Viewing your Tax Credit Statement
Your Tax Credit Statement or Form 26AS is an important document for tax filing. Gone are the days when one has to manually download Form 26AS for filing your IT Returns. Now, you can directly import the Form 26AS information, while filing Income Tax Returns.
Part A: Details of Tax Deducted at Source
Part A of Form 26AS details of TDS deducted on your salary, interest income, pension income and prize winnings etc. TAN of the deductor and the amount of TDS deducted and deposited are also mentioned. This information is provided on a quarterly basis.
Details of income where no TDS has been deducted is given since the taxpayer submitted Form 15G or Form 15H. You can verify the status of TDS deduction if you have submitted Form 15G or Form 15H. If you have not submitted Form 15G or Form 15H, this section will display ‘No transactions present’.
This is applicable if you have sold property during the year and TDS was deducted from your receipts. You will find the relevant entries here.
Part B has details of the tax collected at source (TCS) by the seller of goods. Entries are present here if you are a seller and tax is collected by you
If you have deposited any tax yourself, that information will appear here. Details of advance tax as well as self-assessment tax are present here. It also contains details of the challan through which the tax was deposited.
Information regarding your refund, if any, will be present in this section. Assessment year to which the refund pertains, along with mode of payment, amount paid and interest paid and also the date of payment is mentioned.
Banks and other financial institutions must report high-value transactions to the tax authorities. Mutual fund purchases of high value, property purchases, high-value corporate bonds are all reported here.
If you have bought a property, you have to deduct TDS before making payment to the seller. This section has details of TDS deducted & deposited by you.
Defaults relating to the processing of statements are mentioned here. They do not include demands raised by assessing officer.
There are two ways of viewing Form 26AS
– TRACES portal
Form 26AS can be downloaded from TRACES (see below for the step-by-step guide on how to download Form 26AS)
This income tax Form 26AS is linked with your PAN
The password for opening Form 26AS is your Date of Birth (in DDMMYYYY format)
You can view Form 26AS from FY 2008-09 onwards
– Via netbanking of your bank account
The facility is available to a PAN holder having a net banking account with any authorized bank. You can View Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS), only if your PAN number is linked to that particular account. This facility is available for free.
List of banks registered with NSDL for providing view of Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS) are as below:
Form 26AS can be downloaded:
On the TRACES website
Or via Net Banking Facility of authorized banks
Go to https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and Login using your income tax department login & password. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to Register first (see the button on top of LOGIN).
Step 1 of 8
Step 2 of 8
a. Enter your PAN number, password and date of birth / date of incorporation in DD/MM/YYYY format. And enter the captcha code. Now click on LOGIN.
b. Enter PAN e filing website
Step 3 of 8
a. The following screen will appear. Go to ‘My Account’. Click on ‘View Form 26AS’ in the drop down
b. View Form 26AS
Step 4 of 8
a. Click on ‘Confirm’ so that you are redirected to the TRACES website. (Don’t worry, this is a necessary step and is completely safe since it is a government website).
b. TRACES Website
Step 5 of 8
a. You are now on the TRACES (TDS-CPC) website. Select the box on the screen and click on ‘Proceed’.
b. TRACES TDS-CPC Website
Step 6 of 8
a. Click on the link at the bottom of the page – ‘Click View Tax Credit (Form 26AS) to view your Form 26AS’.
b. View Tax Credit Traces
Step 7 of 8
a. Choose the Assessment Year and the format in which you want to see the Form 26-AS. If you want to see it online, leave the format as HTML. You can also choose to download as a PDF. After you have made your choice, enter the ‘Verification Code’ and click on ‘View/Download’.
b. TRACES Verification code
Step 8 (Final)
To open the document you have to enter a password. Form 26AS password is your DOB in DDMMYYY format. Voila! Your Income Tax Form 26AS will open
The first step is to either login or register on the website
After entering your PAN number, the website will tell you if you’re already registered
If you’ve e-Filed before, chances are that you might already be registered. Please search your email inbox for “incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in” to look for information that might be useful
If you remember your password, login. Note: Your User ID is your PAN number.
If you don’t remember your password, you need to Reset your password
If you’re not able to reset the password with any of the three options provided, please send an email to – firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details
UPLOAD YOUR FORM 26AS HERE
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