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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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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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FAQ on Form 26AS

What is Form 26AS?

It is a form issued under Rule 31AB, wherein the following information in relation to a PAN is published:

  • TDS – Part A & A1 of Form 26AS
  • TCS – Part B of Form 26AS
  • Details of tax paid other than TDS / TCS – Part C of Form 26AS
  • Details of Refund – Part D of Form 26AS
  • Details of AIR transactions – Part E of Form 26AS 

From which Assessment Year (AY) can I view my Form 26AS on TRACES?

You can view your Form 26AS in TRACES from AY 2009-10 onwards. 

How is Form 26AS important to a deductor and tax payer?

The TDS / TCS deducted by a deductor is reflected in Form 26AS of the respective PAN and this helps in identifying any discrepancy / error. Although deductor cannot view Form 26AS for a PAN, they can view the TDS / TCS deducted / collected by them.

The credits available in the tax statement confirm that:

  • The tax deducted / collected by the Deductor / Collector has been deposited to the account of the government
  • The Deductor / Collector has accurately filed the TDS / TCS return giving details of the tax deducted/collected on your behalf
  • Bank has properly furnished the details of the tax deposited by you
  • In future, you will be able to use this consolidated tax statement (Form 26AS) as a proof of tax deducted / collected on your behalf and the tax directly paid by you along with your income tax return, after the need for submission of TDS / TCS certificates and tax payment challans along with income tax returns has been dispensed with by the Income Tax Department (ITD) 

What is the period for which Form 26AS is generated?

Form 26AS is generated annually, for a Financial Year. 

Who can view Form 26AS?

Only a registered PAN holder can view their Form 26AS on TRACES. Form 26AS can be viewed from FY 2008-09 onwards. 

What is booking status in Part A of Form 26AS?

The various booking status available in Part A of Form 26AS in are:

  • F – Final
    • When payment details of TDS / TCS deposited in banks by deductors match with payment details mentioned in the TDS / TCS statement filed by deductor, status is displayed as Final (F)
  • O – Over booked
    • When payment details of TDS / TCS deposited in bank by deductor have matched with details mentioned in the TDS / TCS statement but the amount is over claimed in the statement, status is displayed as Overbooked (O). Final (F) credit will be reflected only when deductor reduces claimed amount in the statement or makes new payment for excess amount claimed in the statement
  • U – Unmatched
    • When payment details mentioned in the statement by deductor cannot be matched or found in OLTAS / banks, status is updated as Unmatched (U)
  • P – Provisionally Booked
    • In the case of Government deductors who make book entry for TDS / TCS payment, details are updated in G-Oltas by filing Form 24G. When the Government deductor files TDS / TCS statements and mentions BIN details and these do not match with G-Oltas data, status is updated as Provisionally Matched (P)

How can I correct if the name and address details given in Form 26AS are incorrect?

You can get the Data corrected by applying in TIN for changes or correction in PAN Data. This request can be made either online or through the existing network of TIN-FCs. 

Can I download my Form 26AS statement?

Yes. Form 26AS statement can be downloaded either as PDF / text / excel file. If number of records in Part A / Part B is less than 20,000, Form 26AS can be downloaded as PDF / excel file or viewed as HTML on the screen.

For records greater than 20,000, Form 26AS cannot be viewed as HTML and it also cannot be downloaded as PDF / excel file. You have to download Form 26AS as a text file. 

What should Tax Payer do in case details of tax deducted are not appearing in Form 26AS?

Details of tax deducted will appear only after submission of TDS statement by the corresponding deductor. In this case, deductor should be approached to ensure filing of TDS statement with correct PAN. 

What if entries in Form 26AS that do not pertain to the deductee?

The respective deductor should be approached for filling correction statement. In case of advance tax / regular tax / self-assessment tax, the jurisdictional AO may be approached for necessary correction. 

Whether name and address of Tax Payer can be changed in Form 26AS?

Tax Payer details (name and address) in Form 26AS are reflected as per PAN database. For any change, please submit change request application for PAN (Form 49A) at www.tin-nsdl.com

What is the password for opening Form 26AS?

The password for opening Form 26AS will be your Date of Birth (in DDMMYYYY format), e.g., if your date of birth is 01-Feb-1980, password will be 01021980. 

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Deductees reported in TDS Statements with structurally Valid, but actually Invalid PANs

CPC(TDS) has observed from its records that many deductors have reported deductees with invalid PANs in the quarterly TDS statements. These PANs appear structurally valid but they are invalid.

CPC(TDS) has issued a letter to all deductors in this regard. The letter produced is as follows:

Dear Deductor ( TAN XXXXXXXXXX ),

Centralized Processing Cell (TDS) has observed from its records that you have reported deductees with invalid PANs in your quarterly TDS statements. These PANs appear structurally valid, however, they are actually invalid, as they are not available in the PAN Master records.

For example, ARUPS4625S appears to be a valid PAN according to the alphabets and numerals in its structure, however, this is an invalid PAN, as this is not available in PAN Master.

What is the impact:

  • The impact of such errors is significant in nature, in view of following:
    • As per section 206AA, the tax is to be deducted at a higher rate, in case of reporting of invalid PANs. Therefore, Short Deduction is charged even if the tax has been deducted at the Section Rate, due to the applicability of section 206AA.
    • The deductor will not be able to generate TDS Certificates for their deductees with invalid PANs.
    • The taxpayer will not be able to avail correct TDS Credits

What actions to be taken:

  • The impact of such errors is significant in nature, in view of following:
    • PAN Verification facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees. You are requested to Login to TRACES and navigate to “Dashboard” to locate “PAN Verification” in the Quick Links menu.
    • You can also use “Consolidated TAN – PAN File” that includes all the valid PANs attached with the respective TANs. To avail the facility, Login to TRACES and navigate to “Dashboard” to locate “Consolidated TAN – PAN File”.
    • To correct an invalid PAN reported earlier, a C5 Correction Statement is required to be filed.
    • The PANs can also be corrected using our Online Correction facility with Digital Signatures. To avail the facility, you are requested to Login to TRACES and 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.

You can reach out to us on 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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