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What is Advance Tax, when is it to be paid and what is the way to pay it online? Know everything here


Instead of depositing advance tax once at the end of the year, it has to be deposited in 4 installments from time to time. Its first installment is also paid in June. Know the easy way to pay advance tax here.

You must have heard about Advance Tax. Advance tax is just like a normal tax. The only difference is that instead of depositing it once at the end of the year, it has to be deposited in 4 installments from time to time. According to section 208 of the Income Tax Act, people whose income tax liability is Rs 10,000 or more in a financial year need to pay advance tax. Let us tell you important things related to advance tax.

When is the advance tax to be paid in a year?

The advance tax has to be paid in 4 installments i.e. every quarter. This tax applies to all types of taxpayers, salaried, freelancers, businessmen, and people earning money in any other way. The due date of its payment is decided by the Income Tax Department. Usually it is paid on 15 June, 15 September, 15 December and 15 March. The dates of paying it are -

How is the advance tax calculated?

Although the advance tax is paid in installments, its calculation is done based on the whole year. In this, it has to be calculated how much tax can be levied on you in a year. You can calculate the tax on the remaining income according to your tax slab by removing the deductions from your income. After this, you have to pay the total tax in this way-

15 June - 15 percent of total tax liability

15 September - 45 percent of total tax liability

15 December - 75 percent of total tax liability

15 March - 100 percent of total tax liability

How to pay tax

Advance tax can be paid both offline and online. To pay offline, you have to go to the bank branch and deposit the income tax through challan. On the other hand, you can pay online tax through the website of the Income Tax Department. This is the way to pay taxes online.

Go to the official website of Income Tax

Select 'E-Pay Tax'.

Enter your PAN number and password.

Click on Advance Tax and choose your payment method.

Complete the payment and click on Pay-Now.

After the payment is done, you will get an information message and receipt.

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