All about Form 15G & 15H
As you are aware banks are not required to deduct TDS from depositors who submit declaration in Form 15-G/15-H under Income Tax Rules, 1962. However, it has been brought to our notice that despite submission of Form 15-G/15-H by customers, banks are deducting tax at source, at times, causing inconvenience to customers resulting in a number of complaints. Such instances arise because either the forms are misplaced or a track is not kept of forms received in the branches.
Income Tax Department Notification
The Income Tax department has modified the Form No. 15G & 15G as per amended notification No. 11/2013 [F.NO.142/31/2012-SO(TPL)]/SO 410(E) Dated 19.02.13 for the assessment year 2013-14. The New Form No. 15G & 15H is applicable to all Tax payees who do not want TDS Deduction on their Income or other under section 203 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
FORM NO. 15G is used to Declaration under section 197A(1) and section 197A(1A) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to be made by an individual or a person (not being a company or firm claiming certain receipts without deduction of tax. Form No. 15G is a declaration form which can be filed by non senior citizens if the final tax on his estimated total income computed as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act should be NIL, and the aggregate of the interest etc. received during the financial year should not exceed the basic exemption limit.
FORM NO. 15H is applicable to Declaration under section 197A(1C) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to be made by an individual who is of the age of 60 years or more claiming certain receipts without deduction of tax.
False statement result in penalty. Before signing the verification, the declarant should satisfy himself that the information furnished in the declaration is true, correct & complete in all respect. Any person making a false statement in the declaration shall be liable to prosecution u/s 277 of the Income Tax Act-1961 and in case where tax sought to be evaded exceeds Rs. 1 Lacs (Rs. 2.50 Lacs w.e.f. 01.07.2012), with a rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than 6 months but which may be extend to 7 years & fine as well as in any other case, with rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than 3 months but which may extend to 3 years (2 years w.e.f. 01.07.2012) & fine.