What is Winnings from lottery or crossword puzzle? What is Winnings from horse race? Section 194B and 194BB of Income Tax Act 1961

Winnings from lottery or crossword puzzle and Winnings from horse race  are defined under section 194B and 194BB of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are :

 

Section 194B of Income Tax Act "Winnings from lottery or crossword puzzle"

Section 194B. The person responsible for paying to any person any income by way of winnings from any lottery or crossword puzzle or card game and other game of any sort in an amount exceeding ten thousand rupees shall, at the time of payment thereof, deduct income-tax thereon at the rates in force :

Provided that in a case where the winnings are wholly in kind or partly in cash and partly in kind but the part in cash is not sufficient to meet the liability of deduction of tax in respect of whole of the winnings, the person responsible for paying shall, before releasing the winnings, ensure that tax has been paid in respect of the winnings.

 

Section 194BB of Income Tax Act "Winnings from horse race"

194BB. Any person, being a bookmaker or a person to whom a licence has been granted by the Government under any law for the time being in force for horse racing in any race course or for arranging for wagering or betting in any race course, who is responsible for paying to any person any income by way of winnings from any horse race in an amount exceeding five thousand rupees shall, at the time of payment thereof, deduct income-tax thereon at the rates in force.

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