If you are deducting Tax at source or collecting any, you are required to register at TRACES website for availing a number of utilities. Get a detailed understanding below on how you can register and the need to register as a Deductor on TRACES website.
Registering on TRACES website will enable the tax deductor or collector of tax to
If you are a deductor, click on the link https://contents.tdscpc.gov.in/. After this, you will be redirected to the home page. Follow these steps to register successfully
The deductor after filing the first statement at TIN FC can register on TRACES. But, to register the status of the statement shall show “Under Process at CPC” on TIN Portal.
From one TAN only one time registration on TRACES is possible.
On one login only one admin user account is possible to be created.
From one TAN i.e. under one admin account maximum of four (4) user accounts can be created.
If you are again and again redirected to the home page at the time of making a login. You are not required to register again. Instead, you should follow these steps
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In case your account has been disabled with TRACES you should wait for 48 hours and then make a login again. If you have made five wrong login attempts the account is locked out and in this case, you need to wait for one (1) hour before you try again.
Your account on TRACES is locked out or disabled because
For making 5 consecutive wrong login attempts in the last 24 hours your account gets locked out. The same can be logged in again after waiting for 1 hour.
The account with TRACES is disabled if you use Forgot User Id and before making a login you also choose forgot password. In this case, the account is deactivated for the next 48 hours. You can Reset User ID after 48 hours of inactivity.
If you have an updated name of TAN through the furnishing of Form 49B at TIN it is possible that the TRACES profile is still reflecting the old name. There are no consequences of the same and you need not to worry. The old name will have no impact on the consolidated file, form 16/ 16A, justification report etc.
While registering or making login you can find Invalid details or your TAN is not valid message if
Taxpayer or Deductee means the person whose tax has been deducted. On the basis of nature of income on which such tax has been deducted deductees can be categorized as
Non-salaried deductees or taxpayers can further be classified as Resident and Non Resident
To register on TRACES as a taxpayer follow the steps explained below
Following categories of person can register on TRACES
Self Assessment Tax Advance Tax TDS on property
Registering on TRACES provides access to the following to the taxpayer
The option to download Form 16 / 16A has been given to the Deductor and not to the taxpayer or Deductee. Hence, if you need Form 16 / 16A for TDS deducted by your current or previous employer or deductee you need to contact them for the same. There is no option available on TRACES you can download it yourself.
The user id will always be your PAN.
This is a temporary error shown when you log in to TRACES. To resolve the same you are suggested to clear the cache memory and try again.
No, the updated details will only be relevant for TRACES. If you want to make changes in PAN submit a correction application in online or offline in Form 49A.
Yes, you can still register as a taxpayer on TRACES by providing
Only one registration is possible to made form one PAN. Hence it is not possible for you to register twice on TRACES with the same PAN credentials.
Under Step 1 when you are asked to mention the month you are required to mention the month in which your TDS was deducted. The month in which TDS was deposited is irrelevant in this case. For Eg for the month of Jan 2019, your TDS was deducted on 19 Jan But was deposited to the government on 2 Feb. In this case, you should mention Jan and not Feb while furnishing details in Option 1 of Step 1 under registration.
Communication address of taxpayer as registered in PAN should be mentioned while making registration on TRACES.
There are two situations under which you may be required to edit your communication details i.e. mobile number or mail ID
You can cross check and click on edit on the confirmation screen to alter any of the details.
If you do not activate your account it would be deactivated in 48 hours. You can re-register as a new user with correct details after 48 hours.
Or, if you are a PAO i.e. Pay and Account officer, you need to select the “PAO” option and follow the on-screen instructions:
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