Check Status of TDS / TCS Return Statement on TIN NSDL Portal

The individuals can visit the TIN NSDL portal to check the status of filed TDS/TCS return statements. TIN NSDL is essentially a repository that contains tax-related information from across the country. The deductor will require the following information to check the TDS / TCS Statement status on TIN-NSDL portal:

  1. TAN
  2. Provisional Receipt Number (PRN)
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Steps to Check Status of TDS/TCS Return Statement on TIN-NSDL Portal

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.

    Click on the Services > Status of Tax Refunds option from the dashboard on the TIN-NSDL portal.

  2. Click on the “Quarterly Statement Status

    From the “eTDS/eTCS” section.

  3. Enter TAN, Provisional Receipt Number and Captcha.

    On the “Status of TCS/TDS Statements” page.

  4. Click on the “View Status” option.

    It will show you the status of filed TDS/TCS Statement.

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FAQs

After I prepare my eTDS/eTCS Statement, is there any way I can check or verify whether it conforms to the prescribed data structure?

Yes, after you have prepared your eTDS/eTCS statement/return, you can check or verify the same by using the File Validation Utility (FVU). This utility is freely downloadable from the TIN NSDL website.

What is the challan serial number given by the bank?

Bank Challan Number is a receipt number given by the bank branch where TDS is deposited. A separate receipt number is given for each challan deposited. You are required to mention this challan number in the e-TDS/TCS return.

Is the challan identification number compulsory while preparing the TDS Statement?

Yes. Challan Identification Number is necessary for all non-Government deductors.

Track the TDS Refund Status

The deductor needs to deduct the Tax (TDS) and file return is a quarterly statement with the Income Tax Department (ITD). The deductor can track the status of their TDS refund through the TIN NSDL portal.

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Steps to Track TDS Refund Status

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal

    Click on Services > Status of Tax Refunds option from the dashboard on the TIN-NSDL portal.

  2. Click on the “Status of TDS Refunds” option

    It is under the “Status Tax Refunds” section.

  3. Enter the TAN, Assessment Year and Captcha Code

    On the “Refund Tracking” page. Click on the proceed to check the status.

FAQs

1. Can an e-TDS statement be filed without TAN or in case TAN has not been allotted?

Quoting of TAN is mandatory in TDS and TCS returns. The returns, whether in paper or electronic format, will not be received in case the TAN is not quoted.

2. Whom do I contact if the refund dispatched has not been received?

The refunds dispatched through the speed-post can be tracked by the tracking number. This tracking number is provided on the refund status track view on TIN NSDL. The taxpayer can also contact the local post office with the tracking number as displayed on the TIN NSDL.

3. Why does the status of TIN NSDL show that interest has been deducted on my refund?

The TDS u/s 195 had been deducted on interest income paid to NRIs at the time of determining refunds u/s 244A. For more details, you can contact the Assessing Officer of Ward where you have filed your return/CPC Bangalore in case of return filed online.

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)

TRACES: Verify TDS Certificate

Every person deducting tax at source is required as per Section 203 to furnish a certificate to the payee to the effect that tax has been deducted along with certain other particulars. This certificate is usually called the TDS certificate. Hence, it is important to verify the validity of the TDS certificate. An individual receives 4 types of TDS certificates in a financial year. They are as Form 16, 16A, 16B, and 16C.

While a Deductor can download TDS Certificate from TRACES, the Deductee can verify the details of the TDS Certificate from TRACES. It is important to understand how this entire process works.

  • The deductor makes the payment to the Deductee after deducting TDS under relevant section (194C, 194J, 194H, 194IA, 194I, 194A, 192, 194IB)
  • Therefore, deductor deposits the TDS with the Income Tax Department
  • Hence, the deductor files the relevant TDS Return Form (24Q, 26Q, 27Q, 27EQ)
  • Deductor issues a TDS Certificate to the Deductee (Form 16, Form 16A, Form 16B, Form 16C, Form 16D)
  • Deductee claims the TDS credit while filing the Income Tax Return
To view or download Form 26AS, it is not mandatory to create an account on the TRACES portal. You can log in to your account on the Income Tax e-Filing portal to view or download the same
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To view or download Form 26AS, it is not mandatory to create an account on the TRACES portal. You can log in to your account on the Income Tax e-Filing portal to view or download the same

Steps to Verify TDS Certificate on the TRACES Portal

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Log into your Account.

    Visit the incometaxefiling to Login to your Account

  2. Select the option from the dashboard

    Navigate to the “My Account” drop-down list on the dashboard and select the “View Form 26AS” Option.

  3. Confirm” option

    Click on the “Confirm” to move to the TRACES portal.

  4. Agree and Proceed

    Agree to the terms by clicking on the check-box and click on the “Proceed” option when the pop-up appears.

  5. Select the “Verify TDS Certificate” Option

    From the “View/Verify Tax Credit” drop-down list on the dashboard select the “Verify TDS Certificate” option

  6. Fill in the details

    Thus, we move to the verification page of the TDS Certificate. Enter the following details in their respective fields:
    TAN of Deductor
    – TDS Certificate Number
    – Assessment Year
    – Source of Income
    – TDS Amount Deducted as per the Certificate (INR)

  7. Click on the “Validate” option.

    Hence, once the required details have been entered, click on “Validate”
    If the TDS certificate received by you is valid, then the website will show the same result. However, if the website shows that the TDS certificate is not valid, then you must contact the tax deductor and ask for a valid TDS Certificate.

