Monday, December 17, 2012

e-TDS :- Password to open NSDL Consolidated File


               Today, I have downloaded e-tds NSDL consolidated file from   No doubt that it is new website.  Earlier this type of working was being done through   It was my first experience with the downloaded consolidated file.   This file was password protected.  Initially, I had placed password  containing 15 digits of token number of the original receipt for the respective return as was done earlier.   But fail to extract the zip file.   I thought that zip or rar version of my computer is not correct.   Therefore  I had downloaded latest versions of winzip or winrar and try to download. But again fail to extract the zip file.   Then I thought that  there may be chance that the said zip file will be extracted through TAN registration number. But no.  This decision was also wrong. 

                 In last I had drawn our attention on the helps given at and found that nsdl conso. file will be extracted with the help of   password  as TAN_request number.    For Example if your TAN number is  MUMR03066R  and request number is  1083 (available under download link at, your password will be as given below :- 

 password    =   MUMR03066R_1083

                On placing password on the above basis, i got relax and was able to submit correction e-TDS return.  

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