The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Thursday issued guidelines related to disclosure requirements for virtual digital assets (VDA) such as cryptos for TDS deductions, which will come into effect from July 1.
â€œThe new section (Section 194S) mandates a person, who is responsible for paying to any resident any sum by way of consideration for transfer of a virtual digital asset (VDA), to deduct an amount equal to 1 per cent of such sum as income tax thereon. The tax deduction is required to be made at the time of credit of such sum to the account of the resident or at the time of payment, whichever is earlier,â€ the CBDT said in a notification.
This deduction is not required to be made in the following cases:-
(i) the consideration is payable by a specified person and the value or aggregate value of such consideration does not exceed fifty thousand rupees during the financial year; or
(ii) the consideration is payable by any person other than a specified person and the value or aggregate value of such consideration does not exceed ten thousand rupees during the financial year
The following are defined as specified person for the purposes of this provision:
(i) An individual or Hindu undivided family (HUF) who does not have any income under the head â€œprofit and gains of business or professionâ€; and
(ii) An individual or HUF having income under the head â€œprofits and gains of business or professionâ€, whose total sales/gross receipts/turnover from business carried on by him does not exceed one crore rupee or in case of profession exercised by him does not exceed fifty lakh rupee. This threshold is to be seen in the financial year immediately preceding the financial year in which the VDA is transferred.
Â As per the guidelines, from July 1, the tax deducted at source (TDS) of 1 per cent will be levied on payments towards virtual digital assets or cryptocurrencies beyond Rs 10,000 in a year, as the Finance Act 2022 has introduced Section 194S in the I-T Act.
In the guidelines, the CBDT has notified that the TDS collected under Section 194S shall be deposited within 30 days from the end of the month in which the deduction has been made. Deposit of tax so deducted shall be made in the challan-cum-statement Form 26QE.