Payment of taxes -Do’s & Dont’s

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Taxpayers, deductors or collectors can pay direct taxes through Authorised Bank branches either physically, through ATM or through internet.

Type of Challans to be used for tax payments

Challan Description
ITNS 280 For depositing Advance tax, Self Assessment tax, Tax on Regular Assessment, Surtax, Tax on Distributed Profits of Domestic Company and Tax on Distributed income to unit holders.
ITNS 281 For depositing TDS/TCS by company or non company deductee
ITNS 282 For depositing Securities transaction tax, Estate duty, Wealth-tax, Gift-tax, Interest-tax, Expenditure/other tax and Hotel Receipt tax
ITNS 283 For depositing banking cash Transaction Tax and FBT
ITNS 285 Payment of Equalization Levy
ITNS 286 Payment under Income Declaration Scheme, 2016
ITNS 287 Payment under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 (PMGKY)
Form 26QB Payment of TDS on Sale of Property
Form 26QB Demand Payment for Payment against CPC (TDS) raised demand (only for TDS on Sale of Property
Form 26QC Payment of TDS on Rent of Property
Demand Payment Form 26QC Payment against CPC (TDS) raised demand (only for TDS on Rent of Property

Dos

1. Mandatory details required to be filled in challan

a) PAN/ TAN

b) Name and address of the taxpayer (for physical challans)

c) Assessment Year

d) Major Head, Minor Head

e) Type of payment 

2.  Use challan type 281 for deposit of TDS/TCS payments.

a) Quote the correct TAN, name & address of the deductor on each challan

b) Verify your TAN details from Income Tax Department web-site (www.incometaxindia.gov.in) prior to depositing TDS/TCS.

c)  Use separate challans to deposit tax deducted under each section and indicate the correct nature of payment code in the relevant column in the challan.

d) Use separate challans to deposit tax deducted for different types of deductees. 

3. For Non TDS/TCS payments use challan types 280/282/283 as applicable.

a) Quote the correct PAN, name & address on each challan used for depositing the tax.

4. Mention/verify the correct Financial Year and Assessment Year in the challan before tax payment.

5. Payment confirmation:- Ensure that the Challan Identification Number (CIN) has been provided on the counterfoil issued after successful payment of tax. Challan Identification Number (CIN) comprises of the following

a) Seven digit BSR code of the bank branch where tax is deposited

b) Date of Deposit (DD/MM/YY) of tax

c) Serial Number of Challan 

6. Verify the tax payment information submitted to the bank.

a) Details available on the TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com under the link Challan Status Inquiry

b) In case the details are not available then you may contact the bank branch where the tax has been deposited. 

7. In case the counterfoil issued by the bank has been misplaced, kindly contact the respective bank/branch for details regarding the same.

8. Rectification/Correction in the Challan:- For rectifying errors in a physical challan, taxpayer may approach the Bank. Prescribed timelines for the same are as per table below

Sr. No. Type of correction on challan Period for correction request (in days)
1 PAN/TAN Within 7 days from challan deposit day
2 Assessment Year Within 7 days from challan deposit day
3 Total Amount Within 7 days from challan deposit day
4 Major Head Within 3 months from challan deposit day
5 Minor Head Within 3 months from challan deposit day
6 Nature of payment Within 3 months from challan deposit day

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9. Please visit TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com for details on preparation and furnishing TDS/TCS statements.

Dont

1. Do not use incorrect type of challan for payment of taxes.

2. Do not make mistake in quoting PAN / TAN.

3. Do not give PAN in place of TAN or vice versa.

4. Do not use a single challan to deposit tax deducted for corporate and non corporate deductees.

5. Do not use same challan for depositing various types of tax like advance tax, self-assessment tax etc.

6. Do not make mistake in the F.Y. and A.Y. to be indicated in the challan.

7. If you have multiple TANs for the same division filing TDS statements, do not use different TANs in different challans. Use one TAN consistently and surrender the others.

Source: TIN-NSDL

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7th July – last date for TDS & TCS payment

7th July, 2019 is the last date for TDS and TCS payments for the deductions made in June 2019. Make sure to do the needful on time to avoid interest. To understand the details / calculations for late payment interest click on the links below.

Calculation of Late Payment Interest

Interest on Late Payment of TDS

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TDS/TCS Return – Online Filing

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Steps for filing TDS/ TCS Return online:

Step – I

The data structure (file format) in which the e-TDS / e-TCS return is to be prepared has been notified in https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/etds-etcs/etds-rpu.html

Step – II

e-TDS/e-TCS return in accordance with the file formats is to be prepared in clean text ASCII format with ‘txt’ as filename extension. e-TDS/e-TCS return can be prepared using Return Preparation Utility provided by NSDL or any other third party software

Step – III

Once the file has been prepared as per the file format, it should be verified using the File Validation Utility (FVU) provided by NSDL

Step – IV

In case the file has any errors the FVU will give a report of the errors. Rectify the errors and verify the file again through the FVU.

Step – V

Generated .fvu file can be submitted at TIN-FC or uploaded at http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ website. The link below takes you to a user manual which  guides you to Upload the return.

Click here to view TDS Return Upload/View – User Manual.

For Online upload of TDS/TCS Return, registration of organisation at http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ is mandatory

 

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TDSMAN updated with FVU ver. 6.3 & FVU ver. 2.159

TDSMAN has been updated for the following newly released File Validation Utilities:

FVU ver. 6.3 – For statement pertaining to FY 2010-11 onwards
FVU ver. 2.158 – For statement up to FY 2009-10

To update TDSMAN – Click on: Utilities – Update Software

Click here to view the key features of FVU version 6.3 & FVU 2.159

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