FVU for Quarterly e-TDS/TCS with new validations released

Posted on    23 September 2009


A. Procedure for preparation of return

Deductors' Manual for quarterly returns

Dos and Don’ts for Deductors/Collectors

B. Forms



C. The data structure

1. New structure w.e.f October 01, 2009


2. Existing Data structure


Sample files prepared as per the file formats



D. NSDL e-TDS/ TCS Return Preparation Utility


E. File Validation Utility (FVU)

e-TDS / e-TCS returns prepared for FY 2005-06 and onwards (i.e. Forms 24Q, 26Q, 27Q and 27EQ) can be validated using this utility.

The e-TDS/TCS FVU is a Java based utility. JRE (Java Run-time Environment) [versions: SUN JRE: 1.4.2_02 or 1.4.2_03 or 1.4.2_04 or IBM JRE:] should be installed on the computer where the e-TDS/TCS FVU is being installed. Java is freely downloadable from http://java.sun.com and http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk or you can ask your vendor providing computer facilities (hardware) to install the same for you.

The e-TDS/TCS FVU setup file (e-TDS/TCS FVU.exe) comprises of three files namely:

  1. TDS FVU Readme.rtf: This file contains instructions for setup of the e-TDS FVU.
  2. e-TDS FVU Setup.exe: This is a setup program for installation of FVU.
  3. TDS_FVU_STANDALONE.jar: This is the FVU program file.


These files are in an executable zip file. These files are required for installing the e-TDS/TCS FVU.


Instructions for extracting the files are given in:



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