16 June 2016

Simplified Procedure-Form 15G-H


Simplification of Procedure for Form No. 15G & 15H — CBDT Clarifications
The CBDT vide Notification No. 9/2016 dt. 7th June, 2016 has clarified about the due date for quarterly uploading of 15G/H declarations by payers on e-filing portal & the manner for dealing with Form 15G/15H received by payer during the period from 1.10.2015 to 31.3.2016, as under:
The existing provisions of section 197A of the Income-tax Act, 1961('the Act') inter alia provide that tax shall not be deducted, if the recipient of certain payment on which tax is deductible furnishes to the payer a self-declaration in Form No.15G/15H in accordance with provisions of the said section. The manner of filing such declarations and the particulars have been laid down in Rule 29C of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (`the Rules') w.e.f 1.10.2015 vide Notification No.76/2015 dated 29.09.2015.
2. As per sub-rule (7) and (8) of rule 29C of the Rules notified vide aforesaid notification, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) is required to specify the procedures, formats and standards for the purposes of furnishing and verification of the declaration and allotment of unique identification number. In pursuance of the same, Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) has issued Notification No. 4/2015 dated 1st December, 2015 to notify the procedure, formats and standards.
3. Representations have been received for clarification on the following issues:
(a) Due date for quarterly uploading of 15G/H declarations by payers on e-filing portal,
(b) The manner for dealing with Form 15G/15H received by payer during the period from 1.10.2015 to 31.3.2016.
4. In this regard, it is hereby specified that:
a) The due date for quarterly furnishing of 15G/15H declarations received by the payer from 1.4.2016 onwards shall be as given below:
SI. No
Date of ending of the quarter of the financial year
Due Date
1.
30th  June
15th  July of the financial year
2.
30th  September
15th  October of the financial year
3.
31st  December
15th  January of the financial year
4.
31st March
30th  April of   the   financial  year immediately following the financial year in which declaration is made.
(b) The payer shall furnish 15G/15H declarations received during the period from 1.10.2015 to 31.3.2016 on e-filing portal (http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in) in the  given format on or before 30th June, 2016.


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