Budget 2015 – 16
The Finance (No.2) Act, 2014, inserted section 194DA in the Act with effect from 1.10.2014 to provide for deduction of tax at source at the rate of 2% from payments made under life insurance policy, which are chargeable to tax. It has been further provided that no deduction shall be made if the aggregate amount of payment during a financial year is less than Rs. 1,00,000.
In spite s total income, including the payment made under life insurance, will be nil. The existing provisions of section 197A of the Act inter alia provide that tax shall not be deducted, if the recipient of the certain payment on which tax is deductible furnishes to the payer a self-declaration in prescribed Form No.15G/15H declaring that the tax on his estimated total income of the relevant previous year would be nil.
It is, therefore, proposed to amend the provisions of section 197A for making the recipients of payments referred to in section 194DA also eligible for filing self-declaration in Form No.15G/15H for non-deduction of tax at source in accordance with the provisions of section 197A.
This amendment will take effect from 1st June, 2015.
Clause 49 of Finance Act 2015
In section 197A of the Income-tax Act, with effect from the 1st day of June, 2015,—
(i) in sub-section (1A), for the words, figures and letter “section 193 or section 194A” at both the places where they occur, the words, figures and letters “section 192A or section 193 or section 194A or section 194DA” shall respectively be substituted;
(ii) in sub-section (1C), for the words, figures and letter “section 193 or section 194 or section 194A” at both the places where they occur, the words, figures and letters “section 192A or section 193 or section 194 or section 194A or section 194DA” shall respectively be substituted