TDS Return Filing
Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) return is to be furnished by an assessee who is liable to deduct TDS. TDS Return can be filed online at e-filing portal or offline at TDS Facilitation center. TDS Return is to be furnished on a quarterly basis, thus in aggregate, a deductor has to file 4 TDS returns in a year.
TAX Deductor must have a valid TAN for deducting and filing TDS returns. Usually, TDS is required to be deducted on payments of Salary, Commission, Brokerage, Rent, Contract Payments, Professional Fees and so on, considering the limit as specified under the Income Tax Act. A deductor is required to pay TDS on monthly basis on specified due dates i.e for April to February due date of payment is 7th of each succeeding month and for the month of March due date of payment is 30th April.
TDS Return is to be furnished in Form 24Q (for TDS on Salary), Form 27Q (for TDS on Payment to NRI or to Foreign entities), and FORM 26Q (for all other cases like payment to Professionals, Contractors, Rent etc).
After filing TDS Return, A deductor is required to generate a TDS Certificate in FORM 16 (for Salary) and FORM16A (all other cases). At iDeal ConsulTax, we can help you to file default free TDS return on a timely basis. Filing TDS Return on regular basis is must to avoid penalty and interest on late Filings.
Point to be noted
TDS DUE DATES
TDS Return must be filed on quarterly basis by following due dates:
Quarter 1 (Apr - Jun) : by 31st July
Quarter 2 (Jul - Sept) : by 31st August
Quarter 3 (Oct - Dec) : by 31st January
Quarter 4 (Jan - Mar) : by 31st May
PENALTY ON LATE FILING OF TDS
Non-filing of TDS Return within due dates attract penalty at Rs.200/day for the defaulting period.
PAYMENT OF TDS
Payment of TDS shall not be Confused with the TDS return filing. TDS is required to be paid on a monthly basis however, return is to be furnished on a quarterly basis. Due date for payment of TDS:
For the month of April to February: 7th of every succeeding month
For the month of March: 30th April
TDS RETURN FORMS
TDS Return must be furnished in following forms based on type and nature of deductee:
24Q - for TDS on Salary
26Q - for other than Salary
27Q - Payment made to Non Resident
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