Types of Corrections in TDS Returns

There are 7 types of corrections namely C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C9, Y. The following table briefly talks about each correction type:

Type Corrections in:
C1 Deductor details: All details of deductor except the TAN No. can be modified.
C2 Challan details: All details of the challan can be modified. C2 can include C1 type correction
C3 Deductee details: All details except the PAN number of the  Deductee can be modified. One may add/delete/modify a deductee in the existing challan.
C4 Salary Details: This type of correction is only applicable to correction of 4thQuarter statement of Form 24Q. All the details of the salary can be modified here except the PAN number of the employee. Here there is no provision of updating the record, a record has to be deleted and a new record has to be added with updated details.
C5 PAN: In this type of correction deductee PAN is updated. When Pan is updated for Salary record the same will also get updated in the deduction record. PAN has to be updated quarterwise i.e a separate correction return needs to be filed for each quarter where the PAN number is mentioned incorrectly.
C9 Addition of new Challans and/or Deductions: Any new addition of Challan and/or deductions forms Correction type C9. When a deduction is added with Tax amount zero then automatically a NIL challan is generated
Y TAN Number: This correction type is to modify the TAN number or when a challan is added or split by mistake
It may be noted the C1,C2, C3,C4,C5 and C9 type of correction may be made in the same single correction return whereas for Type Y a separate return needs to be filed.

Healthy Practices for Error-Free TDS Returns

Healthy practices for error – free TDS returns has been given below:

  1. Deduction/ Collection of Tax at Correct Rates.
  2. Timely Deposit of Tax Deducted at Source.
  3. Accurate Reporting of data related to tax deductions/ collections made.
  4. Submission of TDS Statements within the due dates.
  5. Verification and Issuance of TDS Certificates within time.
  6. CPC (TDS) is now sending “Intermediate Default Communication” for PAN Errors and Short Payments, which can be corrected during the interim period of a week of filing TDS Statements, before CPC (TDS) proceeds with computing Defaults for the relevant statement.
  7. User-friendly Online Correction facility can be used for Correction of Deductees, Tagging Unmatched Challans and Payment of Fees/ Interest. (Please navigate to Defaults tab to locate Request for Correction from the drop-down menu. For any assistance, please refer to the e-tutorial available on TRACES).
  8. Aggregated TDS Compliance Report assists the PAN of the Deductor to administer TDS Defaults for associated TANs and to take appropriate action.
  9. The Deductor’s Dashboard provides you all necessary information to assist you in “Compliance Self-Assessment” and to take appropriate action.
  10. Non-filing Self-declaration can be made by navigating to Statements / Payments menu and submit details under Declaration for Non-Filing of Statements.
  11. PAN Verification and Consolidated TAN – PAN File facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees.
  12. The Conso Files and Justification Reports downloaded from TRACES help you to identify errors in submission of revised Quarterly TDS Statements.

Key Features – File Validation Utility (FVU) version 2.150

  • Validation for non-update of Deductee/Collectee records from Annexure I and Annexure ll in TDS/TCS correction statements when Form 26A/27BA has been generated.
    • Deductee/Collectee against which Form 26A/27BA has been generated at Income Tax Department where update will not be allowed on certain fields in Annexure I of Form 24Q, 26Q and 27EQ while submitting correction statement.
      The certain fields are as below:-
      (1) PAN of Deductee/Collectee
      (2) Amount of Payment/Credit
      (3) Total tax Deducted (Tax + Surcharge + Education cess)
      (4) Section code
  • Deductee against which Form 26A/27BA has been generated at Income Tax
    Department where no update or deletion of record will be allowed in Annexure ll of Form 24Q while submitting correction statement.
  • Such Deuctee/Collectee records will be present in the TDS/TCS consolidated file
    with a flag value ‘F’ against the field ‘Mode’ as per specified file format.
  • This is applicable from Financial Year 2007-08 onwards.
  • e-TDS/TCS correction statements received with the changes not desired as per
    above, will be rejected at TDS CPC of Income Tax Department.
  • This version of FVU is applicable with effect from February 23, 2017.

Key Features – File Validation Utility (FVU) version 5.4

  • Validation for “PAN of Landlord” field has been revised for form 24Q-Q4 under Annexure II (i.e. Salary details) from F.Y. 2016-17 onwards.

Existing Validation of structurally valid PAN (for field no. 41, 43, 45 and 47 as per data structure) has been relaxed. These fields may contain any value from the below mentioned when the landlord does not have PAN.
1. GOVERNMENT : This is applicable when landlords are Government organizations (i.e. Central or State).
2. NONRESDENT : This is applicable when the landlords are Non-Residents.
3. OTHERVALUE : This is applicable when the landlords are other than Government organization and Non-Residents.

