What is a TDS Return, why you do need to file it?

As per the government’s TDS Scheme, tax has to be deducted at the time of making payment. Person who makes the payment – deducts & deposits TDS with the government.

TDS deducted is usually deposited to the government by submitting an ‘income tax challan’ along with the payment.

Besides depositing tax, as a Deductor, you must also file a TDS Return.

A TDS Return is a quarterly statement which has to be submitted to the income tax department. Submitting TDS Return is mandatory if you are a deductor. It has details of TDS deducted and deposited by you. TDS Returns include details of PAN of the deductor and deductees, particulars of tax paid to the government, TDS challan information and other details as required in the forms.

TDS Return Forms

There are different forms applicable based on the Nature of Income (or type of deductee) on which TDS has been deducted. Here are some examples –

TDS on Salary Form 24Q
TDS where deductee is a non-resident, foreign company Form 27Q
TDS on payment for transfer of certain immovable property Form 26QB
TDS in any other case Form 26Q

Due Dates of Submission of TDS Returns

For the quarter ending 30th June 15th July
For the quarter ending 30th September 15th October
For the quarter ending 31st December 15th January
For the quarter ending 31st March 15th May

If you have any questions about TDS Returns or need any help, you can call us on 011 39595559 or write to us taxcloud@cleartax.in

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