Process for Justification File download e-TDS Software

Process for Justification File download e-TDS Software

Justification Report is a notice document sent to the deductor which is made available in the TRACES portal. This document consists of detailed information about the various defaults/errors that needs to be rectified by the Deductor by filing correction statements and payment of the necessary amounts such as :

  1. Short payment
  2. Short deduction
  3. Wrong pan (deductee/employee)
  4. Interest on short payment
  5. Interest on late payment 
  6. Additional late payment interest
  7. Interest on short deduction 
  8. Interest on late deduction 
  9. Additional late deduction interest
  10. Short payment on account of late filing fee
  11. Additional late filing levy
  12. Interest under section 220(2)

Process below would help the user to send the request and download the Justification

Request for Justification file 

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

Now - Go to Online Activity  Traces Activity option given in the menu bar

Then Click on “Justification Request” and select the details of Form Type and click OK.

NOTE:- The Assessment Year and Quarter has to be selected first for which the request is to be submitted by going to option Master --> Change Assessment Year and Quarter

Now, enter your Username and Password to login on the Traces website.
Enter the login credentials used to login on the TRACES website.

The software would then Auto direct on traces website, where Verification code is to be entered and then click on Login

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

Here the Request Number will get generated.

After the request gets processed, request detail will appear in the TDS software in Justification Download  menu as shown below:
The Online status will appear as "Submitted".


Download Justification report  

To download the Justification Report, Go to Online Activity  Traces Activity > Justification File Download option given in the menu bar

Here verify the details of Form Type, Assessment Year and Quarter and click OK.

NOTE:- The Assessment Year and Quarter has to be selected first for which the request is to be submitted by going to option Master --> Change Assessment Year and Quarter

Now click on “Update Status (Alternate)” to check the availability of the Justification report. 

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

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

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

Once clicked on Update detail, the software would again re-direct to TRACES which would then redirect to downloading the Justification 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".

NOTE:-  Justification File will the get saved on the default location


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