Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Form 15G/15H to be filed once in a year and not every time when payment is due; CBDT clarifies

Section 197A of the Income-tax Act provides that tax shall not be deducted, if the recipient of certain payment on which tax is deductible furnishes to the payer a selfdeclaration in Form No. 15G/15H in accordance with provisions of the said section. The manner of filing such declarations and the particulars have been given in Rule 29C of the Income-tax Rules, 1962.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received various representations seeking clarifications on the issue as to whether a depositor should submit only one declaration in respect of the income each year or whether Form 15G/15H has to be submitted each time the payment is due to be received from the deductor.
CBDT has now settled the issue and clarified that it will be sufficient if only one declaration is made in respect of the income each year before each deductor.

Notification no. 6 of 2017, dated 30-05-2017
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