Challan 280 : Self Assessment Tax and Advanced Tax Payment

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Challan No. ITNS 280
Income Tax
Tax Payments

Challan 280 is used for the payment of Non-TDS/TCS such as Self Assessment Tax, Advanced Tax on Regular Assessment, Surtax, Tax on Distributed Profits of Domestic Company, and Tax on Distributed income. Hence, the taxpayer can pay their taxes online using this challan on the TIN-NSDL portal. Moreover, taxpayers need to make the payment through this challan before their ITR.

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Self Assessment Tax Payment

Any pending tax liability at the end of the financial year after calculating total taxable income and subtracting deductions & taxes paid is Self Assessment tax. A taxpayer must pay self-assessment tax before he/she can file an ITR in India. While making the payment of self-assessment tax, the taxpayer should choose the option “(300) Self Assessment Tax” under the Type of Payment option on the TIN-NSDL.

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Advanced Tax Payment

Advance Tax is a part payment of your tax liability before the end of the financial year. It is also called pay as you earn scheme where the income tax should be paid in the year in which the income is received. While making the payment of advanced tax, the taxpayer should choose the option “(100) Advanced Tax” under the Type of Payment option on the TIN-NSDL.

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Steps to Complete the Online Process of Payment of Income Tax Using Challan 280

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Go to the TIN NSDL e-payment Portal.

    Access the TIN NSDL e-payment Portal by logging in with your credentials.

  2. Select Challan 280 for payment of income tax online.

    The Challan 280 will be there below the Income Declaration Scheme option. Challan-for-tax-payment.jpg

  3. Enter Tax Payer Information: 

    – Select (0021) Income Tax (Other than Companies) if you are an individual taxpayer
    – Enter correct PAN of the taxpayer, Address and Assessment Year
    – Select Type of Payment i.e, Self Assessment Tax or Advance TaxChallan-ITNS-280-Tax-payer-information

  4. Select Mode of Payment

    Select Mode of Payment i.e, Net Banking or Debit Card and click on proceed.

  5. Enter the address details and proceed to make payment.

    If you select the Net Banking option then login to your net banking account and make the payment of income tax. If you select the Debit Card option, enter the card details and proceed to payment.

  6.  Once tax payment is done, the taxpayer’s counterfoil will be generated.

    Save the challan and enter the details of the same while filing your ITRTaxpayer-counterfoil

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FAQs

Whom should I contact if I face any issue while making payment online?

If you face any issues while entering details in Challan 280 then you can connect to the TIN call center on 020-27218080 or write a mail at tininfo@nsdl.co.in. If you face any issues while making payment of tax then contact your bank. 

How do I get a duplicate challan for income tax paid?

Bank provides a facility for re-generation of challan online from the bank website. But if it is not possible to re-generate online then contact your bank and request them for the duplicate challan.

What if I select the wrong Assessment Year while paying Income Tax Online?

If you have selected the wrong assessment year while paying income tax then you can either contact your AO for making necessary changes or you can claim that challan in next year’s ITR.   

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