e-TDS

Entities (both corporate and non-corporate deductors) making payments (specified under Income Tax Act) to third parties (deductees) are required to deduct tax at source (Tax Deducted at Source -TDS) from these payments and deposit the same at any of the designated branches of banks authorised to collect taxes on behalf of Government of India. They should also furnish TDS returns containing details of deductee(s) and challan details relating to deposit of tax to ITD.

As a part of automation of collection, compilation and processing of TDS returns ITD has notified an “Electronic Filing of Returns of Tax Deducted at Source Scheme, 2003”. It is applicable to all deductors furnishing their TDS return in electronic form. As per this scheme:

  • It is mandatory (w.e.f. June 1, 2003) for corporate deductors to furnish their TDS returns in electronic form (e-TDS return).
  • From F.Y. 2004-2005 onwards furnishing TDS returns in electronic form is also mandatory for government deductors in addition to corporate deductors.
  • Deductors (other than government and corporates) may file TDS return in electronic or physical form.
  • National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) as the e- TDS Intermediary (appointed by ITD) receives, on behalf of ITD, the e-TDS returns from the deductors.

Deductors can submit e-TDS returns through TIN-Facilitation Centres (TIN-FC) established by NSDL or directly upload through NSDL web-site.

e-TCS

TCS means collection of tax at source by the seller (collector) from the buyer (collectee/payee) of the goods (specified u/s 206C of Income-tax Act, 1961, like timber obtained under forest lease, scrap, any other forest produce not being timber or tendu leaves etc.,). For e.g. if purchase value of goods is Rs.10,000/-, the buyer will pay an amount of Rs.10,000/- + X (X being the value of TCS as prescribed under Income-tax Act, 1961) to the seller. The seller will deposit the tax collected at source (TCS) at any of the designated branches of the authorised banks.

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Following the automation of TDS returns in 2003, ITD has now notified an “Electronic Filing of Returns of Tax Collected at Source Scheme, 2005”. It is applicable to all deductors furnishing their TCS return in electronic form. As per this scheme:

  • It is mandatory for corporate and government deductors to furnish their TCS returns in electronic form (e-TCS return) from F.Y. 2004-2005 onwards.
  • Deductors (other than government and corporates) may file TCS return in electronic or physical form.
  • NSDL as the e-TCS Intermediary (appointed by ITD) receives, on behalf of ITD, the e-TCS returns from the deductors.

REVISED FORMS AND FILE FORMATS FOR e-TDS/e-TCS RETURNS

Financial Year Form Periodicity Remarks
2002-2003
2003-2004
24 – TDS
26 – TDS
27 – TDS
Annual
Annual
Quarterly
Corporates – mandatory to file in electronic form
Other deductors – may file in
electronic form or in physical form
  Form 27A to be filed in physical form with each return submitted through TIN-FC
2004-2005 * Revised 24 – TDS
Revised 26 – TDS
Revised 27 – TDS
27E – TCS
Annual
Annual
Annual
Annual
Corporates, Government
Departments / Organisations –
mandatory to file in electronic form
Other deductors – may file in
electronic form or in physical form
  Form 27A to be filed in physical form with each e-TDS return and Form 27B to be filed in physical form with each e-TCS return submitted through TIN-FC
2005-2006 ** 24Q – TDS
26Q – TDS
27Q – TDS
27EQ – TCS
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Quarterly
Corporates, Government
Departments / Organisations –
mandatory to file in electronic form
Other deductors – may file in
electronic form or in physical form
  Form 27A to be filed in physical form with each return submitted through TIN-FC.

*Forms for TDS/TCS returns have been revised by ITD. Corresponding file formats for e-TDS (Form 24, 26, 27) and e-TCS (Form 27E) have been notified by ITD and have come into effect from May 1, 2005.

**e-TDS/e-TCS returns will be filed quarterly for F.Y. 2005-2006. The file formats for quarterly returns (Forms 24Q, 26Q, 27Q and 27EQ) have been notified by the ITD and have been made available on NSDL web-site.

Deductors furnishing e-TDS/ e-TCS returns are required to furnish a control chart – Form 27A/ 27B in physical form along with the e-TDS/e-TCS return furnished in CD/Pen Drive.

Form 27A is a summary of TDS return (Form 24, 26 or 27), which contains control totals of ‘Amount Paid’ and ‘Income tax deducted at source’.

Form 27B is a summary of e-TCS return (Form 27E) which contains ‘Amount Paid’ and ‘Income Tax Collected at Source’. The control totals mentioned on Form 27A/ 27B should match with the corresponding control totals in e-TDS/e-TCS return file. Form 27A is required to be furnished separately for each TDS return (Form 24, 26 or 27). Form 27B is required to be furnished separately for each TCS return (Form 27E)

Procedures and guidelines for preparing and furnishing e-TDS/e-TCS return are given in Deductors Manual available at downloads section.

NSDL has developed a freely downloadable utility called File Validation Utility to verify whether the e-TDS/e-TCS return files prepared by the deductors/ collectors conform to the prescribed format.

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0 responses to “An Overview of e-TDS & e-TCS”

  1. pramod shaw says:

    sir help me my client paid the TDS by Internate in two nature of payment in 94A but it was 94A and 94H It can be seperate the nature of payment.

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