Circular No. 4/2022 – Deduction of Tax at Source – Income-tax Deduction from Salaries under section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961
CIRCULAR NO: 04 /2022
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2022
SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2021-22 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961.
Reference is invited to Circular No. 20/2020 dated 03.12.2020 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head “Salaries” under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter ‘the Act’). during the financial year 2020-21, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of Income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2021-22 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter the Rules). All the sections and rules referred are of income-tax Act, 1961 and Income-tax Rules, 1962 respectively unless otherwise specified. The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department- www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
As per section 192 (1) of the Act, any person responsible for paying any income chargeable under the head “Salaries” shall, at the time of payment, deduct income-tax on the amount payable at the average rate of income-tax computed on the basis of the rates in force for the financial year in which the payment is made, on the estimated income of the assessee under the head of Salary income for that financial year.
The section also provides that a person responsible for paying any income chargeable under the head “Salaries” shall furnish to the person to whom such payment ts made a statement giving correct and complete particulars of perquisites or profits in lieu of salary provided to him and the value thereof.