TDS On Cash Withdrawals Of Over Rs 1 Crore From Sept. 1
Customers fill in forms as other customers wait in line to withdraw cash (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

TDS On Cash Withdrawals Of Over Rs 1 Crore From Sept. 1

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The revenue department on Friday said the 2 percent tax deducted at source on cash withdrawals of over Rs 1 crore will come into effect from Sept. 1.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes further said that if a person has already withdrawn Rs 1 crore or more in cash up to Aug. 31 in the current fiscal, the two percent TDS shall apply on all subsequent cash withdrawals.

The government had made the provision of levying 2 percent TDS on cash withdrawals exceeding Rs 1 crore in the Union Budget with an aim to discourage cash transactions and move towards less cash economy.

After receiving queries regarding the levy of the TDS, CBDT said the provision "is to come into effect from Sept. 1". Hence, any cash withdrawal prior to Sept. 1, will not be subjected to the TDS.

"However, since the threshold of Rs 1 crore is with respect to the previous year, calculation of amount of cash withdrawal for triggering deduction under section 194N of the Finance Act shall be counted from April 1," it said.

Hence, if a person has already withdrawn Rs 1 crore or more in cash up to Aug. 31, from one or more accounts maintained with a banking company or a cooperative bank or a post office, the two per cent TDS would apply on all subsequent cash withdrawals.

Also read: Extend Point Of Sale Cash Withdrawal Facility, RBI Tells Banks 

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