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E Tax Payments

Income Tax India E filing Online Payment

Last Updated 23rd Jan 2021

  • E tax payment refers to the online payment of tax.
  • Income tax department provides the service of e tax payment via the e-Payment on its official website.
  • Separate forms are available for different tax payments on the website.
  • PAN is a mandatory requirement for availing the service of e tax payments.
  • The home page of e tax payment website lists all the Challans and Forms from which you can easily choose the Challan of Form for which you need to make the tax payment. 

What is E Tax Payments?

The guidelines regarding Income Tax and the payments of tax may seem complicated. The procedure of tax payment includes a tremendous amount of paperwork, filling forms and in some cases assistance from income tax experts. To make things easier for the taxpayers, the Indian Income Tax department launched an e tax payment system. It enables the taxpayers to fill up required forms, upload documents and make the payments online.

With the development of technology, the Income Tax department has digitalized the tax payment procedure. The income tax e payment system has made the process of tax payments hassle-free, paperless and less time-consuming. Through the e system or electronic system, you can make regular tax payments and file income tax returns or ITR claims as well. In fact, for ITR, e-filing has been made a statutory mandate for a faster and less complicated procedure. Here we will have a detailed discussion on the portals, process and operation of e tax payments.

E Tax Login Portal

To avail the benefits of e tax payments, you will have to visit the e-Payment for TIN website ( or the TIN-NSDL website ( You must use the online banking service of your respective bank for paying the tax through the e-system.

Income Tax e Payment Online Process

Using the income tax e payment system you can pay your tax liability at any time as per your convenience without having to visit any office or bank. Follow these steps and complete the procedure without any trouble.

Step 1: Visit the portal

  • Visit the e-Payment website of TIN or copy and paste this URL in another tab;
  • Click on the ‘Proceed’ button of the required challan number.

Step 2: Fill up the form

  • Fill up the form with the required details as mentioned below.
    • Tax details
    • Payment details
    • PAN details
    • Captcha Code

Keep in mind that you will get 30 minutes to fill up each form on the portal.

Step 3: Submit the form

  • Tap on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • On successful submission, the confirmation screen will be displayed.
  • Provide confirmation and proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Make payment

  • After confirmation, you will land on the net banking page of your respective bank.
  • Log in to your net banking account.
  • Make the payment.
  • On successful payment, a challan slip will be generated. The slip acts as proof of your tax payments.

How Does e Tax Works?

The e tax payment system, available on the TIN or Tax Information Network of the Indian Income Tax department is operated by the NSDL or National Security Depository Limited. The functioning of the E tax is depended on the following key elements.

  • PAN: Each taxpayer must hold the Permanent Account Number. Forms and challans of tax payments require the 10 digits alpha-numeric number known as PAN, and so does the process of filing Income Tax return. Furthermore, the 10 digit PAN is used as the username to login on the website of ITR. PAN is a mandatory requirement in the e-tax payment procedure. It can be obtained on the TIN-NSDL website by filling out the online PAN application form.
  • TAN: Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number or in short TAN is another obligatory requirement. As per the guidelines of the Indian Income Tax Acto of 1961, TDS is deducted by the payer before making the payment to the beneficiary, and it is then submitted to the Income Tax department. Any individual or organization involved in such payments must hold TAN. You can obtain TAN by making an application on the TIN-NSDL website.
  • E-payment: The Income Tax Department of India allows taxpayers to make direct tax payments via the online portals. Taxpayers holding PAN and TAN can avail the benefits of the e-payment system.
  • OLTAS: The Income Tax Department manages its database of tax collection all over the country via its Online Tax Accounting System or OLTAS.
  • ERACS: The web-based between and the IT department is called Electronic Return Acceptance and Consolidation System. It enables payment and collection of tax at source along with filing the quarterly and annual returns for it. 

The incometaxindiaefiling online payment, functions in a simple manner. It requires the taxpayers to fill out relevant forms on the website and make the payment through net-banking. Currently, the IT department has authorized 30 banks across the country under the e tax payment system.

Who pays Tax?

Any individual or organization with taxable incomes is required to pay tax. On the other hand, TDS or Tax Deducted at Source is to be deducted and submitted to the Income Tax department by the payee.

Income Tax E Payment Procedure

The procedure of income tax e payment has been elucidated below.

  • On the official website of e-Payment for TIN (, spot the Challan No or ITNS 280.
  • Tap on ‘Proceed’ located under the said challan no. and proceed to the form of Challan 280.
  • Enter the following details on the form.
    • Tax details
    • Type and mode of payment
    • PAN and assessment year
    • Complete address
    • Captcha code (as shown in the image).
  • Tap on ‘Proceed’.
  • A confirmation page will appear. Check the details and provide confirmation.
  • Upon giving confirmation, you will land on the net banking page.
  • Log in to your net banking account and make the payment using the online payment gateway.
  • When the amount is successfully transferred, you will receive a Challan Identification Number.

The tax payment details are auto-updated on the OLTAS database of the IT department and can then be viewed on form 26AS. It can take up to a week for the details to be updated.

Procedure for filling form 26QB

Form 26QB is filled for paying TDS on property. Below goes the step by step procedure for filling the 26QB form.

  • Spot the Form 26QC located on the third row of challans on the e-Payment for TIN website (
  • Tap on ‘Proceed’ under the form and land on the form.
  • Fill in the fields under the ‘Taxpayer Info’ section.
  • Fill in the fields under the ‘Address’ section.
  • Fill in the fields under the ‘Property Details’ section.
  • Enter the ‘Payment Info’.

For e-payment select the respective payment mode. If you make the payment online, you will receive a softcopy of the 26QB form.


What is E tax payment?

E tax payment refers to the online payment of tax. Income Tax Department of India has digitalized the tax payment system that allows taxpayers to pay their tax liability via the online portal of e-payment.

How do I pay e tax online?

You can pay e tax online by visiting the portal of e-Payment for TIN ( Select the relevant challan or form, fill in and make the submission. After the form has been submitted, you will be directed to the net banking page, where you can make the payment.

  • Go the e-Payment for TIN website (
  • Select the respective form in accordance with the type of tax payment.
  • Fill up the form with the necessary details and submit.
  • After submission, give confirmation and land on the net banking page.
  • Make the payment and you will receive challan slip of payment.

How do I check my e tax payment status?

Following below steps to check e tax payment status online

  • Land on the TIN-NSDL website (
  • Tap on ‘Services’ on the menu and then on ‘Challan Status Inquiry’.
  • Select ‘CIN based view’ or ‘TAN based view’.
  • Enter the details required on the page and tap on ‘View’.

How can I get my Challan number online payment?

On the e-Payment for TIN website (, all Challan numbers are available. You can get your required challan number on the website.

What is E payments system?

E payments system is the digitized process of tax payments. The e payment system is available on the e-Payment for TIN website ( and can be used easily for all kinds of tax payments.

How can I pay my income tax after e filing?

You can pay income tax after e filinf by following these steps:

  • On e-Payment for TIN website (, tap on ‘Challan no 280’ and land on the form.
  • Enter the required details.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ and land on the net banking page.
  • Make the payment.

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