As per the Finance Bill passed by the Govt. of India, new tax laws are applicable on Online Gaming apps from April 1st, 2023. As per the law, Platforms offering Online Games are required to deduct tax at source (“TDS”) at the time of withdrawal or the end of the Financial Year. TDS shall be levied at the rate of 30% for all the net winnings of a Player. Here, net winnings shall mean the difference between all winnings and the entry fee paid by a Player for a year.
As per the Finance Bill passed in 2023, all Real Money Gaming Apps are mandated to deduct tax at the rate of 30% on users’ Net Winnings.