Advisory from CPC (TDS) regarding spurious emails

CPC (TDS) has released an advisory communication to all deductors and taxpayers regarding spurious email. CPC (TDS) has advised them to maintain strong Password for User account at TRACES and must not share the User ID / Password with any unauthorized user.

The released communication has been given below:

Dear Deductor/ Taxpayer

This is to inform that a few emails received by the Deductors and Taxpayers have been brought to the attention of the Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), which claim to have been originated from CPC (TDS) and may have been triggered by the sender of those emails with a mala fide intent.

To avoid any inconvenience or loss that may be caused to you, please take note of the following important facts:

CPC (TDS) NEVER sends any communication to the Deductors or Taxpayers suggesting:

  • Sharing of User ID or Password of your user accounts with TRACES.
  • Automatic deduction of Tax from Deductors’ or Taxpayers’ respective bank accounts.
  • Closure of TDS Defaults through means other than established institutionalized processes of Online or Offline Corrections

Please exercise utmost caution while dealing with mails which appear to be dubious or fallacious. You may connect to us through the contact details shared on TRACES website in case of any doubt.

You are advised to maintain strong Password for your User account at TRACES and must not share the User ID / Password with any unauthorized user. Please note that CPC (TDS) does not maintain your Passwords in its system and you can reset the same through TRACES by using “Forgot Password” utility at TRACES.

Responsible Person for Deductor TAN, using Digital Signature Certificate at TRACES, must not share the Private Key with others.

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


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