Consolidate file download process - e-TDS Software

Consolidate file download process - e-TDS Software

Conso file is a consolidated data of the statements that are processed (regular and correction) for the relevant financial year, quarter and the form type.

For any update in the quarterly TDS/TCS statement, a correction statement is required to be filed. The correction statement is to be prepared using the latest statement details. Consolidated TDS/TCS statement consists of the latest statement details i.e. the updates done vide correction statements.

To download consolidate file, please follow the process below:

Request for consolidated file 

Open the e-TDS software – Master --> Submitted Return → option given in the menu bar and enter  the 15 Digit provisional receipt number (PRN)

Now - Go to Online Activity → Traces Activity 

Click on “Request Consolidated TDS/ TCS Statement” and select the details for Form Type, Assessment Year  (Master > Change Assessment Year) and Quarter and click OK. 

Then enter the Username and Password to login on the traces website.

Auto redirect on traces website, enter the Verification code and then log in.

If the return is filed through TDS software, then all required detail for conso file request will be fetched automatically on the Traces site. IF the return filed data is not in the TDS software, then fill all the required details on the below page,

After the request is processed, the request detail will show up in the software under the Download Consolidate File menu 


Download Consolidate File 

Go to Online Activity → Traces Activity --> View Status / Download Consolidate File option given in the menu bar

Now select the details of Form Type, Assessment Year and Quarter and click OK.

Then click on “Update Status (Alternate)” to check the availability of the conso file. 

The request will be updated as per the department in the software once it is available.

NOTE: Click on “Get All Latest Requests & Update Status”  in case if the request is not submitted using TDS software

If Online Status is "Available”, then the user can download conso file, by clicking on "Update Detail".

Once clicked on Update detail, the software would again re-direct to TRACES which would then take to downloading the Conso file.

Here click on a row to select and then click on “HTTP Download”

The download status will then be updated by  " Click here to download". Click on this option to open conso file. 


NOTE:-  consolidate file will get saved on the default location


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