Step by Step to Request for FVU File

Back in 2004, the NSDL e-governance Infrastructure Limited launched a new facility for various entities who can give their TCS/e-TDS returns to TIN. The entities that hold a 10-digit TAN can avail the same. However, in order to avail the scheme, they necessarily have to register to the respective organisation. Moreover, they should hold a digital signature certificate from any certifying authority approved by NSDL.

File Validation utility

The File Validation Utility (FVU) validates the Form 24G file after its completion in the prescribed format. The FVU brings light to any errors persisting in the form during verification. On successful verification of the File Validation Utility, the file should be further given to TIN-FC.

Also, note that the Form 24G FVU is completely JAVA based. One has to install IBM JRE ( or SUN JRE (1.4.2_04) on their desktop to access the same. There are two files under the Form 24G FVU, i.e. Form 24G FVU.bat (the setup for FVU installation and Form 24G_FVU_STANDALONE.jar which is the FVU program file).

Request for Form 24G.FVU Files:

The format for FVU file can be accessed from the official TIN (Tax information Network) website of the Income Tax Department.

The AO is required to propose a needed letter to NSDL for Form 24G.FVU file. The request message further should contain the following details:

  • The reason for requesting the Form 24G file
  • Accounts Officer Name
  • Accounts Office Identification number (AIN)
  • Financial Year
  • Provisional receipt number
  • Filing method
  • Mobile number of the authorised person

The address to which this letter will be sent is:

TIN Operations,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
1st Floor, Times Tower,
Kamala Mills Compound,
Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel (W),
Mumbai - 400013

There are no additional expenses or documents to be submitted with the FVU request letter. Consequently, the FVU Form 24 G accepted at the TIN should be kept safely as it will be required to make corrections in the Form 24 G statements. If the original form is lost by any chance, you can put a request to NDSL in the given format.

Also, note that NDSL will give you the FVU file on the email id that you mentioned in Form 24G previously. The same email ID was also accepted at the TIN. It will be a zip file with a password, which will be 15 digital provisional receipt numbers. Also, mention 'Request for Form 24G FVU File on the top.