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 :
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.
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,
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.
Now click on “Update Status (Alternate)” to check the availability of the Justification report.
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.
The download status will then be updated by " Click here to download".
NOTE:- Justification File will the get saved on the default location
C:\KDK Data\Zen TDS\TDSDownloads\202021\SB(CLIENT CODE )\Q2\XXXXXXXX (REQUEST NUMBER)