Why did I receive a TDS certificate for FY 2020-21 from Zerodha?
The dividend on equity shares and equity mutual funds are subjected to TDS at the rate of 10% if the dividend amount exceeds Rs. 5000. In case you sell your holdings, and the shares are in Zerodha’s client pool account until settlement completes, the applicable TDS (Tax deducted at source) will be mapped to Zerodha’s PAN.
You would have received the dividend as a credit on your ledger. Click here to check your Console ledger statement. The TDS component of this dividend amount is mapped to your PAN after we reassign it to you.
The TDS certificate marks the mapping of the dividend TDS under your PAN. You can keep it for your accounting records and share it with your CA if needed.