A new version 4.1 & 2.137 of the File Validation Utility (FVU) have been released by NSDL.
As the due date of filing of quarterly TDS statement for third quarter of FY 2013-14 is approaching fast, you are advised to use the new version of EasyTDS and validate the file with new FVU to submit TDS statements, well before due date (15th January for Non-Government deductors and 31st January for Government deductors).
The new versions of FVU features following significant changes from the previous:
->> Discontinuation of functionality to delete Deductee records: For the purpose of correct reporting, deletion of Deductee rows is no longer permissible in the TDS statements.
->> Date of deduction should not pertain to previous quarter: The relevant quarter in a TDS statement is determined by the date of deduction. Further, to correct any transaction having a Default, there would be a necessity to report transactions, where date of deduction may be of subsequent quarter. In the light of above, Date of deduction in deductee records should not be that of previous quarter. For example, if the statement pertains to Q3 of FY 2013-14 (i.e. Oct- Dec 2013), then the date of deduction should not be earlier than 01/10/2013.
->> Please note that the challan paid with a specific section code can be utilised for consumption with any other section code in the Deductee rows. For example, a challan with Section Code 194I can be used for any other sections 193, 194, 194A etc. in the challan detail row.
->> Generation of Form 27A by TDS/TCS FVU: An acknowledgement in form 27A can now be generated and printed using the new versions of EasyTDS and FVU.