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Income Tax Calendar 2016

Dates for submitting returns, reports, statements, certificates, payment of advance tax, depositing tax deducted/collected at source etc.

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Income Tax Important Dates 2016

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Income Tax Important Dates 2016

Month & DateDue date for
January 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of December, 2015. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan.
  • Deposit of TDS for the period October 2015 to December 2015 when Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS under section 192, 194A, 194D or 194H.
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of December, 2015
January 15
  • Quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending December 31, 2015 when tax is deducted by a person other than an office of Government
  • Quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending December 31, 2015
January 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of December, 2015
January 30
  • Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary by a person not being an office of the Government) or quarterly TCS certificate (in respect of tax collected by any person) for the quarter ending December 31, 2015.
January 31
  • Quarterly statement of tax deducted if the deductor is an office of the Government for the quarter ending December 31, 2015.
  • Quarterly return of non-deduction at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit in respect of the quarter ending December 31, 2015.
February 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of January, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of January, 2016
February 15
  • Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary) by a person being an office of the Government for the quarter ending December 31, 2015
February 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of January, 2016
March 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of February, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of February, 2016
March 15
  • Third instalment (in the case of an assessee other than a company) or fourth instalment (in the case of a company) of advance income tax for the assessment year 2016-17
March 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of February, 2016
April 7
  • Deposit of Tax collected for the month of March, 2016. However, all sum collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of March, 2016
April 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of March, 2016
April 30
  • Deposit of Tax deducted for the month of March, 2016. However, all sum deducted by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Deposit of TDS for the period January 2016 to March 2016 when Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS under section 192, 194A, 194D or 194H.
  • Furnishing of copies of declaration received in Form No. 60/61 (not being - received at the time of opening a bank account) during October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 to the concerned Director (Investigation)
  • E-filing of a statement in Form No. 61 containing particulars of Form No. 60 received during the period January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016
May 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of April, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of April, 2016
May 15
  • Quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending March 31, 2016
  • Quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending March 31, 2016
May 22
  • issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of April, 2016
May 30
  • Quarterly TDS/TCS certificates in respect of tax deducted (for payment other than salary) or tax collected during the quarter ending March 31, 2016
  • Submission of a statement by non-resident (under section 285) having a liaison office in India for the financial year 2015-16
May 31
  • Certificate of tax deducted at source to employees in respect of salary paid and tax deducted during 2015-16
  • Return of tax deduction from contributions paid by the trustees of an approved superannuation fund
  • Furnish statement of reportable accounts (in Form No. 61B) for calendar year 2015 by reporting financial institutions
June 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of May, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of May, 2016
June 15
  • First instalment of advance income-tax in the case of a company for the assessment year 2017-18
June 22
  • issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of May, 2016
June 30
  • Return in respect of securities transaction tax for the financial year 2015-16
  • Statement to be furnished by AIF to units holders in respect of income distributed (during previous year 2015-16) to units holders
  • Report by an approved institution/public sector company under section 35AC(4)/(5) for the year ending March 31, 2016
  • Furnishing of statement of income distributed by business trust to its unit holders during the financial year 2015-16. This statement is required to be furnished to the unit holders in form No. 64B[As prescribed under Rule 12CA inserted by the Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2015, w.e.f. 19-1-2015.]
July 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of June, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Deposit of TDS for the period April 2016 to June 2016 when Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS under section 192, 194A, 194D or 194H
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of June, 2016
July 15
  • Quarterly statement of TDSdeposited for the quarter ending June 30, 2016 when tax is deductedby a person other than an office of Government
  • Quarterly statement in respect of foreign remittances (to be furnished by authorized dealers) in Form No. 15CC for quarter ending June, 2016
  • Quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending 30 June, 2016
July 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of June, 2016
July 30
  • Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary by a person not being an office of the Government) or quarterly TCS certificate (in respect of tax collected by any person) for the quarter ending June 30, 2016
July 31
  • Annual return of income for the assessment year 2016-17 for all assessee other than (a) corporate-assessee or (b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited) or (c) working partner (of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited) or (d) an assessee who is required to furnish a report under section 92E.
