New/ Revised “TDS Return Due Dates” (Financial year 2016-17 onwards): CBDT Notification
The CBDT vide Notification No. 30/2016 dt. 29 Apr. 2016 has notified New/ Revised TDS Return Due Dates, (i.e. due dates for submission of quarterly statements of tax deduction at source by deductors have been rescheduled) w.e.f. 1 Jun. 2016 (i.e. from the Financial Year 2016-17 onwards).
The CBDT has basically made this amendment to unify the TDS Return Due Dates, i.e. due dates for submission of TDS Return or Statement both by Government and Non Government deductors. Earlier Government deductors were getting full one month for submission of TDS returns in respect of first three quarters, whereas Non Government deductors were getting only 15 days for respective quarters. After the above amendments, both Government as well Non Government deductors will get the same grace period for TDS compliance and there will be no discrimination as such, i.e. tds return due dates will be the same for both type of deductors. Also, it’s really a welcome move of the CBDT to give sufficient time to deductors to make adequate compliance with the requirements of provisions of TDS.
Amended TDS Return Due Dates (Filing of Quarterly TDS Returns or Statements) w.e.f. 1st June 2016 onwards
|Quarter ending||Revised TDS Return Due Dates|
|30th June||31st July|
|30th September||31st October|
|31st December||31st January|
|31st March||31st May|
It may however be noted that above Notification has no effect on filing of quarterly TCS returns/ statements, i.e. there is NO CHANGE in the TCS Return Due Dates.
TCS Return Due Dates (Filing of Quarterly TCS Returns or Statements)
|Quarter ending||Existing TCS Return Due Dates|
|30th June||15th July|
|30th September||15th October|
|31st December||15th January|
|31st March||15th May|