How to Make Online Payment of TDS: A Step-by-Step Guide

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February 19, 2024 8 Min read

TDS or Tax Deduction at Source is a particular sum deducted by a person (deductor) when the payment such as salary, rent, professional fees, etc., exceed the TDS threshold limit. The individual (deductee) who receives this sum is liable for paying the tax.

The deductor deducts the tax at the source and pays the remaining sum to the deductee. In this guide, you will get the steps in detail to pay the TDS online through an in-depth tutorial.

Steps to Make TDS Payment Online?

To pay TDS payment online, you need to visit the NSDL’s website and choose ‘CHALLAN NO./ITNS 281’ under the TDS/TCS section. Next, fill up your tax details and submit the form. After that, you will be directed to the bank page where you can make the payment.

Here is the step-by-step guide to paying TDS online:

Step 1: Open NSDL’s website or Income Tax software to make e-payment of taxes. The website will appear as shown below.

Open NSDL’s website to make e-payment of taxes

Step 2: Next, choose ‘CHALLAN NO./ITNS 281’ within TDS/TCS section. Once done, the website will be redirected to the e-payment portal as shown below.


Step 3: Once the portal is open, you need to add the following data as shown in the image and proceed to the next step.


Step 4: In the next step, fill other information such as:

  • Under ‘Tax Applicable‘ choose Company Deductees’ in case the TDS is deducted by you while processing payment to an organization. In other cases, choose ‘Non-Company Deductees’.
  • Add the TAN and Assessment Year in which the payment is done
  • From the drop-down list fill up your ‘Pin Code’ and ‘State’.
  • Choose whether the payment is made for TDS deducted and payable by you or TDS on a regular assessment.
  • Next, choose the ‘Nature of Payment’ and ‘Mode of Payment’ via the dropdown list. After that, select the Submit option.
choose the “Nature of Payment’ and ‘Mode of Payment’

Step 5: After submission, a confirmation screen will appear. If the TAN is valid, the taxpayer’s full name as per the company’s master will be shown on the screen.

Step 6: After the confirmation of the entered data, the website will take you to the net banking site.

Step 7: Next, login to the bank site with your credentials and make the payment. After the successful payment, a challan will be generated with CIN number, payment details and bank name with which e-payment is made.

Benefits of Making of TDS Payment Online

Benefits of Making of TDS Payment Online

When you make TDS payment online, you don’t need to submit the challan physically and it is remitted immediately via your account. Moreover, your e-challan will be submitted directly to the Income Tax department. Let’s find out more benefits of making TDS payments online:

  • Flexibility to pay from anywhere
  • Get payment acknowledgement receipt immediately
  • Overwriting mistakes are eliminated
  • The e-challan is sent to the Income Tax department
  • Can be paid on behalf of a firm or a company
  • No need to maintain any physical record as everything is saved in an online portal
  • TDS online payments are faster and secure

How Can You Make the TDS Payment Offline?

To make TDS payment offline, deductors are required to submit TDS via challans submission at their bank branches physically. They can download the Challan 281 through the online portal and fill out the necessary data.

Once done, they need to deposit the TDS amount and the challan to their nearby bank branch. After submitting the challan, a counterfoil will be provided. This counterfoil could be used as proof after the bank stamps it in the future reference.

The Due Date for Depositing TDS With the Government

Once the TDS amount is deducted, the deductor needs to submit this amount to the government in a specific time frame, this amount is called TDS payment. The due date for making TDS payments for government assesses and other assesses are given below:

Month of DeductionDue Date for Making TDS Payment
April7th May
May7th June
June7th July
July7th August
August7th September
September7th October
October7th November
November7th December
December7th January
January7th February
February7th March
March30th April for non-government deductors and 7th April for government deductors.
  • Quarterly Payment Option: The taxpayers can also be permitted to make

TDS payments quarterly once granted permission by the Assessing Officer. However, it could only be done with the approval from the Joint Commissioner. The due dates to make payments quarterly are as follows:

For the quarter ending on the 30th of June7 July
For the quarter ending on the 30th of September7 October
For the quarter ending on the 31st of December7 January
For the quarter ending on the 31st of March30 April

How to Check Payment Status of TDS Online?

There are three ways to check your TDS payment status via PAN card, Form 26asm, and net banking. Let’s find out how you can check the payment status.

