Download Form-16 (Part-A and B) & Form-16A is mendatory from TRACES w.e.f. 31.05.13

All  TDS Deductors/Deductees can download TDS Certificate (Form 16 (Part A) and Form 16A) from TRACES. The file will be provided in text format and will contain certificate details for all requested PANs. Deductor will have to convert the text file into PDF using TRACES PDF Generation Utility. This utility will convert the text file into individual PDFs for each PAN. The same utility can be used to convert text file for Form 16 / 16A. The certificate should specify the amount of tax deducted and rate at which it is deducted Form No. 16A, under Rule 31.

Download TRACES PDF Generation Utility Ver. 1.3L

Procedure to install utility
  • Download the PDF Generation Utility by logging in to TRACES. Click on 'Requested Downloads' under 'Downloads' menu then click on 'TRACES PDF Generation Utility' link
  • Unzip and save the utility on your desktop
  • Double-click on the utility (exe) and click on 'Run'
  • Utility will be installed on your desktop
  • Click here for installation procedure

 Procedure to convert text file into PDF

  • Open the utility from your desktop and select the text file
  • Select the digital signature to digitally sign the Form 16 / 16A
  • Generate PDFs
  • If PDF is not digitally signed, deductor should manually sign the printed Form 16 / 16A before sending it to Tax Payers


  • TRACES PDF Generation Utility should be used to convert text file for Form 16 / 16A into individual PDFs
  • Download the utility and install it on your desktop
  • Pass the text file through the utility to generate PDFs for individual PANs
  • You can opt for manual / digital signature for the PDFs
  • File name for Form 16 / 16A text file will be as mentioned below. TAN will be masked
    • Form 16 - _Form16_, e.g.,
    • Form 16A - _Form16A__, e.g.,
  • Password for Form 16 / 16A text file is TAN of deductor. Enter password to open file
  • File name for individual PDF files will be as mentioned below. PAN will be masked
    • Form 16 - Form16__, e.g., Form16_2012-13_ABCxxxxx4F
    • Form 16A - Form16A___, e.g., Form16A_2012-13_Q2_ABCxxxxx4F
  • There is no password for individual PDF files