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How to check status of TDS / TCS Challan on TRACES ?

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Sakshi Shah

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Last updated on April 27th, 2021

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 check the status of a Challan whether it is claimed or unclaimed from his account on TRACES. He/she can check the Challan Status either using Period of payment or Challan Identification Number (CIN). The Challan can be of two types:

Steps to view status of TDS / TCS Challan on 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 Challan status

    Go to Statements / Payments > Challan StatusTRACES - Challan Status - Navigate

  3. Select CIN

    Select CIN (Challan Identification Number) or BIN (Book Identification Number). Select the search criteria – Period of Payment or CIN/BIN Particulars. Click on ‘Go’TRACES - Challan Status - Select CIN or BIN

  4. Enter CIN

    Option 1: Select CIN (Challan Identification Number) and search criteria as ‘Period of Payment‘. Click on ‘Go’. The challan details will appear on the screen with the status of challan.TRACES - Challan Status - Challan Details

  5. Option 2

    Select CIN (Challan Identification Number) and search criteria as ‘CIN/BIN Particulars‘. Search using BSR Code, Date of deposit, Challan Serial Number or Challan Amount. Click on ‘Go’. The challan details and challan consumption details will appear on the screen.TRACES - Challan Status - View Challan Consumption details

  6. Option 3

    Select BIN (Book Identification Number) and search criteria as ‘Period of Payment‘. Search using transfer voucher date or status. Click on ‘Go’. The transfer voucher details and status will appear on the screen.TRACES - Challan Status - Transfer Voucher Details

  7. Option 4

    Select BIN (Book Identification Number) and search criteria as ‘CIN/BIN Particulars‘. Search using Receipt Number, Transfer Voucher Date, DDO Serial Number, or Transfer Voucher Amount. Click on ‘Go’. The transfer voucher details and consumption details will appear on the screen.TRACES - Challan Status - View Transfer Voucher Consumption details

FAQs

What are the different Challan Status in a TDS / TCS Statement?

1. Matched – TAN or challan detail as per the TDS Return matches with the TAN or challan details as per OLTAS
2. Unmatched – TAN or challan detail as per the TDS Return does not match with the TAN or challan details as per OLTAS
3. Overbooked – When the sum of TDS deposited exceeds the balance available for challan as per OLTAS

The status of my challan is ‘Unmatched’. What should I do?

Unmatched Challan means the TAN or challan detail as per the TDS Return does not match with the TAN or challan details as per OLTAS (Online Tax Accounting System). To rectify the mismatch in TAN or mismatch in Challan Details, you should file a Correction Statement. If you do not rectify the mismatch errors, the Deductee will not be able to claim credit for the TDS deducted.

What are the two types of challan?

1. ITNS 280 – Payment of Advance Tax, Self-Assessment Tax or Tax on Regular Assessment
2. ITNS 281 – Payment of TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) and TCS (Tax Collected at Source)

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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  6. Hi @nisshant

    26QB is the challan cum return statement. As soon as you file the form, TDS amount paid by you gets utilized. There are few corrections that are allowed in form 26QB. You can refer to the article below. You cannot get the refund of the taxes paid through an online method. You can contact concerned Assessing Officer (AO) of the Income Tax Department (ITD).

    You can also contact Aaykar Sampark Kendra (ASK) on Toll Free No. 1800-180-1961 to ask for help.

    Hope this helps!

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