Steps to Check TDS Status via Pan Card

  • Open NSDL website for paying e taxes
  • After entering verification code, proceed further
  • Enter PAN and TAN data
  • Choose the financial year, quarter, and return type
  • Select “Go” option and the TDS status will be visible here

Steps to Check TDS Payment Status via Form 26AS

  • Open
  • Register your account or login with your credentials
  • Select ‘View Form 26AS’ under ‘ My Account’ tab
  • Choose ‘Year’ and ‘PDF format.’
  • Download the file
  • If this file is password protected, then it could be accessed via Date of Birth according to the PAN card number.

Is There any Penalty for Late Payment and Return Filing?

Yes, there will be a penalty for late TDS payment and return filing. In the case of a late deduction, 1% will be imposed per month on the amount. Similarly, in terms of late payment, 1.5%per month will be levied on the amount. Here are the detailed guidelines you need to follow:

  1. In Case of Late Deduction: If TDS is deducted and not deposited to the government, then the interest will be imposed
  • @1% per month or its part
  • On the TDS amount from the date on which TDS was to be paid
  • To the date of completing the return
  1. In Case of Late Payment: If TDS is not deposited, then the interest will be imposed as the following:
  • @1.5%per month or its part
  • On the TDS amount from the date on which it was expected to be deposited
  • To the date TDS was deposited.

Which Software Can You Use to Make Online TDS Payment

There are different types of e-TDS software available that you can use to prepare and file your TDS returns and generate TDS certificates. With it, you can quickly prepare and file Form 24Q, 26Q, 27Q, 27EQ, 27A/B, 16A, 16, 27D, 12BA, etc. Moreover, you can also download your Challan, TDS, Income Tax documents, and so on.

In addition to that, eTDS software can help you with validating PAN and challan details, calculating late payments rate, making corrections to TDS returns, and so on.

Top eTDS Software that you can consider for this purpose:

What is the Time Duration for TDS Payment?

  • TDS payment due date which is collected via deductor is 7th of the upcoming month
  • The due date for TDS payment is 30th April of the next FY only for the month of March (previous FY).
  • The non-Government assesses along with Government assesses who deposit tax with Challan (Treasury Challan) are eligible for the TDS payment timeline.
  • The due date of TDS payment is the same day on which the tax amount is deducted for government deductors who make the TDS payment without the challan.
  • The TDS payment due date is the 7th of the upcoming month after the end of every quarter. The TDS payment due date is 30th April for the last quarter of the financial year if the Assessing officer (AO) has received the prior approval from the Joint Commissioner.

Applicability of TDS

Tax Deducted on Source is applicable on a person’s salary income and for the following cases like income generated from:

  • Dividend
  • Securities and debentures
  • Interest other than those on securities
  • Commission on brokerage earnings and insurance
  • Professional services or rendering technical
  • EPF withdrawal before expiry of a specific period or if amount withdrawn is beyond the limit that have been specified
  • Price money won from crossword puzzles, horse races, lottery, or any other game
  • Payment made to the contractor, freelancers, or sub-contractors
  • Income from transfer of immovable property


After going through the article, you might have understood how you can pay your TDS online. Make sure you follow the process aptly to ensure the successful payment of your TDS.

To streamline your procedure, you can also use e-TDS filing software where you can file and pay TDS directly. Make sure to check software features and requirements before choosing any of them.

  1. How can I pay TDS online?

    Head to NSDL's website and under “TDS/TCS,” choose “CHALLAN NO./ITNS 281.” Simply fill out the payment form with the required details, submit it, and you'll be redirected to your bank's net banking page. On the page, fill in your bank details and make payment, your TDS will be paid after this.

  2. How can I check my TDS status online?

    TDS status can be viewed online via PAN Card in three ways: TDSCPC, Income Tax e-filing website, and net banking. You need to provide PAN details of the person who deducted TDS from payments along with the TAN of the deductor for all of these.

  3. Is TAN mandatory for making TDS payments online?

    According to section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 196, it is compulsory to add Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) on all TDS returns along with all TDS payment challans and certificates.

  4. What is the penalty for late TDS payments?

    On late payment of TDS, the person needs to pay a penalty under Section 234E. INR 200 will be charged until the TDS is paid. Note, the penalty amount cannot be more than the TDS amount.

  5. How can I get my TDS account number?

    The Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) will be given by the Income Tax Department of India. All individuals who deduct TDS must get the TAN number.

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