TDS return filing is a quarterly statement which is supposed to be filed by the deductor and submitted to the income tax department. Typically TDS stands for Tax Deducted at Source and is a tax that the deductor pays in advance in the form of salary, contract payment, dividends, Funds, etc. to the government of India.
A deductor is a person who deducts the tax. However, a deductee is an entity whose tax is cut by the deductor. Any organization or individual making payments is supposed to deduct TDS and file the TDS return if the paying amount surpasses the threshold limit.
In this blog, we will discuss the two most important aspects of TDS return filing as follows:
- Due dates for TDS return filing, and
- Essential documents for TDS return filing
Due dates for TDS return filing
If you’re an employer or somebody who pays salary to employees, then you’re required to deduct tax at source and file TDS returns before specific due dates. The deductor is supposed to do TDS return filing on a quarterly basis as described below:
|Quarter||Period/Term||Due dates for TDS return filing|
|1st Quarter||1st April to 30th June||31st July|
|2nd Quarter||1st July to 30th September||31st October|
|3rd Quarter||1st October to 31st December||31st January|
|4th Quarter||1st January to 31st March||31st May|
Essential documents for TDS return filing
Before TDS return filing, you need to gather the required documents so that you don’t face any trouble while doing the same. Documents required are as follows:
Form 26AS: The form is an abstract of taxes deducted on your account by the deductor, details on tax deposited by the taxpayers and tax fund received in the financial year. You can receive the form from the Income Tax return filing Department and access it from the I-T department’s website.
Form 16: The form is for salaried employees who are issued by the employer indicating the details on the TDS deducted from employees’ salary and deposited with the authorities. Form 16 contains details you will require to prepare and file your income tax return.
Form 24Q: It’s a form that consists of the details of salary paid to the employees and TDS deducted on such payment. Form 24Q requires to be submitted on a quarterly basis. The form consists of two annexure- Annexure I and Annexure II.
- Annexure I: It represents deductee wise break up of TDS against specific challan.
- Annexure II: The annexure includes a total breakup of the salary, any deductions needed to be claimed by the employee, his/her income from other sources, and house property and overall tax liability as calculated.
Form 27EQ: It’s a quarterly statement that states details and information about the tax collected at source at the end of every quarter as per Section 206C of the Income Tax Act 1961. Corporate and government deductor, as well as the collectors, are required to submit this form.
Section 80C Investment documents: Investments made under ULIPS, ELSS, NSC, PPF, LIC, etc. qualify for deductions under Section 80C. A deduction of Rs. 1, 50,000 can be claimed from your total income. The deduction is allowed to a Hindu Undivided Family or an individual.
Documents regarding interest income:
- TDS certificate allotted by banks and others;
- Passbook or bank statement for interest on savings accounts;
- The interest income statement for fixed deposits.
TDS return filing is a quarterly statement filed by the deductor and submitted to the Income Tax Department. Returns consist of details of TDS deducted and deposited by deductor, PAN of deductor and deductee, TDS challan info, etc. For filling TDS returns there are a few essential documents that must be submitted by the applicant. The documents are Form 24Q, Form 16, Form 26Q, Form 27EQ, documents under Section 80C investments, etc. which are already described above. If you’re looking for a consultant to file TDS return, then contact us at Enterslice. We will execute the process in the least possible time and in a smooth way.