TRACES advice on correction of potential errors in TDS statement

As you may be aware, Centralized Processing Cell (TDS) intimates you of possible PAN Errors and Short Payment Defaults, through an Intermediate Communication, during processing of Original Quarterly TDS Statements. This change was incorporated in processing of TDS Statements, in view of feedbacks received from deductors, to avoid defaults that may arise due to inadvertent data entry errors.
The central point in the new process is identifying errors in challan/ PANs and facilitating their corrections before CPC (TDS) computes defaults in TDS statements. Following are the salient features of Intermediate Communication:

What is new?
Step 1: CPC (TDS) will first process Original TDS Statements till the stage of 26AS generation for deductees reported.

Step 2: Short Payments and PAN Errors will be identified in the preliminary check of the Original statements.

Step 3: The statements will be placed "On Hold" for further processing and an opportunity will be provided to correct potential defaults of Short Payment and PAN Error

When the statement is placed on Hold, CPC (TDS) will intimate you through following means:

e-mail at the Registered e-mail address at TRACES
SMS at Registered Mobile Number with TRACES
Message will be delivered to the Deductor's Inbox in TRACES


The above correction needs to be carried out by using Online Correction feature at TRACES after 24 hours of the receipt of the Intermediate Communication and must be availed within 7 days of receipt of such communication.

What are the advantages:
You would have preliminary information of potential Short Payments and PAN Errors, before the Original Statement is completely processed for Defaults and Intimations are generated.

Correction of above defaults using Online Correction can be submitted before final processing of statements.

Above action will facilitate avoidance of multiple Correction Statement filing later, after the defaults are identified CPC (TDS) and Intimations have been sent.

What actions to be taken:
Please take note of the Intermediate communication from CPC (TDS) and submit Online Correction for potential defaults in TDS statement within the stipulated time frame.

Only "Online Correction" facility can be used for correction of above Short Payments and PANs.

To avail the facility, you are requested to Login to TRACES and 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.

Please note that Digital Signature will be required to avail the benefit of complete correction features, including PAN Corrections.

PAN Verification facility on TRACES can be used for verifying the deductees. You are requested to navigate to Statement/ Payment to locate PAN Verification in the menu to download the file.

You can make use of the "Consolidated TAN - PAN File" that includes all the valid PANs attached with the respective TANs. To avail the facility, please navigate to Dashboard to locate Consolidated TAN - PAN File.

The action requires to be completed after 24 hours and within 7 days of Intermediate communication from CPC (TDS).

It is hoped that the deductors will avail of the time window to correct errors, if any. CPC (TDS) is committed to provide best possible services to you.
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