Section 200 – Furnishing of TDS Returns
Section 200 provides for the payment of TDS and filing of TDS Returns. The Income Tax Law requires payment of TDS every month by 7th of the following month and by 30th April of the Assessment year for tax deducted in the month of March of the Previous year. The said payment is to be made under various codes as per the sections under which the tax is deducted. Currently, the payment under each code is to be made under a separate challan which requires filling up the same PAN, TAN, name, address etc details over and over again. This is clubbed with the internet connection problems and it becomes a very cumbersome job especially for the small and medium assessees.
Practically, for payment of tax so deducted details of parties with PAN and section under which it is to be deducted is maintained. However, except the section under which tax is required to be deducted, no other detail is required to be mentioned in the challan. The statement containing all such details is to be submitted for every quarter. This leads to duplication of work and also a cumbersome task of furnishing so many statements and challans.
Since the details are already available with the deductor at the time of payment of taxes, the e-challan itself can be so designed that it captures all the details at that time. The details so submitted at that time may respectively be reflected in the Form 26AS of all deductees.
(SUGGESTIONS TO REMOVE ADMINISTRATIVE DIFFICULTIES)