- Deduction/ Collection of Tax at Correct Rates.
- Timely Deposit of Tax Deducted at Source.
- Accurate Reporting of data related to tax deductions/ collections made.
- Submission of TDS Statements within the due dates.
- Verification and Issuance of TDS Certificates within time.
- CPC (TDS) is now sending “Intermediate Default Communication” for PAN Errors and Short Payments, which can be corrected during the interim period of a week of filing TDS Statements, before CPC (TDS) proceeds with computing Defaults for the relevant statement.
- User-friendly Online Correction facility can be used for Correction of Deductees, Tagging Unmatched Challans and Payment of Fees/ Interest. (Please navigate to Defaults tab to locate Request for Correction from the drop-down menu. For any assistance, please refer to the e-tutorial available on TRACES).
- Aggregated TDS Compliance Report assists the PAN of the Deductor to administer TDS Defaults for associated TANs and to take appropriate action.
- The Deductor’s Dashboard provides you all necessary information to assist you in “Compliance Self-Assessment” and to take appropriate action.
- Non-filing Self-declaration can be made by navigating to Statements / Payments menu and submit details under Declaration for Non-Filing of Statements.
- PAN Verification and Consolidated TAN – PAN File facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees.
- The Conso Files and Justification Reports downloaded from TRACES help you to identify errors in submission of revised Quarterly TDS Statements.
Given below are some dos and don’t for filing of TDS returns:
- Ensure that TDS return is filed with same TAN against which TDS payment has been made.
- Ensure that correct challan particulars including CIN and amount is mentioned.
- Correct PAN of the deductee is mentioned.
- Correct section is quoted against each deductee record.
- Tax is deducted at correct rate for each deductee record.
- File correction statement as soon as discrepancy is noticed.
- Issue TDS certificate downloaded from TRACES website.
- Don’t file late returns as it affects deductee tax credit.
- Don’t quote incorrect TAN vis-à-vis TDS payments.
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
Circular No.: NSDL/TIN/2017/001
January 10, 2017
Subject: New design of PAN card
All TIN-FCs & PAN Centres are hereby informed that the Income Tax Department (ITD) has prescribed certain changes in the existing design of the PAN Card. Accordingly, with effect from January 1, 2017, PAN cards are being printed as per the new design specifications approved by ITD.
Specimen of the PAN card as per new design is as under:
(i) Quick Response (QR) code having details of the PAN applicant is printed on PAN card for enabling verification of the PAN Card;
(ii) Legends have been incorporated for particulars Name, father’s, and date of birth fields.
(iii) Position of PAN & signature has been changed.
All TIN-FCs and PAN Centres are advised to take note of the above and advise applicants in the events of queries received from the applicants.
For and on behalf of
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure limited
Date: 2017.01.10 16:02:46. IST
The government has asked banks to obtain permanent account number (PAN) or Form-60 if PAN is not available, from all bank account holders by February 28, 2017. It has released press release in this regard which has been given below:
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, 8th January, 2017
Quoting of PAN in all the existing bank accounts and other measures
Income-tax Rules have been amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017, if not already done. In this connection, it may be mentioned that RBI vide circular dated 15.12.2016 has mandated that no withdrawal shall be allowed from theaccounts having substantial credit balance/deposits if PAN or Form No.60 is not provided in respect of such accounts. Therefore, persons who are having bank account but have not submitted PAN or Form No.60 are advised to submit the PAN or Form No. 60 to the bank by 28.2.2017.
2. The banks and post offices have also been mandated to submit information in respect of cash deposits from 1.4.2016 to 8.11.2016 in accounts where the cash deposits during the period 9.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 exceeds the specified limits.
3. It has also been provided that person who is required to obtain PAN or Form No.60 shall record the PAN/Form.No.60 in all the documents and quote the same in all the reports submitted to the Income-tax Department.
4. The notification amending the relevant rules is available on the official website of the Income-tax Department i.e. www.incometaxindia.gov.in
(Dr. Binod K. Sinha)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
Official spokesperson, CBDT.
Source: Income Tax