18 April 2012
A very Good Morning to all of you !!!
There is some confusion related with the interest calculation on late deposit of TDS, Suppose I have made a Payment On 2nd Nov 2011 and under some circumstances I didn't deposit it on its due date i.e. 7th Dec 2011 rather I deposited the same on 26th Dec 2011. Now I want some opinion from your side that Interest should have been charged for 1 month or for 2 months. Plz advice....
If you have deducted TDS at the time of making payment to party then interest will be charged @1.5% p.m for the period from the date on which the TDS was deducted till the actual payment of TDS i.e TDS deducted- 02/11/2011 Actual payment date-26/12/2011
Delay was for more than 1 month then interest will be charged for 2 months.
There is a lacuna, you can save the interest from 1.5% to 1% if you do not deduct the TDS before the date of actual payment to the govt and deduct the TDS on 26th dec and pay to govt on the same day interest will be charged for 2 months @1% only.
18 April 2012
Agree with experts. Since whether u have not mentioned whether TDS is deducted or not on such payment, one more provision also to be seen. If TDS is not deducted, then interest shall be payable @ 1% pm or part there of from date on which it is deductible till date of deduction and @1.5% pm or part there of from date of deduction till date of payment. Hence, it is advisable not to deduct TDS rather than deducting and not remitting since non deduction attracts 1% pm interest only.