Closure of Short Payment defaults in Quarterly TDS Statements

CPC (TDS) has issued a reminder communication to Banks regarding closure of short payment defaults in Quarterly TDS Statements.

The issued communication has been given below:

Please refer to the earlier CPC(TDS) Communication Reference No.070/2014; dated 29th November 2014 regarding Defaults in TDS Statements for different TAN’s associated with your PAN.

The Centralized Processing Centre (TDS) has observed from its records that there are Short Payment Defaults in Quarterly TDS Statements submitted by different TANs associated with your PAN and therefore, downloading of TDS Certificates are currently restricted for your TANs .

The details of the TANs and outstanding Short Payment Defaults against them have been provided as annexed with this letter. Financial year wise details of the above are also available to you to be viewed online on the web-portal TRACES ( under “Aggregated TAN compliance Report”

Please note that

  • CPC (TDS) has initiated a special drive for closure of Short Payment Defaults due to Unmatched or Insufficient Challans in the TDS Statements.
  • Since the due date for filing of TDS Statements for Quarter 4, 2014-15 and distribution of TDS Certificates subsequently is approaching fast, you are suggested to close the above defaults without any further loss of time.

Order u/s 201 Intimation u/s 200A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 intimating the outstanding demand for different years has already been sent by Income Tax Department on Registered email address and by post, at the address, as mentioned in the relevant TDS Statement to the relevant deductors (TANs).

This information is being provided to you for further necessary action for closure of Short Payment Defaults at the earliest by moving deductee rows/ matching/tagging of Unmatched challans or by payment/ tagging in case of Insufficient challans.

This would be helpful for you in complying with the provisions of section 40(a)(ia) of Income Tax Act, 1961 and to ensure that correct information is disclosed in paragraph 21b(ii) of Tax Audit Report(Form 3CD) u/s 44AB of the Income Tax Act. Besides, after the closure of short payment defaults, the TANs under reference would be able to download Form 16/16A thus avoiding unnecessary inconvenience to your customers.

Actions to be taken by the TAN holders associated with you:

  • Download “Aggregate TDS Compliance Report” from our portal TRACES for the details of Short Payment defaults against each TAN associated with your PAN.
  • Quarter-wise Justification Reports can be downloaded by the referenced TANs from our portal TRACES for the details of Short Payment defaults.
  • Please use Challan ITNS 281 for payment of TDS in case of Insufficient Challans.
  • Online Correction facility provided by TRACES should be used for closing the above defaults by suitably moving deductee rows/ matching/ tagging of challans.

For any assistance, you can write to or call our toll-free number 1800 103 0344.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

For any, you can write to or call our toll-free number 0120-4816103.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.




Kumar Padmapani Bora

                                                                   Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax

                                                                   Central Processing Cell-TDS



  • You are requested to instruct the deductors to pay the demand and file correction statement or make the necessary correction in the statement within 15 days.
  • Short payment default may be on account of mismatch in challan particulars as quoted by you in TDS statement with the challan particulars as per OLTAS. Accordingly, the OLTAS challans may have remained unconsumed on account of mismatch. You can check the OLTAS challan details on Traces. You are requested to close the short payment default through “moving deductee rows” and “tagging” of correct challan using “online correction” facility at TRACES portal (
  • It is to inform that while downloading TDS certificate (Form 16/16A), deductor would be prompted to first close the ‘Short payment’ default on account of ‘Challan mismatch’, if any. As the next due date for download of Form 16/16A is 30thMay 2015, you are requested to close your defaults well in advance to avoid any issue in downloading of TDS certificates for 4thquarter of 2014-15.
  • Non-deduction of TDS attracts provisions of section 40(a) (ia) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 in your final accounts.
  • Late Filing fee and Late Payment Interest are not allowable expenses.
  • Please maintain updated email address and Contact Number on TRACES to receive regular periodic updates and guidelines from TRACES.
  • Please refer to our FAQs and e-tutorials for detailed screen-driven assistance, before seeking further help.


 Source: TRACES

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