TDS certificate is a proof that deductor has deducted the tax and paid the same to the government. This proof is essential to the deductee to claim the credit of tax in his Income Tax returns.
U/s 203 of Income Tax Act, any person deducting the tax as per the provisions of:
Example: For the Financial Year 2007-2008, the TDS certificate must be issued on or before 30th April, 2008
Section 193, 194, 194A, 194B, 194BB, 194C, 194D, 194E, 194EE, 194F, 194G, 194-I, 194J, 194K, 194LA, 195, 196A, 196B, 196C and 196D shall furnish a certificate of Deduction of tax in Form 16A with one month from the end of the month during which the credit has been given or the payment has been made, as the case may be.
In case of a deductee to whom more than one TDS certificate was issued for the deductions made during the year, may on request from such deductee, aconsolidated certificate in Form 16A may be issued within a period of one month from the close of such financial year.