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All you need to know about Form 24 Q

Form 24 Q

Everything that you need to know about Form 24Q

As we know, Form 24Q is the form used for organising eTDS returns for the TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) deducted on salary under Section 192. This form is required to be submitted on a quarterly basis by the employer since it contains details of the salaries paid and the TDS deducted from the employees.

Let us understand how to generate and submit Form 24Q for your employees, using greytHR. Let us also go through the various parts, annexures, and deadlines for each quarter.

Components of Form 24 Q 

Form 24Q consists of 2 annexures – Annexure I and Annexure II

Annexure I includes the Deductor details, Challan details, and Deductee details. Annexure II covers a detailed breakdown of the salary details of all the deductees.

It is important to note that  Annexure I has to be submitted for all four quarters of a financial year. Annexure II is not required to be submitted for the first three quarters since it has to be submitted in the last quarter (Jan – Mar), containing details of the entire financial year.

Form 24Q Deadlines


Due Date

April to June

31st July

July to September

31st Oct

October to December

31st Jan

January to March

31st May


greytHR makes it easy

The process for Form 24Q generation involves complex calculations which is why it  is considered a tedious and labour-intensive task. The entire process usually takes 1-2 days (depending upon the employee headcount) because of the number of steps involved. However, if you’re a greytHR user, you can rest easy. With the support of our software which is statutory compliant, the task can be completed in a matter of a few minutes. For added user convenience, the updated FVU version is available for use on the application. greytHR also generates Form 24Q in various uploadable formats.

All one is required to do is provide the challan details and the CSI file and let us take over to ease your task.


Steps to generate Form 24Q for your organization using greytHR

  1. Update the 24Q parameters (one-time activity).
  2. Add the challan details.
  3. Generate CSI file from NSDL website.
  4. Upload CSI file to greytHR and generate FVU.

You can also check out the user guide for a step by step procedure of how to generate Form 24Q.

Facts about late submission of Form 24Q 

The old proverb ‘time is money’ holds true here! In case of a delayed submission you stand to be penalised at the rate of 1 to 1.15% interest per day on the outstanding amount i.e. tax collected which is an amount that mounts quickly.

One must keep in mind that the Form 24Q for the last quarter must be completed by the end of April. This grace period of a month post the end of the quarter gives you time to clear all pending completions and deductions for the financial year.

Along with automating the process of filing Form 24Q, greytHR offers a full suite of HR and Payroll automation solutions suited for SMEs, making it HR and Payroll managers' best friend. 

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