Resurve Bank of India asked to banks vide issued a notification No. RBI/2013-14/361 DBOD.No.Leg.BC.65/09.07.005/2013-14 dated 6th November, 2013 regarding issuing of TDS Certificate (Form No. 16A) to their customers from whose Income Tax has been Deducted at Source in due time. The detailed notification is as under:
November 6, 2013
All Scheduled Commercial Banks
Timely Issue of TDS Certificate to Customers
It has been brought to our notice that, some banks are not providing TDS Certificate in Form 16A to their customers in time, causing inconvenience to customers in filing income-tax returns timely.
2. The matter has been examined and with a view to protect interest of the depositors and for rendering better customer service, banks are advised to provide to their customers from whose income tax has been deducted at source, TDS Certificate in Form 16A. Banks are advised to put in place systems that will enable them to provide Form 16A to the customers within the time-frame prescribed under the Income Tax Rules. Banks should avoid waiting till the last moment.
3. This advice is issued under Section 36 (1) (a) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949).
Chief General Manager
Deductor/DDO can file a correction e-TDS statement/return for any modification in e-TDS statement/return accepted at TIN central system. Correction statement/return can be prepared by using the TDS consolidated file only, available at the CPC-TDS portal http://www.tdscpc.gov.in through TAN registration. Validation of correction statement/return is in line with regular e-TDS statement/return. The validated e-TDS correction statement/return (.fvu file) copied on a CD/DVD/pen drive is to be submitted along with the copy of provisional receipt of regular e-TDS statement/return, physical Form 27A duly signed and SSR at TIN-FC. On successful acceptance of correction e-TDS statement/return at the TIN-FC, an acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token no. is provided to the Deductor/DDO. Deductor/DDO can view the status of e-TDS statement/return on TIN website. The physical TDS statement/return is to be filed again in case of any correction to a physical TDS statement/return accepted at TIN. The deductor will submit the duly filled and signed physical TDS statement/return along with a copy of provisional receipt of regular paper statement/return at TIN-FC. On successful acceptance of correction paper statement/return at the TIN-FC, an acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token number is provided to the Deductor/DDO. Deductor/DDO can view the status of paper statement/return on TIN website. Deductor/DDO can file a correction e-TDS statement/return for any modification in e-TDS statement/return accepted at TIN central system. Correction statement/return can be prepared by using the TDS consolidated file only, available at the CPC-TDS portal http://www.tdscpc.gov.in through TAN registration. Preparation and validation of e-TDS statement is in line with regular e-TDS statement/return (submitted at TIN-FC) Deductor/DDO can login with its user ID and DSC and upload the validated e-TDS file (.fvu file) generated by the FVU to the TIN website. On successful acceptance of correction e-TDS statement/return at TIN, an acknowledgement containing a unique 15 digit token number is generated and displayed. There is no need to submit copy of provisional receipt of regular e-TDS statement/return, physical Form 27A and SSR in online upload. Deductor/DDO can view the status of e-TDS statement/return on TIN website.
As per the records of Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), the TDS Statements have been filed by many deductors for different quarters. However, many of them have not yet registered on TRACES (https://www.tdscpc.gov.in). In this regard, your attention is invited to the CBDT circulars 04/2013 dated 17.04.2013, No. 03/2011 dated 13.05.2011 and No. 01/2012 dated 09.04.2012 on the Issuance of certificate for Tax Deducted at Source in Form 16 / 16A as per IT Rules, 1962. It is now mandatory for all deductors to issue TDS certificates after generating and downloading the same from ‘TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System’ or (https://www.tdscpc.gov.in) (hereinafter called TRACES).
In view of above circulars, it may kindly be noted that only the TDS Certificates downloaded from TRACES will be valid. Certificates issued in any other form or manner will not comply to the requirements referred in the Income Tax Act, 1961 read with relevant Rules and Circulars issued in this behalf from time to time
In addition to the facility to download TDS Certificates bearing unique TDS certificate number, the portal provides other facilities, some of which are as under:
- View of Deductor Dashboard to know about your TDS performance
- PAN Verification
- View of Challan status
- View of Statement Status
- Download of Consolidated TAN-PAN File for submitting ‘Correction Statements’ in case of incomplete and incorrect reporting
- Download of Justification Report to know the details of ‘TDS defaults’, if any, on processing of TDS statements
The above facilities including downloading of the TDS Certificates can be availed only by registering yourself with TRACES. You are accordingly requested to register immediately on TRACES