The deductor needs to file TDS/TCS Returns on a quarterly basis. The Income Tax Department has notified file formats for the preparation of TDS and TCS statements/returns. Hence, the NSDL e-Gov has developed a software called an e-TDS/TCS Return Preparation Utility (RPU) to facilitate the preparation of e-TDS/TCS returns.
Steps to Download Return Preparation Utility
- Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.
Click on Services > e-TDS/e-TCS option from the dashboard.
- Click on e-TDS/e-TCS RPU.
From the e-TDS/e-TCS option located on the left side.
- Click on the “Download RPU Version 3.0” link.
The versions are modified from time to time. So make sure to have latest version of RPU.
- Extract the files
The file downloaded is a zipped file.
- Open the “TDS_RPU_3.0.jar” which is the executable jar file.
From the list of files in the folder.
- Click on the “OK” option to access the utility.
Start filling the details to prepare TDS Return/Statement.
NSDL e-Gov has made available a freely downloadable Return Preparation Utility for the preparation of e-TDS/TCS statements. Additionally, you can develop your own software for this purpose or you may acquire software from various third-party vendors.
Return Preparation Utility (RPU) version 3.0 is to be used for the preparation of e-TDS/TCS regular and correction statements pertaining to Financial Year 2007-08 onwards.