Since FY 2003-04, all corporate deductors should file Income tax returns for deduction of tax at source (TDS) only in electronic form. Further, from FY 2004-05, in addition to corporate deductors, filing of TDS returns in electronic form is mandatory for government deductors also.

Extending the scheme of filing of returns in electronic form to tax collected at source (TCS), the ITD mandated that with effect from FY 2004-05, all TCS returns filed by corporate and government collectors should be only in electronic form.

ITD has notified revised file formats for preparation of TDS and TCS returns in electronic form. Deductors/collectors can prepare the e-TDS/TCS returns as per these file formats using in-house software or any other third party software and submit the same to any of the TIN-FCs established by NSDL. Deductors/collectors can also directly upload the e-TDS/TCS returns through NSDL-TIN website.

NSDL has developed software called e-TDS/TCS Return Preparation Utility (RPU) to facilitate preparation of e-TDS/ TCS returns. This is a freely downloadable MS excel based utility. Separate utilities are available for preparation of each type of return.

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One response to “NSDL ETDS/TCS Return Preparation Utility (RPU)”

  1. S T Subramanian says:

    e-tds Rpu version 1.5 says the message ” return 24Q can be prepared only for Q4 for the financial year 2016-17″. How to file the e-tds return for Q-1 using e-tds rpu 1.5?

  2. debnarayan biswas says:

    Validation of Pan

  3. aruna says:

    I have to file correction file for FY 2006-07. Please guide me as to how to go about it and how shall I get RPU file uploaded.

  4. dhruva kumar says:

    respected sir please send me download link for e-tds return preparation software to me at my e-mail id shortly
    thanks

  5. sumathy v.s says:

    Dear Sir,

    Kindly send us e-TDS preparation utility for the accounting year 2011-2012.

    we need ETDS software free download for the fy 2011-2012
    Regards,
    sumathy

  6. savitha says:

    Unable to validate e-tds for annual return. The RPU file available for validation the details has to be entered manaully. Is there any tool available?

  7. dhandapanisteel says:

    Kindly send us e-TDS preparation utility for the accounting year 2009-2010.

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