The Income Tax Department has released the following new File Validation Utilities on 12 August 2013 which would be mandatory from September 01, 2013:
FVU version 2.135 up to FY 2009-10.
FVU version 3.9 for FY 2010-11 and onwards.
FVU version 3.8 and FVU Version 2.134 are applicable upto August 31, 2013.
TDSMAN would be updated for the new FVU versions and would be released much before the end of August. Meanwhile, the earlier versions (FVU 3.8 and FVU 2.134) are still applicable for preparing and filing returns.