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CPC(TDS) Reminder for downloading TDS Certificates (Form 16 / 16A) for FY 2013-14

Dear Deductor,

As per the records of Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), the TDS Statements have been filed by you for different quarters for the Financial Year 2013-14. However, you have not yet downloaded TDS Certificates (Forms 16/ 16A) from our portal.

Please refer to the following provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 in this respect:

Downloading of TDS Certificates from TRACES made mandatory:

In this regard, your attention is invited to the CBDT circulars 04/2013 dated 17.04.2013, No. 03/2011 dated 13.05.2011 and No. 01/2012 dated 09.04.2012 on the Issuance of certificate for Tax Deducted at Source in Form 16/16A as per IT Rules 1962. It is now mandatory for all deductors to issue TDS certificates after generating and downloading the same from “TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System” or http://www.tdscpc.gov.in (hereinafter called TRACES Portal).

TDS Certificates downloaded only from TRACES hold valid:

In view of above circulars, it may kindly be noted that the TDS Certificates downloaded only from TRACES Portal will be valid. Certificates issued in any other form or manner will not comply to the requirements referred in the Income-tax Act 1961 read with relevant Rules and Circulars issued in this behalf from time to time.

Due Date for downloading and Penalty for non-compliance:

Please be advised that under the provisions of section 203 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 read with rule 31A, Certificate of tax deducted at source is to be furnished within fifteen (15) days from the due date for furnishing the statement of tax deducted at source. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Act will attract penalty under the provisions of section 272A of the Act, a sum of one hundred rupees for every day during which the failure continues.

Assistance for downloading TDS Certificates from TRACES:

You can logon to our Portal and refer to our e-tutorials to download TDS Certificates.

For any further assistance, you can also write to ContactUs@tdscpc.gov.in or call our toll-free number 1800 103 0344.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

CPC (TDS) TEAM

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CPC (TDS) communication: TDS Statements filed for Q 1, FY 2012-13, not filed yet for Q 1, FY 2013-14

CPC (TDS) has issued a communication to the deductors regarding TDS Statements filed for Q 1, FY 2012-13 but not yet filed for Q 1, FY 2013-14. Through this communication, CPC(TDS) has made it clear that if deductors are not required to submit the relevant statement, then they are requested to submit a declaration by taking appropriate action as suggested under “Action to be taken” in this communication.

The issued communication has been given below:

Dear Deductor,

As per the records of the Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), you have filed TDS Statements for Q1, FY 2012-13, however, no TDS Statements have been filed for the said Quarter in FY 2013-14 as yet.

If you are not required to submit the relevant statement, you are requested to submit a declaration by taking appropriate action as suggested under “Action to be taken” in this communication. Otherwise, your urgent attention is invited to relevant CBDT Circulars and provisions of the Income Tax Act, mandating filing of TDS Statements and Issuance of TDS Certificates downloaded from TRACES.

1. Mandatory filing of TDS Statements:

Please refer to the provisions of section 200(3) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 31A, which reads as follows:

Every person responsible for deduction of tax under Chapter XVII-B, shall, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 200, deliver, or cause to be delivered, the following quarterly statements to the Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person authorised by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems), namely:

Statement of deduction of tax under section 192 in Form No. 24Q;

Statement of deduction of tax under sections 193 to 196D in-

• Form No. 27Q in respect of the deductee who is a non-resident not being a company or a foreign company or resident but not ordinarily resident; and

• Form No. 26Q in respect of all other deductees.

It is, therefore, advised to file the applicable TDS Statements at the earliest to comply with the above provisions.

2. Implications of Non/ Late filing of TDS Statements:

  • For Deductors: In case of late filing of TDS Statements, a fee shall be levied on the deductor u/s 234E of the IT Act which reads as under:
    • Where a person fails to deliver or cause to be delivered a statement within the time prescribed in sub-section (3) of section 200 or the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 206C, he shall be liable to pay, by way of fee, a sum of two hundred rupees for every day during which the failure continues
    • For Tax payers: Non/ Late filing of TDS statements results into the TDS Credit  not being available to the deductees. They, therefore, will not be able to claim the credit for tax already deducted from the payments made to them. Please note that TDS Certificates will not be available until the TDS  Statements are duly filed.

3. Actions to be taken:

  • Please file the relevant TDS Statement without any further delay.
  • If you are not required to file the same, please submit a declaration for Non-filing on TRACES. For this purpose, you can login to TRACES, navigate to “Statements/ Payments” menu and submit details under “Declaration for Non-Filing of Statements”.
  • Issue TDS certificates after generating and downloading the same from TRACES. TDS Certificates downloaded only from TRACES Portal will be valid.

For any further assistance, you can also write to ContactUs@tdscpc.gov.in or call our toll-free number 1800 103 0344.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

CPC (TDS) TEAM

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Invalid / Not Available PANs reported consistently while submitting TDS Statements – CPC(TDS)

CPC(TDS) has issued a reminder communication to all deductors regarding invalid/non available PANs. The issued communication has been given below:

Dear Deductor,

CPC(TDS) has observed from its records that you have consistently reported Invalid / Not Available PANs in the Quarterly TDS Statements submitted during the period from Q4, 2012-13 to Q3,2013-14. Please note that you are amongst deductors, who have reported highest number of above mentioned incorrect PAN records in their TDS Statements.

