H&R Block customers : Welcome to Quicko

H&R Block is a global online tax filing platform. It started its first Global Technology Center in India in October 2017. They had served the Indian market with various services, some of which have been mentioned below:

  • DIY Tax Filing
  • CA Assisted Tax Filing
  • Informative Youtube videos & Articles

Although they have been involved in the Indian market for a couple of years now, they have decided to discontinue their services to the Indian taxpayers.

If you are an existing customer of H&R Block, you don’t need to worry about your tax preparation for the upcoming Financial Year. You can take the help of Quicko.

Given below are the services that are offered by us at Quicko:

Our DIY – Do It Yourself ITR filing allows you to simply upload your Form 16 on our platform and file your ITR within few minutes. You can also get our CA assistance on the same.

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Our DIY- Do It Yourself TDS filing allows you to fill TDS Return required details like your TAN and PAN and employee’s details on our platform and file TDS Return within few minutes. You can also get our CA assistance on the same.

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Our DIY- Do It Yourself GST filing allows you to generate invoices, built purchase orders, keep records, view reports, etc on our platform and file your GSTR within few minutes. You can also get our CA assistance on the same.

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Taxpayers can avail all these services with our CA assistance. Following are some of the CA assisted plans:

Individuals, in order to file their ITR, have to own a PAN. Therefore without PAN one cannot file their ITR. Even NRIs are required to have their PAN. You can apply for PAN with the help of Quicko and get our CA Assistance on the same.

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Proprietorship businesses and Entrepreneurs who wish to get the status of a company have to register their businesses with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). You can apply to register your business with Quicko and get CS Assistance on the same.

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You can now do Error-free bulk PAN verification with Quicko and get CA Assistance on the same.

  • APIs
    • Provision of GST APIs
      • Simple, RESTFul APIs to verify GSTIN details, create e-invoice, upload GSTR & reconcile ITC.
    • Provision of PAN APIs
      • The easiest way to verify PAN online by using Self-Served REST APIs. Provides seamless customer KYC and error-free payroll.

Apart from that, we also believe in high engagement with customers, being up to date with the trends and providing them with higher customer satisfaction.

Hence, the following are some initiatives taken by us:

We at Quicko are on a mission to simplify taxes for all.

DSC Management Utility: Generate Signature File to Submit ITR or Form

DSC i.e. Digital Signature Certificate is an electronic signature which is used to sign electronic documents or to access information or services on the internet. The certificate contains the following details of the user – name, pin code, country, date of issue, date of expiry and name of the certifying authority. To use DSC services on Income Tax E-filing Portal, the taxpayer should use the DSC Management Utility to generate a signature file. To submit ITR or submit a Form online on Income Tax website, taxpayer should generate signature file from DSC Management Utility.

The signature file from DSC Utility can be used to avail the following services on the Income Tax E-filing Portal:

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DSC Management Utility – Steps to generate signature file to submit ITR or Form

  1. Download DSC Management Utility

    Firstly, download DSC Management Utility from the income tax e-filing portal. A zip folder is downloaded

  2. Open the Java Utility

    Extract the zip folder. Click on DSC_MGMT_UTILITY.jar to open the utility

  3. Tab – Submit ITR / Form Online

    Select the tab ‘Submit ITR / Form Online’. Enter the required details:
    a. E-filing User ID – Enter the username of the account on income tax e-filing portal. Following are the User IDs for different types of users.
    b. Enter PAN of the DSC – Enter PAN (Permanent Account Number) of the holder of the DSC. In case of an NRI User, this is not a mandatory field

  4. Type of DSC – Using .pfx file

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option .pfx file
    b. Select the certificate file
    c. Enter the password
    d. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’

  5. Type of DSC – Using USB Token

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option USB Token
    b. Select USB Token Certificate from the drop-down
    c. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’
    d. Enter the USB Token PIN. Click on ‘Ok’

  6. Success Message

    A success message will appear on the screen and a signature file is generated. Save it in the appropriate folder

  7. Use DSC Signature File

    You can use the signature file for the following services:
    a. Submit Form Online – Login to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > Prepare and Submit Online Form > Fill Form Details > Attach Signature File
    b. Approve Tax Audit Report – Login to Incometaxefiling website > Worklist > For Your Action > View Uploaded Form > View Form > Accept > Attach Signature File
    c. Submit Refund Re-issue Request – Login to income tax e-filing portal > My Account > Service Request > Refund Re-issue Request > Add Bank Details > Attach Signature File

FAQs

When I submit ITR or Form on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “Validity of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired. Please update a valid Digital Signature Certificate”. What should I do?

