Ci rcular No 22 / 2016
F.No 370142/ 17/2016-TI'L
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direcl Taxes
Dated 8~ , June 2016
Sub: Amendment in Section 206C vide Finance Act 2016 - Clarification s regarding
Section 206C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereafter referred to as 'Act'), prior to
amendment by Finance Act,20 16. provided that the seller shall collect tax at source at
specified rate fro m the buyer at the time of sale of specified items such as alcoholic liquor [or
human consumption, tender leaves, mineral being coal or li gnite or iron orc etc. It also
provided for collection of tax at source at the rate of one per cent on sale in cash of bullion
exceeding 21akh rupees andjewcllery exceeding S iakh rupees.
In order to reduce the cash transactions in sale of goods and serv ices, Finance Act 2016 has
expanded the scope of section 206C (I D) to provide that the seller shall collect tax at the rate
of one per cent from the purchaser on sale in cash of any goods (other than bulli on and
jewellery) or providing of any services (other than payment on which tax is deducted at
source under Chapter XV II- B) exceeding two lakh rupees. So far as sale of Jewellery and
bullion is concerned, the provisions of sub-section (1 D) of section 206C prior to its
amendment by the Finance Act,2016 shall continue to apply. Further, with a view to bring
high value transactions within the tax net, it has been provided in sub- section (1 F) of section
206C of the Act that the seller who receives consideration for sale of a motor vehicle
exceeding ten lakh rupees, sha ll collect one per cent of the sale consideration as tax from the
buyer. Any person who obtains in any sale, the goods of the nature spec ified in sub-section
( I D) or (1 F) of sect ion 206C is a buyer. The seller for the purposes of collection of lax under
section 206C shall be -
(i) A Central Government or a state Government,
(ii) Any local authority, or corporation or authority established under any Central,
State or Provincial Act,
(iii) Any compan y, firm or cooperative society,
(iv) An individual or Hindu undivided family who is liable to aud it as per provi sion s
of section 44AB during the financial year immediately preceding the financial
year in which the goods are sold or the services arc provided.
The amendments brought in secti on 206C by Finance Act, 20 16 are applicable form l SI June
In this regard a number of queries have been received about the scope of the provisions and
the procedure to be followed. The board has considered the same and decided to clarify the
points raised by issue of a circular in the form of questions and answers as follows:
Question I: Whether tax collection at source ('TCS') at the rate of 1% is on sale of Motor
Vehicle at retail level or also on sale of motor vehicles by manufacturers to
Answcr: To bring high value transactions within the tax net, section 206C of the Act has
been amended to provide that the seller shall co ll ect the tax at the rate of one per cent from
the purchaser on sale of motor vehicle of the value exceeding ten lakh rupees, This is
.. brought to cover all transactions of retail sales and accordingly it will not apply on sale of
motor vehic les by manufacturers to dealers/di stributors,
Question 2: Whether TCS at the rate of 1% is on sale of Motor Vehicle is app li cable only to
Answcr: No, As per sub section ( I F) of Section 206C of the Act the seller shall collect the
tax at the rate of one per cent from the purchaser on sale of any motor vehicle of the value
exceed ing ten lakh rupee s,
Question 3: Whether'TCS allhe rate of 1% is applicable in the case of sale to Government
Departments, Embassies, Consu lates and United Natio n Institutions for sa le of motor vehicle
or any other goods or provision of services?
Answer: Government, institutions notified under United Nations ( Privileges and
Immunities) Act 1947, and Embassies, Consulates, Hi gh Commi ss ion , Legation, Commission
and trade representation ofa foreign State and shall not be liable to levy ofTCS at the rate
of 1% under sub-sectio n (1 D) and (I F) of section 206 C of the Act.
Question 4: Whether TCS is applicable on each sale of motor vehicle or on aggregate value
of sale during the year?
Answer: Tax is to be collected at source at the rate of 1% on sale consideration of a motor
vehicle exceeding ten lakh rupees. It is applicable to each sale and not to aggregate value of
sale made during the year. This can be explained by way of an illustration:
Ill ustration: Motor vehicle worth 20 lakh is sold and for which payments arc made in
instalments, one at the time of booking and the other at the time of delivery. At the time of
booking 5 lakh rupees are paid and 15 lakh rupees are paid at the time of delivery. Tax at the
rate of 1% on 5 lakh rupees at the time of booking and at the rate of I % on remaining 15
lakh rupees at the time of delive ry shall be collected at source.
Similar will be the position with regard to collection of tax at source under sub-section (1 D)
of section 206C.
Question 5: whether TCS at the rate of 1% on sale of motor vehicle is applicab le in case of
Answer: The definition of "Seller" as given in clause (c ) of the Explanation below sub-
section (II) of section 206C shall be applicable in the case of sale of motor vehicles also
Accordingly, an individual who is liable to audit as per the provisions of section 44AB of the
Act during the financial year immediately preceding the financial year in which the motor
vehicle is sold shall be liable for collection of tax at source on sale of motor vehicle by him.
Question 6: I-low would the provisions of TCS on sale of motor vehicle be applicable in a
case where part of the payment is made in cash and part is made by cheque?
Answer: The provisions of TCS on sale of motor vehicle exceeding ten lakh rupees is not
dependent on mode of payment. Any sale of Motor Vehicle exceeding ten lakh would attract
TCS at the rate of 1%.
Question 7: As per sectio n 206C(1 D) , tax is to be collected at source at the rate of 1% if
sale consideration received in cash exceeds 2 lakh rupees whereas as per section 206C(lF)
tax is to be collected a1 source at the rate of I % of the sale consideration of a motor vehicle
exceeding 10 lakh rupees. Whether TCS will be made under both sub-section( lD) and (IF)
of the section 206C @ 2% ,wherepartofthepayment for purchase of motor vehicle exceeds
2 lakh rupees in cash?
f.nswcr: Sub-section (1 F) of the section 206e of the Act provides for TeS at the rate of 1%
on sale of motor vehicle of value exceeding 10 lakh rupees. This is irrespective of the mode
of payment. Thus if the value cfmotor vehicle is 20 lakh rupees , out of which 51akh rupees
has been paid in cash and balance amount by way of cheque, the tax shall be collected at
source at the rate of 1% on total sale consideration of 20 lakh rupees only under sub-section
( I F) of section 206e of the Act. However, if a vehicle is so ld for 8 lakh rupees and the
consideration is paid in cash, tax shall be collected at source at the rate of I % on 8 lakh
rupees as per sub-section(l D) of section 206e of the Act.
Under Secretary TPL-II1
1. The Chairman, Members and officers of the eBDT of the rank of Under Secretary
2. OSD to Revcnue Secretary
3. All principal commissioners of Income-tax & all Director General of Income-tax with
the request to bring to notice of all officers.
4. The Pr. Director General ofNADT, Nagpur
5. The Pr. Director General of Systems, ARA , Jhandelwan Extension, ew Delhi
6. The Pr. Director General ofYigilance,
7. The ADG (PR ,PP&OL). Mayur Shawan, New Delhi for printing in the quarterly tax
bulletin and for circulation as per mailing list.
8. Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
9. ADG (Systems) for uploading on ITO website.
10. The Guard Fi le.
Under Secretary TPL-III