Smart & Easy TDS Software for Preparing TDS Returns

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Advisory for taxpayers

Check your 26AS Tax credit statement regularly!

  • 26AS statement contains tax credits available to taxpayer for claim in Income Tax Return along with information on refund, high value transactions and TDS defaults.
  • View 26AS statement to check TDS credits as reported by your deductors.
  • Insist on furnishing of TDS certificate downloaded by the deductor through TRACES portal ( only.
  • Valid TDS/TCS certificate bears 7 alpha character (for example – ABCXYET) that can be verified through TRACES website by using “verify TDS certificate” in “view TDS/TCS Credit”.
  • Be vigilant towards completeness and correctness of 26AS statement.
  • Request the deductor to file correction statement on noticing of any gap in TDS certificate or in 26AS.
  • Taxpayer may view/download Form 26AS from any of the following:

Basic principles of TDS Compliance

The following are the basic principles of TDS compliance:

  1. Deduction/ Collection of Tax at Correct Rates
  2. Timely Deposit of Tax Deducted at Source
  3. Accurate Reporting of data related to tax deductions/ collections made
  4. Submission of TDS return within the due dates
  5. Verification and Issuance of TDS Certificates within time
  6. 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 etds filing, before CPC (TDS) proceeds with computing Defaults for the relevant statement.
  7. 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).
  8. Aggregated TDS Compliance Report assists the PAN of the Deductor to administer TDS Defaults for associated TANs and to take appropriate action
  9. The Deductor’s Dashboard provides you all necessary information to assist you in “Compliance Self-Assessment” and to take appropriate action.
  10. Non-filing Self-declaration can be made by navigating to Statements / Payments menu and submit details under Declaration for Non-Filing of Statements.
  11. PAN Verification and Consolidated TAN – PAN File facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees.
  12. The Conso Files and Justification Reports downloaded from TRACES help you to identify errors in submission of revised Quarterly TDS Statements.

Consequences of TDS defaults

Failure to deduct taxes or wrong deduction of TDS (non deposit, short deposit or late deposit):

Default/ Failure Section
Nature of Demand Quantum of demand or penalty

Failure to deduct tax at source

201(1) Tax demand Equal to tax amount deductible but not deducted
201(1A) Interest @1 % p.m. of tax deductible
271C Penalty Equal amount of tax deductible but not deducted
Failure to deposit tax at source 201(1) Tax demand Equal to tax amount not deposited
  201(1A) Interest @1.5% p.m. of tax not deducted
  276B Prosecution Rigorous imprisonment for a term for a minimum of 3 months which may extend to 7 years and with fine
Failure to apply for TAN No. u/s 203A 272BB Penalty Rs. 10000
Failure to furnish prescribed statements u/s 200(3) 272A(2)(k) Penalty Rs. 100 every day during which the failure continues subject to maximum of TDS amount
Failure to issue TDS certificate u/s 203 272(A)(g) Penalty Rs. 100 every day during which the failure continues subject to maximum of TDS amount.
Failure to furnish statement of perquisite or profit in lieu of salary u/s 192(2C) 272(A)(i) Penalty Rs. 100 every day during which the failure continues subject to maximum of TDS amount
Failure to mention PAN of the deductee in the TDS statements and certificates 272B Penalty

Rs. 10000

 If TDS return is not filed within the specified due dates being 31st July, 2016 for the 1st quarter corresponding to FY 2016-17, the major consequences would be levy interest.

However in case of payments made under sec. 194A, 194C, 194H, 194I and 194J in respect of individual and HUF, only if the turnover or professional receipt exceeds sum of Rs. 1 Crore or Rs. 25 Lacs respectively in previous year, there is a requirement to deduct tax at source.


CPC(TDS) Advisory for Deposit of Tax deducted and Demand for TDS Defaults with respect to Purchase of Immovable Property

CPC(TDS) has issued an advisory for deposit of tax deducted and demand for TDS defaults with respect to purchase of immovable property (26QB Statement-cum-challan).

The issued advisory has been given below:

The Centralized Processing Cell (TDS) provides important tips, for the convenience of Taxpayers, who have executed any transaction for Purchase of Immovable Property exceeding Rs. 50 Lakhs (Rupees Fifty Lakhs). Please take note of the following key details for Payments associated with filing of 26QB Statements-cum-challan and TDS Defaults, if any:

Filing of 26QB Statement-cum-Challan:

1. 26QB Statement-cum-challan can be filed (along with payment of tax), under “Form 26QB” in “TDS on Sale of Property”on the payment portal of NSDL.

Filing of 26QB Statement-cum-Challan

2. The tax to be deposited only through the Statement-cum-Challan mode (Form 26QB). No other challan, viz. Demand Payment, 280/ 281 etc. to be used for the same.

Payment against TDS Defaults:

1. On receipt of Default Intimations from CPC(TDS), the Payment against demand raised should be made through the Demand Payment link at NSDL portal, as follows:

Payment against TDS Defaults

2. The payment of Demand for closure of Defaults has to be made only through the above online mode. No other challan, viz. 280/ 281 etc. should be used for payment of demand.

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Source: TRACES

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