension scheme or
    (ii) Pension received from the annuity plan purchased and taken on such closure or opting
          out

then the amount so received during the FYs shall be the income of the employee or his nominee
for that Financial Year and accordingly will be charged to tax.

Where any amount paid or deposited by the employee has been taken into account for the
purposes of this section, a deduction with reference to such amount shall not be allowed under
section 80C.

Further it has been specified that w.e.f 01.04.09 that any amount received by the employee from
the new pension scheme shall be deemed not to have received in the previous year if such amount
is used for purchasing an annuity plan in the same previous year.

It is emphasized that as per the section 80CCE the aggregate amount of deduction under
sections 80C, 80CCC and Section 80CCD(1) shall not exceed Rs.1,50,000/-. However, the
deduction under Section 80CCD(1)shall not exceed Rs.1,00000 but contribution made by the
Central Government or any other employer to a pension scheme u/s 80CCD(2) shall be
excluded from the limit of Rs.1,00,000/- provided under this Section.

5.5.4 Deduction in respect of investment made under an equity savings scheme (Section 80
CCG):

Section 80CCG provides deduction w.e.f .assessment year 2013-14 in respect of investment made
under notified equity saving scheme. Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme 2012 has been
notified vide SO No 2777 E dated 23.11.2012 as a scheme under this section. The scheme was
modified in December 2013 vide notification SO No. 3693 dated 18.12.2013 as RGESS 2013.
The deduction under this section in accordance with RGESS 2013, is available if following
conditions are satisfied:

       (a) The assessee is a resident individual
       (b) His gross total income does not exceed Rs. 12 lakhs;
       (c) He has acquired listed shares in accordance with a notified scheme or listed units of an
       equity oriented fund as defined in section 10(38);
       (d) The assessee is a new retail investor;
       (e) The investment is locked-in for a period of 3 years from the date of acquisition in
       accordance with the above scheme;
       (f) The assessee satisfies any other condition as may be prescribed.

Amount of deduction ­The amount of deduction is at 50% of amount invested in equity
shares/units. However, the amount of deduction under this provision cannot exceed Rs. 25,000.

Withdrawal of deduction ­ If the assessee, after claiming the aforesaid deduction, fails to satisfy
the above conditions, the deduction originally allowed shall be deemed to be the income of the
assessee of the year in which default is committed.
This deduction is allowed for three consecutive assessment years beginning with the AY in which
the listed equity shares or units were first acquired. If any deduction is claimed by a taxpayer
under this section in any year, he shall not be entitled to any deduction under this section for any
other year.




5.5.5 Deduction in respect of health insurance premia paid, etc. (Section 80D)
Section 80D provides for deduction available for health insurance premia paid, etc. which is
calculated as under:

Sl     Persons for                     Nature of payment                       Mode of      Allowable
No       whom                                                                  payment      Deduction
        payment                                                                              (in Rs)
          made
 1     Employee         the whole of the amount paid to effect or to              any       Aggregate
          or his        keep in force an insurance on the health of the          mode      allowable is
         family         employee or his family or                                other      Rs 15,000/
                        any contribution made to the CGHS or such                than      {For Senior
                        other scheme as may be notified by Central               cash      Citizens it is
                        Government (Finance Act 2013)                                      Rs 20000/-}.
                        any payment on account of preventive health
                        check-up of the employee or family,
                        [restricted to Rs 5000/-; cash payment allowed
                        here]
 2      Parent or       the whole of the amount paid to effect or keep            any       Aggregate
        Parents of      in force an insurance on the health of the               mode      allowable is
        employee        parent or parents of the employee or                     other      Rs 15,000/
                        any payment made on account of preventive                than      {For Senior
                        health check-up of the parent or parents of the          cash      Citizens it is
                        employee [restricted to Rs 5000/-; cash                            Rs 20000/-}
                        payment allowed here]

Here
   i) family means the spouse and dependent children of the employee.
   ii) Senior citizen means an individual resident in India who is of the age of sixty years [For
       AY 2013-14 onwards] or more at any time during the relevant previous year.

The DDO must ensure that the medical insurance referred to above shall be in accordance with a
scheme made in this behalf by-
     (a)    the General Insurance Corporation of India formed under section 9 of the General Insurance
     Business (Nationalization) Act, 1972 and approved by the Central Government in this behalf; or
     (b)    any other insurer and approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
     established under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
     Act, 1999.

5.5.6 Deductions in respect of expenditure on persons or dependants with disability

5.5.6.1 Deductions in respect of maintenance including medical treatment of a dependent
who is a person with disability (section 80DD):

Under section 80DD, where an employee, who is a resident in India, has, during the previous
year-
(a) incurred any expenditure for the medical treatment (including nursing), training and
rehabilitation of a dependant, being a person with disability; or

(b) paid or deposited any amount under a scheme framed in this behalf by the Life Insurance
Corporation or any other insurer or the Administrator or the specified company subject to the
conditions specified in this regard and approved by the Board in this behalf for the maintenance
of a dependant, being a person with disability, the employee shall be allowed a deduction of a
sum of fifty thousand rupees from his gross total income of that year.

However, where such dependant is a person with severe disability, an amount of one hundred
thousand rupees shall be allowed as deduction subject to the specified conditions.

The deduction under (b) above shall be allowed only if the following conditions are fulfilled:-

        (i) the scheme referred to in (b) above provides for payment of annuity or lump sum
        amount for the benefit of a dependant, being a person with disability, in the event of the
        death of the individual in whose name subscription to the scheme has been made;

        (ii) the employee nominates either the dependant, being a person with disability, or any
        other person or a trust to receive the payment on his behalf, for the benefit of the
        dependant, being a person with disability.

However, if the dependant, being a person with disability, predeceases the employee, an amount
equal to the amount paid or deposited under sub-para(b) above shall be deemed to be the income
of the employee of the previous year in which such amount is received by the employee and shall
accordingly be chargeable to tax as the income of that previous year.

5.5.6.2 Deductions in respect of a person with disability (section 80U):

Under section 80U, in computing the total income of an individual, being a resident, who, at any
time during the previous year, is certified by the medical authority to be a person with disability,
there shall be allowed a deduction of a sum of fifty thousand rupees. However, where such
individual is a person with severe disability, a higher deduction of one lakh rupees shall be
allowable.

DDOs should note that 80DD deduction is in case of the dependent of the employee whereas 80U
deduction is in case of the employee himself. However under both the Sections the employee
shall furnish to the DDO following:

1.    A copy of the certificate issued by the medical authority as defined in Rule 11A(1) in the
      prescribed form as per Rule 11A(2) of the Rules. The DDO has to allow deduction only
      after seeing that the Certificate furnished is from the Medical Authority defined in this Rule
      and the same is in the form as mentioned therein.
2.    Further in cases where the condition of disability is temporary and requires reassessment of
      its extent after a period stipulated in the aforesaid certificate, no deduction under this section
      shall be allowed for any subsequent period unless a new certificate is obtained from the
      medical authority as in 1 above and furnished before the DDO.

3.      For the purposes of section 80DD and 80 U some of the terms defined are as under:-

     (a) Administrator means the Administrator as referred to in clause (a) of section 2 of the
     Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 200 ;
   (b) dependant means--
               (i)     in the case of an individual, the spouse, children, parents, brothers and
                       sisters of the individual or any of them;
               (ii)    in the case of a Hindu undivided family, a member of the Hindu undivided
                       family, dependant wholly or mainly on such individual or Hindu undivided
                       family for his support and maintenance, and who has not claimed any
                       deduction under section 80U in computing his total income for the
                       assessment year relating to the previous year;
   (c) disability shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (i) of section 2 of the Persons
   with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
   and includes autism, cerebral palsy and multiple disability referred to in clauses (a),
   (c) and (h) of section 2 of the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral
   Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999;
   (d) Life Insurance Corporation shall have the same mean ing as in clause (iii) of sub-
   section (8) of section 88;
   (e) medical authority means the medical authority as referred to in clause (p) of section 2
   of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
   Participation) Act, 1995 or such other medical authority as may, by notification, be specified
   by the Central Government for certifying autism, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities,
   person with disability and severe disability referred to in clauses (a), (c), (h), (j) and (o)
   of section 2 of the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental
   Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999;
   (f) person with disability means a person as referred to in clause (t) of section 2 of the
   Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation)
   Act, 1995 or clause (j) of section 2 of the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism,
   Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999;
   (g) person with severe disability means--
               (i)     a person with eighty per cent or more of one or more disabilities, as
               referred to in sub-section (4) of section 56 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal
               Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995; or
               (ii)    a person with severe disability referred to in clause (o) of section 2 of the
               National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental
               Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999;
   (h) specified company means a company as referred to in clause (h) of section 2 of the Unit
   Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 2002.

5.5.7. Deduction in respect of medical treatment, etc. (Section 80DDB):

Section 80DDB allows a deduction in case of employee, who is resident in India, during the
previous year, of any amount actually paid for the medical treatment of such disease or ailment as
may be specified in the rules 11DD (1) for himself or a dependant. The deduction allowed is
equal to the amount actually paid or Rs. 40,000 whichever is less. Further the amount paid should
also be reduced by the amount received if any under insurance from an insurerer or reimbursed by
an employer. In case of a senior citizen (an individual resident in India who is of the age of sixty
years or more at any time during the relevant previous year) the amount of deduction allowed is
Rs. 60,000/-.

