Supply of SIM card is not sale, discount on sale of SIM cards and recharge coupans liable to TDS u/s 194H - Kerala High Court

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The Kerala High Court in an important Judgement namely Vodafone Essar Cellular vs. ACIThas decided that the discount given on the SIM cards and recharge coupans to the dealers of the telecom company is commission u/s 194H and is liable to TDS. The court held that "The terminology used by the assessee for payment to the distributors is immaterial. In substance the discount given at the time of sale of Sim Cards or Recharge coupons by the assessee to the distributors is a payment for services rendered to the assessee and falls within s. 194H."
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