Step 1 – Prepare e-TDS as per prescribed format. Below we have attached a data structure (file format) in which the e-TDS / e-TCS return needs to be prepared.
Step 2 – e-TDS / e-TCS return in accordance with the file formats is to be prepared in clean text ASCII format with ‘txt’ as filename extension. e-TDS / e-TCS return can be prepared using in-house software, any other third party software or the NSDL e-TDS Return Preparation Utility (e-TDS RPU-Light).
Step 3 – Once the file has been prepared as per the file format, it should be verified using the File Validation Utility (FVU) provided by NSDL
Step 4 – In case file has any errors the FVU will give a report of the errors. Rectify the errors and verify the file again through the FVU.
Step 5 – The upload file generated by the FVU on successful validation is to be furnished to a TIN-FC or directly uploaded through the NSDL website.
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