DDO must ensure that the employee furnishes a certificate in Form 10-I from a neurologist, an
oncologist, a urologist, nephrologist, a haematologist, an immunologist or such other specialist, as
mentioned in Rule 11DD.
For the purpose of this section in the case of an employee "dependant" means individual, the
spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters of the employee or any of them, dependant wholly
or mainly on the employee for his support and maintenance.

5.5.8 Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for higher education (Section 80E):


Section 80E allows deduction in respect of payment of interest on loan taken from any financial
institution or any approved charitable institution for higher education for the purpose of
pursuing his higher education or for the purpose of higher education of his spouse or his children
or the student for whom he is the legal guardian.

The deduction shall be allowed in computing the total income for the Financial year in which
the employee starts paying the interest on the loan taken and immediately succeeding seven
Financial years or until the Financial year in which the interest is paid in full by the employee,
whichever is earlier.
For the purpose of this section -

       (a) "approved charitable institution" means an institution established for charitable
       purposes and approved by the prescribed authority section 10(23C), or an institution
       referred to in section 80G(2)(a);
       (b) "financial institution" means a banking company to which the Banking Regulation
       Act, 1949 applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of
       that Act); or any other financial institution which the Central Government may, by
       notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;
       (c) "higher education means any course of study pursued after passing the Senior
       Secondary Examination or its equivalent from any school, board or university recognized
       by the Central Government or State Government or local authority or by any other
       authority authorized by the Central Government or State Government or local authority to
       do so;

5.5.9 Deduction in respect of interest on loan taken for residential house property (Section
80EE):

Vide Finance Act 2013, an individual is allowed a deduction upto a limit of Rs 1,00,000 being
paid as interest on a loan taken from a Financial Institution, sanctioned during the period 01-04-
2013 to 31-03-2014 (loan not to exceed Rs 25 lakhs) for acquisition of a residential house whose
value does not exceed Rs 40 lakhs. However the deduction is available if the assessee does not
own any residential house property on the date of sanction of the loan.

If in case of above loan the interest claimed during AY 2014-15 is less than Rs. 1,00,000/- then
the balance amount is allowed in AY 2015-16.

5.5.10 Deductions on respect of donations to certain funds, charitable institutions, etc.
(Section 80G):

Section 80G provides for deductions on account of donation made to various funds , charitable
organizations etc. In cases where employees make donations to the Prime Minister`s National
Relief Fund, the Chief Minister`s Relief Fund or the Lieutenant Governor`s Relief Fund through
their respective employers, it is not possible for such funds to issue separate certificate to every
such employee in respect of donations made to such funds as contributions made to these funds
are in the form of a consolidated cheque. An employee who makes donations towards these funds
is eligible to claim deduction under section 80G. It is, hereby, clarified that the claim in respect of
such donations as indicated above will be admissible under section 80G on the basis of the
certificate issued by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO)/Employer in this behalf -
Circular No. 2/2005, dated 12-1-2005.

No deduction under this section is allowable in case of amount of donation if exceeds Rs
10000/- unless the amount is paid by any mode other than cash.

5.5.11 Deductions is respect of rents paid (Section 80GG):

Section 80GG allows the employee to a deduction in respect of house rent paid by him for
his own residence. Such deduction is permissible subject to the following conditions :-

           (a) the employee has not been in receipt of any House Rent Allowance specifically
           granted to him which qualifies for exemption under section 10(13A) of the Act;
           (b) the employee files the declaration in Form No.10BA. (Annexure X)
           (c) The employee does not own:

            (i)     any residential accommodation himself or by his spouse or minor child or
                    where such employee is a member of a Hindu Undivided Family, by such
                    family, at the place where he ordinarily resides or performs duties of his
                    office or carries on his business or profession; or
            (ii)    at any other place, any residential accommodation which is in the
                    occupation of the employee, the value of which is to be determined under
                    section 23(2)(a) or section 23(4)(a), as the case may be.
           (d) He will be entitled to a deduction in respect of house rent paid by him in excess of
                 10% of his total income. The deduction shall be equal to 25% of total income or
                 Rs. 2,000/- per month, whichever is less. The total income for working out these
                 percentages will be computed before making any deduction under section 80GG.

Drawing and Disbursing Authorities should satisfy themselves that all the conditions mentioned
above are satisfied before such deduction is allowed by them to the employee. They should also
satisfy themselves in this regard by insisting on production of evidence of actual payment of rent.

5.5.12 Deductions in respect of certain donations for scientific research or rural
development (Section 80 GGA):

Section 80GGA allows deduction from total income of employee in respect of donations of any
sum as given in the Table below:

Sl                   Donations made to persons                       Approval /        Authority granting
No                                                                   Notification     approval/ Notification
                                                                    under Section
 1   a research association which has as its object the              u/s 35(1)(ii)    Central Government
     undertaking of scientific research or to a University,
     college or other institution to be used for scientific
     research
 2   a research association which has as its object the             u/s 35(1)(iii)    Central Government
     undertaking of research in social science or statistical
     research or to a University, college or other institution to
     be used for research in social science or statistical
     research
 3   an association or institution, which has as its object the     furnishes the     Prescribed Authority
     undertaking of any programme of rural development, to          certificate u/s    under Rule 6AAA
     be used for carrying out any programme of rural                 35CCA (2)
      development approved for the purposes of section 35CCA
 4    an association or institution which has as its object the   furnishes the     Prescribed Authority
      training of persons for implementing programmes of rural    certificate u/s    under Rule 6AAA
      development.                                                35CCA (2A)
 5    a public sector company or a local authority or to an       furnishes the      National Committee
      association or institution approved by the National         certificate u/s     for Promotion of
      Committee, for carrying out any eligible project or          35AC(2)(a)        Social & Economic
      scheme.                                                                               Welfare
 6    a rural development fund                                     notified u/s     set up and notified by
                                                                  35CCA (1)(c)            the Central
                                                                                         Government
 7    National Urban Poverty Eradication Fund                      notified u/s     set up and notified by
                                                                  35CCA (1)(d)            the Central
                                                                                         Government

No deduction under this section is allowable in case:

     i) The employee has gross total income which includes income which is chargeable under
         the head "Profits and gains of business or profession".
     ii) The amount of donation exceeds Rs 10000 and is paid in cash.

The Drawing and Disbursing Authorities should satisfy themselves that all the conditions
mentioned above are satisfied before such deduction is allowed by them to the employee. They
should also satisfy themselves in this regard by insisting on production of evidence of actual
payment of donation and a receipt from the person to whom donation has been made and ensure
that the approval/notification has been issued by the right authority. DDO must ensure a self-
declaration from the employee that he has no income from "Profits and gains of business or
profession".

5.5.13 Deduction in respect of interest on deposits in savings account (Section 80TTA):

Section 80TTA has been introduced from the Financial Year 2012-13 and it allows to an
employee from his gross total income if it includes any income by way of interest on deposits
(not being time deposits) in a savings account, a deduction amounting to:

         (i) in a case where the amount of such income does not exceed in the aggregate ten
        thousand rupees, the whole of such amount; and
         (ii) in any other case, ten thousand rupees.

The deduction is available if such savings account is maintained in a

        (a) banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, applies (including any
        bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act);
        (b) co-operative society engaged in carrying on the business of banking (including a co-
        operative land mortgage bank or a co-operative land development bank); or
        (c) Post Office as defined in clause (k) of section 2 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898,

For this section, "time deposits" means the deposits repayable on expiry of fixed periods.

6.   REBATE OF RS 2000 FOR INDIVIDUALS HAVING TOTAL INCOME UPTO RS
5 LAKH [SECTION 87A]

Finance Act 2013 provided relief in the form of rebate to individual taxpayers, resident in India,
who are in lower income bracket, i. e. having total income not exceeding Rs 5,00,000/-. The
amount of rebate is Rs 2000/- or the amount of tax payable, whichever is lower. This rebate is
available for A.Y. 2014-15 and subsequent assessment years.

7    TDS ON PAYMENT OF ACCUMULATED BALANCE UNDER RECOGNISED
PROVIDENT FUND AND CONTRIBUTION FROM APPROVED SUPERANNUATION
FUND:

7.1     The trustees of a Recognized Provident Fund, or any person authorized by the
regulations of the Fund to make payment of accumulated balances due to employees, shall in
cases where sub-rule(1) of Rule 9 of Part A of the Fourth Schedule to the Act applies, at the time
when the accumulated balance due to an employee is paid, make therefrom the deduction
specified in Rule 10 of Part A of the Fourth Schedule to the Act.

The accumulated balance is treated as income chargeable under the head Salaries

7.2     Where any contribution made by an employer, including interest on such contributions, if
any, in an approved Superannuation Fund is paid to the employee, tax on the amount so paid
shall be deducted by the trustees of the Fund to the extent provided in Rule 6 of Part B of the
Fourth Schedule to the Act. TDS should be at the average rate of tax at which, the employee was
liable to be taxed during the preceding three years or during the period, if that period is less than
three years, when he was member of the fund.

The deductor shall remain liable to deduct tax on any sum paid on account of returned
contributions (including interest, if any) even if a fund or part of a fund ceases to be an approved
Superannuation fund.

