Under the GST regime we have the basic 3 kinds of taxes. – CGST, SGST and IGST. In addition, as per the GST law, certain categories of registered persons will be required to deduct taxes while making payments to supplier i.e TDS and deposit it with the government. Let’s try to understand TDS related procedures under GST.
Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is one of the ways to collect tax based on certain percentages on the amount payable by the receiver on goods/services. The collected tax is a revenue for the government.
Liable to deduct TDS under GST law
A department or an establishment of the Central Government or State Government; or
Local authority; or
Governmental agencies; or
Such persons or category of persons as may be notified by the Government.
As per the latest Notification dated 13th September 2018, the following entities also need to deduct TDS-
An authority or a board or any other body which has been set up by Parliament or a State Legislature or by a government, with 51% equity ( control) owned by the government.
A society established by the Central or any State Government or a Local Authority and the society is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
Public sector undertakings.
TDS rule will help in achieving transparency in the operations of government contracts and tax compliance.
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