Taxpayers Must Now Break Down Dividend Income Each Quarter

Several adjustments have been implemented for the current Assessment Year of Income Tax Returns Filing, i.e. AY22. One such big shift is the reporting of dividend income, among other things. If a taxpayer received dividend income in the previous fiscal year, the following modifications must be noted in order to assure error-free filing of Income Tax Returns.

Dividend income up to Rs 10 lakh in a given year was not taxable for taxpayers before to the Financial Year FY21 because organisations had to pay a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) before making dividend payments. Those who got dividends of greater than Rs 10 lakh, on the other hand, used to pay only 10% tax on the dividend payout.

The government, however, has rendered dividends distributed by an organisation taxable beginning in FY21. In addition, if the cluster charge of dividends delivered to resident shareholders exceeds Rs 5,000 in a financial year, domestic enterprises must deduct tax at source (TDS) at a rate of 10%.

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Initially, dividend income was reported under the heading ‘Exempted Income’ while filing an ITR. However, as per section 56 (2) I this income is now taxable and appears under the heading ‘Income from other sources.’ It’s worth noting that the schedule OS in the latest ITR forms released by the government has been changed to include data of the dividend income collected by taxpayers this year.

Dividend income broken down by quarter

According to tax experts, taxpayers are now required to produce a quarter-by-quarter breakup of dividend income received in a financial year in order to calculate interest for the delinquency in payment of advance tax liability.

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The breakdown can be provided for the following dates: 1 April 2020 to 15 June 2020, 16 June 2020 to 15 September, 16 September 2020 to 15 December 2020, 16 December 2020 to 15 March 2021, and 16 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. Furthermore, this quarterly filing is required to help reduce advance tax penalties on dividend income.

It’s worth noting that taxpayers are now required to pay advance tax in the quarter in which the dividend is received. Because it was not possible to cite dividend income in advance, there was once an exemption from the interest penalty for non-payment of the advance tax on dividend income. Because the Income Tax Department has made it mandatory for organizations to notify the information of dividends paid to the department, it is extremely likely that dividend income will be delivered pre-filled to taxpayers beginning this year. It’s worth noting that if you obtain pre-filled data in your ITR, you should double-check the information.