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Challan 280 - Know what Challan 280 is and how to download and use Challan no 280 to Pay Income Tax. Click here to know more about ITNS 280.

  • Mar 10, 2021

Every year, when the time comes to fill out income tax, people rush to their Chartered Account to fill their returns. However, you need not depend on your CA or any other What 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 must 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 to companies that 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 must enter your PAN details and the relevant assessment year from a drop-down box.

4. Further, you are required to fill in details related to your address, such as district, state, pin code and 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 pay your liable income tax.

Proof of Payment of Tax

After a successful transaction, a challan counterfoil with the CIN, payment details, and bank name used to process the e-payment will be shown. This counterfoil serves as proof that the transaction was completed.

  • Here is the process to check the tax payment
  • Login to the e-Filing website with your User ID, Password
  • Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation and Captcha
  • Click on My Account and click on “Refund/Demand Status”.
  • The details would be displayed.
  • Mode of Payment is also displayed.

Verification of Challan Tax Payment

Here is how you can verify the challan tax payment.

Step – 1

View the website at

Step – 2

Choose either the TAN-based view or the CIN (Challan Identification Number)-based view.

Step – 3

In order to view the Status, complete the necessary fields.

Step – 4

In order to confirm the Challan entries made in the e-TDS/TCS Statement, Tax Deductors may also download the Challan Details file for a chosen period through a TAN-based view.

Step – 3

In order to view the Status, complete the necessary fields.

Step – 4

In order to confirm the Challan entries made in the e-TDS/TCS Statement, Tax Deductors may also download the Challan Details file for a chosen period through a TAN-based view.

Correction of Wrong Assessment Year When Making Income Tax Payments

Within seven days of the challan being deposited, the taxpayer must submit an application to the bank for a correction. The taxpayer may send a challan rectification application form to the appropriate bank.

While correcting the information, one can change the following
Challan 280 for Advance Tax

  • Assessment year
  • Tax deduction
  • Nature of payment
  • Total amount
  • Minor and major head code

One method of paying your advance tax, regular assessment tax, self-assessment tax, additional costs, etc., is using Challan 280.

The following taxes come under Challan 280 advance tax.

  • Payment of Advance tax
  • Self-Assessment tax
  • Tax on Regular Assessment
  • Surtax
  • Tax on Distributed Profits of Domestic Companies
  • Tax on Distributed income to unit holders

Kotak’s Tax Saving Guide

While Challan 280 has made paying income tax online easy, having a good knowledge base regarding your tax 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 yearly from your hard-earned money.


Challan 280 will offer you a seamless taxpayer 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.

FAQs on Challan 280 Online Payment

1.What are the ways through which I can make income tax payments?

Step 1: Choose Challan 280. Go to the Income Tax Department’s tax information network and select “Proceed” for the Challan 280 option.

Step 2: Enter your personal data. For tax-paying individuals:

Step 3: Verify the information again.

Step 4: Verify the Receipt (Challan 280)

2.What do I do if I have any problems with making income tax payments?

Taxpayers must contact their jurisdiction’s assessing officer if they need to adjust to the challan’s specifics. Each taxpayer has an assessing officer assigned to them who reviews their income tax forms and other related documents.

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