Online TDS Return

Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is the source of tax collection for the Government of India. When a business or a person makes a payment, TDS is deducted if the price surpasses threshold limits. Before, this subtracted amount is deposited to the ITD (Income Tax Department). Typically, tax deductions are made in a range of 1 % – 10 %

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Online TDS Return

File your TDS Return Online - An Overview

Online TDS return filing is a report given to the IT department every quarter. Every deductor requires to deposit income tax and file for TDS record on time.

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  • Data Collection
  • Our representatives will set up a seamless system for data collection.
  • Return Preparation
  • Your Return will be prepared as required.
  • Return Filing


An assessee could submit an e-TDS return if the related were deducted from their income. As specified earlier, the assessee must file before the due date or be liable to pay the fine for delay. The kinds of assessees available to electronically file TDS return every quarter are:

  • Persons holding an office under the Government
  • Persons whose accounts are audited u/s  44AB
  • Company

An employer or company with a correct TAN – Tax Collection and Deduction Account Number can file for online TDS return. Any person or business who performs a particular payment stated under the I-T Act requires to deduct tax at source. The security for the same has to be made in the specified time. The payment levels include:

  • Salary
  • Income by way of “Income on Securities.”
  • Income by way of winning the lottery, puzzles, and others
  • Insurance commission
  • Income from winning horse races
  • Payment in honor of National Saving Scheme and many others


As per the IT Act of 1961, TDS return is necessary and fetches some benefits to a company or person. A few benefits of submitting a return and understanding the refund status are:

  • There is no trouble paying tax lump sum as the payment is done every three months for the whole year.
  • A constant inflow of income to the Government.
  • It Facilitates a smooth collection of taxes used for welfare.


A TDS return can be filed online for any person who has a TDS reduction in their pay. Return preparation has to be done within the specified time frame. For individuals who are allowed as regular defaulters in India and can charge a heavy penalty, submitting an e-TDS Statement in the prescribed time is vital.

For the deductor, it is essential to deposit the deducted TDS to the concerned government department along with all the details.
The period in which the deductor should deposit the amount and the deductee has filed for TDS refund is given below. It is required to adhere to the schedule to avoid incurring a penalty.

For online TDS return filing, everyone who has made the TDS deduction should file the TDS return anyway without fail. The deductor should obtain the quarterly submissions at the Income Tax department. There are various types of forms available following the change in the intent of the TDS deductions made. Should add the PAN details of both the deductees and the deductor in the statement. The statement should also contain data about the TDS challan and the tax details, among other essential information.

In online TDS return filing, the statement/ TDS return is defined as the essence of every transaction made about the quarterly TDS payments. The deductor should submit this statement to the income tax department.
For all deductors, the submission of TDS return is compulsory. It includes all the details of TDS deductions and deposits made by the deductor. It should also have PAN card details of both the deductors and tax paid particulars, data about TDS challan, and any other extra information the form demands.


The tax amount will not be reflected in Form 16A/Form16/Form 26AS if an error occurs because of wrong PAN details, incorrect challan details, or absence of PAN details during the online TDS return. In such circumstances, a revised TDS return needs to be filed.
You need two files to file a revised TDS return.
(1) Compressed file that includes the information of the deductions performed in the quarter.
(2) One is the justification report holding the report on the errors listed in the Return..

The period of filing TDS refund

If you have paid more than the tax amount, you can claim a TDS refund.

The refund time will depend on whether you have made the income tax return filing before or after the due date. If the returns were filed on time, you would refund the excess expense within 3 to 6 months. The individual or a company will have to deal with two types of penalties if they file late or fail to file online TDS returns filing:

  • Non-filing penalty -U/s 271 H
  • The late filing fee-U/s 2 and 234E


A TDS return has a time structure the same as a tax payment. Though the Return can be filed online, there is a scheduled date for various quarterly submissions. To ensure you are ahead of the deadline, the provincial’s Google Calendar has predefined compliance dates registered for every month. You will get a notification of the approaching scheduled date well in advance and incur a fine for missing it.

Documents required to file TDS Return online

The following documents are required for Online TDS Return filing : 

  • Name of the entity – Proprietorship/ Partnership/ Company/ LLP
  • The period for which TDS has to be filed
  • Date of incorporation of the business
  • No. of transactions for filing TDS returns
  • Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) details
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) details
  • Last TDS filing details, if applicable

procedure for TDS Return Filling

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Your return will be prepared and intimated to you

Finally, it will be filed.

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FAQs on Online TDS Return

It is the duty of the person who is making payment to someone for specified goods or services to deduct TDS and file an online TDS return filing. The specified payment includes commission, salary, interest, contract payments, professional fees, royalty, etc. The person whose tax is being deducted is called a deductee, and The person who deducts TDS is called a deductor. The person who deducts TDS is called a deductor, and the person whose tax is being deducted is called a deductee. TDS is not required to be removed by Individuals and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).

Yes. Deductors and employees must give their PAN also.

E-Payment is a mandatory process while paying TDS Return Online

Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) is an alphanumeric 10-digit number needed by a person who can deduct TDS and Online TDS Return filing. Therefore such a person must make an application in a month of deducting TDS for allotment of Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) in Form 49B. This number allotted is necessary to specify in all TDS Certificates issued, challans, returns, etc. If a person fails to apply for TAN, he may get a fine of up to Rs. 10,000/-.

PAN of the deductor has to be provided by non-Government deductors. It is essential to quote the PAN of all deductees.

Can make payment by doing net banking online on NSDL by picking Challan 281. You make payment before filing a TDS return. It is necessary to make e-payment for all corporate and non-corporate services, subject to audit u/s 44AB. Physical payment can be made using Challan 281 in an approved bank branch.

It is a record that serves as an attachment of the intimation to be sent to the deductor. Intimation will be sent to the deductor by post/mail/, but a justification report will have to be downloaded from the portal.

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