To demolished the cash transaction system and to promote digital economy The Finance ministry of India in finance bill 2019 comes with new section of TDS which is TDS 194N for deduction of tax on cash withdrawal exceeding Rs 1 crore in financial year.


The section is applicable to aggregate of sums withdrawn/payment by taxpayer including an individual, Hindu undivided family, a company, a partnership firm or an LLP, Local authority, an association of person or body of individuals, etc.

Apart from this Certain categories of person are excluded from the provision of this section –i:e government body, bank including co-operative banks and any other person notified by the government. This means 194N is applicable in all other cases including welfare trusts, charitable institution etc.

Note: The section is applicable to Non-resident also. If a NRI withdraws an amount more than 1 crore from Account maintained in india.

Liability to deduct tax

TDS on cash withdrawal is deducted by payer while making cash payment to its recipient (account holders) bank account if the amount is more than Rs 1 crore for financial year for each bank account. For example, if a person having more than one bank account i: e two then he can withdraw Rs 2 crore without deduction of any TDS.

The bank of taxpayer (account holder) is liable to deduct TDS from taxpayers (account holders) account if bank makes a cash payment of more than Rs 1 crore In a financial year to its account holder. In case where a person making payment through bearer cheque to third person where the third person is not a account holder then in this case bank is not a payer or making payment and whether bank is liable to deduct tds? There is an ambiguity on that.

Limit & Tax Rates

The limit of 1 crore will be applicable to cash withdrawal or cash payment from the FY 2019-20 after 1st September 2019 on amount exceeding Rs 1 crore and the rate of tds is 2% for taxpayer who filed income tax every year. In case where individual has not filed income tax return for last three years then the limit of tax deduction is 20 lakh for financial year and the rate of tax is 2% on cash withdrawal of 20 lakh to 1 crore and 5% for the amount exceeding 1 crore.

05/05/2020 10 LAKHS 10 LAKHS
25/08/2020 30 LAKHS 40 LAKHS 2% (40 LAKH-20 LAKH ) x 2 40,000
15/09/2020 35 LAKHS 75 LAKHS 2% 35 LAKH x 2% 70,000
05/10/2020 35 LAKHS 1.10 CRORE 2% & 5% (25 LAKHS x 2%) + (10 LAKH x 5%) 1,00,000
31/10/2020 50 LAKHS 1.6 CRORE 5% 50 LAKH x 5% 2,50,000


The exemptions are provided to certain categories only which is mentioned above. Apart from this there is no such exemptions. Even the recipient of cash cannot furnish form no 15G/15H to the bank and cannot apply for lower deduction certificate u/s 197.


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