If the validity period of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired, the taxpayer should apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate from the Certified Service Provider. Once the new DSC is issued, the taxpayer should register the DSC on Income Tax Portal and then submit ITR or Form.

When I submit ITR or Form on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “The PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match. Please retry”. What should I do?

If the PAN in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match with the registered PAN of the taxpayer, PAN mismatch error will appear on the screen. The taxpayer should contact the Certificate Provider and check the PAN in DSC.
If the taxpayer is a Firm / Company / AOP / BOI / Legal Authority / Co-operative Society / Artificial Juridical Person / Trust, ensure that the PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature is of principal contact (Authorized Signatory). If the principal contact has changed, ensure that you have updated PAN details of the new principal contact (under ‘Profile Settings’ > ‘Update Principal Contact’s details). The PAN encrypted in DSC should match with PAN of principal contact.

DSC Utility : Generate Signature File to Register DSC on Income Tax E-Filing Portal

DSC i.e. Digital Signature Certificate is an electronic signature that is used to sign electronic documents or to access information or services on the internet. The certificate contains the following details of the user – name, pin code, country, date of issue, date of expiry, and name of the certifying authority. To use DSC services on Income Tax E-filing Portal, the taxpayer should use the DSC Management Utility to generate a signature file. To register DSC on the Income Tax website, the taxpayer should generate a signature file from DSC Management Utility.

The signature file from DSC Utility can be used to avail the following services on the Income Tax E-filing Portal:

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DSC Management Utility – Steps to generate the signature file to Register DSC

  1. Download DSC Management Utility

    You have to Download DSC Management Utility from the income tax e-filing portal. A zip folder is downloaded

  2. Open the Java Utility

    Extract the zip folder. Click on DSC_MGMT_UTILITY.jar to open the utility

  3. Tab – Register / Reset Password using DSC

    Select tab Register / Reset Password using DSC. Enter the required details:
    a. E-filing User ID – Enter the username of the account on income tax e-filing portal. Following are the User IDs for different types of users.
    b. Enter PAN of the DSC – Enter PAN (Permanent Account Number) of the holder of the DSC. In case of an NRI User, this is not a mandatory field.

  4. Type of DSC – Using .pfx file

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option .pfx file
    b. Select the certificate file
    c. Enter the password
    d. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’

  5. Type of DSC – Using USB Token

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option USB Token
    b. Select USB Token Certificate from the drop-down
    c. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’
    d. Enter the USB Token PIN. Click on ‘Ok’

  6. Success Message

    A success message will appear on the screen and a signature file is generated. Save it in the appropriate folder

  7. Use DSC Signature File

    You can use the signature file for the following services:
    a. Register DSC – Login to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > Profile Settings > Register Digital Signature Certificate > Attach Signature File
    b. Reset Password – Go to Login page on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > Click on Forgot Password > Select Upload DSC > Select New DSC / Registered DSC > Attach Signature File

FAQs

When I register DSC on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “The Digital Signature Certificate is already registered”. What should I do?

Digital Signature Certificate cannot be registered by multiple users. This error may appear if the taxpayer is trying to register a DSC that belongs to someone else. The DSC must belong to the taxpayer and should have their PAN encrypted.

When I register DSC on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “The PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match. Please retry”. What should I do?

If the PAN in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match with the registered PAN of the taxpayer, PAN mismatch error will appear on the screen. The taxpayer should contact the Certificate Provider and check the PAN in DSC.
If the taxpayer is a Firm / Company / AOP / BOI / Legal Authority / Co-operative Society / Artificial Juridical Person / Trust, ensure that the PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature is of principal contact (Authorized Signatory). If the principal contact has changed, ensure that you have updated PAN details of the new principal contact (under ‘Profile Settings’ > ‘Update Principal Contact’s details). The PAN encrypted in DSC should match with PAN of principal contact.

When I register DSC on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “Validity of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired. Please update a valid Digital Signature Certificate”. What should I do?

If the validity period of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired, the taxpayer should apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate from the Certified Service Provider. Once the new DSC is issued, the taxpayer should register the DSC on Income Tax Portal.