8.     DDOS TO SATISFY THEMSELVES ABOUT THE GENUINENESS OF CLAIM:

       The Drawing and Disbursing Officers should satisfy themselves about the actual deposits/
subscriptions / payments made by the employees, by calling for such particulars/ information as
they deem necessary before allowing the aforesaid deductions. In case the DDO is not satisfied
about the genuineness of the employee's claim regarding any deposit/ subscription/ payment made
by the employee, he should not allow the same, and the employee would be free to claim the
deduction/ rebate on such amount by filing his return of income and furnishing the necessary
proof etc., therewith, to the satisfaction of the Assessing Officer.

9. CALCULATION OF INCOME-TAX TO BE DEDUCTED:

9.1 Salary income for the purpose of section 192 shall be computed as follow:-

       (a) First compute the gross salary as mentioned in para 5.1 including all the incomes
           mentioned in para 5.2 and excluding the income mentioned in para 5.3.
       (b) Allow deductions mentioned in para 5.4 from the figure arrived at (a) above and
           compute the amount to arrive at Net salary of the employee
       (c) Add income from all other heads- House property`, Profits & gains of Business or
           Profession`, Capital gains` and Income from other Sources` to arrive at the Gross
           Total Income as shown in the form of simple statement mentioned para 3.5. However
           it may be remembered that no loss under any such head is allowable by DDO other
           than loss under the Head Income from House property.
       (d) Allow deductions mentioned in para 5.5 from the figure arrived at (c) above ensuring
           that the relevant conditions are satisfied. The aggregate of the deductions subject to the
           threshold limits mentioned in para 5.5 shall not exceed the amount at (b) above and if
           it exceeds, it should be restricted to that amount.
This will be the amount of total income of the employee on which income tax would be required to
be deducted. This income should be rounded off to the nearest multiple of ten rupees.

9.2 Income-tax on such income shall be calculated at the rates given in para 2.1 of this Circular
keeping in view the age of the employee and subject to the provisions of sec. 206AA, as discussed
in para 4.8. Rebate as per Section 87A upto Rs 2000/- to eligible persons (see para 6) may be
given. Surcharge shall be calculated in cases where applicable (see para 2.2).

9.3 The amount of tax payable so arrived at shall be increased by education cess as applicable
(2% for primary and 1% for secondary education) to arrive at the total tax payable.

9.4 The amount of tax as arrived at para 9.3 should be deducted every month in equal
installments. Any excess or deficit arising out of any previous deduction can be adjusted by
increasing or decreasing the amount of subsequent deductions during the same financial year.

10. MISCELLANEOUS:

10.1 These instructions are not exhaustive and are issued only with a view to guide the
employers to understand the various provisions relating to deduction of tax from salaries.
Wherever there is any doubt, reference may be made to the provisions of the Income-tax Act,
1961, the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Finance (No. 2) Act 2014, the relevant circulars /
notifications, etc.

10.2 In case any assistance is required, the Assessing Officer/the Local Public Relation Officer of
the Income-tax Department may be contacted.

10.3 These instructions may be brought to the notice of all Disbursing Officers and
Undertakings including those under the control of the Central/ State Governments.

10.4 Copies of this Circular are available with the Director of Income-tax (Public Relations,
Printing & Publications and Official Language), 6th Floor, Mayur Bhavan, Connaught Place,
New Delhi-110 001 and at the following websites:

                       www.finmin.nic.in & www.incometaxindia.gov.in

Hindi version will follow.



                                                                              (Sandeep Singh)
                                                          Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


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                                                                      (Sandeep Singh)
                                                  Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
                                                                                  ANNEXURE-I

                                 SOME ILLUSTRATIONS

                                         Example 1

                                                                   For Assessment Year 2015-16

   (A) Calculation of Income tax in the case of an employee (Male or Female) below the
       age of sixty years and having gross salary income of:

                     i)       Rs.2,50,000/- ,
                     ii)      Rs.5,00,000/- ,
                     iii)     Rs.10,00,000/-
                     iv)      Rs.20,00,000/-. and
                     v)       Rs. 1,10,00,000/-

   (B) What will be the amount of TDS in case of above employees, if PAN is not submitted
       by them to their DDOs/Offices:

 Particulars                      Rupees      Rupees           Rupees        Rupees       Rupees
                                    (i)         (ii)             (iii)         (iv)          (v)
 Gross Salary Income              2,50,000    5,00,000         10,00,000     20,00,000   1,10,00,000
 (including allowances)
 Contribution of G.P.F.             45,000         50,000       1,00,000      1,00,000     1,00,000


Computation of Total Income and tax payable thereon

 Particulars                            Rupees      Rupees        Rupees    Rupees     Rupees
                                           (i)         (ii)        (iii)      (iv)       (v)
 Gross Salary                           2,50,000    5,00,000     10,00,000 20,00,000 1,10,00,000
 Less: Deduction U/s 80C                  45,000      50,000      1,00,000 1,00,000     1,00,000
 Taxable Income                         2,05,000    4,50,000      9,00,000 19,00,000 1,09,00,000

    (A)        Tax thereon                   Nil     18,000*      1,05,000    3,95,000     3095000

                            Surcharge                                                        309500
 Add:
          (i) Education Cess @ 2%.           Nil         360         2100      7,900          68090
          (ii) Secondary and Higher          Nil         180         1050      3950           34045
               Education Cess @1%
                  Total tax payable          Nil      18,540      1,08,150     406850      3506635

 (B) TDS under sec. 206AA in                 Nil      90,000      1,30,000     406850      3506635
       case where PAN is not
       furnished by the employee
* includes Rebate of Rs 2000 u/s 87A
                                         Example 2
                                                                For Assessment Year 2015-16

Calculation of Income Tax in the case of an employee below the age of sixty years having
a handicapped dependent (With valid PAN furnished to employer).

S.No.                                Particulars                               Rupees
  1     Gross Salary                                                              4,00,000
  2     Amount spent on treatment of a dependant, being person with                   7000
        disability (but not severe disability)
  3     Amount paid to LIC with regard to annuity for the maintenance of            60,000
        a dependant, being person with disability( but not severe
        disability)

  4     GPF Contribution                                                            25,000

  5     LIP Paid                                                                    10,000
  6     Interest Income on Savings Account                                          12,000

Computation of Tax

S.No.                            Particulars                                   Rupees
  1     Gross Salary                                                             4,00,000
  2     Add: Income from Other Sources                                          Rs 12,000
                                    Interest Income on Savings Account
  3                                                 Gross Total Income             4,12,000
  4     Less: Deduction U/s 80DD (Restricted to Rs.50,000/- only)                    50,000

  5     Less: Deduction U/s 80C (i) GPF Rs.25,000/-                                 35,000
                               (ii) LIP Rs.10,000/- = Rs.35,000/-

  6     Less: Deduction u/s 80TTA on Interest Income on savings account              10000
        (restricted to Rs 10000/-)
  7                                                           Total Income         3,17,000
  8                                           Income Tax thereon/payable              4,700
                            (includes Rebate of Rs 2000 as per Section 87A)
  9     Add:
        (i). Education Cess @2%                                                         94
        (ii). Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                                   47

 10                                            Total Income Tax payable               4,841
 11                                                      Rounded off to               4,840
                                          Example 3

                                                                 For Assessment Year 2015-16

Calculation of Income Tax in the case of an employee below age of sixty years where
medical treatment expenditure was borne by the employer (With valid PAN furnished to
employer).

S.No.       Particulars                                                         Rupees
1        Gross Salary                                                              5,20,000
2        Medical Reimbursement by employer on the treatment of self and              35,000
         dependent family member
3        Contribution of GPF                                                         20,000
4        LIC Premium                                                                 20,000
5        Repayment of House Building Advance                                         25,000
6        Tuition fees for two children                                               60,000
7        Investment in Unit-Linked Insurance Plan                                    30,000
8        Interest Income on Savings Account                                           8,000
9        Interest Income on Time Deposit                                             15,000

Computation of Tax
S.No.                              Particulars                                  Rupees
  1   Gross Salary                                                                 5,20,000
  2   Add: Perquisite in respect of reimbursement of Medical Expenses                20,000
             In excess of Rs.15,000/- in view of Section 17(2)(v)
  3   Income from Other Sources                                                      23,000
              i)      Interest Income on Savings Account        Rs 8,000
              ii)     Interest Income on Savings Account        Rs 15,000
  4                                                  Gross Total Income             5,63,000
  5   a.Less: Deduction U/s 80C
      (i) GPF                                           Rs.20,000/-
      (ii) LIC                                          Rs.20,000/-
      (iii) Repayment of House Building Advance         Rs.25,000/-
      (iv) Tuition fees for two children                Rs.60,000/-
      (v) Investment in Unit-Linked Insurance Plan Rs.30,000/-
                                         Total       =Rs.1,55,000/-

                                         Restricted to Rs. 1,50,000/-
         b. Less: Deduction u/s 80TTA on Interest Income on savings
         account (restricted to Rs 8000/- available only on Savings account
         interest)                                          Rs 8,000/-
                                  Total deduction available Rs 1,58,000/-           1,58,000
    6                                                         Total Income          4,05,000
    7                                        Income Tax thereon/payable               13,500
                           (includes Rebate of Rs 2000 as per Section 87A)
    8    Add:
         (i). Education Cess @2%                                                        270
         (ii). Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                                  135
     9                                          Total Income Tax payable             13,905
    10                                                      Rounded off to           13,910
                                         Example 4

                                                                For Assessment Year 2015-16

Illustrative calculation of House Rent Allowance U/s 10 (13A) in respect of residential
accommodation situated in Delhi in case of an employee below the age of sixty years
(With valid PAN furnished to employer).

