TRACES : Download TDS Certificate Section 197

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Sec 197
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TRACES is the online portal for filing TDS Returns, correction of TDS Returns and downloading TDS documents. Section 197 of the Income Tax Act provides the benefit to deduct tax at nil rate or lower rate. Below is the process for issue of certificate u/s 197 for deduction of TDS at lower or nil rate.

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Process to download TDS Certificate under section 197 – Deductor’s Download

  1. Log in to TRACES

    Log in to TRACES – Enter User Id, Password, TAN or PAN and captchaTRACES - Login Details

  2. Navigate to Download 197/206 Certificate

    Go to Downloads > Download 197/206 CertificateTRACES - Download Certificate Navigation

  3. Enter Financial Year, Deductee PAN or Request Number

    Enter Financial Year, Deductee PAN or Request Number. A list of the available certificate will appear on the screenTRACES - Download Certificate u/s 197 - Enter Financial Year and Deductee PAN

  4. Download the certificate

    Click on the hyperlink ‘Download / View Certificate‘ to download the certificateTRACES - Download or View Certificate

Process to download TDS Certificate under section 197 – Deductor’s Inbox

Step 1: Log in to TRACES – Enter User Id, Password, TAN or PAN and captcha

TRACES Login

Step 2: Go to Communications > Inbox

TRACES - Communications-Inbox

Step 3: Select the Category of Communication ‘Certificate u/s 197/206C‘. Click on ‘Go’. Click on a row to select and proceed

TRACES - Category of Communication

Step 4: The details of TDS Return and details of certificate will appear on the screen under the option ‘Action Required’

TRACES - Communication details & Statement details

Step 5: Select the row ‘Issuance of Certificate‘, then click on ‘View Details‘ button to view communication details or click on ‘Download Certificate‘ to download the certificate

TRACES - View Certificate Details
TRACES - Download Certificate Section 197

FAQs

What is the last date to make application for deduction of TDS at lower rate u/s 197?

As per the Income Tax Act, there is no specified deadline to submit application u/s197. However, it is advisable to make an application at the beginning of the financial year so that the TDS Return is filed with correct calculations.

How can I get a TDS certificate under section 197?

An application for Nil/ Lower deduction of TDS is required to be filed in Form 13 to the Income Tax Officer, and the tax officer on being satisfied that lower deduction of TDS is justified shall issue a certificate for the same under Section 197.

What is lower deduction certificate?

It is the certificate given by the deductee to the deductor for the reduction of TDS on the payment to be done. This certificate is obtained by the deductee from the Income Tax Assessing officer on providing relevant information on income.

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