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Check the TAN registration steps on TRACES portal for Deductor, Deductee and PAO
Once you have successfully applied for TAN next comes the registration process. TAN registration is done on TRACES website after which you can access various functionalities like download Form 16/16A/16B, Form 26AS, conso file, justification returns, view challan status and much more. Read this guide for more insights.
If you do not have an account on TRACES website read this blog for step by step registration process and all related FAQs For registering on TRACES first you need to choose whether you are a | Deductor | Tax Payer or | PAO
TRACES stands for TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System is an Income Tax Department’s web portal particularly for TDS administration. A person having an account on this portal can have access to various utilities like filing of TDS returns, viewing challans, downloading Form 16/16A, conso file, making online corrections and placing requests for resolution etc.
To avail the various functionalities on TRACES website, registration can be done by a
Each of these categories have been dealt in detail later.
If you are deducting Tax at source or collecting any TCS, you are required to register at TRACES website for availing a number of services. 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
The deductor after filing the first statement [TDS Return] at TIN FC can register on TRACES. But, to register the status of the statement should show “ Processed at CPC” on TIN Portal.
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
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
Following categories of person can register on TRACES
Registering on TRACES provides access to the following to the taxpayer:
To register as a taxpayer on TRACES website, follow the step-by-step process enlisted below:
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 deductor you need to contact them for the same. There is no option available on TRACES whereby you can download it yourself.
In a government office where tax has been paid without payment through challan i.e. by book entries in such a case Form 24G needs to be furnished. PAO or Pay & Accounts Office is a person specified to file such Form 24G.
The registration on TRACES portal shall be made by a PAO to access these functionalities:View details of DDOs
If you are a PAO i.e. Pay and Account officer, you need to click on https://contents.tdscpc.gov.in/.
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
Internet Explorer shall be version 8 or 9 Google Chrome version shall be 23 or above Mozilla Firefox shall be version 17 or above
Change your internet browser. Which means if you are trying to make login through internet explorer try it from firefox or chrome or vice versa.
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
User ID as per user requirement
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 online or offline in Form 49A.
Yes, you can still register as a taxpayer on TRACES by providing
Only one registration is possible to make 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 as Taxpayer.
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
Before submitting the registration form
You can cross check and click on edit on the confirmation screen to alter any of the details.
After making successful registration but before activating the account
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.
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