S.No.     Particulars                                                          Rupees
1       Salary                                                                    3,50,000
2       Dearness Allowance                                                        2,00,000
3       House Rent Allowance                                                      1,40,000
4       House rent paid                                                           1,44,000
5       General Provident Fund                                                      60,000
6       Life Insurance Premium                                                       4,000
7       Subscription to Unit-Linked Insurance Plan                                  50,000

Computation of total income and tax payable thereon

S.No.                                 Particulars                              Rupees
  1     Salary + Dearness Allowance + House Rent Allowance                        6,90,000
        3,50,000+2,00,000+1,40,000 = 6,90,000
  2                                                   Total Salary Income          6,90,000
  3     Less: House Rent allowance exempt U/s 10(13A):
        Least of:
        (a). Actual amount of HRA received=                     1,40,000
        (b). Expenditure of rent in excess of 10% of salary
             (including D.A. presuming that D.A. is taken
             for retirement benefit) (1,44,000-55,000) =         89,000
        (c). 50% of Salary(Basic+ DA)                    =       2,75,000            89,000
  4                                                    Gross Total Income          6,01,000
  5     Less: Deduction U/s 80C
        (i). GPF                                          Rs.60,000/-
        (ii). LIC                                          Rs. 4,000/-
        (iii). Investment in Unit-Linked Insurance Plan Rs.50,000/-
                                             Total      =Rs.1,14,000/-             1,14,000
  6                                                          Total Income          4,87,000
  7                                           Tax payable on total income             21700
                           (includes Rebate of Rs 2000 as per Section 87A)
  8     Add:
        (i). Education Cess @2%                                                        434
        (ii). Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                                  217
  9                                             Total Income Tax payable             22351
 10                                                         Rounded off to           22350
                                                Example 5
                                                                           For Assessment Year 2015-16

Illustrating valuation of perquisite and calculation of tax in the case of an employee below age of sixty years
of a private company in Mumbai who was provided accommodation in a flat at concessional rate for ten
months and in a hotel for two months ( With valid PAN furnished to employer).
S.No.      Particulars                                                                         Rupees
  1      Salary                                                                                   7,00,000
  2      Bonus                                                                                    1,40,000
  3      Flat at concessional rate (for ten month).       = Rs.3,60,00                           3,60, 000
  4      Hotel rent paid by employer (for two month)                                              1,00,000
  5      Cost of furniture                                                                        2,00,000
  6      Free gas, electricity, water etc. (Actual bills paid by company)                           40,000
  7      Rent recovered from employee                                                               60,000
  8      Subscription to Unit Linked Insurance Plan                                                 50,000
  9      Life Insurance Premium                                                                     10,000
 10      Contribution to recognized P.F.                                                            42,000

COMPUTATION OF TOTAL INCOME AND TAX PAID THEREON:
S.No.                               Particulars                                                Rupees
  1    Salary                                                                                     7,00,000
  2    Bonus                                                                                      1,40,000
  3    Total Salary(1+2) for the purpose of valuation of perquisites (12 months)                  8,40,000
      Valuation of perquisites
 4(a) Perquisite for flat:
         Lower of (15% of salary for 10 months = Rs.1,05,000/-) and
         (actual rent paid= Rs 3,60,000)          i.e. Rs. 1,05,000/-
                           Less : Rent recovered Rs. 60000/- Rs 45,000
 4(b)    Perquisite for hotel :                                      Rs 33,600
         Lower of (24% of salary of 2 months=Rs 33,600)
         and (actual payment= Rs 1,00,000)
 4(c)    Perquisites for furniture                                   Rs 20,000
         @ 10% of cost of Rs.2,00,000
 4(d)    Perquisite for free gas, electricity, water etc.            Rs 40,000
  4                                                          Total 1,38,600                         1,38,600
  5      Gross Total Income (Rs.8,40,000+ 1,38,600)                                                 9,78,600
  6      Gross Total Income                                                                         9,78,600
  7      Less: Deduction U/s 80C:
         (i). Provident Fund (80C)                               : Rs.42,000/-
         (ii). LIC (80C)                                         : Rs.10,000/-
         (iii). Subscription to Unit Linked Insurance Plan(80C) : Rs.50,000/-
                                 Total                         = Rs.1,02,000/-                      1,02,000
   8     Total Income                                                                               8,76,600
   9     Tax Payable                                                                                1,00,320
  10     Add:
         (i). Education Cess @2%                                                                       2,006
         (ii). Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                                                 1,003
  11     Total Income Tax payable                                                                   1,03,329
  12     Rounded off to                                                                             1,03,330
                                          Example 6
                                                                 For Assessment Year 2015-16

Illustrating Valuation of perquisite and calculation of tax in the case of an employee
below the age of 60 years of a Private Company posted at Delhi and repaying House
Building Loan ( With valid PAN furnished to employer).

S.No.     Particulars                                                           Rupees
1       Salary                                                                     4,00,000
2       Dearness Allowance                                                         1,00,000
3       House Rent Allowance                                                       1,80,000
4       Special Duties Allowance                                                     12,000
5       Provident Fund                                                               60,000
6       LIP                                                                          10,000
7       Deposit in NSC VIII issue                                                    30,000
8       Rent Paid by the employee for house hired by her                           1,20,000
9       Repayment of House Building Loan (Principal)                                 60,000
10      Tuition Fees for three children (Rs.10,000 per child)                        30,000

Computation of total income and tax payable thereon

S.No.                                Particulars                                Rupees
1       Gross Salary (Basic+DA+HRA+SDA)                                            6,92,000
        Less: House rent allowance exempt U/s 10 (13A)
        Least of:
        (a). Actual amount of HRA received.                  :Rs. 1,80,000
        (b). Expenditure on rent in excess of 10% of salary
             (Including D.A.)assuming D.A. is included for
             retirement benefits (1,20,000- 50,000)           :Rs. 70,000
        (c). 50% of salary (including D.A)                    :Rs. 2,00,000           70,000
2                                             Gross Total Taxable Income            6,22,000
        Less: Deduction U/s 80C
        (i). Provident Fund                              : Rs. 60,000
        (ii). LIP                                        : Rs. 10,000
        (iii). NSC VIII Issue                            : Rs. 30,000
        (iv). Repayment of HBA                           : Rs. 60,000
        (v). Tuition Fees (Restricted to two children) : Rs. 20,000
                                                Total     : Rs. 1,80,000
                                                Restricted to Rs. 1,50,000          1,50,000
                                                             Total Income           4,72,000
                                             Income Tax thereon/payable               20,200
                           (includes Rebate of Rs 2000 as per Section 87A)
        Add:
        (i). Education Cess @2%                                                         404
        (ii). Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                                   202
                                                Total Income Tax payable             20,806
                                                            Rounded off to           20,810
                                              Example 7

                                                                  For Assessment Year 2015-16

A.     Calculation of Income tax in the case of a retired employee above the age of sixty
years but below the age of 80 years and having gross pension of:

                     Particulars                       Rupees      Rupees      Rupees
                                                          (i)         (ii)       (iii)
                     Gross Pension                     4,50,000    8,00,000   12,50,000
                     Contribution of P.P.F.             70,000     1,00,000    1,50,000

B      What will be the amount of TDS in case of above employees, if PAN is not submitted
by them to their DDOs/Offices:

Computation of Total Income and tax payable thereon

     Particulars                                                  Rupees      Rupees      Rupees
                                                                    (i)         (ii)        (iii)
     Gross Pension                                                 4,50,000   8,00,000    12,50,000
     Less: Deduction U/s 80C                                         70,000   1,00,000     1,50,000
     Taxable Income                                                3,80,000   7,00,000    11,00,000

                                              Tax thereon (A)         6,000     60,000     1,50,000
     Add:
     (i) Education Cess @ 2%.                                           120       1200         3000
     (ii) Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                        60        600         1500
                                       Total tax payable             6,180*     61,800     1,54,500

     B. TDS under sec. 206AA in case where PAN is not                16,000     80,000     1,60,000
     furnished by the employee
     *includes Rebate of Rs 2000 as per Section 87A
                                       Example 8

                                                              For Assessment Year 2015-16

A.     Calculation of Income tax in the case of a retired employee above the age of 80
years and having gross pension of:

              Particulars                   Rupees      Rupees      Rupees
                                              (i)         (ii)        (iii)
              Gross Pension                 5,00,000    8,00,000    12,50,000
              Contribution of P.P.F.          80,000    1,20,000     1,50,000

B      What will be the amount of TDS in case of above employees, if PAN is not submitted
by them to their DDOs/Offices:

Computation of Total Income and tax payable thereon

Particulars                                            Rupees      Rupees       Rupees
                                                         (i)         (ii)        (iii)
Gross Pension                                          5,00,000    8,00,000     12,50,000
Less: Deduction u/s 80C                                  80,000    1,20,000      1,50,000
Taxable Income                                         4,20,000    6,80,000     11,00,000

                                   Tax thereon (A)           Nil     36,000       1,30,000
Add:
(i) Education Cess @ 2%.                                                720           2600
(ii) Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%                            360           1300
                                  Total tax payable          Nil     37,080       1,33,900

