Q.1 Should I be registered with TRACES before registering on the e-Filing portal?
Ans: Yes, you must first be registered on the TRACES portal before you can register as a Tax Deductor and Collector on the e-Filing portal.
Q.2 Why should I register as a tax deductor / collector on the e-Filing Portal?
Ans: The e-Filing Portal offers various services and functionalities for registered users. TDS / TCS returns can be submitted online by the Tax Deductors and Collectors only after registering on the e-Filing Portal.
This pre-login service is available to all tax deductors/collectors who want to register on and access the e-Filing portal. The Registration service enables the user to access and track all tax-related activities.
2. Prerequisites for availing this service
3. Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Go to the e-Filing portal homepage, click Register.
Step 2: Click Others and select the Category as Tax Deductor and Collector.
Step 3: Enter the TAN of the Organization and click Validate.
Step 4a: If the TAN is available in the database, registered with TRACES and the registration request is not raised already and pending for approval:
Step 4b: If the TAN is available in the database, but not registered with TRACES and registration request is not raised already and pending for approval:
Note: You first have to first register on TRACES. From there, you will be taken to the e-Filing Registration page on clicking Register with e-Filing.
Step 4c: If the TAN is available in the database, registration request is raised already and pending for approval:
Step 5: Enter the details of the person making payments or collecting tax and click Continue.
Step 6: Provide the contact details including Primary Mobile Number, email ID and Postal Address. Click Continue.
Step 7: Two separate OTPs are sent to your primary mobile number and email ID as entered in Step 6. Enter the separate 6-digit OTPs received on your mobile number and email ID and click Continue.
Step 8: On the Verify Details page, review the details provided and edit the details if necessary. Click Confirm.
Step 9: On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password textboxes, set your personalized message, and click Register.
A success message is displayed along with the transaction ID. Please keep a note of the Transaction ID for future reference. The registration process is complete upon receiving approval from the competent authority.