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Assessment (audit by tax authorities) and appeals The assessment and appeals procedure under the Act involves the following:
Every assessee, before submitting a tax return, is required to make a self-assessment of income and after taking into account the amount of tax already paid by way of TDS and advance tax, pays the balance tax (self-assessment tax) due on the income. Further, along with the tax, any interest arising on account of delay in furnishing of tax return or any default /deferment in payment of advance tax, is also required to be paid. The procedure for self-assessment and determination of tax liability has been depicted below by way of a flowchart.
Under the Act, a person making certain specified payments such as salary, contractual payments, rent, interest, professional or technical fees, commission, payments to non-residents, etc. is required to withhold tax at source from such payments and comply with the associated requirements in respect of deposit of taxes in the Government treasury in the prescribed manner, issue of tax credit cerficates and filing withholding tax returns. The rationale of withholding tax is to provide a mechanism for tax authorities to collect tax at the source of income, and also to expand the tax base.
Failure to comply with the prescribed withholding requirements could result in the levy of penal interest, penalty and prosecution under the Act, in addition to the liability to make up for the taxes not withheld/deposited.
The following chart depicts the withholding tax provisions prescribed under the act:
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