- Payment to job worker attracts TDS u/s 194C. Threshold limit is Rs.1 lacs on aggregate basis or Rs. 30k for single invoice. If the recipient is individual or HUF, TDS rate is 1% otherwise it is 2% (i.e. in case of partnership firms, LLP, company etc.)
- First of all apply for TAN No. immediately and file TDS returns atleast for F.Y. 2020-21. Assuming job worker is individual, TDS rate would be 1% and total TDS for F.Y. 2020-21 is Rs.46k. Late fees an interest will be applicable which will not be too high. Maximum late fees would be 46K. If not deducted and deposited before filing return of income for the F.Y. 2020-21, 30% of 46 lacs will be disallowed and treated as income for the F.Y. 2020-21. Also it will be reported in the Tax Audit report which impacts the credibility of the business.
- For F.Y. 2019-20, it should have been reported in the tax audit report and effect of disallowance of 30% of 6 lacs was considered in the ITR of F.Y. 2019-20. No need to worry if below conditions are satisfied.
(i) Recipient job worker was resident in India in F.Y. 2019-20
(ii) Recipient job worker has filed ITR for F.Y. 2019-20
(iii) He has considered income of 6 lacs in his ITR of F.Y. 2019-20
(iv) He has paid the tax due on the income declared in his ITR; AND
(v) The PAYER furnishes ELECTRONICALLY a certificate to this effect from a Chartered Accountant in Form No. 26A
If the above conditions are satisfied and disallowance was made in the F.Y. 2019-20 then you can can claim same disallowance as an expense in the year in which ITR was filed by the resident recipient i.e. job worker.
Assuming you only have a TDS liability on payment to job-worker.