I am a group A officer of Govt of India,VSSC. My employer has given me a TDS certificate for Rs 81988 under section 203 of IT act for salaries for period from 1-4-2008 to 31-3-2009 on 14-5-2009 by quoting an incorrect employer TAN no TVDVI00171D. I had filed return on 28-7-2009. The correct TAN No is TVDI00171D. But this defect was not noticed by me when I received a notice under sec 143(1) of IT Act on 23-12-2010 for a tax demand of Rs 102242 (Rs 81988+20254interest) with a remark “TDS CLAIM NOT GRANTED AS YOUR TAX DEDUCTOR HAS NOT UPLOADED TDS DETAILS IN NSDL”. So I gave a copy of original TDS certificate to local IT office at trivandrum to set right this issue and the officer told me it will settle in due course. Now I found that tax refund of Rs 19940 due to me for financial year 2010-11 was adjusted by IT dept CPC towards the tax interest of Rs 20254 said above and a nil refund has been ordered. When I checked my 26As statement there is no entry for TDS for this period.
Now only I noticed this incorrect TAN in my TDS certificate. Now what I should do further to settle this issue? I understand that Government deductors are using book entry for crediting to government account and not by 26as
Yes, you have to request your employer to upload their TDS returns with correct TAN and once it is done you would find credit in your 26AS statement and would have to request for refund errornously adjusted against the now non-existent demand.
Your Query:When I got 143 notice on 23-12-2010 I had requested my employer on 14-1-2011 to upload my TDS in 26AS.But so far (that is after 24 months) my employer has not uploaded my TDS in 26as. So can I request IT officials to issue a notice to employer to upload details.
Reply: Complain to the CIT(TDS) about the inaction on the part of your Employer, with copies of the letters you sent to the Employer, and of the TDS Certificate.
Simultaneously you may send a letter to the Assessing Officer requesting for the whole refund with the interst due say within 30days; after that, if there is no response complain to the CIT< Thiruvananthapuram , and thereafter to the Ombudsman (Income Tax), Kochi.