Selecting Assessing Officer Code for TAN Application

Deductor/Collector deducting TDS/TCS needs to apply for TAN before filing a return. The Assessing Officer (AO) is responsible for the assessment of filed returns. Furthermore, the Income Tax Department (ITD) appoints them. In case of any discrepancy is found in a filed return, AO will send you a notice seeking clarification.

The AO has the authority to ask for books of accounts, various other supporting documents, or any other details from the taxpayer for verification. The Assessing Officer can exercise the power of assessment or re-assessment.

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Steps to Find out Assessing Officer Details

  1. Visit TIN-NSDL portal.

    Click on Services > TAN from the dashboard.

  2. Click on “Apply Online

    Select the “New TAN” option from the drop-down list.

  3. Scroll down to the “Apply for New TAN” section

    Select the “Category of Deductors” from the drop-down list and click on the “Select” option.

  4. Click on the link given in the first line indicating the details of the Assessing Officer.

    On the Form 49B application page.

  5. Search the Assessing Officer details

    By selecting the appropriate alphabet of your city.

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FAQs

How do I find out the details of the Assessing Officer?

You can go to TIN NSDL > TAN > AO Codes to know the details of the jurisdictional assessing officer.

What are the powers of the Assessing Officer?

Following are the powers of an Assessing Officer (AO).
– Discovery and inspection
– Enforcing the attendance of any person, including any officer of a banking company and examining him on oath.
– Compiling the production of books of accounts and other documents.
– Issuing commissions

Who needs TAN number?

The alphanumeric TAN number is mandatory for all individuals who are responsible for deducting or collecting the tax.

Application for Correction/Change in TAN on TIN NSDL

The Payer/ Deductor can make change/correction in TAN details online through TIN NSDL. The deductor can make changes by filing “Form for Changes or Correction in TAN data for TAN allotted” for the following:

  • Change in address within the same state,
  • Contact Details Change, 
  • Change in details of Responsible Person, 

Moreover, a physical acknowledgment, along with proof should be submitted within 15 days of the online submission.

Steps to Apply for Correction/Change in TAN

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal

    Select the “TAN” option from the “Services” drop-down on the dashboard

  2. Click on the “Apply Online” option

    Choose the “Change/Correction” option from the drop-down list

  3. Scroll down to the “Apply for Changes or Corrections in TAN data” section

    Select the Category of Deductor from the drop-down list and click on the “Select” option

  4. Enter the mandatory details in the form

    Enter the TAN number, Contact details, Address details, and click on the check-box located on the left side of the margin to mark the section that requires a change or correction.

  5. Click on the “Submit” option located at the bottom of the page.

    Once the form is filled out and Checked.

  6. Make Payment for an application

    There are 5 options for payment available i.e, Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, Internet Banking, BharatQR.

Therefore, after completing the above process, your application for correction or change in TAN will be submitted.

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FAQs

Do I have to inform the Income Tax Department (ITD) or apply for a new TAN if I have changed my address?

The change of address within the jurisdiction does not change the TAN. However, it may involve a change in the Assessing Officer (AO). Therefore, such changes must be intimated to the ITD via change/ correction for filing. In case of a change in the state of the deductor, a new TAN needs to be allotted and the previous TAN needs to be surrendered.

What needs to be shown as proof of TAN in case one has lost the TAN allotment letter?

The printout of the webpage showing the details of the TAN from the Income Tax Department (ITD) website can serve as proof of TAN.

How can I change my address in TAN?

Address in TAN doesn’t change if an Individual has changed his/her address with the AO’s jurisdiction. However, it may require a change in Assessing Officer (AO)

What is Tax Account Number – TAN?

TAN is the short form for Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number. It is a 10 digit alphanumeric number, issued to a person who is required to deduct or collect tax on payments made by them. It is to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting tax at source (TDS) or who are required to collect tax at source (TCS).

Who needs TAN?

Every person who deducts or collects tax at source has to apply for the TAN. Since it is mandatory to file the following documents with the Income Tax Department:

  • ​TDS statements i.e. Return
  • ​TCS statements i.e. Return
  • Annual Information Return
  • Challans for payment of TDS/TCS
  • TDS/TCS certificates

As prescribed above, if a person fails to obtain or fails to quote a TAN, a penalty of INR 10,000 will be imposed.

