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When claiming a refund on taxes, you qualify for interest on the excess amounts under Section 244a. If tax collected at source (Section 206C)/deducted at source (Section 199) results in excess tax, you can receive 1.5% interest on the extra amount, under 244a, from – (a) April 1st of the assessment year, till the refund initiation date, or (b) from the date of income tax returns submission, to the date when the refund is granted.


Suppose an excess tax is generated by self-assessment tax, you can receive 244a interest of 1.5% per month, from the date of income tax returns submission to the date when the refund is granted. If the excess tax amount is not due to tax collected/deducted at source, nor self-assessment, you can receive interest of 1.2% per month under Section 244a.


Eligibility Criteria for Claiming 244A Deduction


To be eligible for claiming 244a interest on your excess tax amount, the following criteria must be met:


  • You must be an individual taxpayer.


  • If you are a resident Indian or non-resident Indian, you are eligible for the prescribed interest rate on your excess tax amount.


  • Interest claimed on excess tax amounts under section 244a are applicable only for the current fiscal year.


TDS under Section 244A of the Income Tax Act


The TDS rates, as per the Income Tax Act are as follows:




Tax Rate


Salary Payment

Normal Slab Rate


Payment pertaining to accumulated provident fund balance



Interest earned on securities



Income received on dividends



Interest earned apart from that on securities



Income from lottery, crossword puzzles, card games and other games winnings



Income from Horse race winnings



Payments made to a contractor/sub-contractor



Commission on Insurance


194 DA

Life insurance policy payments



National Savings scheme payments



Repurchase of units by Mutual Funds/Unit Trust of India – payments



Sale of lottery tickets – commission received



Brokerage and commission



Income pertaining to units payable to a resident person



Acquisition of certain immovable property – commission payment



Interest amounts paid by a business to its unit holders by renting/leasing property



Payment to a unit holder by an Investment Fund



Income earned from a securitization fund



Commission, brokerage, fees, paid to a resident by an individual/UF



Cash withdrawal during the previous year from 1 or more accounts maintained with a banking company, co-operative society



Amount received by an e-commerce operator



Tax deductions by a bank for senior citizens over the age of 75

Tax on total income as per rate in force


Payments made for the purchase of goods above Rs. 50 Lakhs




Deductions and Exemptions


In the case of excess tax amounts resulting from tax collected or deducted at source, you will receive 1.5% as 244a interest on the extra amount, every month, from the date of submission of returns to the refund date.


In the case of excess tax amounts resulting from self-assessment tax, you will receive 1.5% as 244a interest on the extra amount every month from submitting returns to the refund date.


If the excess tax amount isn't a result of the above two cases, you will receive an interest of 1.2% every month, under Section 244a, from the date you submit your income tax returns to when your refund is granted.




While paying taxes every year is an essential task every citizen who qualifies must undertake; it is equally financially prudent to make sure that you seek all the deductions possible. In the process of doing so, it is of vital significance that you also access the interest you are eligible for on any excess tax amounts, under Section 244a, so that you may provide a more secure financial future for yourself and your loved ones.



  • ✔️If I have paid excess taxes, will it be refunded to me?

    Yes, if you have paid extra taxes, it will be refunded. To do so, you will first have to file your income tax, post which the returns will be processed. If there is any excess tax amount you have filed, the government will make sure it refunds the same to you through the Electronic Clearance Service, in addition to paying you interest under 244a. 

  • ✔️Do I have to submit any documents as proof while filing my income tax returns?

    Yes, while filing your income tax returns, you must submit certain documents, such as your Income Tax login details, Form 16, Form 16A, Form 26AS, Capital Gain Statement, details of your Aadhar and PAN card, details of your bank account, and statements, and tax savings proof.

  • ✔️Does the Income Tax Department pay interest on refund amounts?

    Yes, the Income Tax Department does pay interest on refunded amounts, under Section 244a.

  • ✔️Under what circumstances can I claim interest on refund under Section 244A of the Income Tax Act?

    You can claim interest on your refund under Section 244a when your tax paid exceeds your tax liability owing to TCS, TDS, self-assessment, and advance taxes paid.

  • ✔️What is the interest rate provided on excess taxes paid under Section 244A?

    Based on the criteria you meet, a simple interest formula is applied on excess taxes paid, with interest rates ranging from 1.5% to 1.2%.

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