CBDT has notified that TCS rules under IT Section 206C(1G) will not apply to non-resident buyers who do not have a Permanent Establishment (PE) in India, from 17/08/2022.
In other words, non-resident buyers who do not have a PE in India are exempt from TCS under IT Section 206(1G), as per Notification 99/2022 dated 17/08/2022.
Previously, CBDT relaxed the applicability of IT Section 206(1G) provisions in the case of an individual who is not a resident of India in terms of IT Section 6(1) & 6(1A) and is visiting India, via Notification 20/2022 dt. 30/03/2022, which has been withdrawn/ superseded by this Notification 99/2022.
Any tax collected during the effective time of an earlier Notification, on the other hand, shall be recognised as compliance with the provisions of section 206C(1G). Also refer the CBDT Press Release dated 31/03/2022, in this regard.
CBDT Income Tax Notification 99/2022 dt. 17/08/2022: S. 206C(1G) TCS Not Applicable to Non Resident buyers without PE in India
S.O. 3878(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) to fifth proviso to sub-section (1G) of section 206C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) (hereinafter referred to as “Act”) and in suppression of the notification of the Government of India, Central Board of Direct Taxes published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) vide number S.O. 1494(E), dt. 30/03/2022, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such suppression, the Central Government hereby notifies that the provisions of sub-section (1G) of section 206C of the Act shall not apply to a person (being a buyer) who is a non-resident in terms of section 6 of the Act and who does not have a permanent establishment in India.
2. This notification shall come into force with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.