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Income Tax Calendar – Important Dates for the Financial Year 2020 -21

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Aadhaar Latest Update:

The last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN has been extended from 30th June 2021 to 30th September 2021.

Timely payment of taxes not only gets you immense benefits in terms of savings but also keeps you out of troubles like penalization, bad credit score due to non-compliance, etc. Here is a month wise income tax calendar with due dates for the financial year 2020-21 to ensure that you do not forget these important dates under Income Tax.

April 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th AprilTDS /TCS Liability DepositMar‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th AprilTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Feb‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Feb‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Feb’20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194M***
15th April*ESIFeb’20Depositing contribution towards Employee State Insurance 
25th AprilEPF Annual ReturnFY 2019-20Annual Return filing for provident fund for the period April 2019 till March 2020 
30th AprilTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MMar‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IB and 194M

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations. The due date for payment of ESI for the month of February is extended to 15 April 2020
**   194IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring immovable property valuing more than Rs. 50 Lakhs
*** 194IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

May 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th MayTDS /TCS Liability DepositApr‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
15th MayPF/ESIMar’20 and Apr’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ ESI for March and April 2020
TDS Certificate (Form 16B)Mar‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Mar‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Mar’20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
30th MayTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MApr‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-M

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations. The due date for payment of ESI and EPF for the month of March is extended to 15 May 2020 
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring immovable property valuing more than Rs. 50 Lakhs 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

June 2020  

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th JuneTDS /TCS Liability DepositMay‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th JuneTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Apr‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Apr’20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Apr’20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th JuneAdvance Tax PaymentApr’20 to Jun’20First instalment for AY 2021-22
PF/ESIMay’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
30th JuneTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MMay‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-M

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring immovable property valuing more than Rs. 50 Lakhs 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m          
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

July 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th JulyTDS /TCS Liability DepositJun‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
15th JulyTDS Certificate  (Form 16B)May‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate  (Form 16C)May’20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate  (Form 16D)May’20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
  PF/ESIJun’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
  TCS Return (Quarterly)Apr to Jun‘20Statement of TCS deposited under Income Tax Laws
30th JulyTDS  Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MJun‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-M
31st JulyTDS Return  (Quarterly)Apr to Jun‘20Statement of TDS deposited under Income Tax laws
31st July (Certain dates were extended because of COVID-19 outbreak in the month of March)Belated income tax returnFY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20)Last date of filing belated or revised ITR for FY 2018-19 where assessment is not complete
Tax-saving investmentsFY 2019-20Tax-saving investments to be done by the taxpayers to save their taxes for FY 2019-20
Salary TDS return  (Form 24Q)Jan’20 to Mar’20Quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending March 31, 2020
TDS Return  (Quarterly)Jan’20 to Mar‘20Statement of TDS deposited under Income Tax laws
TCS ReturnJan’20 to Mar’20Quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending March 31, 2020

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring immovable property valuing more than Rs. 50 Lakhs
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

August 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th AugTDS /TCS Liability DepositJul‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th AugTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Jun‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Jun‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Jun‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th AugPF/ESIJul’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
TDS Certificate (Form 16A)Apr to Jun’20Quarterly TDS certificate (Other than salary)
Form 16 – TDS Statement to employeesFY 2019-20Due date for employers to issue Form 16 to employees
TDS Certificate (Form 16A)Jan to Mar’20Quarterly TDS certificate (Other than salary)
30th AugTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB Jul‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-M

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees.
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

September 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th SepTDS /TCS Liability DepositAug‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th SepTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Jul‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Jul‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)July‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th SepPF/ESIAug’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
Advance Tax PaymentJul to Sep’20Second instalment for AY 2021-22
30th SepTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MAug‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M
30th Sep (extended because of COVID-19 outbreak in the month of March)Capital gains exemption for FY 2019-20FY 2019-20Last date to make investments for capital gains exemption for FY 2019-20

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

October 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th OctTDS /TCS Liability DepositSep‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
15th OctTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Aug‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Aug‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Aug‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th OctPF/ESISep’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
15th OctTCS Return (Quarterly)July to Sep‘20Statement of TCS deposited under Income Tax Laws
30th OctTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MSep‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M
31st OctTDS Return (Quarterly)July to Sep‘20Statement of TDS deposited under Income Tax laws
Tax audit reportFY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21)Businesses, Traders, Professionals subjected to tax audit or audit under any law

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

November 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th NovTDS /TCS Liability DepositOct‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th NovTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Sep‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Sep‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Sep‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th NovPF/ESIOct’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
TDS Certificate (Form 16A)July to Sep’20Quarterly TDS certificate (Other than salary)
30th NovTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MOct‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M
Income Tax ReturnFY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21)All taxpayers (salaried, business, tax audit and taxpayers who are subject to audit for international transactions)

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

December 2020

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th DecTDS /TCS Liability DepositNov‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
15th DecTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Oct‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Oct‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Oct‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th DecPF/ESINov’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
Advance Tax PaymentOct to Dec’20Third instalment for AY 2021-22
30th DecTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MNov‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

January 2021

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th JanTDS /TCS Liability DepositDec‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th JanTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Nov‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Nov‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Nov‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th JanPF/ESIDec’20Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
TCS Return (Quarterly)Oct to Dec‘20Statement of TCS deposited under Income Tax Laws
30th JanTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MDec‘20Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M
31st JanTDS Return (Quarterly)Oct to Dec‘20Statement of TDS deposited under Income Tax laws

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

February 2021

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th FebTDS /TCS Liability DepositJan‘21Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
14th FebTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Dec‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Dec‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Dec‘20Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th FebPF/ESIJan’21Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
TDS Certificate (Form 16A)Oct to Dec’20Quarterly TDS certificate (Other than salary)
28th FebTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MJan‘21Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

March 2021

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*Due datePurposePeriodDescription
7th MarTDS /TCS Liability DepositFeb‘20Depositing TDS/ TCS liability
15th MarTDS Certificate (Form 16B)Jan‘21Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IA**
TDS Certificate (Form 16C)Jan‘21Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-IB***
TDS Certificate (Form 16D)Jan‘21Issuance of TDS certificate for Tax deducted under section 194-M***
15th MarPF/ESIFeb’21Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI
Advance Tax PaymentJan to Mar’21Fourth instalment for AY 2021-22
30th MarTDS Challan cum Statement in case of Section 194IA, 194IB and 194-MFeb‘21Furnishing of challan-cum-statement under Section 194IA, 194IBand 194-M
31st MarchAadhaar PAN LinkingDue dateDue date for linking of Aadhaar number with PAN

*Above due dates are subject to any changes notified by the department based on the recommendations and situations.
**   194-IA- TDS on payment made by the person transferring  Immovable property valuing more than fifty lakh rupees. 
*** 194-IB- TDS on Rent paid by Individual /HUF to any resident exceeding fifty thousand rupees p.m         
194-M – TDS on contractual payments made by Individual/HUF to any resident exceeding fifty lakh rupees

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