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Registration and submission of Form 15G 15H (eFiling at ITD)

Registration and submission of Form 15G / 15H (eFiling at ITD)

An overview of the submission of Form 15g to income tax department

This post will show you how to register and submit Form 15G/15H on the Income Tax India e-filing portal. We will start by registering on the portal and then filing Form 15G/15H. Here, we will take a look at each section in detail:

Registration process of Form 15G / 15H

To file the Statement of Form 15G and Form 15H, you must have a valid TAN and be registered as a Tax Deductor and Collector on the Income Tax Department website. Before you proceed with the process, register yourself as a Tax Deductor and Collector if you still need to register.

Preparation process of Form 15G / 15H

Tax deductors must assign a Unique Identification Number (UIN) to everyone who submits Form 15G or Form 15H. The UIN is needed to file the Statement of Form 15G and Form 15H on a quarterly basis. Both forms must be retained for 7 years. The Unique Identification Number (UIN) consists of three fields:
  • A sequence number, which is a 10-character alphanumeric code. For Form 15G, the sequence number starts with the letter “G” followed by 9 digits. Form 15H’s sequence number starts with the letter “H” followed by 9 digits.
  • The financial year for which the form is being submitted.
  • The TAN of the payer.
The payer must digitise paper declarations and bear the same sequence number used for online submissions. The UIN running sequence number series will be reset to 1 for each TAN of the payer at the start of each financial year.

Filing process of Form 15G / 15H

  • The Payers must upload Form 15G and Form 15H received during each quarter to the e-filing website.
  • Upload the forms on a quarterly basis.
  • Even if no TDS has been deducted, the payer must include the sequence number (Field a of UIN) in the quarterly TDS statement for transactions covered by Form 15G and Form 15H.
  • Go to https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
  • Click ‘e-file’, then ‘Prepare & Submit Online Form (Other Than ITR)’.
  • Click FORM 15G/FORM 15H (Consolidated) and save the xml zip file.
  • DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) is required to submit FORM 15G/15H.
  • Using the DSC Management Utility, generate a signature for the zip file.
  • Now, log in to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in using your TAN.
  • Go to e-File –> Upload Form 15G/15H.
  • Choose the Form Name (Form 15G or Form 15H), Financial Year, Quarter, and Filing Type. Click the Validate button.
  • The following screen appears when the details are validated.
  • Navigate to and attach the ZIP and Signature files.
  • The DSC Management Utility can be used to generate the ZIP file and Signature file.
  • Download the DSC Management Utility by clicking the link given.
  • After clicking Upload, a success message will be displayed on the screen if the Upload is successful.

Filing status

To find the filing status of Form 15G/15H, 

  • Go to My account –> View Form 15G/15H to view the status of the uploaded file.
  • When the statement is uploaded, its status will change to “Uploaded”.
  • The uploaded file must be processed and validated.
  • The status will change within 24 hours from the time of Upload to “Accepted” or “Rejected”.
  • The accepted statements will be sent to CPC-TDS for further processing.
  • If the status is “Rejected”, the rejection reason and the corrected statement will be available.

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