TDS Notification

Section 194N of Income Tax Act states that Tax shall be deducted at source in cases of cash withdrawals exceeding 1 crore in a financial year. The payers which are supposed to deduct TDS under this section are: Any Bank (private or public sector) / A cooperative bank / A post office.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) in the Notification No. 80/2019/F. No. 370142/12/2019-TPL (Part 2) dated 15th October, 2019 states the following:

S.O. 3719(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (v) of proviso to section 194N of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government, after consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), hereby specifies,- 

(a) the authorised dealer andits franchise agent and sub-agent; and 

(b) Full-Fledged Money Changer (FFMC) licensed by the Reserve Bank of Indiaand its franchise agent; 

maintaining a separate bank account from which withdrawal is made only for the purposes of,-

  1. purchase of foreign currency from foreign tourists or non-residents visiting India or from      resident Indians on their return to India, in cash as per the directions or guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India; or
  2. disbursement of inward remittances to the recipient beneficiaries in India in cash under Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) of the Reserve Bank of India;

and a certificate is furnished by the authorised dealers and their franchise agentand sub-agent, and the FullFledged Money Changers (FFMC) and their franchise agent to the bank that withdrawal is only for the purposes specified above and the directions or guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India have been adhered to. 

Explanation - For the purposes of this notification, “authorised dealer” means a person authorised as an authorised dealer under sub-section (1) of section 10 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999). 

2. The notification shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the 1st day of September, 2019.

[Notification No. 80/2019/F. No. 370142/12/2019-TPL (Part 2)] SAURABH GUPTA, Under Secy. (Tax Policy & Legislation Division) 


Explanatory Memorandum : It is certified that no person is being adversely affected by giving retrospective effect to this notification.