Procedure for TDS Payment Online

Last Updated at: Oct 30, 2020
The CBDT has recently issued an order furnishing information about TDS Return Filing Status to Scheduled Commercial Banks.  Through this, banks or post offices can get the applicable rate of TDS under section 194N of the Income-tax Act, 1961 by entering the PAN of the person withdrawing cash.


If you’ve deducted tax at source, you need to pay this amount to the government by dates prescribed by the government on the NSDL website. This amount should be paid by the 7th of every month for the previous month (only the due date for March is April 30th). Payment can now be done online, via the NSDL website. Follow the steps below to complete online TDS return.

1. First click this link and select Challan – No ITNS 281 for TDS Payment.
2. Now is when you quote your TAN, which you need to deduct TDS in the first place.
3. On entering the TAN, you will be allowed to enter all other details in the challan, such as address, payment details, etc.
4. If you’re done submitting the details, confirm the challan and you will be moved to the payment gateway to make payment. Once payment is made successfully, the Challan Identification Number (CIN) will be shown, along with amount paid and the bank through which it was done.

E-file Your Income Tax Returns

Based on the CINs, you, as the assessee, should be issuing Form 16/Form 16A.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I file ITR for AY 2017/18 now?

Budget 2017 amendment says that a penalty of Rs. 5000 is to be paid if the tax return is filed after the deadline. Learn More about Income Tax filing

Is ESI registration mandatory?

Employee State Insurance registration is compulsory if a firm has more than ten employees on the payroll. More info on ESI registration

What are the payments on which tax is deducted at source?

You are liable to pay 1% interest from the date on which TDS was deductible till the date of filing income tax return if TDS is not deducted. Details on TDS Return Filing

What is the criteria for MSME?

A company that registers under Udyog Aadhar and is allotted a card gains the advantage of subsidies and loan approvals. Learn more about SSI/ MSME Registration

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