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I-T department allows manual filing by resident, NRI taxpayers for nil or lower TDS certificate

I-T department allows manual filing by resident, NRI taxpayers for nil or lower TDS certificate

Finance
NEW DELHI: The income tax department Monday allowed manual filing of form by resident and NRI taxpayers wanting to apply for deduction of taxes at a lower or nil rate on total income. The Income Tax Act, 1961, provides that if a taxpayer considers that his total income warrants deduction of income tax at lower/ nil rate, he may apply to the assessing officer (AO) requesting for lower withholding certificate. Such application was to be e-filed by filling up Form 13. However, to remove "genuine hardship" being faced by certain applicants in filing online application in Form 13, the tax department has allowed non-resident Indians (NRIs) to file manual application before the TDS officer or in ASK Centres till March 31, 2019, a finance ministry statement said. Also, resident applicants can file...