10 Steps to pay Taxes Online using Challan 280
To pay taxes online, here is the online mode process, login to http://www.tin-nsdl.com of the Income Tax Department, also known as TIN Site, if you type in Google / Bing search.
- Step 1: If you are required to pay taxes online, you can pay Click on “Pay Taxes Online”, it will redirect you to TIN Website
- Step 2: On the ”TIN Website” page, Under the Non-TDS/TCS,
- Step 3: Select “(0021) Income Tax (Other than Companies)”
- Step 4: In the “Type of Payment” select (100) Advance Tax
- Step 5: Select “Mode of Payment” and select either “Net Banking” or “Debit Card” payment.
- Step 6: Enter your “Permanent Account No.” details and Select “Assessment Year” from the drop down
- Step 7: Enter your House details or Communication address
- Step 8: Enter the required “Captcha Code”, if required refresh the captcha if not visible properly
- Step 9: Click on “Proceed” button
- Step 10: On successful payment, a challan counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN (Challan Identification Number), payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made.
If you are required to pay taxes online, you can pay Click on “Pay Taxes Online”, it will redirect you to TIN Website
On the TIN Website page, Under the Non-TDS/TCS, Select the relevant challan, which is ITNS 280 i.e. CHALLAN NO. / ITNS 280 (Payment of Income Tax & Corporation Tax),
Click on “Proceed” button, under the e-Payment of Taxes, NON-TDS/TCS
Select “(0021) Income Tax (Other than Companies)”
Note : You will only have 30 minutes to completely fill the form.
In the “Type of Payment” select (100) Advance Tax
Select “Mode of Payment” and select either “Net Banking” or “Debit Card” payment.
Note: Remember you can only make payment using Indian Banks only
Enter your “Permanent Account No." details and Select “Assessment Year” from the drop down
- Income Tax department will only match the tax details using your PAN and tax paid will reflect in Form 26as under your PAN and Assessment year when paid after approx. 30 days.
- Financial Year is the year in which you earn an income. Assessment Year is the year following the financial year in which you have to evaluate the previous year's income and pay taxes on it
Enter your House details or Communication address
Note: On submission of data entered, a confirmation screen will display. If PAN / TAN is valid as per the ITD PAN / TAN master, then the full name of the taxpayer as per the master will display. on the confirmation screen.
Enter the required “Captcha Code”, if required refresh the captcha if not visible properly
Click on “Proceed” button
On successful payment, a challan counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN (Challan Identification Number), payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made.
Please save the copy, as the same is required for updating details in income tax return.
Frequently asked question on Challan 280
How to reprint Challan 280?
There are multiple benefits for paying online, in case you lost the challan copy or misplaced it, there is a facility available to download the copy by logging in to your Net Banking.
To download the same, login to your account via net banking, go to the tax-center and click on ‘reprint challan’ to do the same.
On the other hand, if you have made payment offline either via cash/cheque or online through debit card, then you will be required to contact the bank’s branch,
How to avoid mistakes while paying tax?
a) At the time of paying tax, either self-assessment or advance tax, make sure you select the assessment year correctly. Most people find the terms assessment year and financial year confusing. Assessment year is the year immediately following the financial year for which the return has to be filed.
b) Another mistake, which is usually made, is not selecting the correct codes. At the time of paying tax online, you are required to select radio buttons for different codes representing different types of tax payments. If the wrong radio button/code is selected then the tax payment made by you will not be reflected in your Form 26AS for the correct assessment year. While paying taxes as an individual, always select code (0021) – Income Tax other than companies.
Pay Taxes Online using Challan 280 using Offline method
If you are unable to make tax payments online, then you have the option to pay offline by visiting your bank branch. Follow the steps below to make your payment offline.
- Visit the bank branch and ask for the applicable tax payment challan form – in this case Challan 280.
- Fill in the details as required in the form. The offline form is similar to the one shown on the online platform, i.e., on the TIN-NSDL website.
- Go to the relevant bank’s counter and submit the filled-in Challan 280 form along with the money. You can make tax payment either in cash or cheque. However, the bank may be reluctant to accept large cash payments; therefore paying via cheque is advisable. In addition, it is easier to trace and keep a record of the payment made by you. If you wish to make the payment via cheque, make the cheque in favor of “Income Tax Department.”
- Bank official will take the money and challan from you and give you a receipt by tearing off a portion of the challan, filling in details of payment and stamping it.
Once you have paid your tax either online or offline, you should keep the receipts safely as proof of payment. After paying tax it can take up to 10 days to reflect in your Form 26AS. Your income tax payment should show in your Form 26AS as ‘Advance tax’ or ‘Self-assessment tax’ or the type of tax paid.
How to check Challan status inquiry?
Once you have made the tax payment, you can check its status on the TIN-NSDL website. To check the status, follow these steps:
- On the TIN-NSDL website, click on ‘Services‘ and select ‘Challan Status Inquiry‘.
2. You will be redirected to a new page. On that page, under the ‘For Taxpayers‘ head, select ‘CIN based view‘. Remember as a taxpayer, you can use only CIN based view to know the status of the tax paid by you.
3. You will be required to mention certain details from the challan receipt, i.e., BSR code of the collecting branch, challan tender date, and challan serial number. Enter the captcha code and click on view.
Since it takes 5-10 days in updating the status, it will show any of the below three results:
- No records: This means that the bank is yet to send your tax payment to the income tax department.
- Amount Matched: This means that the bank has sent your tax payment to the income tax department but the department has yet to acknowledge it.
- Received by TIN: It means that the income tax department has received your tax payment. It will show the date on which your payment was received.