Application for Duplicate Provisional Receipt Number (PRN)

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.

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

    Click on View Details

  3. Click on the Token Number.

    Details of Return along with PRN will appear

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

    It is password protected and password is TAN in lower case.

Steps to Apply for Duplicate Provisional Receipt on TIN NSDL

  • Step 1: Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.
  • Step 2: Click on the Services > Form 24G from the dashboard.
  • Step 3: Click on the “Procedure to obtain a duplicate copy of the “Provisional Receipt Number” option under the Form 24G section.

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

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.