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What is Challan 280? How to Pay your Income Tax Online with Challan 280?

What is Challan 280? How to Pay your Income Tax Online with Challan 280?
  • 10th Mar 2021 |
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Every year, when the time comes to fill income tax, people rush to their Chartered Account to fill their returns. However, you need not stay dependent on your CA or any other resource because, with the help of Challan 280, you can easily pay your tax online. In this article, we shall learn about Challan 280 and how we can pay our Income Tax online using it.

What is Challan 280?

Challan 280 is a form which is available on the official website of Income Tax India. You are required to fill in the details of the form. The duly filled form can then either be submitted online or offline at a bank to pay your income tax.

How to Pay Income Tax Online with Challan 280?

You can pay your income tax online with Challan 280 form by following the below-mentioned steps:

1. Visit the official website of NSDL (National Securities Depository Ltd.).

2. You will find a tab named “Services” on the main page, which will get you a drop-down list.

3. From the drop-down list, select “e-payment: Pay Taxes Online”.

4. You will be taken to the “e-Payment of Taxes” page. Alternatively, you can also click the “Pay Taxes Online” box on the right side of the website’s main page and then choose “Click to pay online tax”.

5. You will be presented with multiple options on your screen. You need to select “Challan No./ITNS 280” from it.

6. On the next page, you will see a form you need to fill up with details such as applicable tax, PAN (Permanent Account Number), the year of assessment and so on.

7. You can choose the “Income Tax (Other than Companies)” option to pay your income tax. The other option “Corporation Tax (Companies)” is applicable for companies who pay corporate tax.

8. Now you need to select the correct type of payment, from options such as:

a. (100) Advance Tax

b. (102) Surtax

c. (106) Tax on Distributed Profit

d. (107) Tax on Distributed Income

e. (300) Self Assessment Tax

f. (400) Tax on Regular Assessment

2. Next, you need to choose the mode of payment. You can pay either via Net Banking or Debit Card. After selecting your option of choice, choose the bank name from the drop-down provided.

3. Next, you have to enter your PAN details and the relevant year of assessment from a drop-down box.

4. Further, you are required to fill details related to your address such as district, state, pin code and your email id along with your mobile number.

5. You can then enter the Captcha code on the screen.

6. Finally, you can click on the “Proceed” button which will take you to the “e-Payment page” to make the payment of your liable income tax.

Kotak’s Tax Saving Guide

While Challan 280 has made paying income tax online easy, having a good knowledge base regarding the tax you pay is crucially important. Kotak Life’s Tax Saving Guide can assist you in making smarter decisions while you pay your tax. Kotak Life’s Guide, crafted by financial experts, can help you be more aware of the various tax-saving instruments available. You can enjoy tax benefits and save on the amount of tax paid every year from your hard-earned money.


Challan 280 will offer you a seamless taxpaying experience. After submitting Challan 280, we recommend you keep track of its status online. You can check its online status using Challan Identification Number, Challan Serial Number, Challan’s Serial Date and the BSR bank’s code.

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  • Nominal Cost
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  • Flexible Payout Options
  • Critical Illness Rider
  • Tax Savings
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Ref. No. KLI/22-23/E-BB/492


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