PENSION FUND REGULATORY
AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
Qutab Institutional Area,
Katwaria Sarai, New Dehli-110016
30th May, 2017
PrAOs,CDDOs & other CG Nodal offices;
DTAs, DTOs, & other SG Nodal offices,
Autonomous Bodies under CG & SG.
Sub : Submission of FATCA/CRS declaration
It is to noted that all NPS subscribers, including the Government Sector Subscribers Whose PRAN has been generated on or after 01 July 2014, are required to submit FATCA/CRS declaration.
As per section 285BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 114H of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, a subscriber to NPS is required to give a self-certification for tax residence status.
Further, under an agreement signed between India and USA, details of all accounts maintained in India of the US National or the person who has tax liability to the US Government has to be reported by the Financial Institution. It is therefore required that all NPS subscribers must submit the FATCA declaration.
For receiving FATCA declaration online, CRA has developed functionality Wherein the NPS subscriber can login to the CRA system as mentioned below and submit the declaration online.
A subscriber can log in to NPS account and submit FATCA self-certification for his PRAN. Subscribers have been requested to provide FATCA self-certification online even if they have already submitted the physical Self-Certification form to CRA.
The steps give below may be followed for online self-certification:
1. Log in to NPS account (please visit www.cra-ansdl.com)
2. Click on sub menu “FATCA self-certification’ under the main menu “Transaction”
3. Submit the required details under “FATCA/CRA Declaration Form”
4. Click on “Submit”
5. Subscriber is requested to read and tick “Declaration & Authorization by all customers”
6. Click on “Confirm”
7. Enter OTP received on registered mobile number from “NPSCRA”
8. After Authentication through OTP, Acknowledgment for the completion of FATCA self-certification will be displayed.
Further, CRA is in the process of developing functionality wherein Nodal Offices would be able to collect the self-certification from their employees and upload the same in the CRA system
Source : NSDL