How to Add Challan on TRACES Website

By Annapoorna


Updated on: May 30th, 2024


2 min read

The Income Tax Department has discontinued the C9 correction option that was previously used to add new challans or transfer vouchers in correction statements. This option has been removed in the RPU 4.8. The online correction facility can be used on statements from FY 2007-08 onwards. This online correction can be done free-of-cost on TRACES. Online correction is that it can be done without requesting a Conso file. You have to just login and file the correction, which gets processed in just 24 hours. 

Follow this step-by-step process to add a challan or transfer voucher via the correction statement on the TRACES website:

Step 1: Login to TRACES website    

Login page traces

Login credentials for TRACES

Step 2: Go to the ‘Request for correction’ tab under ‘Defaults’. The correction category should be ‘Online’.      

Request for correction on TRACES

Correction category oN TRACES

A request number will be generated.

Step 3: Click on ‘Track Correction Request’ under ‘Defaults’.  

Track Correction Request on TRACES

Track Correction Request on TRACES

Click on the Available/In progress status to proceed with the correction.

  • KYC validation is needed.
  • Make sure you have the latest acknowledgement number. When you get a verification form, you will have to fill the original acknowledgement number in this verification form.

Step 4: From the drop-down menu, select ‘Add challan’ in the type of correction category.

Step 5: Make the required corrections and click on ‘Submit for Processing’. A 15-digit token number will be generated and sent to your registered email ID. the correction will be processed in 24 hours.

Once the correction has been processed, you will be able to download the consolidated file. The new challan will be displayed in the downloaded consolidated file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is online correction?

TRACES has provided the functionality of "Online Correction" where deductor can perform correction of TDS/TCS statements online through TRACES. Deductor is required to Login to TRACES website then click on "Request For Correction" option available under 'Defaults' menu.

Following are the types of correction available at TRACES login:

  • 1. Challan Correction (for Unmatched Challan, Overbooked Challan Edit Deductee Row in case of Unmatched Challan)
  • 2. Addition of new Challan to the Statement.
  • 3. Pay 220I /Late Payment/Late Deduction/ Interest/Levy
  • 4. Add or Delete Salary Details-Annexure-II
  • 5. PAN Correction.
  • 6. Personal information Correction
  • 7. Add/Modify Deductee detail
  • 8. Add/Delete Pension details- Annexure-III
How to track correction request?

After login to TRACES website as a Deductor, select "Track Correction Request" option from the 'Default' menu. Deductor can track the correction request via request number.

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Quick Summary

The Income Tax Department discontinued the C9 correction option in the RPU 4.8, replaced by the online correction method on TRACES from FY 2007-08. Follow steps for free-of-cost online correction for adding challans or transfer vouchers.

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