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TRACES stands for TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System and has been set up by TDS Centralised Processing Cell of the income-tax department.
TRACES will integrate the following components
- Tax information Network
- Automated TDS Challan Matching
- TDS Defaults Processing
- IVR/ Call Centre
- Web Portal
New Web Portal : https://www.tdscpc.gov.in
The new portal has been created using latest technology to enhance swift interaction between the deductor, deductee, income-tax department and CPC. The following features are/ will be available to deductors and deductees
- Dashboard giving summary of Deductors account
- Online registration of TAN
- Online filing of TDS Statements
- Online corrections of TDS statements
- Default Resolution
- View Form 26AS
- Download Form 16/16A/Consolidated TDS File
- Grievance registration and resolution
Not all of the above features have been activated so far
NSDL web site V/s TRACES web Site : Current Status
Currently several online services are provided to deductors and deductees on TIN site by NSDL. The following table presents various services at both the sites
Registration at TRACES
- Users who have already registered at NSDL TIN site, need not register again on TRACES. Their registration details are migrated and they can login at TRACES with their NSDL-TIN login details
- Fresh registrations on NSDL site have been stopped
- New registrations can be done at TRACES site and online help is available under the FAQ link
It appears; gradually TRACES will become the only site for deductors and deductees. As more features appear and existing features understood, we will keep sharing the information with you
TDS certificate in Form 16A are to be issued for all deductions other than salary on quarterly basis. The due date of issuing Form 16A is within 15 days of the due date of filing eTDS statement.
Income-tax department has also mandated corporates and banks to issue such certificates only after downloading Form 16A files from TIN web site.
It has been observed that income-tax department is tracking all downloads of form 16A . Those who have not made request for Form 16A are being sent reminder letters by the “Directorate of Income-tax Systems” . The reminder letter states…
It is noticed that you have not downloaded Form No 16A for Quarter ended Sep 2011 from the TIN Central System till 31/10/2011. Since, issue of TDS certificate in Form No 16A by downloading from TIN web site has been made mandatory from 1.4.2011 for corporate and banks , and only these are valid certificates, you are advised to download the same from the TIN web site ….”
Erroneous Reminders ?
Several deductors who are neither corporate nor banks have also received such reminders. This is possible if their status is not updated in TAN database , or erroneous generation of letters by income-tax department.
What should be the response
If deduductor is a bank or corporate, it must immediately submit request for downloading Form 16A thru TAN login and after downloading issue the same to deductees.
For other deductors, though it is not mandatory to download Form 16A from TIN web site, nevertheless they have to issue Form 16A within due date. They can also download Form 16A from TIN web site at their option and issue the same to deductees.
Also if the status of TAN on TIN web site is not correct, TAN rectification form must be submitted.