B. TDS under sec. 206AA in case where PAN is                 Nil     37,080       1,33,900
not furnished by the employee
                                                                             ANNEXURE-II


                                      FORM NO.12BA
                                     {See rule 26A(2)(b)}

Statement showing particulars of perquisites, other fringe benefits or amenities and
profits in lieu of salary with value thereof

1) Name and address of employer :

2) TAN

3) TDS Assessment Range of the employer :

4) Name, designation and PAN of employee :

5) Is the employee a director or a person with :
substantial interest in the company
   (where the employer is a company)

6) Income under the head "Salaries" of the employee :
   (other than from perquisites)

7) Financial Year :

8) Valuation of Perquisites

S.No        Nature of perquisite            Value of        Amount, if any      Amount of
                (see rule 3)            perquisite as per   recovered from      perquisite
                                             rules           the employee    chargeable to tax
                                             (Rs.)                (Rs.)       Col(3) - Col(4)
                                                                                   (Rs.)
 (1)                 (2)                       (3)               (4)                (5)
1      Accommodation
2      Cars/Other automotive
3      Sweeper, gardener,
       watchman or personal
       attendant
4      Gas, electricity, water
5      Interest free or concessional
       loans
6      Holiday expenses
7      Free or concessional travel
8      Free meals
9      Free Education
10     Gifts, vouchers etc.
11     Credit card expenses
12     Club expenses
13     Use of movable assets by
       employees
14     Transfer     of    assets   to
       employees
15      Value      of     any    other
        benefit/amenity/service/privil
        ege
16      Stock options (non-qualified
        options)
17      Other benefits or amenities
18      Total value of perquisites
19      Total value of Profits in lieu
        of salary as per 17(3)

9. Details of tax, -
               (a) Tax deducted from salary of the employee u/s 192(1)                     .........
               (b) Tax paid by employer on behalf of the employee u/s 192(1A)              .........
               (c) Total tax paid                                                          .........
               (d) Date of payment into Government treasury                                .........

                                DECLARATION BY EMPLOYER

I ................... s/o ...................... working as .................................(designation)
do hereby declare on behalf of ...................... (name of the employer) that the information
given above is based on the books of account, documents and other relevant records or
information available with us and the details of value of each such perquisite are in accordance
with section 17 and rules framed thereunder and that such information is true and correct.


Signature of the person responsible
                                                          for deduction of tax
Place...
Date...                                                       Full Name ........................

                                                          Designation..............................
                                                                              ANNEXURE III

POINT NO.4.4.2.1 OF CIRCULAR OF DEDUCTION OF TAX AT SOURCE ­
INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES U/S 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX
ACT, 1961 ­ FINANCIAL YEAR 2013-14

Compulsory filing of Statement by PAO, Treasury Officer, etc. in case of payment of TDS
by Book Entry

1. Procedure of preparation and furnishing Form 24G at TIN-Facilitation Centres (TIN-
FCs):

The Form 24G should be prepared by the PAO/DTO/CDDO (hereinafter referred to as AOs) as
per the data structure (File format) prescribed by the DIT (Systems), Delhi which is available
on TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com. The AOs can prepare Form 24G either by using in-house
facilities, third party software or by using form 24G Return Preparation Utility (RPU)
developed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL), which is freely
downloadable from the TIN web-site www.tin-nsdl.com.

After preparation of form 24G, the AO is required to validate the same by using the Form 24G
File Validation Utility (FVU) which is freely available on TIN website.

Once file is validated through FVU, .fvu file` in CD/DVD/Pen Drive along with physical
Statement Statistic Report (SSR) signed by the AO, to be furnished at TIN-FCs. On successful
acceptance of Form 24G at the TIN-FC, an acknowledgement containing 15 digit Token no. is
provided to the AO. The AO can view the status of Form 24G on TIN website.

Book identification Number (BIN) is generated for each DDO record with valid TAN`
reported in Form 24G, which is further disseminated to the AOs on email ID mentioned in
Form 24G. AOs need to communicate the BIN details to respective DDOs. BIN is to be quoted
by the DDOs in quarterly e-TDS/TCS statements. BIN consists of receipt number of Form
24G. DDO serial number and date of transfer voucher.

The AO is required to furnish Form 24G within ten days from the end of the month in respect
of tax deducted by the deductors and reported to him for that month. Only one regular Form
24G for a month-FY` can be submitted.

1.1 Correction in Form 24G:
AO can file a correction Form 24G for any modification or cancellation of Form 24G accepted
at TIN central system. Preparation and validation of correction Form 24G is in line with regular
form 24G. The validated Form 24G correction file (.fvu file) copied on a CD/pen drive is to be
submitted along with the provisional receipt of original Form 24G and SSR to TIN-FC. On
successful acceptance of correction Form 24G at the TIN-FC, an acknowledgement containing
15 digit Token no. is provided to the AO. The AO can view the status of Form 24G on TIN
website.

2. Online upload of Form 24G at TIN websites:

For online upload of Form 24G at TIN website, the Accounts Office Identification Number
(AIN) is a pre-requisite. For online AIN registration, AO need to file at least one Form 24G
through TIN-FC. After AIN registration, AO can file Form 24G through AO Account at TIN
website. Preparation and validation of correction Form 24G is in line with regular Form 24G
(submitted at TIN-FC). The validated Form 24G correction file (.fvu file) is to be uploaded at
TIN website. There is no need to submit SSR in online upload. For Form 24G accepted at TIN
Central System an online acknowledgement containing a 15 digit token number is generated
and displayed to the AO. The format of the acknowledgement is identical to the one issued by
the TIN-FC.

No charges are applicable to AOs for online upload of Form 24G. On login, AO can also
View/Download BIN details and update demographic details. No Digital Signature Certificate
(DSC) is required for registration and online uploading of Form 24G.

2.1 Online uploading of correction Form 24G at TIN website:
AO can file a correction Form 24G for any modification or cancellation of Form 24G accepted
at TIN Central System. Preparation and validation of correction form 24G is in line with
regular form 24G. The validated Form 24G correction file (.fvu file) can be uploaded online
through AO account at TIN website. For correction Form 24G accepted at TIN central system,
an online acknowledgement containing a 15 digit token number is generated and displayed to
the AO. The format of the acknowledgement is identical to the one issued by the TIN-FC.
There is no need to submit SSR and provisional receipt of original form 24G in online upload.

3. For FAQs and further details, AOs are advised to log on TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com

                                          ******
                                                                             ANNEXURE IV

   Furnishing of Monthly Form No. 24G Statements by Pay and Accounts
  Officers (PAOs)/District Treasury Officers (DTOs)/Cheque Drawing and
                       Disbursing Officers(CDDOs)

   1. Under what income tax rule should Form 24G be filed?

Income-tax Department Notification no. 41/2010 dated May 31, 2010amended the Income Tax
Rule 30 which mandates that in case of an office of the Government, where tax has been paid
to the credit of Central Government without the production of a challan (associated with
deposit of the tax in a bank), the relevant PAO / CDDO / DTO or an equivalent office of the
government (herein after called as AO in this document) is required to file Form 24G on
monthly basis.

   2. Who is the relevant PAO/CDDO/DTO who is liable for filing Form 24G?

A relevant PAO/CDDO/DTO is that office to whom the Deductor/DDO (TAN holder) reports
remittance of TDS/TCS through book adjustment. Generally, the Central Government DDOs
report TDS through book entry to their respective Pay and Accounts Officers (PAOs) and the
State Government DDOs report TDS through book entry to their respective District Treasury
Officers(DTOs). Such PAOs and DTOs are required to file Form 24G on monthly basis.

There are also cases of Cheque Drawing and Disbursing Officers (CDDOs) who report TDS
through book entry directly to State AG. For example, PWD, Forest Department etc. Such
CDDOs are also required to file Form 24G on monthly basis. Schematic Diagram at Annexure-
III clarifies the person responsible for filing Form 24G in different scenarios.

   3. Can the same office/officer also act as DDO and AO?

Ordinarily, the PAO office is the one to whom the DDO reports the TDS and therefore, both
should be from different offices. However, where the DDO and AO are the same, as in the case
of CDDOs, the statistics report of Form 24G should be counter signed by his superior officer.

   4. What is AIN and who should apply?

Accounts Office Identification Number (AIN) is a unique seven digit which is allotted by the
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems), Delhi, to every AO. Each AO is uniquely identified in
the system by this number. AOs are required to apply for AIN with jurisdictional TDS office.
The AIN application can be downloaded from TIN site. Every AIN holder is required to file
Form 24G.

Each DDO is identified in the system by a Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number
(TAN). This number is allotted by Income Tax Department.

   5. Where should the Accounts Office Identification Number (AIN) application be
      submitted ?

        The duly filled and signed application for AIN allotment is to be submitted in physical
form by the PAO / CDDO / DTO to the jurisdictional CIT (TDS). Complete and correct AIN
application forms will be forwarded by the jurisdictional CIT (TDS) to NSDL e-Governance
Infrastructure Limited (NSDL), Times Tower, 1st Floor, Kamala Mills Compound,
SenapatiBapatMarg, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400013 recommending allotment of AIN to the
PAO / CDDO / DTO.
   6. What information should be submitted through Form 24G?

Every AO should furnish one complete, correct and consolidated Form 24G every month
having details of each type of deduction / collection separately viz. TDS-Salary / TDS-Non
Salary / TDS-Non Salary Non Residents / TCS made by each DDO under his jurisdiction.

