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eTDS filing 2012-13 Q1 : FVU 3.5 and new penal provisions

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eTDS  statement for 2012-13 first quarter is to be filed on or before July 15,2012. Few important changes and points to remember are given below

Mandatory Fees and Penal provisions

File eTDS Statement in time or pay late filing fees ( Section 234E)

From 1st July 2012, failure to submit eTDS statement in time will result in fees

  • A mandatory fees of Rs. 200 per day is applicable for any delay in furnishing of eTDS statement.
  •  Total fees will be limited to the amount of TDS deducted
  • Such fees must be paid before filing of eTDS statement and shown appropriately therein.

Penalty for late filing or incorrect filing ( Section 271H)

Effective July 1, 2012

  • A delay beyond one year will result in penalty ranging from Rs. 10,000 to 1 lac.
  • Failure to file eTDS statement or filing incorrect details like PAN, challan details, TDS amount will also result in penalty being levied ranging from Rs. 10,000 to 1 lac

From the above, it is clear that this time when you fie eTDS statement, you need to file in time and also ensure that you are not filing incorrect details in the statement

FVU Version 3.5

  • Effective July 1, 2012 , eTDS file must be validated with file validation utility version 3.5 for current filing
  • For statements pertaining to FY upto 2009-10, there no change in the fvu and and same version <> will continue
  • There is only one change brought about by fvu 3.5 and it is in respect of BIN – Book Identification Number.

Book Identification Number – BIN

BIN consists of the following:

  • Receipt Number: Seven digit unique number generated for each Form 24G statement successfully accepted at the TIN central system.
  • DDO Serial Number: Five digit unique number generated for each DDO record with valid TAN present in the Form 24G statement successfully accepted at the TIN central system.
  • Date: The last date of the month and year for which TDS/TCS is reported in Form 24G. Date will be in DD/MM/YYYY format.

AO has to communicate the BIN details to the respective DDO.BIN is to be quoted by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) in transfer voucher details in their quarterly TDS/TCS statements.

FVU 3.5 will verify  structural validation for BIN quoted by the Govt. deductors (where TDS/TCS is deposited by book entry). BIN should be the same that has been provided by TIN on upload of Form 24G by respective PAO/DTO


  1. maheshwor chalise says:

    i havent paid amount computed under 234e while filling the original return. now i have received intimation from tax department for payment of same. how should i pay it & how to file return for this.????

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  3. jk shukla says:

    whether 5 lac limitation for filing return include deduction after chapter 6 a saving or not

    • N. Gopala says:


      There is no 5 lac limitation for filing TDS returns, which is the current subject matter. However, 5 lac limitation is applicable to Very Senor Citizens for filing their Income Tax Returns. I beleive, this limit is applicable before the Chapter VI A savings.

  4. N. Gopala says:

    Are we to pay the fees using Challan No. 281? Is it to be recorded as penalty in the Challan? There is no mention of Fee in the Challan Format. Does this notification mean that we are not allowed to file Correction Statements without paying the penalty? Who will decide the amount of penalty and on what basis since the range of penalty is very large (From Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 1 lakh)? After howmany days of filing the Correction Statement the penalty will be notified to us? The penalty provision appears to be draconian sice error could occur innocently while typing.

    Kindly clarify
    N. Gopala

    • Kishore says:

      For incorrect statements the assessing officer may decide the penalty at later stage. Also would like to know that if there is a NIL return and filed late so will there will be fees of Rs 200/- since it says that it is limited to tax amount.

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