FAQs

I have not received a TDS certificate from the deductor. Can I claim TDS in my return of income?

​​Yes, the tax credit, in this case, will be reflected in your Form 26AS and, hence, you can check Form 26AS and claim the credit of the tax accordingly. However, the claim of TDS to be made in your return of income should be strict as per the TDS credit being reflected in Form 26AS. If there is any discrepancy in the tax actually deducted and the tax credit being reflected in Form 26AS, then you should intimate the same to the deductor and should reconcile the difference. The credit granted by the Income-tax Department will be as per Form 26AS. ​

How can I know if my deductor has actually deposited TDS with the government and filed a TDS Return or not?

To check whether TDS is deposited by Deductor or not, the Deductee can select either of the following options:
1. Verify details of TDS Certificate from the ‘Verify TDS Certificate’ option available at TRACES
2. Download Form 26AS from TRACES
3. Download Form 26AS from your account on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

TRACES : Activate NRI Taxpayer Account

Once the taxpayer registration process is complete, the user receives a success message. This message is shown after the internal validations in the form are complete. On successful registration, the user receives the activation link and code on the registered e-Mail address within 48 hours. The users can use this link to activate their account on the TRACES portal. In case the validation process fails, the information is sent to the user’s registered e-Mail address within 48 hours.

Furthermore, if the user does not activate the link within 48 hours of receipt of mail, the user account in the TDS CPC would be deactivated. Additionally, all data entered by the user during registration will be removed from the system.

Steps to Activate the TRACES Account

  1. Access the message sent to you on your mail.

    It will include the “Activation Link to Activate Account” and the “Activation Code.”

  2. Navigate to the activation page and fill in the details

    Therefore, click on the “Activation Link to Activate Account” link to move to the activation page. Hence, enter the User ID and the Code sent through the mail in the respective fields.

  3. Activate your account

    Enter the captcha code shown in the image and click on the “Submit” option. Therefore, after the completion of the above steps, the account is activated and the following message will be shown.

In case the details entered in the “Account Activation” page are incorrect, the user would receive the following message.

FAQs

What do I do if I have forgotten my username?

The username to the TRACES NRI Taxpayer account is the same as the PAN number of the account holder.

I cannot access the www.nriservices.tdscpc.gov.in portal in India. What do I do?

The https://nriservices.tdscpc.gov.in/ can only be accessed from outside of India and not in India. Visit the www.tdscpc.gov.in link and log into your account using your credentials.

TRACES : Resend Activation Code

The code to activate the user account is sent to the registered mobile number and e-Mail ID of the user at the time of registration. If the user does not receive the code, he/she can request the TRACES portal to resend the activation code. There are a couple of prerequisites that are as follows:

  1. While registering on TRACES, the taxpayer has to activate their account within 48 hours
  2. If the account is not activated within the stipulated time, the previous activation code expires. Hence, new activation code and the link are required to regenerate the re-registration process.
  3. Once the account is deactivated, the taxpayer has to register on TRACES again
  4. In case of NRI taxpayers, the activation link will only be sent to their e-Mail ID

Steps to Resend Activation Code on TRACES

  1. Visit the TRACES portal

    Visit the TRACES portal and click on the “Register As New User” option under the “Login” section. Then select the taxpayer option from the drop-down list.

  2. Enter the required details

    In order to receive the activation link again, you will have to carry out the process of registration from the beginning. Hence, enter the validation details as follows:
    1. PAN
    2. Date of Birth (D.o.B)
    3. Surname

  3. Choose one of the following options

    Choose one option from the below options and fill out the details in the respective fields:
    1. Details of TDS Deducted or TDS Collected
    2. Challan details of Tax Deposited by Taxpayer
    3. Mention Details of Form 26QB statement details filed by the buyer before the correction

  4. Enter the verification code

    Therefore, enter the verification code from the image given below and click on the “Proceed” option.

  5. Proceed to the “Action Pending” page

    Thus, if the above steps are carried out correctly, you will land on the “Action Pending” page. Click on the “Ok” option to proceed.

  6. Activation link is sent

    Hence, the activation link is again sent to the registered mobile number and e-Mail address of the user.

  7. Enter the activation code

    Therefore, enter the activation code received along with the user ID in the respective fields.

On the successful completion of the above process, a success message will appear on the screen. This notifies the user that the account activation process is complete.

Therefore, you can now log in to your TRACES account with your user ID and password.

FAQs

How do I activate my TRACES account after registration?

Given below are the list of steps you need to follow in order to activate your TRACES account:
1. Click on the activation link sent to your e-Mail ID and mobile number
2. Enter your User ID
3. Enter the code sent to you via mail and SMS
4. Click on the “Submit” option

Is there a time limit for activating my TRACES account?

Yes, the account activation must be completed within 48 hours of registration, or else the account will be deactivated. Therefore, you will again have to register yourself on the TRACES portal.

What if I have not received the activation link and the codes or if I have mistakenly deleted the mail or SMS?

If the 48 hours deadline to activate the account has not passed, you can enter your PAN details in the taxpayer registration form and submit it. If it is verified that you have registered but not activated your account and if the 24 hours have not passed, the system will display an alert asking if you want the activation link and codes to be re-sent.
Click “Ok” and activation link and codes will be resent to your e-mail ID and mobile number.