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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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Points to remember before filing the quarterly TDS statement

Given below are the points one should remember before filing quarterly TDS statement:
  • Correct Reporting: Cancellation of TDS statement and deductee row is no longer permissible. Accordingly, it is very important to report correct and valid particulars (TAN of the deductor, Category (Government / Non-Government) of the deductor, PAN of the deductees and other particulars of deduction of tax) in the quarterly TDS statement
  • Quote correct and valid lower rate TDS certificate in TDS statement wherever the TDS has been deducted at lower / zero rate on the basis of certificate issued by the Assessing Officer
  • Last provisional receipt number to be quoted in regular TDS / TCS statements: While filing new regular (original) TDS statement, it is mandatory to quote the last accepted provisional receipt number of the regular quarterly TDS / TCS statement of any form type
  • TDS statement cannot be filed without quoting any valid challan and deductee row
  • Late filing fee, being statutory in nature, cannot be waived
  • Download PAN Master from TRACES and use the same to file new statement to avoid quoting of incorrect and invalid PAN
  • Validate PAN and name of fresh deductees from TRACES before quoting it in TDS statement
  • Download TDS certificate (Form16A) from TRACES (http://www.tdscpc.gov.in) bearing unique TDS certificate number and issue to the taxpayers within due date
  • File correction statements promptly in case of incomplete and incorrect reporting
  • Download the justification report to know the details of TDS defaults, if any, on processing of TDS statement
  • Do view your Dashboard regularly to know about your TDS performance
  • Government deductors should obtain BIN (Book Identification Number) from their Accounts Officer (AIN holder) in time and quote the same correctly in TDS statement
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TDSMAN updated with FVU ver. 4.3 & FVU ver. 2.139

TDSMAN software has been updated for the newly released File Validation Utilities (FVU ver. 4.3 and FVU ver. 2.139).

All licensed and trial users are advised to update the software and File Validation Utility from the Utilities menu provided in the software in order to process the TDS returns.

These two FVU versions are mandatory with effect from June 28, 2014.

FVU version 4.3 – For Statements pertaining to FY 2010-11 onwards.

FVU version 2.139 – For Statements upto FY 2009-10.

Click here to view the key features of FVU version 4.3
Click here to view the key features of FVU version 2.139

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FVU 4.3 and FVU 2.139 released by NSDL

The Income Tax Department has released the following new File Validation Utilities on 27th June, 2014:

• FVU version 4.3 – For Statements pertaining to FY 2010-11 onwards.

• FVU version 2.139 – For Statements upto FY 2009-10.

These two FVU versions are mandatory with effect from June 28, 2014.

Click here to view the key features of FVU version 4.3

Click here to view the key features of FVU version 2.139

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