  • Quarterly return of non-deduction of tax at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit in respect of the quarter ending June 30, 2016
  • Quarterly statement of tax deducted if the deductor is an office of the Government for the quarter ending June 30, 2016
  • Statement by scientific research association, university, college or other association or Indian scientific research company as required by rules 5D, 5Eand 5F (if due date of submission of return of income is July 31, 2016)
August 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of July, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of July, 2016
August 15
  • Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary) by a person being an office of the Government for the quarter ending June 30, 2016
August 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of July, 2016
September 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of August, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of August, 2016
September 15
  • First instalment (in the case of a non-corporate assessee) or second instalment (in the case of a corporate-assessee) of advance income-tax for the assessment year 2017-18
September 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of August, 2016
September 30
  • Audit report under section 44AB for the assessment year 2016-17 in the case of a corporate-assessee or non-corporate assessee (who is required to submit his/its return of income on September 30, 2016).
  • Statement by scientific research association, university, college or other association or Indian scientific research company as required by rules 5D, 5Eand 5F (if due date of submission of return of income is September 30, 2016)
  • Annual return of income for the assessment year 2016-17 if the assessee (not having any international or specified domestic transaction) is (a) corporate-assessee or (b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited) or (c) working partner (of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited).
  • Annual return of income and wealth for the assessment year 2015-16 if the assessee (not having any international or specified domestic transaction) is (a) corporate-assessee or (b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited) or (c) working partner (of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited)
October 7
  • Deposit of tax deducted/collected for the month of September, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Deposit of TDS for the period July 2016 to September 2016 when Assessing Officer has permitted quarterly deposit of TDS under section 192, 194A, 194D or 194H
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of September, 2016
October 15
  • Quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending September 30, 2016 when tax is deductedby a person other than an office of Government
  • Quarterly statement in respect of foreign remittances (to be furnished by authorized dealers) in Form No. 15CC for quarter ending September, 2016
  • Quarterly statement of TCS deposited for the quarter ending September 30, 2016
October 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of September, 2016.
October 30
  • Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary by a person not being an office of the Government) or quarterly TCS certificate (in respect of tax collected by any person) for the quarter ending September 30, 2016
October 31
  • Furnishing of Annual audited accounts for each approved programmes under section 35(2AA)
  • Quarterly return of non-deduction of tax at source by a banking company from interest on time deposit in respect of the quarter ending September 30, 2016
  • Quarterly statement of tax deducted if the deductor is an office of the Government for the quarter ending September 30, 2016
  • e-filing of a statement in Form No. 61 containing particulars of Form No. 60 received during the period April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016
November 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of October, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of October, 2016
November 15
  • Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary) by a person being an office of the Government for the quarter ending September 30, 2016
November 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of October, 2016
November 30
  • Annual return of income for the assessment year 2016-17 in the case of an assessee if he/it is required to submit a report under section 92E pertaining to international or specified domestic transaction(s)
  • Audit report under section 44AB for the assessment year 2016-17 in the case of an assessee who is also required to submit a report pertaining to international or specified domestic transactions under section 92E
  • Report to be furnished in Form 3CEB in respect of international transaction and specified domestic transaction
  • Statement of income distribution by venture capital company or venture capital fund in respect of income distributed during 2015-16
  • Statement to be furnished by AIF to Principal CIT or CIT in respect of income distributed (during previous year 2015-16) to units holders
  • Exercise option of safe harbour rules for international transaction by furnishing Form 3CEFA
  • Exercise option of safe harbour rules for specified domestic transaction by furnishing Form 3CEFB
  • Filing of statement of income distributed by business trust to unit holders during the financial year 2015-16. This statement is required to be filed electronically to Principal CIT or CIT in form No. 64A [As prescribed under Rule 12CA inserted by the Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2015, w.e.f. 19-1-2015.]
December 7
  • Deposit of Tax deducted/collected for the month of November, 2016. However, all sum deducted/collected by an office of the government shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government on the same day where tax is paid without production of an Income-tax Challan
  • Furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of November, 2016
December 15
  • Second instalment (in the case of an assessee other than a company) or third instalment (in the case of a company) of advance income-tax for the assessment year 2017-18
December 22
  • Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA in the month of November, 2016

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