   7. Where should Form 24G be submitted?

Form 24G is to be furnished only in electronic form in a CD/pen drive at TIN-FCs or online
through AO Account at www.tin-nsdl.com web portal. The facility to submit Form No. 24G
online is available free of cost. Provisional Receipt Number (PRN) is issued as an
acknowledgement of the receipt of Form 24G.

   8. How to register for online facility?

Registration for AO Account is mandatory for filing Form No. 24G online through TIN
website, www.tin-nsdl.com. Registration AO Account is required once only. AO required to
submit the Form No. 24G at TIN-FC at least once to comply with the Know Your Customer
(KYC) norms for registration of the AO Account. After registration, it is optional for AO either
to submit the Form No.24G in CD/Pen drive at TIN-FC or online.

    9. What are the functionalities available with AO Account?
Through the AO Account, the AO can view the status of Form No. 24G filed, obtain BIN
(Book Identification Number) details, update AO profile and upload Form No. 24G. The status
tracking is based on AIN and concerned Provisional Receipt Number (PRN) of Form 24G.

   10. Can the AO furnish Form No. 24G in paper form?

No. Form 24G is to be filed only in electronic form.

   11. Can the AO submit the electronically prepared Form No.24G at the Income Tax
       Office?
       No. Electronically prepared Form No.24G can only be submitted at TIN-FC or online .

   12. What does Form 24G contain?

Every Form 24G should be prepared in accordance with the data structure prescribed by the
Income Tax Department (ITD). Form 24G contains-

       Details of the AO filing Form 24G (AIN, name, demographic information, contact details).
       Category of AO (Central / State Government) along with details of ministry / state.
       Statement details (month and year for which Form 24G is being filed).
       Payment summary; nature of deduction wise (TDS ­ Salary /TDS Non-salary / TDS ­ Non-
       salary Non-resident / TCS).
       DDO wise payment details (TAN of DDO, name, demographic details, total tax deducted
       and remitted to the Government account (A.G. / Pr.CCA).
       DDOs which are associated with the AO. If the AO wants to add/delete or update details of
       DDO, same should be mentioned in the statement.

   13. What is the procedure to prepare the Form 24G statement?

The AOs can prepare Form 24G either by using in-house facilities, third party software or by
using Form 24G Preparation Utility developed by NSDL, which is freely downloadable from
the TIN web-site (www.tin-nsdl.com) or ITD website (www.incometaxindia.gov.in).
Once the statement is prepared, the AO shall validate the same by using File Validation Utility
(FVU) developed by NSDL and freely available at the TIN or ITD website. The statement can
be furnished in Compact Disk (CD) at any of the TIN-Facilitation Centres (TIN-FC) managed
by NSDL along with Form 24G Statement Statistics Report (generated through File Validation
Utility), duly signed by the AO. The list of TIN-FCs is available at TIN or ITD website.

Once Form 24G is accepted by the TIN-FC, it will issue a provisional receipt with a unique
Provisional Receipt Number (PRN) to the AO as a proof of submission of the statement.

    14. What is Form 24G Preparation Utility?
The Form 24G Preparation Utility is a Java based utility. Form 24G Preparation Utility can be
freely downloaded from www.tin-nsdl.com. After downloading, it needs to be saved on the
local disk of the machine.

JRE (Java Run-time Environment) [versions: SUN JRE: 1.4.2_02 or 1.4.2_03 or 1.4.2_04 or
IBM JRE: 1.4.1.0] should be installed on the computer where Form 24G Preparation Utility is
being installed. JRE is freely downloadable from                http://java.sun.com and
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk or you can ask your computer vendor
(hardware) to install the same for you.

Form 24G Preparation Utility can be executed on Windows platform(s) Win 2K Prof. / Win 2K
Server/ Win NT 4.0 Server/ Win XP Prof. To run the Form 24G Preparation Utility`, click on
the 24GRPU.bat` file.

If JRE is not installed on the computer, then on clicking 24GRPU.bat`, a message will be
displayed. In such cases, install JRE and try again. If appropriate version of JRE is installed,
then the Form 24G Preparation Utility` will be displayed.

   15. What are the steps to download and install Form 24G Preparation Utility?

For assistance in downloading and using Form 24G Preparation Utility, please read the
instructions provided in Help` in the Form 24G Preparation Utility. This utility can be used for
preparation of Form 24G with upto 75,000 records. Form 24G Preparation Utility (version 1.2)
should be used for regular and correction statements.

   16. What is File Validation Utility (FVU)?

The AO should pass the Form 24G (Regular/Correction) file generated using Preparation
Utility through the File Validation Utility (FVU) to ensure format level accuracy of the file.
This utility is also freely downloadable from TIN website. In case the Form 24G contains any
errors, the AO should rectify the same. After rectifying the errors, user should pass the rectified
Form 24G through the FVU. This process should be continued till an error-free Form 24G is
generated. Form 24G (regular/correction) prepared from F.Y. 2005-06 onwards can be
validated using this utility.

The Form 24G FVU is a Java based utility. JRE (Java Run-time Environment) [versions: SUN
JRE: 1.4.2_02 or 1.4.2_03 or 1.4.2_04 or IBM JRE: 1.4.1.0] should be installed on the
computer where the Form 24G FVU is being installed. JRE is freely downloadable
from http://java.sun.com and http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk or you can
request your computer vendor (hardware) to install the same for you.

The Form 24G FVU setup comprises of two files, namely-

       Form 24G FVU.bat: This is a setup program for installation of FVU.
       Form 24G_FVU_STANDALONE.jar: This is the FVU program file.
These files are in an executable zip file (Form24GFVU.exe) (version 1.2). These files are
required for installing the Form 24G FVU.

Instructions for extracting and setup are given in:

       Form 24G FVU Extract and Setup

17. After preparation of Form No. 24G statement through RPU, three files are generated
when such statement passes through FVU. Is the AO required to take all three files in CD
/Pen drive to TIN-FC?

When a valid file is passed through the FVU, the following three files are generated:-

       (a) The upload file
       (b) Form 24G statement Statistics Report and
       (c) Form 24G.

       Every Form 24G (upload file) mentioned at Sr. No. (a) is to be saved in CD and the
same should be accompanied with the Statement Statistic Report mentioned at Sr. No. (b), in
paper form duly signed by the Accounts Officer, which needs to be submitted at TIN-FCs.

       Form 24G: Form 24G, at serial number (c) above, is a reader friendly format of
TDS/TCS Book Adjustment form. This is like the physical form of Form 24G in html format. It
contains all the details of Accounts Officer as well as Drawing and Disbursement Officer.
There is no need to submit this file.

18. Can the Form 24G Statement be corrected?
Every Form 24G is to be prepared in accordance with the data structure prescribed by the
Income Tax Department (ITD). If it does not confirm to the new data structure it will be
rejected by TIN.

As per procedure, statements relating to Form 24G should be complete and correct. No
fragmented statements are expected to be filed (i.e. separate statements giving details for
deductions under different form type with respect to the same AIN, FY and month). However,
any mistake made in an original accepted statement can be rectified by submitting a correction
statement`. For correction, the latest version of the RPU should be downloaded from TIN
website.

Form 24G corrections can also be uploaded directly at the TIN website. For direct upload at
TIN Central system, AO has to first register AIN at TIN website and upload the Form 24G
correction.

    19. What are the different kinds of correction statements allowed?

There are two different types of correction statements that can be furnished by the AO. These
are listed below.

    M (Modify) -: For any modification in the existing Form 24G statement.
    X (Cancel) -: For cancellation of an existing Form 24G statement.
For preparation of correction statement, the receipt number of the original statement and receipt
number of the previous statement is mandatory.

In case of first correction, PRN of original statement should be provided in field Receipt
number of Original Statement and also in the field Receipt number of Previous
Statement .
In case a correction statement has already been filed earlier, PRN of original statement should
be provided in field "Receipt number of Original Statement" and PRN of last correction to
be mentioned in field "Receipt number of Previous Statement".

   20. What is M ­Type of Correction Statement?

This type of correction statement is to be furnished by AO, if it wishes to update any of its
details like its name, address, Responsible person details, category, Ministry, State or deletion
and addition of DDO (Drawing & Disbursing Officer) etc. Modifications in AIN (Account
office Identification Number), Financial Year and Month are not allowed.

There are three modes by which changes can be made in the DDO details provided in original
Form 24G statement:

       Add: DDO records can be added to the original Form 24G statement
              Update: details of DDO (i.e. TAN, TAN Name, demographic and contact
              details, amount of tax deducted and remitted, nature of deduction) can be
              updated for the DDO records provided in original or subsequent correction
              statement
    Delete: DDO records provided in original Form 24G or subsequent correction statement
              can be deleted
M-type correction statement will always contain AO details and details of DDO which are
added and/or deleted.

   21. What is X­Type of Correction Statement?

This type of correction statement is to be furnished by AO if it wishes to cancel an existing
Form 24G statement. Filing of Correction type X will allow AOs to file regular Form 24G for
the same primary key (AIN, Financial year and Month). This type of correction is to be filed
only if the Form 24G has been filed with wrong AIN, F.Y. or Month.

