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Procedure for filing of nil TDS return on TDSCPC website

A new facility has been started in TDSCPC website to update declaration for non TDS filing for deductors. Deductors can update status of TDS/TCS statement to non-filing online after login at TDSCPC website. The benefit of this facility is that instead of filing nil TDS/TCS return for a particular quarter/period, one just need to update the status to non filing of return. After updation of status, TDSCPC website server will not sent any notice for non filing of TDS return

Note that as per income tax rules, nil eTDS statement is not mandatory due to which, the department is not able to find out the difference between the following two types of deductors. 

  1. Deductors required to file return but not filed.
  2. Deductors not required to file return.   

After getting updation of status through this facility, department can get the details of wilful defaulters. 

Procedure for filing of nil TDS return /declaration for non filing of TDS statement is given below: 

1. Login through your register id at www.tdscppc.gov.in

2. Go to “Statement/Payments TAB after login >then declaration for Non filing of TDS statement (as shown in the picture below).

3. On click of declaration for Non filing of TDS statement link you will get screen as shown below.

  • Select financial year. 
  • Select Quarter.
  • Select statement type.
  • Select reason for non filing of statement from drop down menu. 

Also note following points: 

1. Fields marked by asterisk (*) are mandatory.

2. ‘Specify the exact reason’ field will be mandatory if user selects ‘Any Other Reason’ in ‘Reason’ drop down.

3. If deductor has Permanently closed his business, he should contact the Assessing Officer to close his TAN.

4. User will not be able to declare a statement for a Financial Year, Quarter and Form Type for Non-Filing for the following cases:

  • If user has already declared that statement for Non-Filing.
  • If user has changed the filing status of that statement from Non-Filing to Filing.
  • User has to agree to all the declarations before submitting the statement for Declaration for Non-Filing. 

4. Click proceed button after selecting required data. In next screen, you have to give a declaration/certificate as shown in the picture given below.

5. After certificate, following message will be shown. 

“Filing Status for the statements selected by you has successfully changed. You will receive the details of the statements for which filing status has changed on your email.”

6. Good thing of this facility is that you can change back this status from non-filing and can file return, if required at later stage or you have wrongly updated status for incorrect period. But change facility is available for only one time for a selected period. To change the status you have to go again through “Statement/Payments TAB after login > then declaration for non filing of TDS statement. 

7. Statement selected earlier as “non-filing can be updated by selecting the statement for a given period and click change filing status, and in next screen, you have to reconfirm your request by clicking the proceed button. 

8. After adding first statement to non filing status, next time you will get screen as shown above and you can add other statement to non filing status through add statement link.

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Procedure of Converting Form 26AS text file to excel file

Form 26AS is most important document for tax payers as it is a tax payment and deduction ledger for them. It shows Tax deducted /collected amount by deductors, Amount paid with TDS against form 15G/15H, tax paid by tax payer like advance tax,self assessment tax etc. Further it also shows refund amount . Every tax payer should match tax amount shown in form 26AS with tax claimed in Income Tax return before filing of income tax return. Now income Tax department have given automatic population of TDS entries in Income tax return from pan ledger/Form 26AS.

Form 26AS can be downloaded by three methods:

1. Through Income Tax India efiling login password.

2. Through online Banking account login password.

3. Through TIN-CPC website.

Form 26AS can be viewed online in HTML format and can also be downloaded in PDF or text format. The password for form 26AS file is Date of Birth provided in PAN database in ddmmyyyy format.

Click here to view the etutorial on how to convert the downloaded Form 26AS text file to excel file. 

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Correction of TDS challan without digital signature

Deductors can correct two type of errors online after registration of digital signature.

1. Online correction of challan.

2. Online correction of PAN.

Now TDSCPC website have given facility to correct challan without registering digital signature. First deductor have to register a request for correction of particular return and then they have to check its status after one day .

 Status of request can be:

• Requested – When user submits request for correction.

• Initiated – Request is being processed by TDSCPC.

• Available – Request for correction is accepted and statement is made available for correction. User can start correction on the statement. Clicking on the hyperlink will take user to validation screen. Once user clicks on request with ‘Available’ status, status of request / statement will change to ‘In Progress’.

• Failed – Request cannot be made available due to technical error. User can re-submit request for same details.

• In Progress – User is working on a statement. Clicking on the hyperlink will take user to validation screen.

• Submitted to Admin User – Sub-user / Admin User has submitted correction statement to Admin User.

• Submitted to ITD – Admin User has submitted correction statement to ITD for processing.

• Processed – Statement has been processed by TDS CPC (either for Form 26AS or for defaults).

• Rejected – Statement has been rejected by TDS CPC after processing. Rejection reasons will be displayed in ‘Remarks’ column.

Click here to view the etutorial on Online Correction (without digital signature)

 

 

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Important password formats for tax deductors and tax payers

The below table contains the password formats of various informations available in TRACES website which are important for both tax deductors and tax payers.

Functionality

Password

Example

Password Formats for Tax Deductors

Registration

It should contain a minimum of
8 alpha numeric characters with
at least one capital letter.

Register123
Consolidated File TAN_Request Number of request submitted CALA12345D_23456
Form 16/ 16A TAN in capital letters CALA12345D
Justification Report JR_TAN_FormType_Quarter_FY JR_CALA12345D_24Q_Q3_2010-11
Intimation
through email
TAN_Date of filing original
statement (in DDMMYYYY
format)
CALA_13102013

Password Formats for Tax Payers

Registration It should contain a minimum of 8 alpha numeric characters with at least one letter in upper case Register123
Form 26 AS Date of Birth (in DDMMYYYY format) If your date of birth is 01-May-1979, password will be 01051979
Form 16B Date of Birth (in DDMMYYYY format) If your date of birth is 01-May-1970, password will be 01051970
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