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How To Pay Income Tax Online In India?

Finance Guru Speaks: This article will provide information on how you can pay your direct Income Tax using Online facility provided by Income Tax department. This article is meant for Individual Tax Payers.

Below are the steps to be followed:-

1. Open TIN (Tax Information Network) website by clicking here.

2. Click on "e-payment : Pay Taxes Online" link, as shown below:

Pay Income Tax Online
Click to enlarge - e-payment Pay Taxes Online
3. Now, click on "Click to pay tax online" link, as shown below:
Pay Income Tax Online
Click to enlarge - Pay Income Tax Online
 4. Click on "CHALLAN NO./ITNS 280" link, as shown below:
Challan 280 Pay Tax Online
Challan 280
5. Fill in the details after providing your PAN No. in the below screen:
Individual Tax Payers: Select/Fill the options as shown in the screen for paying the Direct Income Tax for FY 2014-15 (i.e. AY 2015-16)
Pay Income Tax Online
Click to enlarge -  Pay Income Tax Online Form
Select the Bank through which you want to pay the income tax using Internet Banking facility. Then click on "Proceed" button which is given at the bottom of the above page.

Note: Provision to Enter Tax Amount Value is Given in the Bank's Site. 
6. In the next screen, confirm the data before clicking on "Submit To the Bank" button:

Payment of Direct Tax
Click to enlarge - Confirm filled data
7. Select option "Retail User" in the Bank's Internet Banking website while logging.

8. Fill the Entire amount of Tax payable under the First row i.e. "Basic Tax" in the Bank Internet Banking page.

9. After the Payment is successful through Internet Banking Website, download the Income Tax Challan/Tax Paid Counterfoil receipt to produce to IT Dept while filing the Income Tax Returns.

Congratulations!! You have paid your Direct Tax through Income Tax Department Online facility.

Images Courtesy: Income Tax Department (https://www.tin-nsdl.com)

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