   22. What is BIN?

BIN stands for Book Identification Number for each form type mentioned in the accepted
monthly form No. 24G. BIN consists of the following:
(i) Receipt Number: Receipt number is a seven digit unique number generated on successful
    acceptance of Form 24G.
(ii) DDO Serial Number: It is a five digit unique number generated for every DDO transaction
    reported in Form 24G statement.
(iii) Transfer Voucher Date: It is the last date of month for which Form 24G statement is
filed.

BIN is required to be disseminated to the respective DDOs who in turn are required to report
the same in the TDS/TCS Statement. The quoting of BIN has been made mandatory w.e.f
01stFebruary, 2012. BIN is a unique number to verify the claim of TDS deposited without
production of challan. As it is a verification key, it is advised that valid BIN disseminated by
AO to the respective DDO should be correctly filled in TDS statement.

23. When is BIN generated?

On processing of accepted Form 24G statement, BIN is generated for each DDO record (with
valid TAN) present in Form 24G statement. BIN are generated at TIN Central System and
intimated to the PAOs with details of TAN and Form Type.
24. What do the PAO and DDO have to do with the BIN?

PAOs have to disseminate the BINS to respective DDOs. While preparing the quarterly
TDS/TCS statement, DDO has to quote the said BIN details, if tax has been paid through
transfer voucher (book adjustment).

BINs generated for a particular 24G are mailed to the AO on the e-mail id provided in Form
24G. In addition, AO may also download the BIN details through AO login at TIN site.

25. Under what circumstances will BIN be generated?

           BIN will be generated for valid TAN-DDO records added in Form 24G correction
           statement.
           BIN will be generated for DDO records where invalid TANs/TAN not present in Income
           Tax Department database is updated with a valid TAN.
           New BIN will not be generated for any update made in TAN name, demographic and
           contact details, amount of Tax deducted and remitted or nature of deduction.
           BIN details will not be generated for deleted DDO records.

26. What is the utility of BIN?
The BIN details and amount of TDS reported in the quarterly TDS/TCS Statement filed by the
DDO will be matched with the respective details filed in Form No.24G filed by the PAO for
verification purpose.

27. Are there instances where BIN details and amount of TDS reported in TDS/TCS
statements do not match with that reported in Form 24G? What are the consequences of
such mismatch?

(i)     Instances of wrong/incorrect reporting of BIN by the DDOs in the TDS/TCS Statement
have been observed. Reporting of incorrect BINs and corresponding amount in TDS statement
will lead to mismatch with the respective amount as reported in the Form No. 24G. In this
situation, the corresponding deductees may not get credit of the TDS/TCS. Therefore, the BIN
as disseminated by the respective PAO should be reported correctly along with the
corresponding amount in the TDS/TCS Statement filed by the DDOs.
(ii)    In a number of cases, one distinct DDO has been found to be reported by more than one
AO in the Form No. 24G for the same form type of TDS statement which is not a valid
scenario. The DDOs and respective AOs are advised to reconcile the issue and one DDO
should be mapped to one AO only for a particular form type for a particular month.

28. What are the duties of PAOs/DTOs/CDDOs?

   i.      To apply for AIN with jurisdictional TDS office. AIN application can be downloaded from
           TIN site.
  ii.      To obtain correct TAN from the reporting DDOs.
 iii.      To file Form No. 24G (in CD, DVD, Pen Drive), within 10 days from the end of the month,
           electronically either at TIN-FC or by direct online upload at TIN website.
 iv.       To track status of the filed Form No. 24G through TIN website.
  v.       To download Book Identification Number (BIN) generated on the basis of 24G statement.
 vi.       To disseminate BIN to the respective DDOs.

29. What are the duties of DDOs?

 i.        To provide correct TAN to their PAOs/DTOs/CDDOs to whom the DDO/Deductor
           reports the tax so deducted & who is responsible for crediting such sum to the credit of
           the Central Government.
 ii.   To report to PAOs/DTOs/CDDOs, the details of tax deducted and credited to the
       Central Government account through book adjustment.
iii.   To quote BIN in the quarterly TDS/TCS Statement (24Q, 26Q, etc) for the tax deducted
       and credited through book adjustment.

30. What are the consequences of non-quoting of BIN details in quarterly TDS/TCS
statement?
  (a) BIN details and amount of TDS reported in the quarterly TDS/TCS Statement filed by
      the DDO will be matched with the details filed in Form No.24G filed by the PAO for
      verification purpose.
  (b) Any wrong information reported by the DDOs in TDS/TCS Statement may lead to
      mismatch due to which credit to the respective deductee will not be available in the
      deductee`s Form 26AS.
  (c) Further details are available at TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com and ITD website
      www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

                                           ***
                                                                            ANNEXURE V

"Person Responsible for filing Form No. 24G in case of State Govt. Departments"



                               AG (State)




                                                                      F

                                            PAO/DTO
   E
                                                 A

                       D
                                                      Sub Treasury Office


                                     C                     B
CDDO                  CDDO




                                                     DDO



             Type of Reporting of           Person Responsible (AIN
                 Book Entry                  holder) for filing 24G.
                      A                           PAO / DTO
                      B                           PAO / DTO
                      C                           PAO / DTO
                      D                           PAO / DTO
                      E                              CDDO
                      F                               STO

                 AG                Accountant General
                PAO              Pay & Accounts Officer
                DTO              District Treasury Office
                STO                Sub Treasury Office
               DDO            Drawing & Disbursing Officer
               CDDO        Cheque Drawing & Disbursing Officer
                                                                                                        ANNEXURE VI

POINT NO. 4.9 OF CIRCULAR OF DEDUCTION OF TAX AT SOURCE FROM
SALARIES U/S 192 OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961 ­ FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15 -
PROCEDURE OF PREPARATION OF QUARTERLY STATEMENT OF
DEDUCTION OF TAX UNDER SECTION 200(3) OF THE ACT

1. Quarterly e-TDS statement/return should be prepared by Deductor/DDO as per the data
structure (File Format) prescribed by the DIT (Systems), Delhi which is available on TIN
website www.tin-nsdl.com. Deductor/DDO can prepare e-TDS statement/return either by using
in-house facilities, third party software or by using Return Preparation Utility (RPU) developed
by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL), which is freely downloadable from the
TIN website.
After preparation of e-TDS statement/return, the Deductor/DDO is required to validate the
same by using the File Validation Utility (FVU) which is freely available on TIN website.
2. Procedure of furnishing of e-TDS statement/return at TIN Facilitation Centres (TIN-
FCs):
Once file is validated through FVU, .fvu file` is generated. Copy of this .fvu file` in
CD/DVD/Pen Drive along with physical Form 27A duly filled and signed by the
Deductor/DDO or by the person authorized by the Deductor/DDO, to be furnished at TIN-FC,
an acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token number is provided to the
Deductor/DDO. Deductor/DDO can view the status of e-TDS statement/return on TIN website.
Only one regular e-TDS statement/return for a FY-Quarter-TAN-Form` can be submitted.
2.1 Correction in e-TDS statements/returns:
2.1.1 CPC-TDS portal (www.tdscpc.gov.in) has also introduced online correction of
statements whereby personal information, PAN correction, add/update of challan information,
add/update of salary detail, add/update/movement of deductee row etc. can be done in the
statements filed by the deductors, with or without the digital signatures. For further details,
kindly refer the matrix below:

                    Default     Personal      Challan       PAN          PAN           Add      Interest,   Modify/Add   Delete/Add
                   Summary    Information    Correction   Correction   Correction    Challan      Levy       deductee      salary
                     View                   (Unmatched,   (Annex.I)     (Annex.         to      Payment        rows       deducted
                                              matched                     II)       statement                               rows
                                             Deductee +
                                              Deductee
                                             Movement
 Online              Y            Y             Y            Y            Y            Y           Y           Y            Y
 Correction
 (with digital
 signature,
 2013-14
 onwards)
 Online              Y            Y             Y            N            N            Y           Y           N            N
 Correction
 (with digital
 signature,
 prior to 2013-
 14 onwards)
 Online              Y            N             Y            N            N            Y           Y           N            N
 Correction
 (without
 digital
 signature,
 2013-14
 onwards)
 Online              Y            N             Y            N            N            Y           Y           N            N
 Correction
 (withoutdigital
 signature,
 prior to 2013-
 14 onwards)
For more information, deductors are advised to refer to e-tutorials/FAQs available on TRACES
portal. Online correction entails no charges and does away with the requirement of
downloading conso file and visiting TIN-FCs.

2.1.2 With effect from 1st January, 2015, TRACES will be providing a correction
window of 7 days from date of processing at CPC-TDS (generally 2 days after date of
filing of statement). This facility will enable the filer to correct PAN errors and challan
mismatch cases identified by CPC-TDS and avoiding of issuance of demand notices.
Therefore, deductors are advised to check the processing status promptly so as to utilize
this facility.

2.1.3 Deductor/DDO can also file a correction e-TDS statement for any modification in the e-
TDS statement. Correction statement can be prepared by using the TDS Consolidated file that
is available at TRACES (www.tdscpc.gov.in). Validation of correction statement is in line
with regular e-TDS statement, physical Form 27A duly signed and Statement Statistical Report
at TIN-FC. On successful acceptance of correction e-TDS statement at the TIN-FC, an
acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token no. is provided to the Deductor/DDO.
Deductor/DDO can view the status of e-TDS statement on TRACES website.

