1. What is TDS on cash withdrawal u/s Section 194N about?
According to section 194N of the Act, TDS has to be deducted if a sum or aggregate of sum withdrawn in cash by a person in a particular FY exceeds :
- ₹ 20 lakh (if no ITR has been filed for all the three previous AYs), or
- ₹ 1 crore (if ITRs have been filed for all or any one of three previous AYs).
2. Who deducts TDS on cash withdrawal u/s 194N of the Act?
TDS is deducted by banks (private, public, and co-operative) or post offices. The tax is deducted when making any cash payment to any person in excess of ₹ 20 lakh or ₹ 1 crore (as the case may be) from his/her account maintained with such banks or post offices.
3. To whom is TDS on cash withdrawal u/s 194N of the Act not applicable?
TDS on cash withdrawal u/s 194N will not apply to withdrawals made by the following persons:
- Central or state government
- Private or public sector bank
- Any cooperative bank
- Post office
- Business correspondent of any bank
- White label ATM operator of any bank
- Central government specified commission agents or traders operating under Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) for making payment to the farmers on account of purchase of agriculture produce
- Authorized dealers and its franchise agent and sub-agent and Full-Fledged Money Changer (FFMC) licensed by RBI and its franchise agents
- Any other person notified by the Government in consultation with RBI.
4. From when is TDS on cash withdrawal u/s 194N of the Act applicable?
TDS on cash withdrawal u/s 194N of the Act is applicable starting 1st September 2019, or FY 2019-2020.
5. At what rate is TDS on cash withdrawal u/s 194N deducted?
TDS will be deducted at a rate of 2% on cash withdrawals in excess of ₹ 1 crore if the person withdrawing the cash has filed income tax return for any or all three previous AYs.
TDS will be deducted at 2% on cash withdrawals of more than ₹ 20 lakh and 5% for withdrawals exceeding ₹ 1 crore if the person withdrawing the cash has not filed ITR for any of the preceding three AYs.