In a major move the income tax department has made it possible for TDS returns to be filed on the income tax e filing website. (http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ )
This is great news for TDS deductors who found TRACES difficult and cumbersome. They will now be able to upload their TDS return without TRACES.
Do note that for now only regular TDS statements (from Assessment Year 2011-12 onwards) can be uploaded on the income tax e filing website, correction statements will still have to be uploaded through https://www.tin-nsdl.com/
Here are the pre-requisites to uploading your TDS statement on the income tax website –
- You must hold a valid TAN and it should be registered in e-filing – click here to understand how to register you TAN.
- TDS statement which you want to upload should be prepared using RPU (Return Preparation Utility) and validated using FVU (File Validation Utility) – Prepare your TDS statement here cleartds.com
- Valid DSC registered for e-filing
Step-by-step guide to uploading your TDS statement on income tax department website.
Go to http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ and Click on ‘Login Here’
Enter your TAN (user ID), Password and Captcha and click on ‘Login’
After you have logged in, go to tab named TDS and select option ‘Upload TDS’ from the drop down.
In the form, provide the following details correctly
Click on ‘Validate’
Now in the following screen click on ‘Upload TDS ZIP file’ and upload the TDS/TCS statement (you can prepare TDS file on www.cleartds.com).
Now in the above screen go to ‘Attach the Signature file’ and upload the signature file generated using DSC Management Utility for the uploaded TDS ZIP file.
For further details on generating Signature file read our detailed guide on Guidelines for Digital Signing of Income Tax Returns & other utilities.
Click on “Upload” button
Once the TDS statement is uploaded, success message will be displayed on the screen.
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