  • Validation for non-update of Deductee/Collectee records from Annexure I and Annexure ll in TDS/TCS correction statements when Form 26A/27BA has been generated.
  • Deductee/Collectee against which Form 26A/27BA has been generated at Income Tax Department where update will not be allowed on certain fields in Annexure I of Form 24Q, 26Q and 27EQ while submitting correction statement.
    The certain fields are as below:-
    (1) PAN of Deductee/Collectee
    (2) Amount of Payment/Credit
    (3) Total tax Deducted (Tax + Surcharge + Education cess)
    (4) Section code
  • Deductee against which Form 26A/27BA has been generated at Income Tax Department where no update or deletion of record will be allowed in Annexure ll of Form 24Q while submitting correction statement.
  • Such Deuctee/Collectee records will be present in the TDS/TCS consolidated file with a flag value ‘F’ against the field ‘Mode’ as per specified file format.
  • This is applicable from Financial Year 2007-08 onwards.
  • e-TDS/TCS correction statements received with the changes not desired as per above, will be rejected at TDS CPC of Income Tax Department.
  • Incorporation of latest File Validation Utility (FVU) version 5.4 (applicable for TDS/TCS statements pertaining to FY 2010-11 onwards) and FVU version 2.150 (applicable for TDS/TCS statements from FY 2007-08 up to FY 2009-10).
  • This version of FVU is applicable with effect from February 23, 2017.

New design of PAN card

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited

PAN Services 

Circular No.: NSDL/TIN/2017/001

January 10, 2017

Subject: New design of PAN card

All TIN-FCs & PAN Centres are hereby informed that the Income Tax Department (ITD) has prescribed certain changes in the existing design of the PAN Card. Accordingly, with effect from January 1, 2017, PAN cards are being printed as per the new design specifications approved by ITD.

Specimen of the PAN card as per new design is as under:

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 New features:

(i) Quick Response (QR) code having details of the PAN applicant is printed on PAN card for enabling verification of the PAN Card;

(ii) Legends have been incorporated for particulars Name, father’s, and date of birth fields.

(iii) Position of PAN & signature has been changed.

All TIN-FCs and PAN Centres are advised to take note of the above and advise applicants in the events of queries received from the applicants.

For and on behalf of

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure limited

Mantu Prasad

Senior Manager

Date: 2017.01.10 16:02:46. IST

Introduction of CAPTCHA under Challan Status Inquiry (CSI)

TIN NSDL has now introduced CAPTCHA (as a mandatory value) which is required to be entered for downloading CSI file from TIN website. This CSI file is used for validation of quarterly e-TDS/TCS Statement(s) while generating the .FVU file through the File validation utility.

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TDSMAN software has the facility for giving its users a seamless experience of generating the .txt file, downloading the CSI file and generating the FVU file through a single click.

Changes are now being incorporated wherein the CAPTCHA code has to be entered at the time of CSI file getting downloaded.

When and How to claim TDS Refund

In case of excess deduction of tax at source, claim of refund of such excess TDS can be made by the deductor. The excess amount is refundable as per procedure laid down for refund of TDS.

The difference between the actual payment made by the deductor and the tax deducted at source or deductible, whichever is more will be treated as the excess payment made. This amount is to be first adjusted against any existing tax liability under any of the Direct Tax Acts. After meeting such liability, the balance amount is to be refunded.

When TDS refund can be claimed:

  1. When the amount you are supposed to pay as tax in a year is lower than the amount already deducted as TDS, you are eligible to claim a TDS refund.
  2. When you fall below the minimum taxable limit and yet TDS has been deducted.

How TDS refund can be claimed:

There is no specific refund process or form to claim TDS refunds. You must file your income tax returns in the normal manner. The excess of TDS over what you are supposed to pay as tax in the year will be the refund amount due, and this needs to be shown in the returns filed. The TDS refund is processed by the Income Tax department within a few months of filing returns. Usually, it takes about 6 months time.

The Income Tax department processes the refund amount along with an interest of 6% per annum in some cases. The refund is usually given in the form of a cheque. However, with effect from AY 2015-16, all refunds will be made in electronic form, directly to the bank account of the assessee, which is required to be mentioned while filing the returns.

10 Things about SMS alerts on Salary TDS Deduction

Here are 10 things to know about sms alerts on Salary TDS Deduction:

1) As many as 2.5 crore salaried taxpayers will now receive SMS alerts from the Income Tax Department regarding their quarterly TDS deductions. The tax department plans to offer this facility on a monthly basis and extend the service to 4.4 crore non-salaried tax payers.

