E- TDS/TCS RETURNS :
1. What is e-TDS Return?
e-TDS return is a TDS return prepared in form No. 24, 26 or 27 in electronic media as per prescribed data structure in either a floppy or a CD ROM. The floppy or CD ROM prepared should be accompanied by a signed verification in Form No.27A.
2. Who is required to file e-TDS return?
As per Section 206 of Income Tax Act all corporate and government deductors are compulsorily required to file their TDS return on electronic media (i.e. e-TDS returns). However, for other Deductors, filing of e-TDS return is optional.
3. Under what provision the e-TDS return should be filed?
An e-TDS return should be filed under Section 206 of the Income Tax Act in accordance with the scheme dated 26.8.03 for electronic filing of TDS return notified by the CBDT for this purpose. CBDT Circular No.8 dated 19.9.03 may also be referred.
4. What are the forms to be used for filing annual/quarterly TDS/TCS returns?
Following are the returns for TDS and TCS and their periodicity:
Form No Particulars Periodicity
Form 24 Annual return of “Salaries” under Section 206 of Income Tax Act, 1961 Annual
Form 26 Annual return of deduction of tax under section 206 of Income Tax Act, 1961 in respect of all payments other than “Salaries” Annual
Form 27 Statement of deduction of tax from interest, dividend or any other sum payable to certain persons Quarterly
Form 27E Annual return of collection of tax under section 206C of Income Tax Act, 1961 Annual
Form 24Q Quarterly statement for tax deducted at source from “Salaries” Quarterly
Form 26Q Quarterly statement of tax deducted at source in respect of all payments other than “Salaries” Quarterly
Form 27Q Quarterly statement of deduction of tax from interest, dividend or any other sum payable to non-residents Quarterly
Form 27EQ Quarterly statement of collection of tax at source