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How To Bulk Upload Form 15CA Using Online/Offline Utility

Updated on: Apr 14th, 2022


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Form 15CA is a declaration made by remitters of payments to non-residents and used as a tool for collecting information about the payments that are chargeable in the hands of recipient non- resident. This is the beginning of an effective information processing system and can be used to independently track foreign remittances and understand the nature of transactions by the Income Tax Department.

Income Tax Department has mandated the Form 15CA for foreign remittances, and the onus now lies on the Authorised Dealers/Banks to receive the Forms before the remittance is affected.
The Income Tax Department has now facilitated the filing of the information online.

Submission of Form 15CA Online

The remitter can download the Form 15CA and upload a single form 15CA or more than one.
To utilize the feature of online submission, the remitter must be a registered user in the e-filling portal and must have a valid PAN/TAN.

Procedure for Submission of Form 15CA Online

  1. Login to e-filing portal, Go to “e-File” – “Prepare and submit the online form (Other than ITR)”.
  2. Select “Form 15CA” from drop-down.
  3. Fill the requisite details according to the nature of the remittances. There are 4 parts, and the remitter must select accordingly.
  4. Click “Submit”.
  5. On successful submission, a transaction ID and acknowledgement number will be generated.
  6. The status of the Form can be verified from – “My Account” – “View Form 15CA”.

Procedure For Submission Of Bulk Upload Of Form 15CA Offline

  1. In the “Home” Page, go to the “Downloads” section and select “Forms (Other than ITR)”- download form 15CA. Alternatively, you can also login to the e-filing portal, download the form under the tab “Downloads” – “Forms (Other than ITR)”. Download the latest version of the utility.
  2. The form must be downloaded to the desired path or location, unzip the file and extract all the files from the folder to the path.
  3. Open the file by double-clicking on the executable jar file (ITD_EFILING_FORM-UTILITY). For using the bulk upload, the above steps must be repeated multiple times, and multiple XMLs must be generated and stored in the desired folder.

The following steps must be performed for bulk upload:

  1. Login to the portal –
  2. Go to the “e-file” menu that is located on the upper left side of the page, click on “Upload Form 15CA (Bulk)”.
  3. Under the “Attach the ITR XML file”, attach the XML file.
  4. Choose the appropriate options; if you select that you want to sign the form digitally then you must have the Digital Signature Certificate to generate and attach the signature.
  5. On successful upload, the status, transaction id, and acknowledgement number will be displayed.

Additional Features Available For 15CA (Offline)

  • New – Use this to open a new Form 15CA.
  • Open – Use this for importing the XML (successfully generated earlier) from your hard disk. Select the path and import the XML. This option will work irrespective of any version change. There will be a pop up to validate all the contents of the form before importing the file.
  • Save Draft -Use this option to save the draft. However, the XML saved as a draft cannot be uploaded and must be saved using the “Save” option in order to be uploaded.
  • Validate – Use this option to validate the form and correct any errors that are generated. The form can be uploaded only on the successful correction of all errors.
  • Generate XML – This option will help you to generate XML which you will require to upload on site.
  • Help – This option will let you know the instructions, short keys, settings, and how to use this form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can digitally sign Form 15CA?

Form 15CA can be signed by the person authorised to sign the return of income of the remitter or a person authorised by him/her in writing.

Who is required to file Form 15CA? 

Any individual who is responsible for paying to a non-resident person or a foreign company should furnish such payment information by filing Form 15CA.

Can I amend my Form 15CA online?

No, you cannot make any corrections/revisions in Form 15CA. You need to file a fresh/new Form 15CA in case of any mistake in the filing.

How do I e-verify Form 15CA? 

Form 15CA can be e-verified using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) or Electronic Verification Code (EVC). An EVC is a 10 digit alphanumeric code that is sent to the registered mobile number of the tax filer while filing his/her returns online.

When is the form 15CA not required to be furnished?

The information in Form 15CA is not required to be furnished for the following transactions:

  • Remittance made by an individual that does not require prior approval of the RBI
  • Remittance is of the nature specified under the relevant purposes code as per the RBI

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