Due Dates for E-Filing of TDS/TCS Return FY 2019-20 | AY 2020-21


Due Dates for E-Filing of TDS/TCS Return FY 2019-20 | AY 2020-21

Timely Deposit of TDS, filing of TDS Return and issuing TDS certificates is an important compliance for an organisation. Not doing this compliance can land you in big trouble as heavy penalty and even prosecution is there for the person who is not complying this mechanism properly.

Through this article we are sharing Due Date for Filing TDS/TCS Return, Issuance of Form 16 and Form 16A and TDS Payment for FY 2019-20 | AY 2020-21.

Due Dates for E-Filing of TDS/TCS Return FY 2019-20 | AY 2020-21

Due date of TDS Deposit for FY 19-20/AY 20-21

Where tax is deducted by the office of the Government: 

S. No. Particulars Due Date
1. Tax Deposited without Challan Same Day
2. Tax Deposited with Challan 7th of next month
3. Tax on perquisites opted to be deposited by the employer 7th of next month

In any other case :

S. No. Particulars Due Date
1. Tax Deductible in March 30th April of next year
2. Other Months  7th of next month

Due date of TCS Deposit for FY 19-20/AY 20-21

Where tax is collected by the office of the Government: 

 

S. No. Particulars Due Date
1. Tax Collected without Challan Same Day
2. Tax Collected with Challan 7th of next month

In any other case :

Tax collected will be deposited upto 7th of next month

TDS/TCS Return Filing Due Dates of FY 2019-20

Quarter Quarter Period TDS Return Due Date TCS Return Due Date
1st Quarter 1st April to 30th June 31st July, 2019 15th July, 2019
2nd Quarter 1st July to 30th September 31st Oct, 2019 15th Oct, 2019
3rd Quarter 1st October to 31st December 31st Jan, 2020 15th Jan, 2020
4th Quarter 1st January to 31st March 31st May, 2020 15th May, 2020

Time-Limit for Issue of TDS Certificate Form 16/Form 16A

Form 16A should be issued within 15 days from the due date for furnishing the statement of tax deducted at source.

 

Quarter Quarter Period TDS Return Due Date FORM 16 A Due Date
1st Quarter 1st April to 30th June 31st July, 2019 15th Aug, 2019
2nd Quarter 1st July to 30th September 31st Oct, 2019 15th Nov, 2019
3rd Quarter 1st October to 31st December 31st Jan, 2020 15th Feb, 2020
4th Quarter 1st January to 31st March 31st May, 2020 15th June, 2020

Form 16 is issued for cumulative period i.e. 1st April to 30th June and therefore Due date for issuing Form 16 for FY 19-20 would be 15th June 2020.

Interest on late payment of TDS

SECTION NATURE OF DEFAULT INTEREST SUBJECT TO TDS/TCS AMOUNT PERIOD FOR WHICH INTEREST IS TO BE PAID
201A Non deduction of tax at source, either in whole or in part 1% per month From the date on which tax deductable to the date on which tax is actually deducted
After deduction of tax, non payment of tax either in whole or in part 1.5% per month From the date of deduction to the date of payment

Note: The above interest should be paid before filing of TDS return.

Under Section 201(1A) for late deposit of TDS after deduction, you have to pay interest. Interest is at the rate of 1.5% per month from the date at which TDS was deducted to the actual date of deposit. Note, that this is to be calculated on a monthly basis and not based on the number of days i.e. part of a month is considered as a full month.

For example, say that your payable TDS amount is Rs 5000 and the date of deduction is 11th January. Say you pay TDS on 25th May. Then the interest you owe is Rs 5000 x 1.5% p.m. x 5 months = Rs 375.

“Month” has not been defined in the Income Tax Act, 1961. However, in a number of High Court cases, it has been mentioned that it should be considered as a period of 30 days and not as an English calendar month.

This amount is to be paid from the date at which TDS was deducted, not from the date from which TDS was due.

For example, let the due date of TDS payment be 7th June and you have deducted TDS on 11th May. Say you have not deposited TDS by 7th June. Then you will be required to pay interest starting from 11th May and not 7th June.

Also consider the case in which you deposit tax one month after the due date. Say you have deducted TDS on 1st July. Then the due date is 7th august. Now say you deposit tax on 8th August (i.e. one day after the due date). Then interest is applicable from 1st July to 8th August i.e. for a period of 2 months. You now have to pay interest of 1.5% p.m. x 2 months = 3%

Penalty for late filing of TDS Return

Penalty (Sec 234E): Deductor will be liable to pay way of fee Rs.200 per day till the failure to pay TDS continues. However penalty should not exceed the total amount of TDS  deducted for which statement was required to be filed.

Penalty (Sec 271H): Assessing officer may direct a person who fails to file the statement of TDS within due date to pay penalty minimum of Rs.10,000 which may extended to Rs.1,00,000.

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  1. if TDS deducted in Mar-2019 during the month… what is due date of deposit of TDS ??
    not book entry , means deductiable…. : Due date is 30th april-19

  2. Can we claim for TDS penalty u/s 234E paid twicely by our mistake. if yes in how much time.
    If not, can we will adjust our paid amount against TDS payable.

  3. Apologies for Late Reply
    Due date for Depositing TCS seven days from the end of the month in which it was collected.

  4. Hii Chetan Shah
    As per my understanding your query is that you have paid TDS penalty twice and you want to use that challan of extra penalty by paying tax, then yes you can use that challan.

  5. if we have deposited TDS on 8th so how many penalty or interest will be paid for the same. (For FY 2019-20)

  6. Hii Narendra
    If you have deposited TDS of April 19 which was supposed to be deposited on 7th May on 8th May, interest of 2 months will be applicable @ of 1.5% per month.
    No penalty is applicable in this case.