Interest from recurring deposits is taxable

I’m employed in a PSU financial institution and want to get exemption from deduction of TDS on my recurring deposits (RDs) which are prone to mature in 2027 and 2030. Since my revenue is greater than the TDS exemption restrict, I can’t submit Kind 15G. Nonetheless, I intend to pay the tax upfront in direction of RD curiosity revenue. Is there any approach I can get a TDS exemption certificates? The aim of getting an exemption certificates is to guard the maturity worth of the RDs.

—Subodh Prasad Karnav


We perceive that you’re a resident of India and never a senior citizen (now in addition to within the monetary 12 months of maturity of the recurring deposits).

As per the Revenue Tax Act, the place curiosity revenue from time deposits with prescribed monetary establishments for a monetary 12 months (FY) exceeds the prescribed restrict (at present INR 40,000), TDS at relevant price shall be deducted. The place the whole revenue of the person is under the essential exemption restrict, Kind 15G may be submitted with the prescribed monetary establishment (together with a financial institution) requesting that no tax be deducted on the curiosity revenue paid to such particular person on the deposits.

Additional, the place the tax price at which the whole revenue is topic to tax is nil or decrease than the speed at which the TDS is being deducted (no matter any advance tax paid by the recipient of revenue), then an software for decrease or nil deduction certificates (LDC) could also be made with the jurisdictional tax officer within the prescribed type by the recipient of revenue. Submit inspecting the related paperwork, the tax officer might at his/her discretion situation an LDC stating a decrease price of TDS deduction. In such case, the TDS shall be deducted on the price specified within the LDC.

Individually, curiosity revenue from recurring deposits is taxable below the top ‘Revenue from Different Sources’ (IFOS) in accordance with the tactic of accounting (i.e., mercantile/money foundation) commonly employed by you. Accordingly, in case traditionally you’ve got been providing curiosity revenue/revenue from different sources based mostly on accrual/receipt foundation, then you could possibly comply with the identical method for revenue from these recurring deposits as nicely. The curiosity revenue shall be taxable as per slab charges relevant to you for the respective monetary 12 months (FY) during which the identical is obtainable to tax. Any TDS already deducted by the financial institution on these deposits within the related FY shall be accessible as a credit score in opposition to the revenue tax payable by you for the respective FY. If taxes deducted at supply fall in need of the relevant tax price, you would want to discharge the steadiness taxes by fee of advance tax as per prescribed instalments.


My father is an ex-serviceman. He receives a month-to-month pension and works as a safety head in a defence welfare firm. How ought to he file an ITR?

—Title withheld on request


The month-to-month pension acquired by your father shall be taxable in his fingers as wage revenue. The categorization of revenue acquired from the defence welfare firm will rely on the precise phrases of the work contract (i.e. whether or not within the nature of wage revenue, skilled revenue, and so on.). The mentioned revenue would must be reported accordingly within the relevant revenue tax return (ITR) type, which might must be filed on-line (or offline model in specified circumstances) on the revenue tax web site.

The ITR type relevant to you’ll rely on numerous elements corresponding to your different sources of revenue, categorization of revenue from defence welfare firm, variety of home properties owned and the character of belongings. Relying upon the ITR type, the main points to crammed will fluctuate accordingly.

Parizad Sirwalla is companion and head, world mobility companies, tax, KPMG in India.

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