Monday, April 22, 2013

FORM 16 DOWNLOAD MANDATORY FROM TDSCPC SITE FOR ALL DEDUCTOR'S


on Monday, April 22, 2013

SECTION 203 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961, READ WITH RULE 31 OF THE INCOME-TAX RULES, 1962 - DEDUCTION AT SOURCE - CERTIFICATE FOR TAX DEDUCTED - ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE FOR TAX DEDUCTED AT SOURCE IN FORM NO.16

CIRCULAR NO. 4/2013 [F.NO.275/34/2011-IT(B)], DATED 17-4-2013

1. Section 203 of the Income-tax Act 1961 ("the Act") read with the Rule 31 of the Income-tax Rules 1962 ("the Rules") stipulates furnishing of certificate of tax deduction at source (TDS) by the deductor to the deductee specifying therein the prescribed particulars such as amount of TDS, valid permanent account number (PAN) of the deductee, tax deduction and collection account number (TAN) of the deductor, etc. The relevant form for such TDS certificate is Form No. 16 in case of deduction under section 192 and Form No. 16A for deduction under any other provision of Chapter XVII-Bof the Act. TDS certificate in Form No. 16 is to be issued annually whereas TDS certificate in Form No. 16A is to be issued quarterly. TDS Certificate in Form No 16 as notified vide Notification No. 11/2013 dated 19-2-2013 has two parts viz Part A and Part B (Annexure). Part A contains details of tax deduction and deposit and Part B (Annexure) contains details of income.

How to download Form 16 (part A) from TDSCPC site is available here


2. With a view to streamline the TDS procedures, including proper administration of the Act, the Board had issued Circular No. 03/2011 dated 13-5-2011 and Circular No. 01/2012 dated 9-4-2012 making it mandatory for all deductors to issue TDS certificate in Form No. 16A after generating and downloading the same from "TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System" or tdscpc.go.in (previously called TIN website) In exercise of powers under section 119 of the Act, the Board has now decided as following:-

2.1 ISSUE OF PART A OF FORM NO. 16 FOR DEDUCTION OF TAX AT SOURCE MADE ON OR AFTER 1-4-2012:

All deductors (including Government deductors who deposit TDS in the Central Government Account through book entry) shall issue the Part A of Form No. 16, by generating and subsequently downloading through TRACES Portal, in respect of all sums deducted on or after the 1st day of April, 2012 under the provisions of section 192 of Chapter XVII-B. Part A of Form No 16 shall have a unique TDS certificate number.

How to download Form 16 (part A) from TDSCPC site is available here

2.2 AUTHENTICATION OF TDS CERTIFICATE IN FORM NO. 16:

The deductor, issuing the Part A of Form No. 16 by downloading it from the TRACES Portal, shall, before issuing to the deductee authenticate the correctness of contents mentioned therein and verify the same either by using manual signature or by using digital signature in accordance with sub-rule (6) of Rule 31.

2.3 In other words, Part A of Form No. 16 shall be issued by all the deductors, only by generating it through TRACES Portal and after duly authenticating and verifying it.

2.4 'Part B (Annexure)' of Form No. 16 shall be prepared by the deductor manually and issued to the deductee after due authentication and verification alongwith the Part A of the Form No. 16 stated above.

2.5 Sub rule (3) of rule 31of the Rules sets the time limit for issuance of Form 16 by the deductor to the employee. Currently, Form 16 should be issued by 31st May of the financial Year immediately following the financial year in which income was paid and tax deducted.

3.1 The Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedure, formats and standards for the purpose of download of Part A of Form No. 16 from the TRACES Portal and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration in relation to the procedure, formats and standards for download of Part A of Form No. 16 in electronic form.

3.2 It is further clarified that Part A of Form No. 16 issued by the deductors in accordance with this circular and as per the procedure, formats and standards specified by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems) and containing Unique Identification Number shall only be treated as a valid compliance to the issue of Part A of Form No. 16 for the purpose of section 203 of the Act read with rule 31 of the Rules.



FY 2010-11
FY 2011-12
FY 2012-13 onwards
Download Form 16A from TDSCPC (TRACES) Web Site
Optional
Mandatory for Companies and Banks. Optional   for others
Mandatory for all type of deductors 
Digitally Sign Form 16A
Optional but only if downloaded from TDSCPC (TRACES) Web site
Optional but only if downloaded from TDSCPC (TRACES) Web   site
Optional but only if downloaded from TDSCPC (TRACES) Web site
Manually Issue TDS Certificate(Form 16A)
All deductors can manually issue TDS Certificate
Companies and Banks cannot manually issue TDS Certificate
No deductor can  issue manually TDS certificate
Manually Issue TDS Certificate(Form 16 salary)
All deductors can manually issue TDS Certificate
All deductors can manually issue TDS Certificate
Part B to be issued manually
So manually field form 16A cannot be issued for tax deducted on or after 01.04.2012.  
Update (22.04.2012) Form 16 (Part-A) to be issued mandatory through download from TDSCPC website (circular 04/2013 dated 17.04.2013) salary can be issued without downloading from the TDSCPC (TRACES) site. Now you are interested in how you can download Form 16A from TDS CPC (TRACES) website
Please Note that Form 16A now(01.01.2013) shall be available through new website www.tdscpc.gov.in only .Read more from links given below 
  1. Procedure How  to register at TRACES (www.tdscpc.gov.in) and 
  2. How to download Form 16A form TRACES (www.tdscpc.gov.in)
  3. HOW TO DOWNLAOD FORM16 FROM TDSCPC WEBSITE

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  1. whether manual form 16 from offline software can be issued ?

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    1. OH! No ,As given above ,for tds deducted from salaried employees after 01.04.2012,it is mandatory for the employer to download form 16(Part A) from tRACES(TDSCPC) website only.

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  2. TDS Q4 12 13 - QURTERLY RTN FOR RPU 3.2 NOT WORKING PROPERLY

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  3. Is there a penalty for the employer if the organization does not adhere to the timeline of 31 MAY 2013 for generating Form 16 from TRACES for its employees?

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  4. Even though i have filled TDS for all four quarters, i am not able to download the form 16A for the first quarter.

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