The following are the basic principles of TDS compliance:
Deduction/ Collection of Tax at Correct Rates.
Timely Deposit of Tax Deducted at Source.
Accurate Reporting of data related to tax deductions/ collections made.
Submission of TDS Statements within the due dates.
Verification and Issuance of TDS Certificates within time.
CPC (TDS) is now sending “Intermediate Default Communication” for PAN Errors and Short Payments, which can be corrected during the interim period of a week of filing TDS Statements, before CPC (TDS) proceeds with computing Defaults for the relevant statement.
User-friendly Online Correction facility can be used for Correction of Deductees, Tagging Unmatched Challans and Payment of Fees/ Interest. (Please navigate to Defaults tab to locate Request for Correction from the drop-down menu. For any assistance, please refer to the e-tutorial available on TRACES).
Aggregated TDS Compliance Report assists the PAN of the Deductor to administer TDS Defaults for associated TANs and to take appropriate action.
The Deductor’s Dashboard provides you all necessary information to assist you in “Compliance Self-Assessment” and to take appropriate action.
Non-filing Self-declaration can be made by navigating to Statements / Payments menu and submit details under Declaration for Non-Filing of Statements.
PAN Verification and Consolidated TAN – PAN File facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees.
The Files and Justification Reports downloaded from TRACES help you to identify errors in submission of revised Quarterly TDS Statements.