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All you need to know about the differences between TCS and TDS 


Income tax, direct taxes, and indirect taxes are all types of taxes that the government collects. Individuals who earn money are required to pay direct taxes to the government. However, it is the seller’s responsibility to deposit indirect taxes to the government. Two examples of indirect taxes imposed by the government are tax deducted at source (TDS) and tax collected at source (TCS). In this article we are are going to discuss the differences between TCS and TDS.

What is Tax Collected at Source (TCS)?

A seller from certain products may collect tax from the buyer in addition to the selling price and return it to the government on their behalf through Tax Collection at Source (TCS). The Income Tax Act states that any payment covered by TDS must be made after a certain percentage has been deducted. In a TDS transaction, the party deducting TDS is referred to as the deductor, and the party receiving the payment is referred to as the deductee. The recipient receives income with tax deducted directly, which charges income tax in advance rather than at a later.

What is Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)?

TDS is Tax Deducted at Source when a payment exceeds a government-determined threshold limit in any business or trade transaction. In general, TDS deductions are seen in salary payments. If the sum exceeds the threshold amount limit, TDS must be deducted when paying salaries to employees or paying for any services such as rent and construction. The TDS return must be filed with the Indian Income Tax Department. Failure to do so will result in fines and legal action being taken against the company’s owner. The TDS return must be submitted before the due date.

What is the difference between TCS and TDS?







TCS is the tax that is gathered from the buyer at the time of the sale by the seller.


TDS is Tax Deducted at Source when a payment exceeds a government-determined threshold limit in any business or trade transaction.


Amounts Transacted

TCS is applicable on the sale of goods like timber, minerals, liquor, and toll plazas.

TDS is imposed to the expenses like interest, salaries, brokerage, commission, rent, etc.



TDS is imposed by Section 194Q for purchases of items that cost more than Rs. 50 lacs.

TCS is applied on the sale of goods if the price exceeds Rs. 50 lacs, under the Section 206C.



For purchases of goods and services, the tax deduction rate for TDS is 0.1% of the amount exceeding Rs. 50 lacs.

The tax collection rate for TCS, or for the sale of products, is 0.1% of the selling amount over Rs. 50 lacs.


Time of Deduction

TDS is deducted when a payment is made.

TCS is collected by the seller at the moment of transaction.


Responsible Individual

TDS is deducted by the person or business making a payment.

TCS is collected by the person or business who sells the products


Due Dates

TDS must be deposited by the 7th of every month.

The TCS is deposited to the credit of the government within ten days of the end of the month.


Accounting for all of your taxes is important. If TDS has been deducted from your income, you may be eligible for a refund as long as your tax returns are submitted on time. In order to maintain the efficient and legal operation of your business, you should make it a priority to deposit any TCS that you have collected with the appropriate authorities. You can lower your taxes as an individual by using alternative strategies including tax deductions from investments in life insurance, mutual funds, and other tax-saving instruments.

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