Please refer to the following details with respect to Invalid PANs reported in your TDS Statements:

Deductor’s 
TAN

Count of PAN Errors 
Q4,2012-13

Count of PAN Errors 
Q1,2013-14

Count of PAN Errors 
Q2,2013-14

Count of PAN Errors 
Q3,2013-14

         

Implications of reporting Invalid/ Not Available PANs in TDS Statements :

  • The Deductor will not be able to provide TDS certificate to the deductee, if valid PANs are not reported.
  • The correct deductee will not be able to avail the credit of TDS deducted for taxes deducted.
  • Under section 277 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, if a person makes a statement in any verification under this Act or under any rule made there under, or delivers an account or statement which is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false, or does not believe to be true, is punishable.

Actions to be taken :

  • Please note that Correct reporting at the first instance will help in avoiding submitting Correction Statements.
  • In case of any errors observed in reporting, the Corrections must be reported at the earliest to avoid unwarranted delays.
  • The Deductor must ensure that the PANs for deductees reported in TDS Statements are valid and correct. TAN-PAN Master can be downloaded from TRACES and should be used to file statements to avoid quoting of incorrect PANs.Please Login to TRACES and navigate to “Dashboard”to locate “PAN Verification” in the Quick Links menu. The functionality to download Consolidated TAN – PAN File has also been provided that includes all the PANs attached with the respective TANs.
  • You can use the facility of Online Corrections at TRACES with Digital Signature. Please refer to e-tutorials for assistance.

It is advised to avoid submitting TDS Statements with Invalid PANs and take corrective actions at the earliest.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

CPC (TDS) TEAM

 

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One mobile number or email ID can be used for a maximum of 10 user accounts in e-filing portal – CBDT

CBDT has released a press release on 4th July 2014 in which it has been mentioned that now One mobile number or email ID can be used for a maximum of 10 user accounts as the Primary Contact- Mobile Number and Email ID in e-Filing.

The press released has been given below:

UPDATE AND VALIDATE TAXPAYER EMAIL ID AND MOBILE NUMBER FOR THEIR E-FILING ACCOUNT

PRESS RELEASE, DATED 4-7-2014

A valid Email ID and Mobile Number has to be registered/ updated on the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department so that direct communication with taxpayer can be possible. For details, taxpayers can logon to: https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/eFiling/Portal/StaticPDF/Update_Contact_Details.pdf

The Department will send separate One Time Passwords (OTP) also referred as PIN on the mobile and email provided by the taxpayer. The OTPs have to be entered by the taxpayer after logging into their e-filing account to authenticate the same. The OTPs will remain valid for 24 hours within which the taxpayer has to complete the process. For ‘Foreign/ NRI’ taxpayers, the OTP validation of the email ID would be sufficient.

Validation of email and mobile numbers has been introduced to facilitate taxpayers as in many cases incorrect emails and mobile numbers have been provided and taxpayers did not receive important communication from the Department. Further, it has been observed that in many cases taxpayers are not able to reset their password since the new temporary password from the Department may be sent to their registered email which may be different from the taxpayer’s personal email, e.g. email of their intermediary.

This is a one-time process to validate the mobile number and email ID. However, whenever the taxpayer changes the Mobile Number or email ID in their Profile, the process will be repeated to ensure that the particulars provided are correct. Further, this validation will ensure that Department can send an OTP for resetting the password used for Login in case the taxpayer has forgotten the password.

One mobile number or email ID can be used for a maximum of 10 user accounts as the Primary Contact- Mobile Number and Email ID in e-Filing. This is to ensure that family members and related business concerns (not exceeding 10 separate users) not having personal email or mobile can be covered under a common email or mobile, but in general taxpayers should have their own unique email ID and Mobile registered with the Department.

The taxpayer can enter any other person’s email or mobile number in addition, as a Secondary Contact (without any restriction on the number of user accounts linked as a Secondary Contact). Using “Profile Settings -> My Profile” the taxpayer can select to include the Secondary Contact to also receive emails, alerts etc.

It is advised that the emails and SMS from the Income tax Department may be included in the ‘safe list’ or ‘white list’ to prevent the communications from the Department from being blocked or rejected or sent to Spam folder. Taxpayers are also advised not to share their user-id and password of their e-filing account with others to prevent un-authorized access.Taxpayers can reset their password using the ‘Forgot Password?’ link while logging in to their e-filing account and by providing the necessary details.

The Department requests the cooperation of all taxpayers for completing this validation process at the earliest for a smooth and convenient return filing process.

(Rekha Shukla)

Commissioner of Income Tax

(Media & Technical Policy)

Official Spokesperson, CBDT – 04th July, 2014

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