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How to Login as Deductor on TRACES?

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Sakshi Shah

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Last updated on April 27th, 2021

This article explains the steps to login to the TRACES portal as a deductor. 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). It is used for filing returns, correction of returns, and downloading TDS & TCS related documents.

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To avail of the services on TRACES, it is mandatory to register on the portal. You can register as a Deductor or Taxpayer. You can access all the services once you log in to your account.

Steps to Login to TRACES as Deductor

Time needed: 3 minutes.

  1. Visit the TRACES portal

    Go to the TRACES website. The home page of TRACES will appear on the screen. Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed further. Click on ‘Login‘ under the tab Login at the top of the left navigation bar or in the header rowTRACES Home Page - Login

  2. Enter the required details

    The Login page will appear on the screen. Enter the User Id, Password and TAN of the Deductor.TRACES - Login Page for Taxpayers

  3. Important Note

    1. If you are not yet registered in TRACES, you can log in for the first time with existing User Id & Password as provided by TIN-NSDL and your TAN
    2. If you are unable to login with User Id & Password provided by TIN-NSDL, you can register as a new user in TRACES
    3. If you are already registered in TRACES, please login with your registered User Id, Password & TAN

  4. Access all the services post-login

    Once you login to the account, you will be able to access all the services available for Deductors.
    1. Dashboard – view with the summary of your TRACES account
    2. Statements / Paymentsview challan status, challan consumption details, view TDS-TCS Credit for a PAN and verify PAN of Tax Payer, request for a refund, request for conso file etc
    3. Defaults – view default summary, request for correction, request for justification report etc
    4. Communicationsrequest for resolution of any problems, view notices and communications from the AO, submit a declaration for paperless intimation
    5. Downloadsdownload Form 16 / download Form 16A, download requested files like challan status inquiry .csi file, justification report, conso file, certificate u/s 197
    6. Profile – Update communication details, address details etcTRACES Welcome Page - Deductor TDS Services

FAQs

How can I recover my TRACES password?

To reset the password on TRACES, click on ‘Forgot Password’ on the login screen. You need to complete the verification process by entering the challan details and PAN-Amount combinations from the TDS Return filed. Here is a detailed process to reset the password on TRACES – Steps to Reset Password on TRACES.

How can I recover my traces user name?

To reset the username on TRACES, click on ‘Forgot User ID’ on the login screen. You need to complete the verification process by entering the challan details and PAN-Amount combinations from the TDS Return filed. Here is a detailed process to reset the username on TRACES – Steps to Reset Username on TRACES.

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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