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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)
Notification No. 01 of 2022

New Delhi, 0911> June, 2022

Compliance Check Functionality for Section 206A8 & 206CCA of Income-tax Act 1961

Section 206AB and 206CCA of the Income-tax Ad,1961 (effective from 1st July 2021 and amended via Finance Act, 2022), imposed higher TDS fTCS rate on the “Specified Persons~
defined as under,
• For the purposes of this section “specified person” means a person who has not famished the return of income for the assessment year relevant to the previous
year immediately preceding the financial year in which tax is required to be deducted, for which the time limit for furnishing the return of income under sub-section (1)
of section 139 has expired and the aggregate of tax deducted at source and tax collected at source in his case is rupees f;tty thousand or more in the said previous
Provided that the specified person shall not include a non-resident who does not have a permanent establishment in India.
Explanation-For the purposes of this sub-section, the expression ”permanent establishment” includes a fixed place of business through which the business of the enterprise is wholly or partly carried on. N

  1. To facilitate Tax Deductors and Collectors in identification of Specified Persons as defined in sections 206AB and 206CCA, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (“CBDT”), in exercise of powers conferred under section 138(1)(aXi) of Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act), has issued Order via F.No. 225/67/2021/ITAII dated 21.06.2021 , directing that Director General
    of Income-tax (Systems), New Delhi shall be the specified income-tax authority for famishing
    information to the -Tax Deductor Tax Collector”, having registered in the reporting portal of
    the Project Insight through valid TAN, to identify the ‘Specified Persons’ for the purposes of
    section 206AB and 206CCA of the Act through the functionality “Compliance Check for
    Section 206AB& 206CCA”.
  2. Income Tax Department has released a functionality Compliance Check for Section 206AB & 206CCA· to facilitate tax deductors/collectors to verify if a person is a “Specified Person ~ as per section 206AB & 206CCA. This functionality is made available through (https:/ of Income-tax Department. Kindly refer to CBDT Circular No. 11

of 2021 dated 21.06.2021 and CSOT Circular No. 10 of 2022 dated 17.05.2022 regarding use
of functionality under section 206AB and 206CCA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 .

  1. The fallowing procedure is laid down for sharing of information with tax deductors collectors: a) Registration: Tax Deductors and Collectors can register on the Reporting Portal by logging in to e-filing portal ( using e-filing login credential of TAN and clicking on the link -Reporting Portal- which is available under MP ending Actions· Tab of the e-filing Portal. After being redirected to the Reporting Portal, the tax deductor/collector needs to select Compliance Check (Tax O eductor & Collector) under Form Type. The details of the principal officer also need to be provided by clicking on • Add Principal Office,.. button. The principal officer is the authorized person of the tax deductor/coUector to use the Compliance Check functionality on reporting portal. After submission of registration request, email notification will be shared with the Principal Officer along with ITDREIN details and login credentials.
    b) Accessing the Compliance Chec;k functionality: Principal OffICers of the entities (Tax Deductors & Colleclors) which are registered with the Reporting Portal through TAN shall be able to use the functionality after login into the Reporting Portal
    using their credentials. After successfully logging in, link to the functionality
    Compliance Check for Section 206AB & 206CCN will appear on the home page of
    the Reporting Portal.
    c) Using “PAN Search” mode: Under the Complian ce Check for Section 206A8 & 206CCA~ page, -PAN Search~ tab may be selected to access the functionality in PAN Search mode. In this mode single valid PAN along with captcha
    can be entered at a time and output will be available with following fields,
    • Financial Yoar: Current Financial Year
    • PAN: As provided in the input.
    • Name: Masked name of the Person (as per PAN).
    • PAN Allobnent date: Date of allotment of PAN.
    • PAN·Aadhaar Link Status: Status of PAN-Aadhaar linking for individual PAN holders as on date. The response options are Linked (PAN and Aadhaar are linked), Not Linked (PAN & Aadhaar are not linked), Exempt (PAN is exempted from PAN-Aadhaar linking requirements as per Department of Revenue Notification No. 37/2017 dated 11th May 2017) or Not-Applicable (PAN belongs to non-individual person).
    • Specified Person u/s 206AB & 206CCA: The response options are Yes (PAN is a specified person as per section 206ABI206CCA as on date) or No
    (PAN is not a specified person as per section 206ABl206CCA as on date).
    Output will also provide the date on which the “Specified Person- status as per
    section 206AB and 206CCA is determined.
    d) Using “Sulk Search” mode: Under the u Compliance Check for Section

d) Using “Sulk Search” mode: Under the uCompliance Check for Section 206AB & 206CCA” functionality page, “Bulk Search» tab may be selected to access the functionality in Bulk Search mode. This mode involves following steps:
Preparing request (input) file containing PANs: Under the “Bulk Search ~ page, CSV Template to enter PANs details may be downloaded by clicking on “Download CSV template” button. PANs for which Specified Person ~ status is required may be entered in the downloaded CSV template. The current limit in the number of PANs in a single file is 10,000. ii Uploading the input CSV file: Input CSV file may be uploaded by clicking on Upload CSV button. Uploaded file will start reflecting with Uploaded status. iii Downloading the output CSV file: After processing, CSV file containing “Specified Person” status as per section 206AB & 206CCA of the entered PANs wilt be available for download and “Status” will change to Available. Output CSV file will contain PAN, Masked Name, Specified Person Status as per section 206AB & 206CCA, PAN-Aadhar Link status and other details as mentioned in paragraph c) above. After downloading of the file, the status will change to Downloaded. The download link will expire and status will change to Expired Her specified time (presently 24 hours of availability of the file).

  1. For any further assistance, Tax Deduetors & Collectors can refer to Quick Reference Guide on Compliance Check for Section 206AB & 206CCA and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available under aResources” section of Reporting Portal. They can also navigate to the “Help” section of Reporting Portal for submitting query or to get a call back from Customer
    Care Team of Income-tax Department. Customer Care Team of Income-tax Department can al~o be reached by calling on its Toll Free number 1800 103 4215 for any assistance.
  2. Notification No. 01 of 2021 dated 22rd June 2021 is modified to the extent of what is contained in this notification
  3. This issues with the approval of CBDT.
    (Manish Mishra) – AOG(Systems)·2 CSDT
    Copy to:
  4. PPS to the Chairman and Members, ceOT, North Block, New Delhi.
  5. DGIT (Systems)
  6. TPL and ITA Divisions of CBDT.
  7. Web Manager, in· for hosting on the website.
  8. Database cell for uploading on and in DGIT(S) Comer.
  9. ITBA publisher for uploading on ITBA portal.
    ADG(Systems)-2 CBDT

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