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How to pay Income Tax due / Challan 280 Online in India?

Detailed income tax payment instructions how to pay tax due, Self-Assessment (300), Advance Tax (100), Outstanding demand (400) thru authorised ITD portal


Now Paying your Income Tax Return (ITR) Due Online thru self assessment Challan 280 is easy, and takes just few moments to complete. you can also do this at the time of income tax preparation / filing at EZTax.in portal.



How to pay Income Tax due / Challan 280 Online in India?

Understand how to pay taxes and include Challans in your ITR

If you owe tax for the assessment year for which you are filing or filed thru EZTax, the amount of tax you owe will be displayed on the eFile / Creative Audit screen.

There are four options to Pay your income tax due.

  1. Pay Online using Govt Income Tax Department Portal (POST LOGIN)   New
  2. Pay Online using Govt Income Tax Department Portal (PRE LOGIN)   New (Pre Login)
  3. Pay thru a Bank Branch
  4. Pay thru a UPI | Credit Card

In all the cases, use Challan Number / ITNS 280 to fill the details and pay the tax.

1. Pay Online using Govt Income Tax Department Portal  New (POST LOGIN)   Recommended  Time: ~4.5 mins


Use this method for Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, ICICI Bank, Indian Bank, Karur Vysya Bank, Federal bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, City union Bank Limited, IDBI bank, Indusind Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited, UCO bank and Union Bank of India.

From 3rd Apr 2023, all banks have migrated to income tax portal.

Online GST Payment
1
Open the Link: Login to Online Tax Payment using https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal with PAN and Password.

2 After logging in, go to menu 'e-File' and click on 'e-Pay Tax'.
3 Click on 'New Payment' to go to 'New Payment' page.
4 Click on 'Proceed' in 'Income Tax' Box. You can use this option for payment of 'Advance Tax', 'Self-Assessment Tax' (most common).
5
Select the relevant Assessment Year (For Example AY 2022-23) and Select 'Type of Payment' as

  • Self-Assessment Tax (300) for tax payments while tax filing
  • Advance Tax (100) for tax payments before the end of the FY, (i.e, Mar 31st)
  • 400-Tax on Regular Assessment for situations where your are paying against an outstanding demand raised through a notice.
  • For EZTax.in ITR Clients, follow the instructions on Draft Computation Sheet.
6 Enter the total tax due (the amount you need to pay) in 'Tax' field and click on 'Continue'.
7
  • Select 'Type of Payment' (Net Banking / Debit Card / RTGS / Pay at Bank / Payment Gateway including UPI ) and click on continue.
  • Select the Bank Name you want to use.
  • Click 'Continue' to Preview and Pay.
8 Check the details in the preview and click on 'Pay Now' and Submit to the Bank
9

Login to your Bank's NetBanking Site: The taxpayer will login to the net-banking site with the user id / password provided by the bank for net-banking purpose and enter payment details at the bank site.

10

Collect the Receipt: On successful payment a challan, a counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN, payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made. Keep it for your records.

11 Kindly download the challan and share the challan copy. You can also download the challan from Payment History of ITD Portal.

2. Pay Online using Govt Income Tax Department Portal   New (PRE LOGIN)   Recommended  Time: ~4.5 mins


Use this method for Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, ICICI Bank, Indian Bank, Karur Vysya Bank, Federal bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, City union Bank Limited, IDBI bank, Indusind Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited, UCO bank and Union Bank of India.

From 3rd Apr 2023, all banks have migrated to income tax portal.

Online GST Payment
1
Open the link:https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/e-pay-tax-prelogin/user-details

2 Enter 'PAN' and 're-enter the PAN' to confirm the same.
3 Enter the 'mobile number' and click on continue.
4 Enter the 'OTP received' on mobile and click on continue.
5 It will show the PAN and Name as per PAN. Click on continue if details are correct.
6 Click on 'Proceed' in 'Income Tax' Box. You can use this option for payment of 'Advance Tax', 'Self-Assessment Tax' (most common).
7 Select the relevant Assessment Year (For Example AY 2022-23) and Select 'Type of Payment' as

  • Self-Assessment Tax (300) for tax payments while tax filing
  • Advance Tax (100) for tax payments before the end of the FY, (i.e, Mar 31st)
  • 400-Tax on Regular Assessment for situations where your are paying against an outstanding demand raised through a notice.
  • For EZTax.in ITR Clients, follow the instructions on Draft Computation Sheet.
8 Enter the total tax due (the amount you need to pay) in 'Tax' field and click on 'Continue'.
9 Select 'Type of Payment' (Net Banking / Debit Card / RTGS / Pay at Bank / Payment Gateway including UPI ) and click on continue.

  1. Select the Bank Name you want to use.
  2. Click 'Continue' to Preview and Pay.
10

Check the details in the preview and click on 'Pay Now' and Submit to the Bank

11 Login to your Bank's NetBanking Site: The taxpayer will login to the net-banking site with the user id / password provided by the bank for net-banking purpose and enter payment details at the bank site.
12 Collect the Receipt: On successful payment a challan, a counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN, payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made. Keep it for your records.
13 Kindly download the challan and share the challan copy. You can also download the challan from Payment History of ITD Portal.

3. Pay thru Bank Branch

Online GST Payment
1

Download: Download the challan 280 from NSDL portal, please refer the below link to download Download Challan 280 Now

2

Prepare: Prepare the data needed for Challan 280 and go to the bank branch to pay.

3

Receipt: Keep the Challan Receipt and use the information to enter to complete your Tax Return.

4. Pay thru a UPI | Credit Card   New  Recommended


UPI method for Canara Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Federal bank, State Bank of India and HDFC India. Credit Card method for Any Banks.

Online GST Payment
1
Open the Link: Login to Online Tax Payment using https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal with PAN and Password.

2 After logging in, go to menu 'e-File' and click on 'e-Pay Tax'.
3 Click on 'New Payment' to go to 'New Payment' page.
4 Click on 'Proceed' in 'Income Tax' Box. You can use this option for payment of 'Advance Tax', 'Self-Assessment Tax' (most common).
5
Select the relevant Assessment Year (For Example AY 2022-23) and Select 'Type of Payment' as

  • Self-Assessment Tax (300) for tax payments while tax filing
  • Advance Tax (100) for tax payments before the end of the FY, (i.e, Mar 31st)
  • 400-Tax on Regular Assessment for situations where your are paying against an outstanding demand raised through a notice.
  • For EZTax.in ITR Clients, follow the instructions on Draft Computation Sheet.
6 Enter the total tax due (the amount you need to pay) in 'Tax' field and click on 'Continue'.
7
  • Select 'Type of Payment' ( Payment Gateway including UPI ) and click on continue.
  • Select the Bank Name you want to use.
  • Click 'Continue' to Preview and Pay.
8 Check the details in the preview and click on 'Pay Now' and Submit to the Bank
9A

UPI: Enter the UPI ID or Scan the QR Code from the UPI apps like Paytm, Google Pay, Phone Pay etc and make payment

9B

Credit Card: Enter the credit card details like Card number, CVV, Date of expiry and make payment

10

Collect the Receipt: On successful payment a challan, a counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN, payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made. Keep it for your records.

11 Kindly download the challan and share the challan copy. You can also download the challan from Payment History of ITD Portal.

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