TDS

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TDS is deducted right at the source; it helps check tax avoidance and also reduces the taxpayer from the burden of paying taxes as a big amount at the end of the financial year.

TDS

TDS stands for tax deducted at source.

Any business or person making a payment is required to deduct tax at source if the amount surpasses certain limits. The person making the payment or responsible for getting a tax deduction is known as 'deductor'. On the other hand, the person who gets the payment after the tax deduction is called 'deductee'. It is the deductor’s responsibility to deduct TDS before securing the payment and deposit the same with the government.

TDS is decreased irrespective of the method of payment like cash, cheque or credit.

Introduction

The concept of TDS was introduced with an aim to collect tax from the very source of income. As per this concept, a person (deductor) who is liable to make payment of specified nature to any other person (deductee) shall deduct tax at source and remit the same into the account of the Central Government. The deductee from whose income tax has been deducted at source would be entitled to get credit of the amount so deducted on the basis of Form 26AS or TDS certificate issued by the deductor.

Advantages of TDS

 TDS is deducted when you start earning and is dependent on the amount you earn. Besides, TDS benefits both the Government and the Tax payers. Following are the advantages of TDS.

 TDS reduces the chances of tax evasion (avoidance) as the tax is collected at source.

 It is one of the steadiest sources of revenue for the government.

 The tax collection base is widened as most of the people have to pay TDS in some or the other form.

 It is convenient for the individuals as the tax gets deducted automatically.

TDS Refund

The TDS is that tax which is deducted at source i.e. from an individual’s salary before it gets credited to employee’s account. It is usually done by a pre-determined deductor. Otherwise, generally, TDS is deducted each month by employers based on tax projections declared by the employee at the beginning of each financial year. The TDS taxes are collected under the Income Tax Act, 1961 and is managed by the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT). It falls under the part of Department of Revenue and is therefore managed by Indian Revenue Services (IRS). It is also vital at the time of conducting an audit.

Also, TDS is becoming significant in the following ways.

 Taxes are collected regularly and are a continuous mode of income for the government.

 In addition to the above, it benefits the payer too. As the tax which is distributed throughout the year and is deducted every month, causes less tax burden at the end of the year.

 Therefore, this process is crafted in such a way that the government is able to collect taxes without the help of the Income Tax department and without their intervention.



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