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TDS on PF withdrawal before 5 years – Budget 2015 – new Section 192A

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Update – May 2016 – No tax would be deducted at source for PF withdrawals of up to Rs 50,000 from June 1 2016.    https://wealth18.com/no-tds-for-pf-withdrawals-of-up-to-rs-50000/

In Budget 2015, new Section 192A of Income Tax Act is proposed to deduct tax (TDS) on PF withdrawal before 5 years.

To discourage premature withdrawal of provident fund by subscribers, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a tax deduction on such early closures. Under the proposed tax law (new Section 192A of Income Tax Act), provident fund withdrawal before five years of continuous service will attract a TDS (tax deducted at source) of 10%.

Changes Proposed (new Section 192A is proposed under Income Tax Act)

  1. TDS will be deducted if the withdrawal is more than Rs.30,000.
  2. If the PAN is updated, TDS will be deducted @ 10% of the withdrawn amount.
  3. If the PAN is not provided, then tax will be deducted at the maximum marginal rate which means tax rate applicable to highest slab tax payers, approx 35 %.
  4. If the person gives declaration that he do not have any taxable income by filing Form 15G or Form 15 H, then also no Tax will be deducted.
  5. TDS on Provident Fund withdrawal will be deducted only if the withdrawal is made before 5 years of continuous service. If the withdrawal is done after 5 years, TDS will not be deducted
  6. The provisions will be applicable from 1st June 2015.

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