FAQ about Conso File

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1. What is a conso file?

It is the consolidated data of the statements processed (regular & correction) for the relevant Financial Year, Quarter and Form Type.

2. Why is a conso file required?

While filing correction for a particular Financial Year, Quarter and Form Type, conso file provides details about all the previous corrections made in the relevant statement. This file gets updated each time a correction is filed for the particular Financial Year, Quarter and Form Type. Hence, each time a correction statement is to be filed for the given combination, a fresh conso file is required.

3. From which year is conso file available on TRACES?

Conso file is available on TRACES from FY 2007-08.

4. What would be the file extension for the consolidated file?

The file extension would be in “.tds” format.

5. How can I download conso file?

Login to TRACES as deductor and submit download request for the conso file under Request for Conso File in Statements / Payments tab. File will be available under Requested Downloads in Downloads tab.

6. Is it mandatory to download a conso file while filing correction statement?

Yes. It is mandatory, as it enables accuracy during correction filing.

7. What is the password for opening Conso file?

The password for opening Conso file will be your TAN_Request Number in capital letters.

8. I want to submit request to download the conso file, will system allow me to pass through validation screen without any challan and deductee detail?

Yes, you can download the conso file even if you have zero challan detail and no deductee record for the statement.

9. I have filed a paper return, and want to download the consolidated file for the same on TRACES. How should I proceed?

Conso file will not be available in case of paper return. Refer e-Tutorials for more details.

10. While entering validation details for submitting request to download conso file, I have entered details correctly in Part 1 and Part 2 of the validation screen, yet it shows error as ‘Invalid Details’ in Part 1 or Part 2. What should I do?

Details to be filled in validation screen should be exactly the same as reported in the TDS statement. If you have filed any correction statement, Token Number and other details should be as per the latest correction statement.

11. While entering validation details for submitting request to download conso file, I am getting an error, ‘More than one PAN in the challan’. What should I do?

In such case, CIN of that challan should be entered which has been claimed for at least two, three or more PANs.

12. While entering validation details for submitting request to download conso file, I am getting an error, ‘Invalid Token Number’. How do I rectify the error?

Enter Token Number for latest accepted statement (regular or correction) for the statement for which conso file is being requested.

13. While submitting request to download conso file, I am getting an error message that request has failed. What should I do?

In such cases, request for downloading conso file needs to be resubmitted.

Source: TRACES

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14 thoughts on “FAQ about Conso File

  1. Shah & Chheda Homes P Ltd

    while submitting request to download conso file, I have entered details correctly in Part 1 and Part 2 of the validation screen, yet it shows error as Invalid DetailsĀ¢ in Part 1 or Part 2. What should I do?
    is there any other way to make correction of tds return.

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  2. radha dharmaraj

    I have downloaded & unzipped a conso file. I would like know how to the utility in which i can open the conso file

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  3. gopal

    Sir/Madam,

    My question is without deductee detail how to get conso file from traces But i have token no i need to give revised return…

    Pls reply

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    1. TDSMAN Post author

      Dear Gopal,

      Please provide your contact number so that our representative can call you to solve your query.

      Reply
    2. ANKIT ROZERA

      FIRST MAKE JUSITIFICATION REQUEST BY USING DSC OF ANY YEAR WHICH U HAVE DATA AND AFTER COMPLETING THIS MAKE REQUEST REQUEST FOR CONSO FILE IT DOESN’T REQUIRE DEDUCTEE DETAIL AGAIN.THIS SHOULD BE DONE BY USING DSC

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    1. TDSMAN Post author

      Dear Gopal Agarwal,

      Please provide your contact number so that our representative can call you to solve your query.

      Reply
  4. Rajan

    Dear Sir

    We found few errors in IVth qtr TDS return filed by us on due date and we went again given request and downloaded the conso file and filed revised tds return subsequently. Errors got rectified with concerned TDS entries after checking Form 16/16A. But we found that few more corrections to be done again. So, we gave request and downloaded the conso file. There is a surprise, Whatever we have corrected in the 1st revised return is still not updated. We waited for few weeks and checked again, Same story. Now we are not sure how to get the conso file updated to the last filed revised return since we need to still file a revised return again for something else.

    Please advice.

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  5. devendra

    while filing original tds return wrong pan was entered and in this return there is only one deductee whose pan was entered wrong, while submitting request to download conso file, I have entered details correctly in Part 1 and Part 2 of the validation screen, yet it shows error as Invalid DetailsĀ¢ in Part 1 or Part 2. What should I do?
    is there any other way to make correction of tds return.

    Reply
  6. G.Sivakumar

    Respected TDSMAN,

    Our company (previous management) has registered at New Delhi initially and got TAN no. Subsequently, the new management has registered at Chennai and started operating only from Chennai with Chennai TAN no. Our previous management received a TDS letter stating that there is TDS liability for the year 2007-08 & 2008-09. We would like to see the details filed in conso file but unfortunately we don’t have login id and password of TAN registered at New delhi. Request how to get conso file and do correction now ?

    Reply

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