CBDT vide Notification No. 39/2016 dt. 31 May 2016 has notified amended due date for submission of TDS return for cases where TDS is deducted under S. 194IA. This amendment has the effect of aligning the TDS return due date with the TDS Deposit due date, as under:
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 200, read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes, hereby, makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:—
1. (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (13th Amendment) Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall come into force from the 1st day of June, 2016.
2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in rule 29B, in rule 31A, in sub-rule (4A), for the words “seven days”, the words “thirty days” shall be substituted;
Text of Existing Income Tax Rule 31A(4A)
“Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (2) or sub-rule (3) or sub-rule (4), every person responsible for deduction of tax under section 194-IA shall furnish to the Director General of Income-tax (System) or the person authorised by the Director General of Income-tax (System) a challan-cum-statement in Form No. 26QB electronically in accordance with the procedures, formats and standards specified under sub-rule (5) within seven days from the end of the month in which the deduction is made”.