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TDS on Winning From Lottery Or Crossword Puzzle Or Card game And Game Of Any Sort [Section 194B]

Who is liable to Deduct TDS from winning from Lottery, Card Games etc. Under Section 194B
When to Deduct TDS from winning from Lottery, Card Games etc. Under Section 194B
Rate of TDS under Section 194B for financial years 2018-19 & 2019-20 :
TDS from Winnings from Horse Races [Section 194BB]

1. Who is liable to Deduct TDS from winning from Lottery, Card Games etc. Under Section 194B

The person responsible for paying to any person any income by way of winnings from any lottery or crossword puzzle, card game and other game of any sort in an amount exceeding Rs. 10,000 shall, deduct income-tax thereon at the rates in force.

Therefore, no tax is be deducted where the amount of winning from each lottery, crossword puzzle, card game, etc. does not exceed Rs. 10,000.

2. When to Deduct TDS from winning from Lottery, Card Games etc. Under Section 194B

At the time of payment of such income. Where lottery or prize money, etc. is paid in instalments, the deduction of tax is to be made at the time of actual payment of each such instalment.

Explanation (ii) to section 2(24)(ix)

“lottery” includes winnings from prizes awarded to any person by draw of lots or by chance or in any other manner whatsoever, under any scheme or arrangement by whatever name called;

“card game and other game of any sort” includes any game show, an entertainment programme on television or electronic mode, in which people compete to win prizes or any other similar game.

3. Rate of TDS under Section 194B for financial years 2018-19 & 2019-20 :

Rate of TDS is 30%.

No surcharge, education cess and SHEC shall be added. Hence, TDS shall be deductible at basic rates.

TDS when winnings are wholly in kind or partly in cash and partly in kind:

– Where the prize is given partly in cash and partly in kind, tax will be deductible from cash prize, with reference to the aggregate amount of cash prize and the value of the prize in kind. Where the winnings are wholly in kind or where they are partly in cash and partly in kind but the part in cash is not sufficient to meet the liability for tax deduction in respect of the whole of the winnings, the person responsible for paying shall, before releasing the winnings either in cash or in kind, ensure that tax has been paid in respect of the winnings.

X wins a Maruti-Zen on December 15, 2018 (value of Rs. 3.70 lakh) in a draw of lot organised by Maruti Udyog. Tax liability on the prize in kind comes to Rs. 1,11,000 (i.e., 30 % of Rs. 3.70 lakh) which may be recovered by the Maruti Udyog from X and the same can be deposited with the Government on account of tax deduction .

X wins a motor car in a lucky draw held by Y Ltd. The market price of the car is `3,00,000. In this case before giving car to X, Y Ltd. will ensure that Rs. 90,000 of tax has been paid by X or recovered from him before the car is given to him. In case Y. Ltd. does not do so, then Y. Ltd. shall have to pay TDS itself calculated as under .

Gross up the draw amount which shall be

3,00,000 X 100/70 = Rs. 4,28,571

>> The tax to be deducted shall be = 4,28,571 X 30/100 = Rs. 1,28,571 .

Y Ltd. shall deposit Rs. 1,28,571 as tax and the gross income of R shall be Rs. 4,28,571 .

No TDS on Bonus or Commission payable to Lottery Agents:

If out of winning amount of lottery, etc., any bonus or commission is paid/payable to lottery agents or sellers of lottery tickets, or sales made by them, no income tax is to be deducted for that amount paid and tax will therefore be deducted after deducting such bonus and commission.

For example Mr. A wins a lottery price of Rs. 1,00,000. A sum of Rs. 5,000 is deducted for payment to the lottery agent. Tax will be deducted on Rs. 95,000 after allowing bonus/ commission paid to agent.

4. TDS from Winnings from Horse Races [Section 194BB]

Who is liable to deduct TDS U/s 194BB :

Any person, who is responsible for paying to any person any income by way of winnings from any horse race an amount exceeding Rs. 10,000 (Rs. 5,000 upto 31.5.2016) shall deduct income-tax at the rates in force.

Any person here means a book maker 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.

TDS on Winning From Lottery Or Crossword Puzzle Or Card game And Game Of Any Sort [Section 194B] Who is liable to Deduct TDS from winning from Lottery, Card Games etc. Under Section 194B When

Income Tax on winnings from Lottery, Game Shows, Puzzle

Updated on Nov 04, 2020 – 03:57:58 PM

If you receive money from winning the lottery, Online/TV game shows etc., it will be taxable under the head Income from other Sources. The income will be taxable at the flat rate of 30% which after adding cess will amount to 31.2%.Incomes from following sources come under this category:

  • Lottery
  • Game Show or any entertainment programon television or electronic mode
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Gambling or betting
  • Races including Horse races.

TDS Applicability

If the Prize money exceeds Rs 10,000, then the winner will receive the prize money after the deduction of TDS @31.2% u/s 194B.It does not matter whether the income of the winner is taxable or not. The prize distributor is liable to deduct tax at the time of payment. In the case of winnings from horse races, TDS will be applicable if the amount exceeds Rs 10,000.

No Deduction/Expenditure is allowed from such Income

No deduction under section 80C or 80D or any other deduction/allowance is allowed from such income. The Benefit of basic exemption limit and income tax slab rate is also not applicable to this income. The entire amount received will be taxable at the flat rate of 31.20%.

For instance, Rahul has won the prize money of Rs 3 lakhs from a game show and he has an interest income of Rs 5 lakhs p.a.Then the tax liability would be calculated as per following:

Tax on Rs 3 lakhs @ 31.2%

Tax on Rs 5 lakhs as per income tax slab rates after claiming the relevant deductions.

Prize Money received in Kind

If the prizes are given in Kind say a car, then prize distributor shall ensure before releasing the prize that tax has been paid. Tax is paid as per the market value of the prize given. The prize distributor can either recover from the winner or he himself can bear the burden of tax.

For instance, Suman has won an Alto car in a contest whose market value is Rs 4 lakhs, then tax @ 31.2% which is Rs 1,24,800 must be paid before giving the car to the winner.

In cases where prize is given both in cash and kind, then the total tax should be calculated on the cash portion of the prize and on market value of the prize given in kind. And the tax amount should be deducted while giving the cash portion of the prize to the winner. But if the cash prize is not sufficient to cover the total tax liability, then either the winner or prize distributor should pay the deficit.

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