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TAX CALENDAR – 2021
(Last Dates for Making Payments & filing Returns)

January​

February

March

April

Date
Description
1 Betting & Gaming Levy Payment – 1ˢᵗ Quarter 2021/2022
7 Betting & Gaming Levy Payment – 10% of Turnover – March 2021
15 APIT Payment – March 2021
WHT/ AIT  Payment – March 2021
Stamp Duty Compounded – Payment & Return – 1ˢᵗ Quarter 2021
20 VAT Payment –  March 2021
Betting & Gaming Levy Return – 4ᵗʰ Quarter 2020/2021
30 VAT Return - Monthly (March 2021) & Quarterly ( January - March 2021)
WHT/ AIT  Annual Statement – Year of Assessment 2020/2021
APIT Annual Statement of Employers – 2020/2021

May

Date
Description
7 Betting & Gaming Levy Payment – 10% of Turnover – April 2021
15 Income Tax – 4ᵗʰ Instalment of Y/A 2020/2021
APIT Payment – April 2021
WHT/ AIT Payment – April 2021
20 VAT Payment –  April 2021
31 VAT Return – Monthly (April 2021)

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

* Please note that, as the due date falls on a non working day (public or bank holiday) please make arrangements to pay or comply on or before that date.

Discount on Income Tax payable by Individuals

Any individuals who makes any quarterly self-assessment income tax payment, one month before the due date, is entitled to a 10% discount thereon (not exceeding such percentage on the installment based on the current year profits).

Illustration – I
Assume that your income tax liability (as an individual) for the year of assessment 2015/16 is Rs. 200,000/-. Then, under normal circumstances you may make quarterly self-assessment income tax payments for the year of assessment 2016/17, as follows:

Payment Date Calculation Amount (Rs.)
15th August 2016 200,000 x ¼ 50,000
15th November 2016 200,000 x ¼ 50,000
15th February 2017 200,000 x ¼ 50,000
15th May 2017 200,000 x ¼ 50,000
Total 200,000

However, if you make above payments one month before the respective stipulated dates, you are entitled to a 10% discount thereof (based on current year liability) and payments could be made as follows.

Payment Date Calculation Amount (Rs.)
15th July 2016 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
15th Oct 2016 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
15th January 2017 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
15th April 2017 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
Total 180,000

If your income tax liability for the year of assessment 2016/17 is Rs. 250,000/-, 
then, the balance tax payable for that year of assessment, on or before September 30, 2017, is as follows:

Computation Amount (Rs.)
Total Income Tax payable for the Y/A 2016/17 250,000
Less: Total of Quarterly self-assessment tax payments made (180,000)
Discount 200,000 x 10% (already deducted) (20,000)
Balance Tax payable on or before September 30, 2017 50,000


Illustration – II

Assume that your income tax liability (as an individual) for the year of assessment 2015/16 is Rs.200,000/-.
Then, under normal circumstances you may make quarterly self-assessment income tax payments on the basis of that liability for the year of assessment 2016/17 as follows:

Payment Date Calculation Amount (Rs.)
15th August 2016 200,000 x ¼ 50,000
15th November 2016 200,000 X ¼ 50,000
15th February 2017 200,000 X ¼​ 50,000
15th May 2017 200,000 X ¼ 50,000
Total 200,000

However, if you make above payments one month before respective stipulated dates, you will be entitled to a 10% discount thereof (based on current year liability) and payments could be made as follows.

Payment Date Calculation Amount (Rs.)
15th July 2016 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
15th Oct 2016 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
15th January 2017 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
15th April 2017 (200,000 x ¼) less 200,000x ¼ x10% 45,000
Total 180,000

​If your income tax liability for the year of assessment 2016/17 is Rs. 150,000/-,  then the refund for that year of assessment, is computed as follows.

Computation Amount (Rs.)
Total Income Tax payable for the Y/A 2016/17 150,000
Less: Total of Quarterly self-assessment tax payments (180,000)
Discount 150,000 x 10% (entitled) (15,000)
Refund due for the Y/A 2016/17 (45,000)

Please note that the discount is limited to 10% of the current year tax liability.

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Last updated: 08-04-2021