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The optional scheme of electronic payment of taxes for income-tax payers was introduced in 2004.
With a view to expand the scope of electronic payment of taxes, it is mandatory for the following categories of taxpayers: -
- All corporate assessee’s;
- All assessee’s (other than company), to whom provisions of section 44AB of the Income Tax Act are applicable.
The scheme of mandatory electronic payment of taxes for income-tax payers is made applicable from 1st April 2008. This is applicable for all payments, irrespective of the assessment year to which it belongs. That means, if any tax has to be paid for AY 2007-08, also then it has to through be e-payment.
Taxes that can be paid are:
- Advance Tax for Income Tax and FBT
- Self Assessment Tax for Income Tax and FBT
- Tax Deducted at Source
- Tax Collected at Source
NSDL offers the gateway for Taxpayers to make electronic payment of taxes through the Internet banking facility offered by the authorized banks. They will also be provided with an option to make electronic payment of taxes through Internet by way of credit or debit cards.
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