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How to verify PAN or download Consolidated TAN / PAN master from TRACES ?

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Sakshi Shah


TRACES means TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System. It is the online portal for administration and implementation of TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) and TCS (Tax Collected at Source). The Deductor can verify the validity of PAN individually or download a consolidated TAN-PAN file. It is an excel file containing the list of valid PANs for a particular Financial Year, Quarter, and Form Type. This service avoids the mistake of entering invalid PANs while filing a TDS Return i.e. 24Q, 26Q, 27Q, 27EQ, etc.

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Steps to verify PAN or Download Consolidated TAN-PAN master from TRACES

  1. Log in to TRACES

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

  2. Navigate to PAN Verification

    Go to Statements / Payments > PAN VerificationTRACES - PAN Verification - Statements & Payments

  3. Verify the validity of PAN

    Verify the validity of PAN using either of the following options.

  4. Option 1: Search PAN

    You can verify PAN under this option. Enter PAN and select the Form Type – 24Q, 26Q, 27Q, 27EQ. Click on Go. The name of PAN holder and status of PAN will be shown.TRACES - PAN Verification - Search PAN

  5. Option 2: Download Consolidated TAN – PAN File

    To verify multiple PANs together, you can download a Consolidated TAN-PAN File. Enter Financial Year and select the Form Type – All, 24Q, 26Q, 27Q, 27EQ. Click on Go.TRACES - Consolidated TAN-PAN File - Financial Year & Form Type

  6. KYC Validation using DSC

    Option 1: KYC Validation using DSC

  7. KYC validation without using the DSC

    Option 2: Complete the KYC validation without using the DSC

  8. Request to download consolidated TAN-PAN

    Once the KYC details are successfully validated, the request to download Consolidated TAN-PAN File is submitted. A unique Request Number is generated.

  9. Navigtate to requested downloads

    Go to Downloads > Requested Downloads

  10. Request number/date

    Enter the Request Number or Request Date or View All. Select the applicable row. If the status is ‘Available’, click on the download button.
    Note: If the status is ‘Submitted’, please wait for 24 to 48 hours for the status to change to ‘Available’ TRACES - PAN Verification - Download Consolidated TAN-PAN File

  11. Download the file

    Click on the HTTP Download button to download the file. Consolidated TAN-PAN file is downloaded in excel formatTRACES - Consolidated TAN-PAN File - Sample

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What is a Consolidated TAN – PAN File?

Consolidated TAN – PAN file is the master file with details of all the taxpayers related to TAN of the deductor. This file consists of the valid PANs for which the deductor has filed TDS or TCS statements.

What is PAN Verification on TRACES?

Using the PAN Verification service on TRACES, a Deductor can verify whether the PAN provided by the Deductee is valid as per the Income Tax Department database. The Deductor can verify individual PANs or download the Consolidated TAN-PAN File from his account on TRACES. If the PAN is invalid, the Deductor should deduct TDS at a higher rate.

PAN provided by deductee is invalid, Can deductor deduct TDS on higher rate along with surcharge?

The Deductor should deduct TDS along with surcharge at a higher rate of 20% in the following cases:
1. Deductee has not provided the PAN
2. Deductee has provided an invalid PAN
3. The given PAN belongs to some other assessee
4. Deductee has provided a PAN which is not in the database of the Income Tax Department

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarishMehta

    Taxpayers or deductee cannot directly download form 16/form16A, the option to download Form 16/ 16A has been given to the Deductor. So, if you need Form 16 / 16A for TDS deducted by your current or previous employer or deductor you will have to contact them for the same. There is no option available on TRACES whereby you can download it yourself.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey @Dia_malhotra

    Yes, individuals can still register as a taxpayer on TRACES even if they do not have TAN of the deductor by providing:

    • Assessment Year
    • Challan Serial Number and
    • Amount of tax you have paid

    Hope this helps!

  3. Avatar for saad saad says:

    In my Justification Report it shows an interest payable error whereas I’ve already paid the interest for that particular month According to the regulations what could be the reason for this?

  4. Hi @saad,

    According to regulations, interest payment default/errors may arise due to error in challan details , short deduction, short payment, late deposit of TDS amount. Here, you can file correction statement and revise the return.

    Hope this helps!

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