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TDS Payment Due Dates and Interest on Late Payment

  1. TDS Payment Due Dates
  2. Interest on late payment of TDS
  3. How to make Payment of TDS

TDS Payment Due Date

MonthDue Date
April7th May
May7th June
June7th July
July7th August
August7th September
September7th October
October7th November
November7th December
December7th January
January7th February
February7th March
March30th April

The due date for payment in case of TDS on sale of immovable property under section 194IA and TDS from rent by Individual or HUF under section 194IB is 30 days from the end of month. For eg – TDS deducted on 15th June 2016 is required to paid on or before 30th July 2016.

These due dates are not applicable for government’s offices or who have any special permission from Assessing Officer.  There due dates are

  1. When TDS is deducted by an office of the Government and tax is paid without production of an income-tax challan

On the same day on which tax is deducted.

  1. When TDS is deducted by an office of the Government and tax deposited is accompanied by income-tax challan

On or before 7 days from the end of the month in which tax is deducted.

  1. When TDS is deducted by a person (other than an office of the Government) and Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of tax deducted under section 192, 194A, 194D and 194H.
QuarterLast Date for Filing Return
1st April to 30th June7th July
1st July to 30th September7th October
1st October to 31st December7th January
1st January to 31st March30th April

A common question asked is what is last date of payment when above mentioned due date falls on a Sunday or public holiday. In this case the next working day can be considered as last day of payment of Tax Deducted at Source.

When you are making electronic payment, keep in mind that payment made after 8 PM is processed on next working day. And if this happens you can’t argue that i had made payment but bank processed it next day so payment is considered to be made the next day and you has to pay interest.

Assessing officer with prior approval from joint commissioner may allow the quarterly payment of tds. In that case last date of payment is 7th of the next month after each quarter and 30th April for the last quarter.

Interest on Late Payment of TDS

TDS Late Payment Interest Calculator

Interest is chargeable on short payment/late payment of TDS. There can be following scenarios :-

  • When TDS is not deducted
    Interest at the rate of 1% per month or part thereof, for the period from the date on which TDS is deductible/collectible to the date on which TDS/TCS is actually deducted/collected.
  • When TDS is deducted but payment is made lately
    Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month or part thereof, for the period from the date on which TDS is actually deducted/collected to the date on which such TDS/TCS is actually paid.

Calendar month is considered in calculating interest therefore if you delay payment by one day, you have to pay interest for two months. For example, if TDS is deducted in month of July and deposited on 8th of August then you have to pay interest for 2 month i.e. July and August. Total interest payable shall be 3%.

Interest paid on delay in deposit of TDS is not allowed as a expenditure under Income Tax Act.

Notes – Interest on late payment of TDS can be paid before furnishing TDS return or after demand raised by Traces. Such interest can be adjusted from amount remaining in any TDS Challan (under any section).

TDS not deducted in respect of payment made to resident

However, by virtue of proviso inserted to section 201 by the Finance Act, 2012 with effect from 1-7-2012 the payer who fails to deduct the whole or any part of the tax on the payment made to a resident payee shall not be deemed to be an assessee-in-default in respect of tax not deducted by him, if the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The resident recipient has furnished his return of income under section 139.
  • The resident recipient has taken into account the above income in its return of income.
  • The resident recipient has paid the taxes due on the income declared in such return of income.
  • The resident payee furnishes a certificate to this effect from an accountant in Form No. 26A.

However, such person is also required to pay interest @ 1% from the day on which TDS is deductible to the date of furnishing of return of income by such resident payee.

Source: Income Tax Department’s Guide

How to make Payment of TDS

All corporate assessee and other assessee who are subject to compulsory audit under section 44AB are compulsorily required to use electronic transfer to make payment of TDS.
TDS is paid by Challan No./ITNS 281.
Payment link – NSDL.

Video Guide on How to make TDS Payment

Step 1 – Go to https://onlineservices.tin.egov-nsdl.com/etaxnew/tdsnontds.jsp

Step 2 – Select Challan No./ITNS 281 (Tax deducted at Source/ Tax collected at Source from corporates or non-corporates)
last date for payment of tds

Step 3 – Select the type of deductees. Deductee is the person from whose payment you have deducted TDS. If deductee is a person other than company, then you should select (0021) Non-Company Deductees otherwise select (0020) Company Deductees for depositing TDS/TCS deducted of the companies. From this it is clear that we are required to use separate challan for company and non company deductees.
tds late payment interest


Step 4 – Enter the TAN number and fill the basic details in the form. City, State and pincode is compulsory. Address, email id and mobile are optional.

Step 5 – Select the type of the payment. If it is a normal payment then select (200) TDS/TCS Payable by Taxpayer or if it is a payment against the demand raised by the I.T. Department for eg payment of interest or late fee under section 234E then select (400) TDS/TCS Regular Assessment (Raised by I.T.Deptt)

Step 6 – Select the nature of payment. It should be based on the nature of the payment for which you have deducted TDS and now making payment to the Income Tax Department.

Step 7 – Select the bank from which you are going to make the payment.

Step 8 – Enter the verification code and click on Proceed.

Step 9 – Now you will get a filled form. Check the details and make sure the Full Name field showing the same name of the person who is making the payment.

Step 4 - How to pay TDS/TC online


Step 10 – Click on submit to bank and then you will be proceed on the bank website. The option of entering the amount and other details will be available on the bank website.
Income tax department’s official guide on TDS

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About Rohit Pithisaria

Rohit Pithisaria founded TaxAdda in July 2012. He is Practicing Chartered Accountant from Jaipur and been in practice for more than 7 years. He is actively writing from very beginning of his professional career and is author of various tax articles and blogs.

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