As you are aware, as per the recent guidelines issued by the Indian Government, Crypto trades will attract 1% TDS henceforth. These provisions have come into force from 00:00 hrs IST, 1 July 2022. We at WazirX have upgraded our systems to support this mechanism. You can read more about how these provisions will affect you and learn about the steps taken by WazirX here.
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While this would answer a lot of your questions, here are a few frequently asked questions about the new TDS rules:
Question 1: Who will deduct tax as TDS when crypto is bought or sold via WazirX?
WazirX will do the needful!
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that when someone is buying Crypto via an Exchange (even in the case of P2P transactions), Tax can be deducted under section 194S by the Exchange. Making it simple; technically, you as a buyer or seller will not have to do anything. WazirX will do the needful.
Question 2: At what rate will tax on crypto be deducted?
Here is a simple table to answer this question:
Question 3: For whom 5% TDS will be applicable and why?
As per Section 206AB of the Income-Tax Act, 1961, if you have not filed your Income Tax Return in the last 2 years and the amount of TDS is ₹50,000 or more in each of these two previous years, then the tax to be deducted as TDS for Crypto-related transactions will be at 5%.
Question 4: On WazirX, where can I see the tax deducted on my trades?
On WazirX, you can check the tax deducted as TDS on the order details page. Additionally, your Trading Report will also show the TDS details after 48 hours.
Question 5: Can I check the TDS details on any Government portal?
You can find the details of the tax deducted in your Form 26AS (a consolidated annual tax statement issued by the Tax Department that shows the details of tax deducted at source) when updated by the Department.
Question 6: Can I claim the crypto TDS like other TDS?
Yes! You can claim the tax deducted as TDS on crypto trades when you file ITR for the relevant financial year.
Question 7: Will tax be deducted even if I am making a loss?
Yes! Whether you make a profit or loss, Tax as TDS will be deducted for every Crypto bought or sold where applicable.
Question 8: Will I have to pay TDS if I am trading on Foreign exchanges, P2P sites, and DEXes?
Yes! You should be aware that users who transact on international exchanges that do not deduct TDS are liable to pay the tax on their own. Failure to do so would make you non-compliant with the existing tax laws of the land.
Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency is not a legal tender and is currently unregulated. Kindly ensure that you undertake sufficient risk assessment when trading cryptocurrencies as they are often subject to high price volatility. The information provided in this section doesn’t represent any investment advice or WazirX’s official position. WazirX reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend or change this blog post at any time and for any reasons without prior notice.