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Form 26AS - What is Form 26AS? View And Download Form 26AS Online

By Mohammed S Chokhawala

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Updated on: Jun 10th, 2024

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Form 26AS is a statement that provides details of any amount deducted as TDS or TCS from various sources of income of a taxpayer. It also reflects details of advance tax/self-assessment tax paid, and high-value transactions entered into by the taxpayer.

Tax Credit Statement or Form 26AS is an important document for tax filing. Gone are the days when one has to download Form 26AS to file IT returns manually. The scope of the statement has now been expanded to include details of foreign remittances, mutual funds purchases, dividends, refund details, etc. 

Form 26AS gives a consolidated record of every tax-related information associated with your PAN (Permanent Account Number). It can be viewed and downloaded easily from the TRACES website. It is useful to verify the contents of the TDS certificate and ensure that the TDS deducted from your income is actually deposited with the income tax department.

Information Available on Form 26AS

Form 26AS is a statement that shows the below information:

  • Details of tax deducted at source
  • Details of tax collected source
  • *Advance tax paid by the taxpayer
  • *Self-assessment tax payments
  • *Regular assessment tax deposited by the taxpayers (PAN holders)
  • *Details of income tax refund received by you during the financial year
  • *Details of the high-value transactions regarding shares, mutual funds, etc.
  • Details of tax deducted on sale of immovable property
  • Details of TDS defaults (after processing TDS return) made during the year
  • Turnover details reported in GSTR-3B

The new AIS, effective 1 June 2020, will also include information on specified financial transactions, pending and completed assessment proceedings, tax demands, refunds and the existing data presented in the form.

Note: * details are not available from FY 2022-23 in Form 26AS, need to refer Annual Information Statement

Structure and Parts of Form 26AS (From FY 2022-23 and onwards)

  • PART-I Details of Tax Deducted at Source
    • TDS on salary, business, profession, interest income etc., shall be reported here
Part I- Details of TDS
  • PART-II Details of Tax Deducted at Source for 15G/15H
    • TDS on which no TDS is made because of Form 15G/15H due to income being less than the basic exemption limit. Mainly applicable for senior citizen taxpayers
Part II- Details of TDS for 15G/15H
  • PART-III Details of Transactions under Proviso to section 194B/First Proviso to sub-section (1) of section 194R/ Proviso to sub-section(1) of section 194S
    • TDS made on payment made in kind (car in a lottery, foreign trips for meeting sales targets etc.)
Part III- Details of transactions under proviso to 194B/194R
  • PART-IV Details of Tax Deducted at Source u/s 194IA/ 194IB / 194M/ 194S (For Seller/Landlord of Property/Contractors or Professionals/ Seller of Virtual Digital Asset)
    • TDS made on sale of house property/rent payment in excess of Rs. 50,000 per month, payment to a contractor/professional services in excess of Rs.50 lakhs/sale of virtual digital asset (cryptocurrency)
Part IV-Details of Tax Deducted at Source u/s 194IA/ 194IB / 194M/ 194S (For Seller/Landlord of Property/Contractors or Professionals/ Seller of Virtual Digital Asset
  • PART-V Details of Transactions under Proviso to sub-section(1) of section 194S as per Form-26QE (For Seller of Virtual Digital Asset)
Part V-Details of transactions under proviso to 194S
  • PART-VI Details of Tax Collected at Source
    • TCS made under various sections of 206C
Part VI-Details of TCS
  • PART-VII Details of Paid Refund (For which source is CPC TDS. For other details refer AIS at E-filing portal)
Part VII- Details of Paid refund
  • PART-VIII Details of Tax Deducted at Source u/s 194IA/ 194IB /194M/194S (For Buyer/Tenant of Property /Person making payment to contractors or Professionals / Buyer of Virtual Digital Asset)
    • These details consist of the TDS made by you in relation to the purchase of house property/rent payment in excess of Rs. 50,000 per month, payment to a contractor/professional services in excess of Rs.50 lakhs/purchase of virtual digital asset (cryptocurrency). This is just for information purposes. 
Part VIII- Details of TDS 194IA/194IB/194M for buyer
  • PART-IX Details of Transactions/Demand Payments under Proviso to sub-section(1) of section 194S as per Form 26QE (For Buyer of Virtual Digital Asset)
Part IX- Details of transactions/Demands
  • PART-X TDS/TCS Defaults* (Processing of Statements)
    • TDS defaults value (after processing of TDS returns) but do not include demands raised by the assessing officer.
Part X- TDS/TCS Defaults

For any clarification regarding Form 26AS, contact the authorities as mentioned below:

Part of Form 26AS

Contact in case of any clarification

I

Deductor

II

Deductor

III

Deductor

IV

Deductor

V

Buyer

VI

Collector

VII

Assessing Officer / Bank

VIII

NSDL / E-Filing/ Concerned Bank Branch

IX

E-Filing/ Concerned Bank Branch/Seller

X

Deductor

Structure and Parts of Form 26AS (Till FY 2021-22)

  • Part A: Details of Tax Deducted at Source
    • Part A1: Details of Tax Deducted at Source for 15G/15H
    • Part A2: Details of Tax Deducted at Source on the Sale of Immovable Property u/s194(IA)/TDS on Rent of Property u/s 194IB/TDS on Payment to Resident contractors and professionals u/s 194M (For Seller/Landlord of Property/ Payee of resident contractors and professionals)
  • Part B: Details of Tax Collected at Source
  • Part C: Details of Tax Paid (other than TDS or TCS)
  • Part D: Details of Paid Refund
  • Part E: Details of SFT Transaction
  • Part F: Details of Tax Deducted at Source on the sale of Immovable Property u/s194(IA)/TDS on Rent of Property u/s 194IB/TDS on payment to resident contractors and professionals u/s 194M (For Buyer/Tenant of Property/Payer of resident contractors and professionals)
  • Part G: TDS Defaults* (processing of Statements)
  • Part H: Details of Turnover as per GSTR-3B

Part A:    
Details of Tax Deducted at Source

Part A of Form 26AS contains TDS details deducted from your salary, interest income, pension income, prize winnings, etc. It also includes the TAN of the deductor and the amount of TDS deducted and deposited to the government. This information is provided every quarter.

