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Indian TDS Tax Withholding on Upwork Earnings

vineetbegwani
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Vineet B Member Since: Jan 4, 2020
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Yes, they did. Actually they cannot do anything here as they are
statutorily required to withhold the tax and deposit with the government
authorities. We just need to make sure that it reflects in the income tax
portal (Form 26AS I guess).
shibajyoti
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Shibajyoti B Member Since: Aug 5, 2020
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This is sort of an untold premium membership process !!

tmind2minds
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Dilshad K Member Since: Oct 27, 2018
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Upwork has started Withholding Tax or TDS for Indian Freelancers from Oct2020. I want to download the TDS or WHT report. How can I download the TDS or WHT report of my account?

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Dilshad,

 

We've been advised that the reporting is done quarterly. So a statement will be provided to you every three months. You can check this help article for more information.

 

Thank you!

~ Bojan
Upwork
nabhassy
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Anil C Member Since: Oct 23, 2015
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The Website of Income tax department India shows that no deduction shall be made if  the gross amount during the previous year does not exceed five lakh rupees and PAN information is submitted.

 

My gross amount during the previous year is less than INR 5,00,000 and PAN is given.

But TDS is still deducted. 

Please verify.

 

This is the url of Section 194 - O.   of Income tax department

 

https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/_layouts/15/dit/mobile/viewer.aspx?path=https://www.incometaxindia...

 

This is the relevant portion from the Website.

 

No deduction under sub-section (1) shall be made from any sum credited or paid or likely to be credited or paid during the previous year to the account of an e-commerce participant, being an individual or Hindu undivided family, where the gross amount of such sale or services or both during the previous year does not exceed five lakh rupees and such e-commerce participant has furnished his Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar number to the e-commerce operator.

 

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Anil,

 

To avoid payment and collection difficulties as well as exposures to penalties and interest, Upwork has been advised to withhold tax on all payments to users. You will be able to claim a tax credit or refund from the Indian government should you pay more taxes than required. Since we cannot offer specific tax advice, we suggest you reach out to a trusted tax expert or advisor to learn more about Indian TDS and your tax obligations. 

~ Joanne
Upwork
nabhassy
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Anil C Member Since: Oct 23, 2015
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Hi Joanne, 

 

 

I am writing this after consulting with tax expert. 

Please read my earlier post in detail.

The Income tax department website, clearly  states that no deduction shall be made if  the gross amount during the previous year does not exceed five lakh rupees.

 

https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/_layouts/15/dit/mobile/viewer.aspx?path=https://www.incometaxindia...

 

If you google “section 194 O”, you can see all websites showing this limit of 5,00,000. 

 

People working in similar platforms told me that they are deducted only if their amount is above INR 5,00,000.  

joyjebaraj
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Joy Esther J Member Since: Feb 13, 2017
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Hello there,

 

For from Oct '20, the WHT is deducted by Upwork. Would like to know as under which section it will be remitted to Govt of India? Is it 194 J or 194 C or 192 ?? Kindly confirm ASAP. 

 

Regards

Joy

luiggi_rosado
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Luiggi R Moderator Member Since: Jul 3, 2020
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Hi Joy,

 

I'd suggest that you contact your local tax advisor since we will not be able to assist you with this. You may check this help article for more information.

 

Thank you.

~ Luiggi
Upwork
amarxcode
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Amar K Member Since: Jun 8, 2018
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I have been charged a WTH fee, I have put my PAN Card details, but still, the charge is deducted.
I was trying to withdraw funds, it threw me an error to re-enabled, I did it asked again to do it. Now again I added the bank accounts, tell me to wait for 3 days. This is kinda annoying, but before can I get the WTH fee back and refunded.

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