NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL) launched an online upload of e-TDS return facility enabling entities to directly furnish (upload) their e-TDS returns (Form 24, 26 and 27 only) to the TIN central system through the Internet on July 10, 2004.
Online upload of electronic statement facility can be used for upload of quarterly e-TDS/TCS statements (F.Y. 2005-06 Onwards), e-TDS/TCS returns upto F.Y. 2004-05 and Annual Information Return (AIR) (F.Y. 2004-05 Onwards). This facility is available only for entities who possess a valid reformatted 10-digit TAN. Entities having old TAN or who have not yet been allotted a reformatted 10-digit TAN cannot upload their e-TDS/TCS statements directly to the TIN central system through the internet.
An entity desirous of using this facility has to register itself online as an organisation and can associate its multiple TAN(s) to this organisation. These TANs should belong to the same legal entity for example ABC Bank and its branches (with different TANs) can register as one entity. Registration shall be in the name of ABC Bank and TAN of its different branches can be associated with it.
Entities intending to avail of this facility should have a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) (Class II or Class III) from any of the CCA approved Certifying Authority specified by NSDL for the purpose of digitally signing the registration and subsequent logins to the TIN central system and upload of statements.
The DSC can be procured from the following Certifying Authorities (CA) / Sub Certifying Authorities.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Institute of Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
Sub Certifying Authorities
Emasters Net Pvt. Ltd.
Logitech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
As per the guidelines issued by the Office of CCA, it is required to comply to the use of SHA-2 Hash Algorithm and 2048 bit RSA keys for digital signing. In view of the same, the following pre-requisites need to be followed:
- JRE version : SUN-java 1.6_update29 or higher version (32 bit)
- Client Operating system : Windows XP SP3, Vista Windows 7, Windows 2003 with patch for SHA-2.
- I.E browser version supported : 7,8 and 9.
- Safenet or E-token drivers used should be the latest (if applicable)