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PC please be our Santa
This is that time of the year when we present wish lists to the FM. Here’s our focusing primarily on the tendentious Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) provisions to make it less tedious and a few requests on bumping up monetary limits.
Cost of compliance is high for small assesses. For starters, TDS return filing should be half yearly instead of quarterly.

In line with the relief given to banks for accruals made on account of interest accrued but not due, similar relief should be given to other payments that are accrued but are not due to the payee

TDS certificates issued by the deductors, and furnished by the deductees in the tax assessment, should be recognized and refund claims based on such TDS certificates should be processed.

E-TDS software be amended so that when the TDS returns are processed to generate the TDS certificates, the address should first be automatically picked from the TAN database.

A self-reliant audit provision may be appended to provide for an all-embracing audit of all the TDS returns filed with the Department.

The credit for TDS should be allowed in the assessment year immediately following the financial year in which the tax has been deducted at source. TDS amounts should be allowed to be adjusted in any of the Assessment Years up to 3 years following the year of deduction.

A scheme similar to Personal Ledger Account (PLA) in excise law should be introduced so that the deductor can deposit a lumpsum amount to the credit of assessee’s account.

Augment the threshold limit for deduction

Limit for the aggregate amount of interest credited or paid during a financial year should be increased to Rs.30,000 for deduction of tax.(Section 194A).

Limit for the aggregate amount credited or paid to the account of a payee by way of fees for professional services, or fees for technical services or royalty during a financial year be increased to Rs.60,000 for the deduction of tax.(Section 194J)

The surcharge and cess on corporate tax may be abolished.

Rationalize ensuing Provisions

Extend the due date from September 30 to October 15 of the assessment year for getting the books audited and submission of audit report. September 30 being the day for half yearly closing of accounts for banks generate dilemma as far as the payment of tax is concerned. [Section 44AB]

Allow STT as deduction by including it in the cost of acquisition and selling expenses under the Capital Gains.
The interest rate payable by the Government and the Assessee should be uniform (Section 234B)

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