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TDS Online Payment

TDS Payment

Last Updated 13th May 2021

  • TDS online payment can be done via the official website of NSDL or the e-payment portal of the Income Tax Department.
  • The TDS needs to be paid by the 7th of next month. It means the TDS for April must be paid by 7th May and so on.
  • The status of TDS payment can be checked online via the e-portal of the Central Processing Cell of TDS.
  • By opting for e TDS payment, you can save time and effort.
  • Some examples of payment for which TDS is applicable are; commission, royalty, interest from securities, dividends, professional fee, etc.

TDS Online Payment Process

TDS or Tax Deducted at Source is a provision under the Income Tax Act, 1961 by which certain payments requires the payee to deduct the specified amount as tax. The payee needs to pay the TDS at the Credit of the Central Government.

The payment of TDS may seem a complicated task. However, with the introduction of electronic or e TDS payment, the process of TDS has become more convenient. One can make the payment for TDS at the official website of NSDL or National Security Depository Limited. The process of TDS e payment is as follows:

Step 1: Get to the e-payment page

  • Go to the official website of NSDL
  • On the menu, tap on ‘Services’ and a drop-down menu appears.
  • Choose ‘e-payment: Pay Taxes Online’ from the drop-down menu and it will redirect you to the e-payment page.
  • You can directly land on the page of TDS e payment by copying this URL in another tab

Step 2: Access the TDS/TCS Challan No/ITNS 281

  • On the page of e TDS payment, tap on the ‘Proceed’ button located in the box named ‘TDS/TCS’.
  • The page will generate the ‘CHALLAN NO/ITNS 281’.

Step 3: Fill in the Challan No/ITNS 281

  • Choose the ‘Tax Applicable’ from given options.
  • Choose the ‘Tax Payment’ from given options.
  • Choose the ‘Nature of Payment’ from the given menu.
  • Choose Payment mode from these options.
    • Net Banking (Choose the Bank Name)
    • Debit Card (Choose the Bank name)
  • Enter these two tax deduction details.
    • Tax Deduction Account No.
    • Assessment Year (Choose from the options)
  • Provide address details (City/District, State and Pin Code are mandatory).
  • Enter your contact details.
    • Mail ID
    • Mobile No.
  • Enter the Captcha and tap on ‘Proceed’.

Step 4: Verification and Payment

  • Once you have completed the Challan, your Tax Deduction Account No. or TAN will be verified.
  • When the verification is done, and you have confirmed the displayed data, you will be redirected to the online banking website of your respective bank.
  • Log in with your credential and make the TDS deposit online.

Do not forget to save a copy of the counterfoil of the Challan as it will contain the Corporate Identity Number or CIN and other TDS payment details.

Benefits of Online Payment of TDS

Before the facility of TDS deposit online, one was required to visit the respective bank or non-banking entity and deposit the TDS at the counter by cash. However, the introduction of TDS online payment has brought the following benefits for the taxpayers:

  • Round the clock e TDS Payment facility
  • Pay at the time and place of your convenience
  • Instant generation and download of the payment acknowledgement receipt
  • Paper-less and time-saving procedure
  • No additional charges.

Due Dates and Deadline for TDS E Payment

The due dates of TDS payment for government employees differ from the non-government employees. Individuals who have been allowed quarterly payment options need to keep the due dates in mind as well. The due dates for TDS e-payment based on payment types are:

Deadline for government employees

Payment Type Due Date
Payment with challan 7th of the following month.
Payment without challan Day of deduction
Payment charged on additional earnings paid by the employer 7th of the following month

Deadline for non-government employees

Date for Tax Deduction Due Date
Tax to be deducted in March April 30 of the following year
Tax to be deducted in any other month than March 7th of the following month

Deadline for quarterly payment

Quarter Ending Due Date
On June 30 July 7
On September 30 October 7
On December 31 January 7
On March 31 April 30

Applicability of TDS in Various Forms

After going along with the detailed process of TDS payment, let’s take a look at the type of payments that come under TDS. Apart from salaried individuals, TDS applies on the following incomes.
  • Income earned from interest accumulated on securities, funds, dividends and EPF
  • Income in the form of commission
  • Income earned as contractor, subcontractor and freelancer
  • Income derived from providing technical or professional services
  • Income derived from games and lotteries
  • Income derived from royalty.

How to Check TDS Payment Status?

Follow these steps to check your TDS payment status in a hassle-free manner.
  • Visit the official website of Central Processing Cell or CPC of TDS
  • Type in the captcha as shown in the image and tap on ‘Proceed’ to land on the Tax Payer View of TDS / TCS Credit page.
  • On the page, provide the following details.
    • PAN of Deductee
    • TAN Deductor
    • Financial Year
    • Quarter
    • Type of Return
  • Tap on ‘Go’ and the TDS online payment details will be auto-generated.


How can I pay TDS online?

You can pay TDS online by following these steps.

  • Visit the official website of NSDL ( or the e-payment page ( of the Income Tax Department.
  • Tap on the ‘Proceed’ button of the CHALLAN NO/ITNS 281 on the TDS/TCS tab.
  • Enter the required details related to the tax deduction along with address and contact details.
  • Type in the captcha and tap on ‘Proceed’ to land on the net banking page.
  • Log in and make the payment.

How can I pay TDS through my bank?

You can pay TDS through your bank in the following two methods.

  • Visit the branch: Go to the branch of your bank and make the payment via cash.
  • Visit the net banking page: Land on the net banking page of the respective bank. Log in with your net banking credentials. Enter the required details and make the payment using the given payment gateway.

How can I pay TDS challan?

To pay your TDS challan, go along with these steps.

  • Visit the e-payment page ( of the Income Tax Department.
  • Choose the ‘Challan No/ITNS 281’ given in the ‘TDS/TCS’ box.
  • Enter the required details on the challan and take ‘Proceed’.
  • Once you are redirected to the online banking page of your bank, log in and make the payment.

Can I pay TDS by credit card?

Yes, you can pay TDS by credit card. Choose the credit card payment option while paying your TDS online and get an immediate generation of acknowledgement slip.

How can I pay TDS late?

You can pay TDS late in the same process you generally pay your TDS. However, in events of delayed TDS payment, you will be charged interest at a 1% per month rate on the due amount from the tax-deductible date to the date you make the payment.

What is TDS and why it is deducted?

TDS is a form of tax that is deducted at the source by the deductor before making the payment and is forwarded to the governing authority. The objective of deducting the tax at source is to reduce tax evasion.

When should TDS be deducted?

The payee deducts TDS before making the payment to the beneficiary. The deadline and due dates of TDS have to be kept in mind as late or delay in TDS payment can attract late fees and additional charges.

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