We are at partnership firm with Two partners. This is regarding interest payable to the partner of firm. What is the rate of interest and how to calculate the interest, is any TDS applicable on interest. In partnership deed provision of interest is @ 15% per annum.
Point mentioned in Deed is as under
[The funds required for the purpose of the partnership business shall be contributed or arranged by the partners in such manner and may be mutually agree upon interest at the rate of 15% PA simple interest or such lower/ higher rate as may be prescribed under section 40(b) IV of the Income Tax Act, 1961 or any other applicable provisions as may be force for the Income Tax Assessment.]
Please guide is firm labile to pay interest on capital to the partners also want to tell we are not paying any salary or any reimbursement to any partners.
05 August 2010
The wordings in the deed is"contributed or arranged" which can be interpreted as capital contribution and loan arranged. If so interest can be claimed on both. The present allowable rate as per section 40(b) is 12% per annum.
TDS on such interest is not applicable vide section 194A(3)(iv)of the Income tax Act,1961.