To help stakeholders who are experiencing problems with TDS under Section 194R(2) on the provision of Benefits/Perquisites, CBDT has released guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
With regard to the TDS on the provision of benefits and perks under Section 194R(2) of the Income-tax Act of 1961, the CBDT has issued the first set of guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) in Circular 12/2022. Later, CBDT released additional FAQs and guidelines in Circular 18/2022 to address questions about TDS on the provision of benefits and perks under Section 194R(2) and to provide clarification.
It should be noted that a new section 194R has been added to the Finance Act of 2022 and is effective as of July 1st, 2022. Any person who gives a resident a benefit or perk in the course of their employment is required by the new section 194R to withhold tax at source at a rate of 10% of the value of the benefit or perk before giving it to the resident, whether the benefit or perk is convertible into money or not.
However, such a deduction is not required if the value of such benefit/ perquisite does not exceed Rs. 20,000 during the fiscal year or if the total sales/ gross receipts/ gross turnover of the individual/ HUF carrying on business/ profession does not exceed Rs. 1 Crore/ 50 Lacs respectively during the fiscal year immediately preceding the relevant fiscal year.
In exercising the authority granted, the CBDT has issued guidelines/ FAQs to assist stakeholders in resolving issues relating to TDS under Section 194R(2) on the Provision of Benefits/ Perquisites.
CBDT Income Tax Circular 12/2022 dt. 16/06/2022: Guidelines/ FAQs for removal of difficulties in TDS on Provision of Benefits/ Perquisites u/s 194R(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961
CBDT Income Tax Circular 18/2022 dt. 13/09/2022: Additional Guidelines/ FAQs for removal of difficulties in TDS on Provision of Benefits/ Perquisites u/s 194R(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961
The Company is sponsoring Trip for their dealers through the tour operators. The company is paying amount to Tour operator for the airline, accomodation and many more. under sec 194R tds deduction will be against the tour operator or dealer account as payment is directly being paid to tour operator. Tour operator will provide invoice after charging 5% tcs.
As a consultant I have to travel, will my Train and air tickets booked by me fall under 194R because tickets cannot be issued in the name of my organization?