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Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) in India

Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is an income tax subjected to every person making specified type of payments. These payments range widely, including professional fee, salary, commission, interests, rents, and so on. The deductor/buyer (person making the payment) is required to deduct Income tax at the rates in force. The person who receives the payment after the deduction of tax is called the deductee. The deductor is required to give the TDS deducted certificate issued by the government to the deductee as a fulfillment of tax liability, and must annually file TDS return in the relevant format within the Indian income department.

TDS is deducted as income tax when making specific payments within India. If an income is paid outside India, the withholding tax (WHT) will be applicable. TDS and WHT are with same calculation but subjective to different groups of people.

TDS in Collections & Disbursements (Commissions Postings) – Section 194D

As per the Indian Income tax section 194D, the entity is required to deduct income tax while the service is related to insurance commission, and rewards received by agents or brokers.

TDS in IS-Utilities (Interest on Security Deposits) Section 193

Tax Deducted at Source for Security Deposits is an India-specific enhancement to the Standard SAP Security Deposit functionality. As per the Indian Income tax section 193, the company is required to deduct Income tax whenever pays to an Indian resident any income. This tax aims for securities of central and state government on debenture, and securities issued by companies or authority.


To use this enhancement, it is required to activate the generic solution for WHT accumulation. This is achieved by applying:

TDS in IS-Utilities – Section 194Q

The Finance Act 2021 has introduced a new section 194Q which is effective from 1st of July 2021. As per this section, TDS will be deducted by a buyer, whose total sales, gross receipts or turnover of purchasing goods exceeded 10 crores rupees in the year prior to a current year, when a purchase of goods is carried out. The tax shall be deducted based on the following provisions.

  1. The buyer is responsible for making payment of a sum to the resident seller.
  2. Such payment is to be done for purchasing goods with total or aggregate value exceeded 50 lakhs Rupees in any previous year.

For example, when the buyer has Turnover during 2020-2021 exceed 10 crores and purchase of goods happens during year 2021-2022 exceeds 50 lakhs Rupees, the TDS will be deducted.

Tax is required be deducted on the credit of actual payments or advance payments made to the seller, whichever is earlier. The rate of TDS differs under different conditions:

  • TDS rate is 0.1% If the seller provides PAN number.
  • TDS rate is 5% If the seller doesn’t provide PAN number, as per section 206AB.

In addition to section 194Q, another Section – 206AB is introduced and will be effective from 1st of July 2021. It aims to penalize those who are liable but didn’t file income tax returns (ITRs). The section 206AB specifies a higher rate of TDS deduction for non-filers of ITRs for previous 2 years and where the aggregate value of TDS is INR 50,000 and more.


The related information can be found in the listed notes below.

  1. 3065925 – IN: – Section 206AB and section 206CCA and TDS/TCS effective from July 1st, 2021
  2. 3062073 – IN: New section 194Q introduced in Budget 2021-22 Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)

It is to be noted that FICA deals with sales transactions. TDS under Section 194Q is not expected to be supported in FICA as it is deductible by the person responsible for paying any sum to any residents for purchase of goods.


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      Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
      Jigang Zhang 张吉刚

      @Cheng-Hua Huang Thanks for sharing this.

      Author's profile photo Viraj Shah
      Viraj Shah

      Cheng-Hua Huang The information is useful. As you rightly mentioned, FICA deals with sales transaction so, 194Q is not effecting much from sales perspective, so solution is not supported for FICA.

      However, there is a scenario in Utilities, where Delay Payment Interest is applicable if payment from the customer is not received within due date.

      Now, let's say, we have a customer to whom we have raised an invoice of 10,00,000 INR from IS-U Invoicing. While making payment against this invoice in FI-CA, customer deducts TDS at 0.1%, So, customer makes payment of 9,99,000 INR and deducts TDS of 1000 INR.

      Now, standard SAP will charge delay payment interest on remaining 1000 INR portion of the invoice which is still open due to deduction of TDS. Ideally delay payment interest should not be charged on 1000 INR as it is part of TDS deduction. Delay payment interest should only be charged if customer makes lesser payment than 9,99,000 INR.


      Cheng-Hua Huang  Awaiting for your views on the same



      Author's profile photo Cheng-Hua Huang
      Cheng-Hua Huang
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Viraj Shah,

      Thank you for the question.

      You may find the reply from our indian LPM, Vasavi Kishore Iyengar in below.

      And we will definitely keep you updated.


      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Vasavi Kishore Iyengar
      Vasavi Kishore Iyengar

      Hi Viraj,

      From the standard perspective we do not support this feature currently. I will check this with industry specialists and get back to you if your issue can be handled alternatively.



      Author's profile photo Viraj Shah
      Viraj Shah

      Thanks Vasavi! 🙂

      Author's profile photo PRATIK SHAH

      Dear Vasavi/

      While making payment of TDS on delayed basis, we have to pay Interest on delayed basis. How this system works in SAP. And also while creating quarterly return how will this data will capture.
      Please help us to understand.
      Author's profile photo Cheng-Hua Huang
      Cheng-Hua Huang
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Pratik,

      There is no solution provided in FI-CA/IS-U for this scenario.

      In case you need more information regarding support and localization scope, please contact our LPM- Iyengar Vasavi Kishore <> with more details.

      Thank you for the question.


      Best Regards,