Rules for Grossing Up

25/07/2020 1 By indiafreenotes

Gross interest [i.e., Net Interest + TDS (Tax Deducted at Source] is Taxable.

Net interest is grossed up in the hands of recipient if tax is deducted at source by the payer.

Net interest (if tax is deducted at source) in the hands of the recipient should be grossed up by multiplying it by the following fraction:

Net Interest x 100 ÷ [100 – Rate of TDS (tax deduction at source)]

Grossing up is required in the case of the following securities:

  • 8% Saving (Taxable) Bonds if the amount of interest payable exceeds Rs.10,000 (these Bonds have now been withdrawn. New 7.75% Government of India Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 have been issued);
  • Securities issued by a statutory corporation or a local authority or by any company.

Grossing up mechanism specifies that the payer must ensure complete payment of the amount due to the recipient, which precisely means that the payer must cover the tax deduction costs of the payee.

Gross interest, which is derived after adding net interest with tax deducted at source, is taxable. Net interest is grossed up in the hands of the recipient if the payer deducts tax at source. Net interest is grossed up by using the following formula:

100/ (100 – Rate of tax deduction at source)