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Form 26QD : TDS on Contractual and Professional Payments

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Maharshi Shah

Form 16D
Form 26QD
Income Tax Website
Section 194M
Last updated on April 14th, 2021

The CBDT had announced that Individuals/HUFs making contractual or professional payments need to deducted TDS under section 194M from FY 2019-20 (1st Septemeber, 2019). TDS is deducted at 5% if the paid amount exceeds INR 50,00,000 and TDS Return for the same needs to be filed in Form 26QD. The payee gets Form 16D as proof of TDS Deduction.

Let us take an example: A person has made paid a professional INR 55 Lakh on July 20th in the Financial Year. Hence, the tax deducted by the person must be deposited with the central government on or before August 30. Therefore, the person must also issue the TDS certificate (Form 16D) by September 15.

Steps to Fill Form 26QD

  1. Visit the Income Tax e-Filing portal

    Click on the “e-Pay Tax | Challans” option under the Quick Links section.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Homepage

  2. Click on the “Continue to NSDL Website” option.

    A pop-up message will appear on the screen.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Pop-up Message

  3. Click on the “Proceed

    Click on the “proceed” option under the Form 26QD section. NSDL Website - Form 26QD

  4. Fill up the form with the required details like Tenant, Landlord, TDS, Property etc.

    Click on the “Submit” option to complete the process.NSDL Portal - Form 26QD Application

Details Required in Form 26QD

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What is the due date to file Form 26QD?

Form 26QD has to be filed by the 30th of next month of the deduction of the TDS. For example, the TDS of October has to be deposited by the 30th of November of the same year. TDS of November has to be deposited by 30th of the December and not 31st of December.

What is the penalty for late deposit?

Interest @1% is levied if there is a delay in the deduction of TDS. Similarly, 1.5% interest is levied if there is a delay in the deposition of the TDS. Moreover, a late fee of INR 200 per day has to be paid for the late filing of Form 26QD. This penalty cannot be more than the TDS amount.

When will I receive Form 16D?

Form 16D will be given to the payee within 15 days from the date of filing of Form 26QD. It will be provided by the payer/deductor.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @TeamQuicko

    Thanks for the blog! Just one quick question - Why do we have to report a quarterly breakdown of Dividend Income under IFOS?

    Thank you!

  2. I had received dividend recently but I had noticed that TDS had been deducted. any idea as to why has it happened and is there a way I can claim this TDS?

  3. Hey @HarshitShah

    After the introduction of Budget 2020, dividend income is now taxable in the hands of the shareholder; and is also subject to TDS at 10% in excess of INR 5000 u/s 194 & 194K. Foreign Dividend is taxable at slab rates. TDS is not applicable to such dividends. The taxpayer should report such income under the head IFOS in the ITR filed on the Income Tax Website.

    Hope this helps!

  4. Hi @Maulik_Padh,

    You need to pay Income tax on the net taxable income, i.e. after subtracting deductions, expenses, etc.
    If the net taxable income is negative i.e. if there is loss, you can carry it forward when filing the ITR

    Here are some of the articles which might help

  5. Hi @ameyj

    The amount of TDS deducted shall reflect in your Form 26AS only and it will also reflect the name of the deductor.
    Using the name of the deductor you can find out on which share you have received the dividend and you can also cross-check the same in your bank statement.

    Yes, you are right, TDS is to be deducted when the dividend paid exceeds 5000 INR in a financial year. However, the 5,000 INR limit pertains to all the dividends an individual gets in a year, or the total dividend per shareholder that a company pays out in a year, is left to interpretation, and hence registrars and share transfer agents (RTA) are not taking any chances and are deducting TDS even on small amounts.

    Hope this helps :slightly_smiling_face:

  6. Hi @ameyj

    You can submit a grievance on Income Tax Portal mentioning the issue and also attach the 26AS.
    The other option is to leave it as it is and clarify it when the tax department sends the notice.

  7. Hi @TeamQuicko

    Consider that I have 10 shares each of 10 different Indian companies. Each of the 10 companies are declaring a dividend of INR 100 before the FY ends. Now I will be recieving 1000 as dividend from each company, thereby a total of 10,000.

    The 5,000 dividend limit, is it applicable to each company / total dividend recieved by me in a year. If it is applicable to each company, then I would not attract TDS of 10% for dividend.

    Also pl clarify, how would the company B know that I have got shares of Company A,C,D,E so on…

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