What is Form 24Q?Form 24Q is the Quarterly return to be filed by any deductor (Employer) for all tax deductions at source made on behalf of 'Salary' payments.
What is Form 27A?Form for furnishing information with the statement of deduction of tax at source.
It is a summary of eTDS return which contains control totals of 'amount paid' and 'income tax deducted at source'.
This has to be mandatory verified using FVU (File Validation Utility).
Name and TAN of deductor and control totals of 'amount paid' and 'income tax deducted at source' mentioned on Form No. 27A should match with the respective totals in the eTDS return.
What is TDS?Companies making payments (specified under Income Tax Act) to third parties (deductees) are required to deduct tax at source (Tax Deducted at Source -TDS) from these payments and deposit the same at any of the designated branches of banks authorized to collect taxes on behalf of Government of India.
What is eTDS?Companies making payments should also furnish TDS returns containing details of deductee(s) and challan details relating to deposit of tax to IT Department. It is mandatory to furnish TDS returns in electronic form (eTDS return)
How do I file eTDS?It is mandatory to submit Form 27A generated by TDS FVU (File Validation Utility) duly signed, along with the TDS statement(s) towards eTDS returns.
This can be achieved through TIN-Facilitation Centers (TIN-FC) established by NSDL or directly upload through NSDL web-site
Can I file eTDS online via NSDL without the help of a TIN Facilitation Center?
As an employer, is that mandatory to file eTDS?Yes
Should I include employees those who are not paying tax or having zero tax while generating 24Q?
It is mandatory to include an employee in the Form 24Q of the last quarter, if you would like to generate a Form 16 (Part A) for an employee.
In greytHR, we made it optional and employer can decide whether exercise this option or not.
Go to Payroll > Admin > Form24Q and click on the settings icon and find Form 24Q Settings
Under Preferences, you will find many options and
Click on save button.
What is the periodicity to file eTDS?Quarterly
Any due date for eTDS filing?
Due dates from the FY 2017-18 are
What is FVU?File Validation Utility. This is provided by NSDL to verify the eTDS return format (clean text ASCII format).
In greytHR, need not worry about the FVU version, file format etc. as the software generates the FVU verified file for eTDS return filing
What is Challan Number?Challan Number is a receipt number given by the bank branch where TDS is deposited.
A separate receipt number is given for each challan deposited.
You are required to mention this challan number while performing the eTDS return.
How to download the CSI file?
Can I update Challan Details in greytHR?Yes. Based on number of times you make payments, a quarter can have multiple challans.
greytHR permits you to allocate employees in the challan whenever prompted so under Overview.
You can also unallocate employees or even delete a challan.
We recommend to refer the step by step explanation of the procedure
What is the procedure to generate a FVU verified file for eTDS return, using greytHR?
1. Lock the payroll
What is receipt number shown under Quarter Overview?This is the acknowledgment number given on successful authentication of the electronic statement uploaded at NSDL e-Gov for the previous Quarter.
This is termed as Token Number and earlier referred as Provisional Receipt Number
What is corrected TDS statement or Revision?Deductor is required to furnish one regular TDS statement for a particular TAN, Form, Financial year and Quarter.
In case there are any additions/updates to be made to the details of the regular statement accepted at the TIN central system, the same should be done by furnishing a correction statement.
Why should I file a revised return/ corrected eTDS?In case of deficiencies in the accepted regular TDS statement such as incorrect challan details or PAN not provided or provided incorrectly, the tax credit will not reflect in the Form 26AS of the deductees in your statement. To facilitate compliance as well as correct credit in Form 26AS of the deductees you are required to remove deficiencies, if any, in the accepted regular TDS statement by filing a correction statement.
What are the different types of changes / corrections that I can make?
C1 : Update deductor details such as Name, Address of Deductor.
C2 : Update challan details such as challan serial no, BSR code, Challan tender date, Challan amounts etc.
C3 : Update/delete /add deductee details
C4 : Add / Delete salary detail records.
C5 : Update PAN of the deductee or employee in deductee/salary details
C9: Add a new challan and underlying deductees.
Do I need to file separate correction statements for various types of changes?No. In case you need to update or add different deductees / challans in the same statement, it can be done in a single correction file.
Depending on the type of correction a single correction file may contain multiple correction statements.
What is CTDS File?CTDS is the Consolidated TDS Statement for a quarter
Why I require CTDS?Deductor is required to furnish a quarterly TDS statement as per guidelines of the Income Tax Department.
For any update in the quarterly TDS statement, a correction statement is furnished by the deductor / collector. Correction statement is to be prepared on the latest statement details (accepted) at TIN central system. Consolidated TDS statement provided by TIN consists of latest statement details i.e., the updates done vide correction statements (accepted at TIN central system).
How do I get Consolidated TDS File?
1. Consolidated file will be available download for successful generated request at [
What is the procedure to submit a correction statement/file a revised return, using greytHR?
1. Lock the payroll
We have not used greytHR for generating Form 24Q for the first 3 quarters? Can we use it for the last quarter alone?Yes. You can do the filing for Q4 to begin with filing using greytHR.
However if you have paid TDS for the previous quarters, recommend to update challan information in greytHR.
How do we receive information on interest rate / penalty charges levied, if any?Income Tax Department issues intimation to you if there are any applicable interest/penalty charges.