Self assessment tax payment procedure
Last udpated: Jan. 11, 2019, 1:05 p.m.
How income tax is collected by Central Government?
Income tax is collected by Central Government in the form of -
- Tax deducted at source (TDS)
- Tax collected at source (TCS)
- Advance tax
- Self assessment tax
What is self assessment tax under Income tax?
It is tax remaining to be paid after deducting advance tax and TDS/TCS.
Example - For the year 2018-19, income tax payable on total income is Rs 1,00,000/- Assessee has already paid advance tax of Rs 50,000/- during 2018-19. Various person have deducted TDS of Rs 20,000/- on his account.
Net income tax payable by assessee is -
|Total tax payable
|Less : Advance tax paid
|Net Tax Payable
Net tax payable of Rs 30,000/- is the self assessment tax. So, it is tax remaining payable after deducting taxes already paid.
How do I pay Self assessment tax?
To pay advance tax visit https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Under 'quick links' click on 'e-Pay Tax'
You will be then taken to NSDL website
Under 'Non-TDS/TCS' click on 'Challan No/ITNS 280'
Fill all the particulars of the form
- If you are 'Company' select 'Corporation Tax (Companies), in all other cases select 'Income Tax (Other than Companies)'
- Select appropriate assessment year.
'Assessment year' is the year following previous/financial year.
Previous year is same as financial year.
For example, if you are paying advance tax in 2018-19, then previous/financial year is 2018-19 and assessment year is 2019-20.
- Fill your contact details, contact details need not match with those registered on Income tax website.
- Under 'Type of Payment' select 'Self assessment tax'
You can see that same form can also be used to pay advance tax, except TDS.
- Fields not mentioned above are self explanatory.
- Review once, and click on 'proceed'.
- After you click on proceed you will see below page
- See that your name and financial year displayed are correct
- Click on 'Submit to the Bank'.
- You will be redirected to your bank website, select mode of payment and hit 'submit'
- Enter login credentials, and then you will be taken to tax payment page, where you will have to enter tax amount.
- Fill tax amount, and hit 'confirm'.
- In next page, you will be asked to confirm. If everything is correct, hit 'confirm'.
- That's it. Download the receipt in PDF and save.
How do I pay self-assessment tax offline, if I do not have internet banking?
To pay advance tax offline, download challan 280. Fill the form and submit it to your banker.