3. Procedure of preparation and furnishing of paper TDS statement/return at TIN-
Facilitation Centres (TIN-FCs):
All statement/return in Form 24Q are required to be furnished in computer media except in case
where the number of deductee records are equal to or less than 20. Paper statement/return duly
filled and signed by the Deductor/DDO can be furnished at TIN-FC. On successful acceptance
of paper statement/return at the TIN-FC, an acknowledgment containing a unique 15 digit
token no. is provided to the Deductor/DDO. Deductor/DDO can view the status of paper
statement/return on TIN website. No charges are applicable for paper TDS statement/return.

3.1 Correction in paper statements/returns:
The physical TDS statement/return is to be filed again in case of any correction to a physical
TDS statement/return accepted at TIN. The deductor will submit the duly filled and signed
physical TDS statement/return along with a copy of provisional receipt of regular paper
statement/return at TIN-FC. On successful acceptance of correction paper statement/return at
the TIN-FC, an acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token number is provided to the
Deductor/DDO. Deductor/DDO can view the status of paper statement/return on TIN website.
4. Procedure of furnishing of e-TDS statement/return online at TIN website:
Deductor/DDO is required to procure Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for online upload of
e-TDS statement/return. After registration on TIN website, an authorization letter by the
Deductor/DDO should be provided on the letter head of the organisation to NSDL. Once
application is approved by NSDL, user ID is created and intimated to Deductor/DDO on their
registered email ID provided at the time of registration. Preparation and validation of e-TDS
statement is in line with regular e-TDS statement/return (submitted at TIN-FC).Deductor/DDO
can login with its user ID and DSSC and upload the validated e-TDS file (.fvu file) generated
by the FVU to the TIN website. On successful acceptance of e-TDS statement/return at TIN, an
acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token no. and 8 digit receipt number is
generated and displayed. There is no need to submit physical form 27A in online upload.
Deductor/DDO can view the status of e-TDS statement/return on TIN website.

No charges are applicable for online upload of e-TDS statement/return.

4.1 Correction of e-TDS statement/return online at TIN website:
Deductor/DDO can file a correction e-TDS statement/return for any modification in e-TDS
statement/return accepted at TIN central system. Correction statement/return can be prepared
by using the TDS consolidated file only, available at the CPC-TDS portal www.tdscpc.gov.in
through TAN registration. Preparation and validation of e-TDS statement is in line with regular
e-TDS statement/return (submitted at TIN-FC) Deductor/DDO can login with its user ID and
DSC and upload the validated e-TDS file (.fvu file) generated by the FVU to the TIN website.
On successful acceptance of correction e-TDS statement/return at TIN, an acknowledgement
containing a unique 15 digit token number is generated and displayed. There is no need to
submit copy of provisional receipt of regular e-TDS statement/return, physical Form 27A and
SSR in online upload. Deductor/DDO can view the status of e-TDS statement/return on TIN
website.

5. For FAQs and further details, Deductors/DDOs are advised to log on website www.tin-
nsdl.com
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                                                                                 ANNEXURE-VII
                                    MINISTRY OF FINANCE
                                 (Department of Economic Affairs)
                                      (ECB & PR Division)
                                        NOTIFICATION
                                New Delhi, the 22nd December, 2003

F.No. 5/7/2003-ECB &PR- The government approved on 23rd August, 2003 the proposal to
implement the budget announcement of 2003-04 relating to introducing a new restructured defined
contribution pension system for new entrants to Central Government service, except to Armed
Forces, in the first stage, replacing the existing system of defined benefit pension system.

  i.     The system would be mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service
         from 1stof January 2004 (except the armed forces in the first stage). The monthly
         contribution would be 10 percent of the salary and DA to be paid by the employee and
         matched by the Central government. However, there will be no contribution form the
         Government in respect of individuals who are not Government employees. The
         contribution and investment returns would be deposited in a non-withdrawable pension tier-
         I account. The existing provisions of defined benefit pension and GPF would not be
         available to the new recruits in the Central Government service.
 ii.     In addition to the above pension account, each individual may also have a voluntary tier-II
         withdrawable account at his option. This option is given as GPF will be withdrawn for new
         recruits in Central government service. Government will make no contribution into this
         account. These assets would be managed through exactly the above procedures. However,
         the employee would be free to withdraw part or all of the second tier` of his money
         anytime. This withdrawable account does not constitute pension investment, and would
         attract no special tax treatment.
iii.     Individuals can normally exit at or after age 60 years for tier-I of the pension system. At
         the exit the individual would be mandatorily required to invest 40 percent of pension wealth
         to purchase an annuity (from an IRDA- regulated life insurance company). In case of
         Government employees the annuity should provide for pension for the lifetime of the
         employee and his dependent parents and his spouse at the time of retirement. The
         individual would receive a lump-sum of the remaining pension wealth, which he would be
         free to utilize in any manner. Individuals would have the flexibility to leave the pension
         system prior to age 60. However, in this case, the mandatory annuitisation would be 80%
         of the pension wealth.

Architecture of the new Pension System

       (i)     It will have a central record keeping and accounting (CRA) infrastructure, several
               pension fund managers (PFMs) to offer three categories of schemes viz. option A, B
               and C.
       (ii)    The participating entities (PFMs and CRA) would give out easily understood
               information about past performance, so that the individual would be able to make
               informed choices about which scheme to choose.

2.     The effective date for operationalization of the new pension system shall be form 1 st of
       January, 2004.

                                                                              U.K. SINHA, Jt. Secy.
                                                                                          ANNEXURE-VIII
                                       MINISTRY OF FINANCE
                                        Department of Revenue
                                     (Central Board of Direct Taxes)
                                               Notification
                                                               New Delhi, the 24th November, 2000

                                               INCOME- TAX
S.O.1048 (E) - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (i) of clause (18) of Section
10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government, hereby specifies the
gallantry awards for the purposes of the said Section, mentioned in column 2 of the table
below awarded in the circumstances as mentioned in corresponding column 3 thereof:-
                                                     Table
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sl. No. Name of gallantry award                                         Circumstances for eligibility
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1)               (2)                                                                     (3)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.     Ashok Chakra                                            When awarded to Civilians for gallantry
2.     Kirti Chakra                                                              - do -
3.     Shaurya Chakra                                                            - do -
4.     Sarvottan Jeevan Raksha Padak
       displayed by them in life saving acts.                  When awarded to Civilians for bravery
5.     Uttam Jeevan Raksha Medal                                                 - do -

6.    Jeevan Raksha Padak                                                       - do -
7.    President's Police Medal                                 When awarded for acts of exceptional
        for gallantry                                          courage displayed by members of police
                                                               forces, Central police or security forces
                                                               and certified to this effect by the head
                                                               of the department concerned
8.    Police Medal for Gallantry                                                - do -
9.    Sena Medal                                               When awarded for acts of courage or
                                                               conspicuous gallantry and supported
                                                               by certificate issued to this effect by
                                                               relevant service headquarters.
10. NaoSena Medal                                                               - do -
11. VayuSena Medal                                                              - do -
12. Fire Services Medal for Gallantry                           When awarded for acts of courage
                                                                or conspicuous gallantry and supported
                                                                by certificate issued to this effect by the
                                                                last Head of Department.
13. President`s Police & Fire                                                    -do-
    Services Medal for Gallantry
14. President`s Fire Services Medal for
    Gallantry                                                                     -do-
15. President`s Home Guards and                                                  -do-
    Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry
16. Home Guard and Civil Defence
    Medal for Gallantry                                                          -do-

( Notification no. 1156/F.No. 142/29/99-TPL)
                                                                                                  T.K. SHAH
                                                                                                     Director
                                                                               ANNEXURE IX

                                  MINISTRY OF FINANCE
                                   Department of Revenue
                                 Central Board of Direct Taxes


                                                                New Delhi,the 29th January,2001

            S.O.81(E)- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (i ) of clause (18) of
Section 10 of the Income ­tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961)), the Central Government, hereby
specifies the gallantry awards for the purposes of the said Section and for that purpose makes
the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of
Finance, Department of Revenue (Central Board of Direct Taxes) number S.O.1048(E), dated
the 24th November 2000, namely:-

         In the said notification, in the Table, against serial numbers 1,2 and 3 under column (3)
relating to Circumstances for eligibility the words to civilians shall be omitted.

 (Notification No.22/F.No.142/29/99-TPL)


                                                                                     T.K. SHAH
                                                                                        Director
                                                                                              ANNEXURE-X

                                  FORM NO. 10BA
                                   (See rule 11B)
                      DECLARATION TO BE FILED BY THE ASSESSEE
                           CLAIMING DEDUCTION U/S 80 GG



I/We............................................................................................................
.....
                      ( Name of the assessee with permanent account number)
do hereby certify that during the previous Year.............I/We had occupied the
premise...............................(full address of the premise) for the purpose of my/our own
residence for a period of.......................months and have paid Rs. ................... In
cash/through crossed           cheque, bank draft towards payment                             of rent           to
Shri/Ms/M/s............................(name and complete address of the landlord).


It is further certified that no other residential accommodation is owned by

    a) me/my spouse/my minor child/our family (in case the assessee is HUF), at
       ......................where I/we ordinarily reside/perform duties of officer or employment
       or carry on business or profession, or
    b) me/us at any other place, being accommodation in my occupation, the value of which is
       to be determined u/s 23(2)(a)(i) of u/s 23(2)(b).




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