The Central Board of Direct Taxes had issued Circular No. 01/2017 dated 02.01.2017 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head "Salaries" under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 during the financial year 2016-17, were intimated.
The present Circular issued on December 5, 2017 contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head "Salaries" during the financial year 2017-18 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962.
These instructions given in the Circular are not exhaustive and are issued only with a view to guide the employers to understand the various provisions relating to deduction of tax from salaries. Wherever there is any doubt, reference may be made to the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Finance Act 2017, the relevant circulars / notifications, etc.
[CIRCULAR NO 29 /2017]