Online TDS/TCS/Demand Payment using Challan ITNS 281

Challan no. ITNS 281 is used by deductors to deposit TDS, TCS and demand payment.

Following details are necessary to fill while payment of Challan ITNS 281:

1. Tax Applicable : This column has 2 options –

0020: This is applicable in case of income tax of companies if deductee is company
0021: This is applicable to income tax for other than companies  if deductee is not a company.

2. Assessment Year
3. TAN No, Name and Address
4. Type of Payment:

200 – TDS/TCS payable by taxpayer
400 –  TDS/TCS payable regular assessment

5. Nature of Payment: Deductor has to select Section code as per section under which TDS/TCS is deduted.

Steps for Online TDS/TCS/Demand Payment using Challan ITNS 281:

1. Click on “e-payment Pay Taxes Online” at home page of Services option

2. Select Challan ITNS 281 for demand payment, Challan ITNS 281 form will appear.

3. Select Major Head (0020/0021), enter valid 10 digit TAN, assessment year, address. Minor Head (200/400), Nature of Payment, Mode of Payment & Bank Name.

4. Click on Submit to bank option.

5. Deductor will be re-directed to internet banking site of the bank.

6. Enter user id and password.

7. Enter payment details and make TDS payment.

Source: TRACES

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