What is Certificate for tax deducted? How to apply for Tax deduction and collection account number? Section 203 and 203A of Income Tax Act 1961

Certificate for tax deducted and Tax deduction and collection account number are defined under section 203 and 203A of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are :

Section 203 of Income Tax Act "Certificate for tax deducted"

Section 203. (1) 20Every person deducting tax in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Chapter shall, within such period as may be prescribed from the time of credit or payment of the sum, or, as the case may be, from the time of issue of a cheque or warrant for payment of any dividend to a shareholder, furnish to the person to whose account such credit is given or to whom such payment is made or the cheque or warrant is issued, a certificate to the effect that tax has been deducted, and specifying the amount so deducted, the rate at which the tax has been deducted and such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(2) Every person, being an employer, referred to in sub-section (1A) of section 192 shall, within such period, as may be prescribed, furnish to the person in respect of whose income such payment of tax has been made, a certificate to the effect that tax has been paid to the Central Government, and specify the amount so paid, the rate at which the tax has been paid and such other particulars as may be prescribed.
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Section 203A of Income Tax Act "Tax deduction and collection account number"

Section 203A. (1) Every person, deducting tax or collecting tax in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, who has not been allotted a tax deduction account number or, as the case may be, a tax collection account number, shall, within such time as may be prescribed21, apply to the Assessing Officer for the allotment of a "tax deduction and collection account number".

(2) Where a "tax deduction account number" or, as the case may be, a "tax collection account number" or a "tax deduction and collection account number" has been allotted to a person, such person shall quote such number-

(a) in all challans for the payment of any sum in accordance with the provisions of section 200 or sub-section (3) of section 206C;

(b) in all certificates furnished under section 203 or sub-section (5) of section 206C;
(ba) in all the statements prepared and delivered or caused to be delivered in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 200 or sub-section (3) of section 206C;

(c) in all the returns, delivered in accordance with the provisions of section 206 or sub-section (5A) or sub-section (5B) of section 206C to any income-tax authority; and

(d) in all other documents pertaining to such transactions as may be prescribed in the interests of revenue.

22[(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to such person, as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf.]

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