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Understand TAN Number

It is 10 digit alphanumeric number which is explained in further detail below:

  • First, 4 digits of alphabets, the next 5 digits of are numeric and the last digit is an alphabet.
  • The First 3 alphabets represent the jurisdiction code, 4th alphabet is the initial of the name of the holder who can be a company, firm, individual, etc. For example, it is allotted to Mr. Atul of Ahmedabad may appear as under:

The combination of all the above items give TAN it’s unique identity.

How to apply for TAN?

You can apply for TAN using Form 49B. There are two modes for form submission:

  • Submit to nearest TIN Facilitation Center
  • Apply online via TIN-NSDL Website
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Apply via TIN-FC

An application for allotment is to be filed in Form 49B and submitted to any TIN-FC. Addresses of TIN-FCs are available at the TIN-NSDL website. You can download the Form 49B, fill it, and send it to the nearest TIN-FC.

Online Application

You can also apply online from the TIN-NSDL website. Following are the steps:

  1. Go to TIN NSDL
  2. Go to Services > TAN > Apply Online
  3. Prepare Form 49B with the required information
  4. Save the Acknowledgment, sign it and send it to TIN NSDL within 15 days.

Documents required for TAN

Following are the documents required for the application:

  • PAN of applicant
  • Personal Information of Deductor like Name, Address, Contact Details, etc,
  • Incorporation certificate of companies
  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) of Responsible person of Company
  • Details of Responsible Person
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Steps to file an Application Form for TAN on the TIN-NSDL Portal

Follow these steps to file an online application for the TAN on the TIN-NSDL portal.

  1. Visit the Tin-NSDL portal.

    Click on the Services > TAN option from the dashboard on the TIN-NSDL portal.

  2. Select the “New TAN” option

    From the “Apply Online” drop-down list.

  3. Go to “Apply for New TAN” section and select the “Category of Deductors” from the drop-down list.

    Select the applicable category.

  4. Click on the “Select” option

    After selecting the “Category of Deductors”

  5. Enter all the details in TAN Application Form 49B

    Click on the “Submit” option.

  6. click on the “Confirm” option.

    Enter the captcha code from the given image to complete the verification process of the registration.

  7. Click on the “Agree” option below the “Terms and Conditions” section.

    Go through Terms and Conditions before you agree.

  8. Choose the appropriate option the payment to complete the registration process.

    Payment can be done through Card or Net Banking.

  9. Download the TAN Application Acknowledgement

    It will be available to you in the PDF format which can be downloaded or printed if required.

You can also track the status of the TAN application from the TIN-NSDL portal.

Steps to View TAN Application on TIN NSDL Portal

  • Visit the TIN-NSDL portal and select the “TAN” option from the “Services” drop-down list on the TIN-NSDL Portal dashboard.
  • Select the option to know the Status of the TAN application
  • Select the “TAN – New/Change Request” option from the “Application Type” drop-down list
  • Enter the captcha code from the given image before submitting.

How to File an Application to Cancel TAN?

  • Click on Services > TAN from the dashboard on the TIN-NSDL portal.
  • From the “Apply Online” drop-down list.
  • Select the “Category of Deductors” from the drop-down list. Thereafter, click on the “Select” option.
  • On the corrections/change application page.
  • Click on the check-box on the left side of the margin.
  • Payment can be done through Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, Internet Banking, or BharatQR. 

Therefore, after completing the payment process, an acknowledgment screen will be displayed with following information:

  1. Unique 14-digit acknowledgment number
  2. Status of applicant
  3. Name of applicant
  4. Contact details
  5. Payment details
  6. Space for Signature

Steps to View TAN Application on TIN NSDL Portal

  • Select the “TAN” option from the “Services” drop-down list on the TIN-NSDL Portal dashboard.
  • Choose the “Know Status of Your Application” from under the “TAN” Section.
  • Enter the 14-digit acknowledgment number in the respective field.
  • Enter the captcha code from the given image before submitting.

FAQs

1. How to check TAN application status?

You can track the application status either on TIN-NSDL or using track your TAN status tool.

2. Can I have more than one Tax Account Numbers?

No, you can not have more than one TAN. If a duplicate is allotted, you must surrender the duplicate it.

3. How long does it take to get TAN?

If you submit Form 49B without a digital signature, you must send a signed copy of Acknowledgement to TIN NSDL. TIN-NSDL will only process your application once they receive signed acknowledgment. It should take 1-2 weeks to receive your Tax Account Number post that.