New Forms 15G and 15H Applicable from 1st October

The Income Tax Department has announced a new procedure regarding Form 15G & Form 15H.

These rules are relevant for the person responsible for making the payment and to whom these forms are submitted, let’s call him the DEDUCTOR.

IMPORTANT: If Form 15 G and 15H apply to you – make sure you submit the new forms as soon as possible. The declaration can now be provided in both paper and electronic form.

The new rules are applicable starting 1st October 2015.

Key Changes

  • The person responsible for making a payment or the Deductor shall allot a UIN (Unique Identification Number) to each Form 15G and Form 15H received.
  • The Deductor shall mention the particulars of these Form 15G & Form 15H received during any quarter of the financial year along with the unique identification number allotted by him in TDS Quarterly Statements, whether or not any TDS has been deducted by him.
  • The Deductor is no longer required to submit physical copy of Form 15G & Form 15H to the Tax Department.
  • However, these forms must be maintained by the Deductor for a period of 7 years from the end of the financial year in which these are received.
  • [An amendment has been made by changing rule 29C in the income tax rules, 1962]
  • [This  is as per Notification No. 76/2015/F.No.133/50/2015-TPL of CBDT dated 29th September 2015]

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6 Responses to New Forms 15G and 15H Applicable from 1st October

  1. Vikas October 7, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    What about if I don’t have TAN number still I have to file TDS return for form 15G

    • cleartax-team October 8, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      Hi Vikas, the new rules are mostly applicable to a deductor.
      A deductor is a person who, in order to comply with indian tax laws, has to deduct TDS from the payments he makes and deposit this TDS deducted by him to the government. To be able to deduct and deposit this TDS you’ll need a TAN.

      In you are a deductee you don’t have to file TDS return.

      Do elaborate a bit more on your questions, so we can assist you accordingly.

  2. Ashish October 10, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    How can i fill form 15G?
    Can you give me a sample?

  3. Jayesh October 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    Is any link available for filling FOrm 15G/15H online?
    How to allot UIN to deductee?