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Section 206C of Income tax Act

Section 206C of Income tax Act: All you need to Know


In Finance Bill 2020, a new TCS section 206C (1H) was added. According to the new section, a seller must collect TCS from the buyer on any sales of Goods where the total value of sales exceeds INR 50,00,000 (Threshold Amount) within the same fiscal year. This article contains information on “What is Section 206 of the Income Tax Act?”, Eligibility Criteria under Section 206 of TCS, Due date for filing TCS and FAQs.

What is section 206C of the Income Tax Act?

The government added a new section 206C (1H) to the Finance Act 2020 to extend the TCS provisions to the seller of goods. This provision mandates that a seller with a turnover of more than INR 10 crore collect tax when he receives more than INR 50 lakh from a single buyer during a fiscal year. It should be noted that the TCS (Tax Collected at Source) should be collected when the funds are received.

The Income Tax Act’s classification of’seller:

Section 206C Explanation (c) defines’seller’ for the purposes of this Act, which includes-

  • The National Government,
  • The state government, local governments, corporations, or authorities established by federal, state, or provincial legislation,
  • The firm, the company, the cooperative societies,
  • Individuals or Hindu undivided families whose accounts are subject to tax auditing under Section 44AB.

The Income Tax Act defines the term “buyer”:

Section 206C clause defines “buyer” as any person who has the right to obtain the specified goods through any sale, tender, auction, or other mode. Except for the individuals listed below, each of these individuals is a buyer.

  • Any company in the public sector, the Central Government, the State Government, an Embassy, High Commission, legation, commission, or consulate of a foreign state or club,
  • Trade representation from a foreign state or club,
  • A buyer who bought goods in a retail sale for personal consumption.

Eligibility Criteria under Section 206C of TCS

The points that comes under the Eligibility Criteria under Section 206C of TCS are listed below-:

  • This provision only applies to sellers whose gross turnover exceeds Rs.10 crore in the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year in which the sale is made.
  • Exports and goods covered by sections 206C(1)- TCS on sale of alcohol, tendu leaves, forest produce, and scrap; 206C(1F)- TCS on sale of motor vehicles; and 206C(1G)- TCS on foreign remittance are not considered goods.
  • If the buyer is a Central/State Government, Embassy, High Commission, Legation, Consulate, Trade Representation of a Foreign State, or any local authority, TCS is not required to be deducted.
  • If the buyer is required to deduct TDS on goods purchased from the seller under any other provision of the Income Tax Act and has done so, the seller is not required to collect TCS on such transactions.
  • This provision does not apply to goods imported into India.

Goods applicable and Tax Rate under section 206C TCS


Tax Rate

Timber obtained under a forest lease




Minerals including coal, lignite, or iron ore


Alcohol for human consumption


Timber obtained other than under a forest lease


Tendu leaves


Forest produce other than tendu leaves and timber


Important Note: According to section 206C of the Income Tax Act, if a resident of India purchases goods for the purpose of manufacturing or producing other items rather than trading, such goods are exempt from tax. Within seven days of the sale’s completion, buyers must file a declaration and provide a copy to the commissioner of the Income Tax Department.

Due date for filing TCS Quarterly


Due Date

1st April – 30th June

15th July

1st July – 30th September

15th October

1st October – 30th December

15th January

1st January – 30th March

15th May

FAQs on Section 206C of Income tax Act

1. Is TCS applicable to Special Economic Zone units?

The sales of a SEZ unit are considered deemed export. TCS is still applicable if the amount received from a buyer exceeds Rs.50 lakh during the fiscal year.


2. What is the TCS rate if the buyer fails to provide its PAN or Aadhaar?

In such cases, TCS will be deducted at 1% of the sale price. Section 206CC takes precedence over Section 206C (1H).


3. Is the sale of services considered when calculating the supplier’s threshold limit of INR 10 crore?

According to Section 206C(1H), the total turnover of the business must be considered. As a result, the sale of services will be considered when calculating the INR 10 crore threshold limit.

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