Income Tax return due date for non audit    cases  in respect of assessment year 2012-13 is 31.07.2012 . In many cases Individual has not deposited full tax or tds has been short deducted  means there is balance tax liability due to interest u/s 234B, 234C or due to other reason. The balance tax must be deposited before return filing . The balance tax to be paid is also called self assessment tax .To deposit this we have two method one is online and other is offline .In both case to deposit balance tax we have to use challan ITNS-280.We have described the Both methods in details. 

1. To pay Self assessment challan taxes online the taxpayer shall  select the  challan i.e. ITNS 280, 
Go to Online tax  payment site. following screen will be shown ,click omCHALLAN NO./ITNS 280 (payment of Income tax & Corporation Tax)

2. New Screen as under will be shown .Fill this screen as illustrated in coming points.

3. Select Code (0021) Income Tax other than Companies.

Note :This guide is for non-corporate assessee. If you are a company/corporate assessee (your pan forth digit is "P") then select code number 20.

4.. There will be an online check on the validity of the PAN entered. 
  •  Enter your  PAN
  • Select your assessment year 2012-13(for balance tax to be deposited for Financial year 2011-12)

5. If PAN is valid the taxpayer will be allowed to fill up other challan details like accounting head etc.

6.Fill Flat door, village,Building , road ,lane,area locality ,City/District, State, PIN code, Mobile email address etc. However only read entries are mandatory. You can fill your current data ,it is not mandatory to fill all data as per pan records only.

7 Select Type of payment :for balance tax payment for Fy 2011-12 you have to select code 300 self assessment tax.
8.Select Your bank from the list and fill code shown in your screen .Please note that debit card and credit card are not accepted and Tax can be paid from your friend ,relative,CA, tax consultants account also.

9 Click submit .On submission of data entered a confirmation screen will be displayed. If the taxpayer confirms the data entered in the challan, it will be directed to the net-banking site of the bank.Or click edit if data is not correct.

10. 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 as under.

  1. Tax (basic tax) =Fill basic tax value Except education cess.Or total amount can also be filled but do not include interest .For interest separate column is available . (sr no-5)
  2. Surcharge :(Not applicable) this is not applicable in current year.
  3. Penalty : (Not applicable )is applicable only if assessment order is passed.not applicable in self assessment tax.
  4. Education cess.:fill value if not included in 1 above.
  5. Interest :fill interest for late payment of advance tax and self assessment tax 234B,234C or any other interest .Do not include interest in tax sr no one. 
  6. Other: (Not applicable) if any fees etc is payable.
  7. Penalty : (Not applicable) This is also not applicable.. 
  8. Total :(auto) to be shown by bank site on confirmation automatically 

11. On successful payment a challan 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.This details is to be filled in Income tax return  at Sr number 25 of ITR-1(sheet /Tab TDS)

Go to Online tax  payment site

offline mode 

If you wish to deposit tax offline then visit your nearest bank branch where Tax is accepted and fill Challan 280 manually and given them , pay either by cheque or cash collect challan receipt .Please ensure that CIN is printed /written on challan receipt. .CIN consist of three things

  1.  Bsr code of branch (7 digit), 
  2. date of deposit and
  3.  challan sr number (5 digit) 


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