2) The tax department has asked taxpayers to update their mobile numbers in their tax e-filing accounts so that they can receive this service.

3) Tax experts have welcomed this initiative, saying that it will help increase transparency. “A common case is when TDS is deducted from your salary but deposited with an incorrect PAN. Or employer fails to deposit TDS and hence the employee cannot take credit of it. Many a times when people switch jobs, TDS deducted by two employers falls short of their actual tax liability,” said Preeti Khurana, chief editor of portal ClearTax.

4) TDS mismatch is one of the most common reasons for incorrect tax returns being filed, say tax experts.

5) “The new service will benefit the employees as any such inconsistency can be traced well in advance and the employee can approach the employer to rectify those. Earlier, the employee would have to wait till the year end to get the Form 16 and check if all the TDS credits are duly recorded particularly when the employees are not aware that they could view the Form 26AS on a real time basis,” said Sandeep Sehgal, director tax and regulatory at Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP.

6) TDS deducted on your salary as well as other payments can also be viewed by downloading Form 26AS from the tax department’s website.

7) Under TDS, tax is deducted at the origin of income. For the salaried class, the tax is deducted by the employer and is remitted to the government on behalf of the employee.

8) The provisions of deduction of tax at source are applicable to several payments such as salary, interest, commission, brokerage, professional fees, royalty, contract payments, etc.

9) The employer is required to compute at the beginning of the financial year, the total salary income payable to an employee during the financial year. After considering the exempted incomes, deductions and relief, the tax liability of the employee is determined on the basis of tax rates in force for the financial year. Every month, 1/12th of this net tax liability as computed above is required to be deducted as part of TDS.

10) The responsibility to deduct tax from salaries arises only at the time of payment. Thus, when advance salary and arrears of salary are paid, the employer has to take the same into account while computing the tax deductible. Similarly, if the employee makes certain investments which qualify for deduction or rebate and furnishes the required proof which reduces the tax liability, the employer can accordingly reduce the quantum of TDS. From this year, the tax department has introduced a new form – Form 12BB – which will be used by employees to declare their investments and claim tax deductions.

Avail the Benefit of CPC(TDS) Analytics for Correction of PANs in your TDS Statements

Date of Communication: 23/09/2016

Dear Deductor, TAN (XXXXXXXXXX)

Centralized Processing Cell (TDS) has observed from its records that you have reported “Structurally Correct, however Invalid PANs” in your TDS Statement filed for Quarter 3 and 4 of Financial Year 2015-16. To correct such errors, CPC (TDS) Analytics provides facility of correct PAN suggestions for the Deductees, while submitting Online PAN Corrections based on your statement filing history.

Action to be taken:

  • “Online Correction” facility of TRACES can be used with Digital Signatures for correction of PANs. To avail the facility, you are requested to “Login to TRACES” and navigate to “Defaults” tab to locate “Request for Correction” from the drop-down menu. For assistance, please refer to the e-tutorial available on TRACES.
  • While submitting PAN Corrections, CPC (TDS) Analytics identifies the above referred errors for you and provides suggestions for Valid PANs. This will reflect as follows while submitting corrections:

Implications, if Errors are not corrected:

Deductor would not have been able to generate TDS Certificates for deductees with such incorrect PANs. In case, you have issued TDS Certificates outside TRACES, they will not be valid. In view of CBDT circulars 04/2013 dated 17.04.2013, No. 03/2011 dated 13.05.2011 and No. 01/2012 dated 09.04.2012, TDS Certificates downloaded only from TRACES Portal 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.

  • Correct TDS Credits in 26AS statements to such taxpayers will not be available and they will not be able to avail the same, while filing their Income Tax Returns.
  • As per section 206AA of the Income Tax Act, tax is to be deducted at a higher rate, in case of “Not Available/ Invalid PANs”. Therefore, default of Short Deduction, including Interest is charged on the deductor, if the tax has not been deducted at higher rate, as per the provisions of section 206AA.

Therefore, to avoid generation of defaults against you and to avoid any inconvenience to your deductees, please make full use of the above referred facility.

For any further assistance, you can also write to ContactUs@tdscpc.gov.in or call our toll-free number 1800 103 0344.

CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.

CPC (TDS) TEAM

Extension of due date for submission of Form 15G/15H

Deductee gives Form 15G/15H to deductors for non-deduction of TDS, since deductee’s total income is below taxable limit.

Deductors are required to upload these forms received from deductees on the Income Tax Department website.

The department has extended the due dates for submission of these forms as follows:

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