Friday, October 18, 2013

e-TDS : - TAN Registration at TRACES (

Friends,  has informed their deductors that why TAN registration is necessary at Lot of deductors do not receive this information due to use of email ID of return filer.  TDS return filer use their own email address during TAN registration at TRACES instead of deductor ' s email id.  Copy of email sent by CPC (TDS) Team is given below to know the all facts regarding TAN registration at

Dear Deductor

         As per the records of Centralized Processing Cell (TDS), the TDS Statements have been filed by you for different quarters. However, you have not yet registered on TRACES ( 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 ( (hereinafter called TRACES Portal).

1. In view of above circulars, it may kindly be noted that the 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.

2. 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:

      i. View of Deductor Dashboard to know about your TDS performance 
     ii. PAN Verification
    iii. View of Challan status
    iv. View of Statement Status
  v. Download of Consolidated TAN-PAN File for submitting “Correction Statements” in case of  incomplete and incorrect reporting.
   vi. 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 Portal. You are accordingly requested to register immediately on TRACES Portal. The procedure of registration can be accessed by clicking the link

For any assistance, you can write to or call our toll-free number 1800 103 0344.

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


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