TDS is deducted at 10% on payment to resident.

TDS is to deducted at payment or credit  whichever is earlier.

This Credit may even be to Suspense Account or interest payabe Account


However, no TDS on Interest on Securities in the following cases.

on 4¼% National Defence Bonds 1972, where the bonds are held by an individual not being a non-resident;

(ii) on 4¼% National Defence Loan, 1968 or 4¾% National Defence Loan, 1972, where the interest is payable to an individual;

(iii) on National Development Bonds;

(iv) on 7-year National Savings Certificates (IV Issue);

(v) on debentures issued by any institution or authority or any public sector company or any co-operative society (including a co-operative land mortgage bank or a co-operative land development bank), as notified by the Central Government;

(vi) on 6½% Gold Bonds, 1977 or 7% Gold Bonds, 1980, where the bonds are held by an individual (other than a non-resident), provided that the holders of the bonds make a written declaration that the total nominal value of the bonds held by him or on his behalf did not in either case exceed ` 10,000 at any time during the period to which the interest relates;

(vii) on any security of the Central Government or a State Government;

Note – It may be noted that tax has to be deducted at source in respect of interespayable on 8% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2003, if such interest payable exceeds` 10,000 during the financial year.

(viii) on any debentures (whether listed or not listed on a recognized stock exchange) issued by the company in which the public are substantially interested to a resident individual or HUF. However,

(a) the interest should be paid by the company by an account payee cheque;

(b) the amount of such interest or the aggregate thereof paid or likely to be paid during

the financial year by the company to such resident individual or HUF should not exceed ` 5,000.

(ix) on securities to LIC, GIC, subsidiaries of GIC or any other insurer, provided –

(a) the securities are owned by them or

(b) they have full beneficial interest in such securities.

(x) on any security issued by a company, where such security is in dematerialised form and is listed on a recognised stock exchange in India in accordance with the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 and the rules made thereunder.


In all the above cases, the declaration shall be made by the recipient to the person responsible for paying such interest on securities.

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 14 years. He also provides Accounts Tax GST Training in Delhi, Kerala and online.