Filing TDS Returns

TDS returns ( Form 26Q ) is saved in flash drive or CD and submitted along with Form 27A , which, is created by the file validation utility tool after validating the 26Q returns text file. The file validation utility tool can be downloaded from the tax information network ( ) website of the income tax department.

To validate the file and submit returns

1. Open the file validation utility tool.

2. Browse and select the 26Q returns .txt file exported from Tally.ERP 9 in the field TDS/TCS Input File Name with Path .

3. Browse and select the challan status inquiry .csi file  downloaded from TIN website in the field Challan Input File Name with Path .

4. Enter the location to save the validation error file in the field Error/Upload & Statistics Report File Path .

5. Click Validate .

6. Click OK to close the messages displayed after validation.

7. Print the Form 27A created by the validation tool.

8. Submit the Form 27A and 26Q returns .txt file (soft copy) at TIN-FC or upload on NSDL website.

Note: In case the validation is not successful, results are updated in the error report file. Rectify these errors in the data and re-generate the 26Q returns text file for validation.