Insurance company paying amount to a resident under a life insurance policy including bonus is liable to deduct TDS @ 1% (2% before 1st June 2016). TDS is to be deducted only when such sum is not exempt from income tax under section 10(10D).
Also tds is to be deducted only when the amount paid to a person during the financial year is rs. 1 lakh or more.
Bare Act for Section 194DA
Any person responsible for paying to a resident any sum under a life insurance policy, including the sum allocated by way of bonus on such policy, other than the amount not includible in the total income under clause (10D) of section 10, shall, at the time of payment thereof, deduct income-tax thereon at the rate of one per cent: (2% before 1st June 2016)
Provided that no deduction under this section shall be made where the amount of such payment or, as the case may be, the aggregate amount of such payments to the payee during the financial year is less than one hundred thousand rupees.