TDS Policy

Net winnings on GetMega are subject to the Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), which is submitted to the Indian tax authorities under Section 194B of the Income Tax Act. The revised TDS Policy at GetMega has been recommended by senior tax consultants, and proves to be extremely favourable for our users

Our new TDS Policy

Effective as on 1 Aug 2021

  1. TDS to be deducted on each hand where Net Winnings (Winnings - Bet Amount) crosses Rs10,000
  2. 31.2% TDS will be applicable when Total amount to be gained crosses Rs. 10,000 from one hand
  3. TDS will NOT be deducted on a player’s Bet amount.

Before 1 Aug 2021:

TDS of 31.2% was deducted if the total winnings in 1 sitting crossed Rs 10,000, as per government rules. The amount would be credited to your wallet only after the necessary tax deductions.

Benefits of new policy

  • Bet Amount is not considered, hence TDS is only applicable on NET WINNINGS
  • Players don’t need to worry about deduction when stack crosses Rs. 10,000.
  • TDS is only applicable when the total pool is larger than 10,000 on any HAND, or DEAL (i.e. total money player has to gain in that hand is >Rs.10,000 after subtracting the bet amount)

Example: A player Ramesh plays a couple of hands of Rummy/Poker in a single table, and below is the distinction between TDS calculation as per previous policy & current policy.

Previous TDS Policy

Hand 11800
Hand 2600
Hand 3-360
Hand 41950
Hand 5-720
Hand 61800
Hand 72280
Hand 81350
Hand 91080
Hand 10420
Net Winning10200

Current TDS Policy

Hand 118000
Hand 26000
Hand 3-3600
Hand 419500
Hand 5-7200
Hand 618000
Hand 722800
Hand 813500
Hand 910800
Hand 104200
Net Winning102000

Poker: When can you expect TDS deductions?

Suppose, A Player named Ramesh is playing Texas Hold’em Poker in a 6 players table at BB200 table and bet amounts for that particular hand is distributed as below,

  • Ramesh - Bet amount Rs. 2000
  • Player 1 - Bet amount Rs. 2000
  • Player 2 - Bet amount Rs. 2000
  • Player 3 - Bet amount Rs. 2000
  • Player 4 - Bet amount Rs. 2000
  • Player 5 - Bet amount Rs. 2000

Ramesh won the match and gained Winnings of Rs. 12,000 and Net Winnings of Rs. 10,000 in this hand. In this scenario, as per the current TDS policy 31.2% TDS will be deducted on Rs. 10,000

Rummy: When can you expect TDS deductions?

Suppose, the same player Ramesh is playing Rummy in a 6 players table at PR30 table and his gameplay follows like,

  • Player 1 - Losses by 80 points
  • Player 2 - Losses by 80 points
  • Player 3 - Losses by 80 points
  • Player 4 - Losses by 80 points
  • Player 5 - Losses by 80 points

Ramesh won the match by 400 points with net winnings of 12,000 rupees. In this scenario, as per the current TDS policy 31.2% TDS will be deducted (i.e. 3,744 rupees) and the remaining balance will be credited to the stack.

In a nutshell, A player with total points won upto 333 points in a single match at PR tables upto PR30, will not be eligible for any TDS deduction in Rummy.

When is the TDS certificate issued:

Quarterly (4 times in a financial year -every 3months). Once, TDS certificate is generated it is also mailed to your registered Email ID with GetMega. At the end of every quarter, it takes 15 to 45 days for TDS certificate to be generated

Quarter End - Filing max limit is 30days

Certificate Generation - 15days post filing is completed

Where can I Check for TDS balance for An Assessment Year:

Step 1: Login to ‘e-Filing’ Portal

Step 2: Go to the My ‘Account‘ menu, click ‘View Form 26AS (Tax Credit)‘ link.

Step 3: Read the disclaimer, click ‘Confirm‘ and the user will be redirected to TDS-CPC Portal

Step 4: In the TDS-CPC Portal, Agree the acceptance of usage. Click ‘Proceed‘.

Step 5: Click ‘View Tax Credit (Form 26AS)’

Step 6: Select the ‘Assessment Year’ and ‘View type’ (HTML, Text or PDF)

Step 7: Click ‘View / Download’

At the end of every Financial Year, you can file for TDS returns. The claim procedure varies for each user according to profession and income. Hence, We would request you to reach out to a Tax Consultant while filing ITR.

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