The tiresome and troublesome process of navigating and uploading a TDS return on the TRACES portal has been simplified by the Income Tax Department. Now the IT dept has provided its own website/portal for uploading the return effortlessly. We are further trying to bolster the ease to an extent that a few clicks and your work is done and so we are presenting a step by step guidance.
Prerequisites for uploading TDS returns:
Before you actually begin with the procedure of uploading the return, make sure you have the following:
Valid TAN which is registered for e-filing
TDS statements which is prepared and validated via Return Preparation Utility (RPU) and File Validation Utility (FVU) respectively
Valid DSC registered for e-filing (If you want to upload using DSC)
The principal contact's bank account / Demat account details
Or The principal contact's PAN linked with Aadhaar (If you wish to upload using EVC)
Procedure to upload TDS statements on Income Tax Portal
Step 1: Go to http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ > click → 'Login Here'.
Step 2: Fill your login details > click → 'Login'. Fill TAN as your user ID.
Step 3: After log in > click on → the 'Upload TDS' option available under the TDS tab.
Step 4: A form will be displayed > Select the correct details > Click → Validate.
TDS statements can be uploaded only from FY 2010-11
Only the regular statements can be uploaded on the Income Tax portal
Step 5: Validation of the returns through the following ways:
Using DSC or Digital Signature Certificate.
Using EVC or Electronic Verification Code.
Validate using DSC or Digital Signature Certificate.
Step 1: Upload the TDS zip file > attach the digital signature file > click on Upload.
Step 2: Ensure that you have received a success message on the screen and a confirmation mail in your registered email ID.
Validate using EVC or Electronic Verification Code.
Step 1: Upload the TDS zip file > click → 'Click here to E-verify'.
Step 2: Select an appropriate option among “EVC already generated' or “Generate a new EVC' which will be displayed on the next screen.
Step 3: Enter the EVC > Click → 'Submit'.