As per section 200(3) every person liable to deduct tax at source is liable to file the statement in respect of tax deducted by him i.e. TDS return. Further, as per proviso to section 206C(3) every person liable to collect tax at source has to furnish statement in respect of tax collected by him i.e. TCS return. Section 234E provides for levy of late filing fees for the delay in filing TDS/TCS return.
As per section 234E, where a person fails to file the TDS/TCS return on or before the due date prescribed in this regard, then he shall be liable to pay, by way of fee, a sum of Rs.200 for every day during which the failure continues. The amount of late fees however shall not exceed the amount of TDS/TCS. TDS/TCS return cannot be filed (after prescribed due date) without payment of late filing fees as discussed above.