The income tax department has asked all deductors to register their TAN on TRACES web site. Once registered, the deductors will be provided  User ID and password for authenticated access.

Benefit of TAN registration

The access will result in the following benefits to the deductors:

  • View of status of all statements filed;
  • Download of consolidated quarterly e-TDS / TCS statement for preparation of correction statement; and
  • Other functionalities related to quarterly TDS /TCS statement.

Before registration of TAN on TRACES Website

  • Keep  Provisional Receipt  Number (PRN)  of any eTDS Statement filed.
  • Go to “Quarterly Statement Status”. Enter TAN and PRN Number. Ensure that this statement is accepted by TIN. You will have to enter details of such statement during registration.
  • Keep PAN detailsuntitled

Procedure of registration of TAN on Traces Website –

  • Type in url in the address bar of the browser to access the TRACES website, TRACES homepage will appear, click on “Continue” to proceed further.
  • Click on “Register as New User” tab, Select “Deductor” as the type of user and click on “Proceed”.
  • Provide “TAN Number” in the respective allocated tab followed by capcha code to proceed further.
  • Financial Year, Form type and Quarter for which KYC required will be auto populated. Enter Token Number of the Regular (Original) Statement only, corresponding to the Financial Year, Quarter and Form Type displayed. Enter CIN/ PAN details pertaining to the Financial Year, Quarter and Form Type displayed on the screen on the basis of latest correction statement filed by you. Please DO NOT copy /paste the data .
  • Deductor is required to fill Organization details such as “Category of Deductor, PAN of deductor, PAN of Authorised person and Date of Birth of Authorised person etc. to proceed further. For Government Deductor, PAN is NOT mandatory”.
    • At Step 3, you will get option to choose Communication Address Details as per TAN Master or as per Last Statement Filed.
    • At Step 3, you will also get option to fill Mobile number/Alternate Mobile Number/Email ID/ Alternate Email ID.
    • Please Note: Fill in the correct Primary Mobile number and E-mail ID to receive the activation link and codes, as user needs to activate the account within 48 hrs of Registration.
  • Step 4: Deductor is required to create his/her User Id (Check the Availability while creating the user ID) along with the password to proceed further.
  • Step 5 : Deductor details can be seen on the Confirmation Screen , Deductor can still edit the details if required or else can click on “Confirm” for successful registration on TRACES website.
  • After completion of all above steps, “Registration request successfully submitted ” message will appear on the screen. Deductor will receive activation link followed by activation code on registered “Email ID and Mobile number”, which can be used for activation of account.
  • After successfully activation of account within 48 hrs of registration , user will be able to Login on TRACES website by entering the User id , Password , TAN of the Deductor and the verification code.


  • This is very useful facility and will make the task of deductor simpler.
  • The biggest advantage is ability to retrieve eTDS Statement filed earlier. Several deductors do not keep backup of eTDS statement FVU files and when a correction is to be filed, they have no recourse.
  • Another problem being faced by deductors is to keep track of original FVU and correction FVU. Many times several correction statements need to be filed e.g. when valid PAN become available. Hopefully, NSDL should be able to provide the updated FVU online for further creation of  correction.
  • At present, a deductor has to go to several links for information retrieval e.g. Challan Status Enquiry, quarterly statement status, eTDS online filing. With this new facility it is expected that all these services will be available in a single window.

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  1. Nisha says:

    What if we have never filed the TDS Return before? How do we, then, register at TRACES and E-filing with TAN no. so as to enable us to file our very first TDS Return?

  2. Yogita Chaudhary says:

    Please provide us with your conatct details. Further please let us knbow if excel utility for Sahaj and ITR 2 for the tax yera 2010-11 is validated by Income tax autorities/department and can be used for filing purpose.

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