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Indian authorities bring clarity over TDS rule

24 Jun 2022 : 14:54
2 min read
  • Indian authorities issued a circular clearing the air on TDS on crypto
  • Authorities said that crypto sent as payment will also be subject to TDS
  • The TDS on every crypto transaction will be applicable from July 1

Indian authorities implemented a 30% tax on cryptocurrencies starting April 1, 2022, and also implemented a 1% TDS for every amount invested in crypto, which is above 10,000 INR ($127) in a fiscal year. Interestingly, the TDS rule will be applicable starting July 1, and authorities have cleared the air regarding the same. 

Authorities clear the air regarding the TDS rule 

The 30% tax rule and the TDS rule were announced earlier this year which caused the trading volume on Indian exchanges to plummet. Indian authorities have cleared the air regarding this rule introduced in the Union Budget for the year 2022-23. The authorities said that exchanges operating in the nation would be responsible for deducting the TDS while the tax must be paid to the center within 30 days of the end of the month during which the deduction was made.

The investors who want to claim a refund on their taxes must present a TDS certificate issued to the payee within 15 days from the due date of reporting the tax, said the authorities regarding the TDS rule. 

“Investors can now plan their trades with clarity…believe that the government will monitor the implementation and consider reducing the TDS percentage to create a healthy and compliant ecosystem,” Vikram Subburaj, CEO of crypto platform Giottus, said.

No offset of losses

Another hammer for crypto investors in the nation is the inability to offset their losses against gains, pointed out Edul Patel, co-founder of Mudrex, a crypto exchange. The circular from authorities said that making payments via cryptocurrencies will also attract TDS and will be added to the total. 


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