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How to upload FVU file from Income Tax Portal?

Detailed step-by-step instructions explaining how to view / upload FVU file thru Income Tax India e-Filing Portal. Also, explains the importance of FVU file to have good tax compliance and filing your TDS returns correctly.

This document covers

  1. What is FVU File ?
  2. How to file TDS return online?
  3. How to file TDS return Offline?
  4. What is the next process after filing TDS returns?
  5. Instructions to upload FVU file?

1. What is FVU file ?

FVU file means File Validation Utility. FVU is used to ensure that the e-TDS/TCS statements prepared does not contain any format level errors. EZTax is providing the software to generate FVU file for TDS returns / TCS returns through Prepare TDS Returns @ more @ TDS.

Specified Financial Transactions (SFT) ?

Know more on what are specified financial transactions (aka SFT, aka high value transactions) and their threshold limits @ What are high value transaction limits for Income Tax Compliance?

2. How to file TDS return Online after generating FVU File from

Once you generated the FVU File from, kindly follow the below steps to upload the TDS return online. Similar instructions are sent to your registered email id post completion of TDS Return preparation @ Portal

  1. Login to with your TAN and password
  2. Go to e-file > Income Tax Forms > File Income Tax Forms
  3. Click File now on Deduction of tax at source (Form TDS)
  4. Click on "Let’s Get Started"
  5. Select the required form i.e. Form 24Q, 26Q, 27Q, 27EQ
  6. Select Financial year (For Example, 2021-22) and Select quarter (for example, Q4)
  7. Select the Upload Type as Regular
  8. Zip the FVU file downloaded from and upload the FVU file
  9. Click on Proceed to E-Verify and click the option of e verification and click on Continue
  10. Kindly download the acknowledgement

3. How to file TDS return Offline after generating FVU File from

Once you generated the FVU File from, kindly follow the below steps to upload the TDS return offline

  1. Download Form-27A PDF file from EZTDS using 'Download Form27A'
  2. Download the FVU file from EZTDS using 'Download FVU' button above
  3. Print and Sign Form-27A
  4. Copy the FVU file in a Pen/USB/Jump Drive to carry to NSDL TIN Centre
  5. And physically submit these at NSDL TIN Facilitation Centre near you.

4. What is the next process after filing TDS / TCS returns?

Once the TDS/TCS returns are filed, it will take 3-7 working days for the Traces to process the returns. Once the returns are processed, you can login to Traces and download the Form 16/16A and give it to the deductees.

5. Instructions to upload FVU file?

Step 1:

Go to and click on login. If you don't have an account, please click on register and create an account.

IT Portal Home Page
IT Portal Login Page

Step 2:

Enter the User Id (PAN). Now click on login.

Step 3:

From Menu > eFile > Income Tax Forms > File Income Tax Forms.

View Form FVU
Click Confirm to proceed to Traces Portal

Step 4:

Click "File Now" against "Deduction of tax at source (Form TDS)" (Quarterly TDS/TCS Return (24Q,26Q,27Q,27EQ))

Step 5:

Click Let's get Started

Agree to access Traces Portal
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Step 6:

  • 1.Select Form (Eg. "26Q")
  • 2.Select FY (Eg. 2021-22)
  • 3.Select Quarter (Eg. Q4)
  • 4.Select Upload Type (Eg. Regular)
  • 5.Zip the FVU file after download from
  • 6.Select & Upload Zip File

Step 7:

  • Proceed to e-Verify
  • Follow further instructions to complete the e-Verification process

If this was asked by the EZTax Team to process your Tax Filing, please share the same in reply to our email.

Want to download Form 26AS ?

Form 26AS is a TDS Credit statement, an important document when filing your taxes. Check @ How to View / Download Form 26AS ?

Want to download AIS Statement ?

AIS is a comprehensive statement containing details of the financial transactions undertaken by you for a given financial year (FY). Different from Form 26AS. Check @ How to View / Download AIS Statement ?

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