TDS Provision on Distribution of Dividend/ Units Income

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[Sections 194, 194LBA, 194K, 195, 196A, 1 96C, 196D]

The Finance Bill, 2020 has proposed to revive the following sections relating to Deduction Of Tax at Source (TDS) from Dividend Income:

(a) Section 194:

It provides for deduction of tax at source on distribution or payment of dividend by an Indian Company. The rate for tax shall be 10% and liability to deduct TDS shall arise if the amount of dividend distributed or paid to shareholder exceeds Rs. 5,000;

(b) Section 194LBA:

It provides for deduction of tax at source by business trust on dividend income paid to unit holder. The rate of tax shall be 10% if dividend is paid to resident unit holder. In case of non-resident unit holders, the rate of tax shall be 5% for interest income and 10% for dividend income;

(c) Section 194K:

A new section has been proposed to be inserted in the Act to provide, deduction of tax at source at the rate of 10%, if any person responsible, for paying to a resident, any income exceeding Rs. 5,000:

  • in respect of units of a Mutual Fund specified under section 10(23D);
  • units from the administrator of the specified undertaking; or
  • units from the specified company.

(d) Section 195:

Section 195 of the Act provides for deduction of tax at source from payments made to non-residents. The second proviso to section 195 exempts deduction of tax at source in respect of dividends referred to in section 115-0.
It has been proposed to omit the second proviso to section 195. Thus, dividend income earned by a non-resident shall be governed by the provisions of section 195 and would be subject to withholding tax.

(e) Section 196A:

Currently, no deduction of tax at source is required under section 196A in respect income payable to a non-resident unit holders in respect of units of a mutual fund. The Finance Bill has proposed to shift the incidence of tax on the recipient. Hence, the said TDS exemption under section 196A is proposed to be withdrawn;

(f) Section 196C:

It is proposed to remove exclusion provided to dividend under section 115-0. Thus, any dividends in respect of Global Depository Receipts shall be subject to TDS at the rate of bob; and

(g) Section 196D:

It is proposed to remove exclusion provided to dividend under section 115-0. Thus, any income in respect of securities referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 115AD shall be subject to TDS at the rate of 20%.

Impact on Cash Inflow on Dividend Income or Income on Units

  Financial Year
2019-20
Financial Year 2020-21 (AY : 2021-22)Financial Year 2020-21 (AY : 2021-22)Financial Year 2020-21 (AY : 2021-22) 
ShareholderApplicable
tax rate
Dividend
received
after DDT
20.55%
Dividend
Received (Note)
Tax on
dividend
Net
inflow
from
dividend
Net Benefit /
Loss
Mr. A5.20%1,00,0001,20,5556,2691,14,28614,286
Mr. B20.80%1,00,0001,20,55525,07695,480(4,520)
Mr. C31.20%1,00,0001,20,55537,61382,942(17,058)
Mr. D34.94%1,00,0001,20,55542,12778,428(21,572)

Note :Assuming that the portion of distributable profit which was utilized for payment of DDT (till the financial year 2019-20) shall be distributed among shareholders. Thus, more dividend income shall be paid to the shareholders. If other conditions remain the same, the same shareholder would now get a dividend of Rs.1,20,556 viz-a-viz Rs. 1,00,000.

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