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Application for Duplicate Provisional Receipt Number (PRN)

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Maharshi Shah

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TDS Provisional Receipt
Last updated on July 5th, 2021

A 15-digit Provisional Receipt Number (PRN) gets generated once the e-TDS or e-TCS return is filed. The deductor can file TDS/TCS Return either on Income Tax E-filing Portal or with TIN FC. PRN is nothing but an acknowledgment of e-TDS/ e-TCS Return filed. Furthermore, there are two different ways to gain access to the Provisional Receipt. They are as follows:

  1. Download the Provisional Receipt from the Income Tax e-Filing portal
  2. File a request letter to the NSDL e-Governance to obtain a duplicate Provisional Receipt
The Provisional Receipt Number can be accessed from the Income Tax e-Filing Portal only if the TDS return is filed from the Income Tax e-Filing portal.
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The Provisional Receipt Number can be accessed from the Income Tax e-Filing Portal only if the TDS return is filed from the Income Tax e-Filing portal.

Steps to Download Provisional Receipt Number from the Income Tax e-Filing Portal

  1. Visit the Income Tax e-Filing Portal and Log into your Account.

    Select the TDS > View Filed TDS option from the dashboard.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Dashboard

  2. Fill in TAN, Financial Year, Form Name, Quarter, Upload Type

    Click on View Details Income Tax e-Filing Portal - View Filed TDS

  3. Click on the Token Number.

    Details of Return along with PRN will appearIncome Tax e-Filing Portal - Token Number

  4. Click on the option to download the Provisional Receipt.

    It is password protected and password is TAN in lower case. Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Download Provisional Receipt

Steps to Apply for Duplicate Provisional Receipt on TIN NSDL

TIN-NSDL - Dashboard
TIN-NSDL - Duplicate Provisional Receipt

Hence, the address where the request letter should be forwarded to is mentioned.

TIN-NSDL - Address

Therefore, the format of the letter to be submitted is given below.

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FAQs

What is the importance of the Copy of the Provisional Receipt Number?

It is required under the following 2 scenarios:
– To prepare Correction statement: While preparing correction statement, the Original Provisional Receipt Number of the last statement is required.
– Submission of Correction Form statement through TIN FC: While submitting correction Form statement through TIN FC, the copy of Original Provisional Receipt needs to be mandatorily submitted along with the Form statistic report.

How should I get the duplicate copy of Original Provisional Receipt or Provisional Receipt Number (regular or correction)?

NSDL e-Gov shall email the duplicate copy of Original Provisional Receipt or Provisional Receipt Number (regular or correction) on the email ID as mentioned in the last Form 24G statement accepted at TIN Central System.

What is the password to open PRN of TDS Return filed on Income Tax E-filing site?

The password to open PRN is TAN of the deductor in Lower Case Format. The Receipt will open in a new tab and the deductor can download the same for future reference.  

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarshitShah

    Yes, in case you have not deposited TDS by the due date, the following penalties might be applicable:

    • Interest (if you do not deposit the TDS amount in time)

    • Late filing fee (if you do not file by the deadline)

    • Penalty (if TDS is not filed within one year of the due date)

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey @HarishMehta

    Form 24, 27 and 27E are forms to file TDS/TCS returns:

    • Form 24 is to file TDS return detailing Salary Payments

    • Form 27 is to file TDS return detailing Foreign or NRI payment other than salary

    • Form 27E is to file TCS returns

    Hope this helps!

  3. Hi @KrishnaAgarwal

  4. Hey @taxpayer, you can file your Income-tax return can claim the tax refund for any excess tax credits available to you.
    If your total taxable income is below the basic exemption limit then you won’t have any tax payable.
    You can check the total tax credits available to you in your Form 26AS

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