Form 26AS - Details of Tax Deducted at Source

Part A1:    
Details of Tax Deducted at Source for 15G/15H

Details of income where no TDS has been deducted are given here since the taxpayer has submitted Form 15G or Form 15H. You can verify the status of the 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’.

Form 26AS - Details of Tax Deducted at Source for 15G/15H
 

Part A2:    
Details of the following entries are mentioned here:

  • TDS on sale of immovable property u/s194(IA) (for the seller of property)
  • TDS on rent of property u/s 194IB (for the landlord of property)
  • TDS on payment to resident contractors and professionals u/s 194M (for a payee of resident contractors and professionals)

That is, it will show entries if you have sold the property/rented the property, received payments for contractual or professional service during the year, and TDS was deducted on the same.

Form 26AS - Payments
 

Part B:    
Details of Tax Collected at Source

Part B shows the Tax Collected at Source (TCS) by the seller of goods. Entries in Form 26AS will show the seller's details who have collected tax from you.

Form 26AS - tax collected at source
 

Part C:    
Details of Tax Paid (Other than TDS or TCS)

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 challan details (BSR code, date of deposit, CIN) through which the tax was deposited.

Form 26AS - tax paid
 

Part D:    
Details of Paid Refund

Information regarding your refund will be presented in this section if any. The assessment year to which the refund pertains, along with the mode of payment, the amount paid and interest paid, and the date of payment, are mentioned.

Form 26AS - paid refund

Part E:    
Details of SFT Transaction

Banks and other financial institutions must report high-value transactions to the tax authorities. High-value purchases of mutual funds, property purchases, and corporate bonds are all reported here.

Form 26AS - SFT Transaction

Part F:    
Details of Tax Deducted at Source on the sale of Immovable Property u/s194(IA)/TDS on Rent of Property u/s 194IB/TDS on payment to resident contractors and professionals u/s 194M

When you have bought a property/paid rent to the tenant/paid for contractual work or professional fees, and deducted TDS on such payments, this section will show details of the TDS deducted & deposited by you.

Part F

Part G:    
TDS Defaults*(Processing of Statements)

This part shows TDS defaults (after processing of TDS returns). However, they do not include demands raised by the assessing officer.

Part G- TDS Defaults

Part H:    
Details of Turnover as per GSTR-3B   
This part shows the taxpayer's turnover as reported in the GSTR-3B return.

Part H- Details of Turnover as per GST

For any clarification regarding Form 26AS, contact the authorities as mentioned below: 

Part of the Form 26AS

Contact for Clarification and Remedy

A, A1 & A2

Deductor

B

Collector

C

Assessing officer/Bank

D

Assessing officer/ITR-CPC

E

E Concerned AIR filer

F

NSDL/Concerned Bank Branch

G

Respective TAN Holder

How to View Form 26AS?

You can view Form 26AS through the following two modes:

  • The TRACES portal
  • The net banking facility of your bank account

How To Download Form 26AS From TRACES?

Form 26AS can be downloaded on the TRACES website. Below are the steps to view and download Form 26AS from the TRACES website.

Step 1: Visit the e-filing website

visit e-filing website
 

Step 2: Enter your user ID- It can be either PAN or Aadhaar number. If the user ID is invalid, error message will be displayed. Continue with valid user ID details.

Income tax portal login page

Step 3: Enter the password and continue.

efiling portal password entering page

Step 4:

  • The following screen will appear. Go to ‘e-file’. Click on ‘Income Tax Returns’ and select ‘View Form 26AS’ in the drop-down.
  • View Form 26AS
Form 26AS View option from Income tax portal dashboard

Step 5:

  • Click on ‘Confirm’ to the disclaimer 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).
  • TRACES Website
Disclaimer

Step 6: You are now on the TRACES (TDS-CPC) website. Select the box on the screen and click on ‘Proceed’.

Traces page

Step 7: Click on the link at the bottom of the page – Click ‘View Tax Credit (Form 26AS)’ to view your Form 26AS.

Viewing Form 26AS Online from TRACES Website

Step 8: Choose the Assessment Year and the format you want to see Form 26AS. If you want to see it online, leave the format as HTML. You can also choose to download it as a PDF. After you have made your choice, enter the ‘Verification Code’ and click on the ‘View/Download’ button.

Downloading Form 26AS Online

Step 9: After the download, you can view Form 26AS by opening it.

How to View Form 26AS from Net Banking Facility?

The facility to view Form 26AS is available to a PAN holder having a net banking account with any authorised bank. You can view your Form 26AS only if your PAN number is linked to that particular account. This facility is available for free. The list of banks registered with NSDL through which you can view your Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS) are as below:

  • Axis Bank Limited
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Corporation Bank
  • City Union Bank Limited
  • ICICI Bank Limited
  • IDBI Bank Limited
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
  • Indian Bank
  • Karnataka Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • State Bank of India
  • State Bank of Mysore
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • State Bank of Patiala
  • The Federal Bank Limited
  • The Saraswat Co-operative Bank Limited
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India

How to Use the Income Tax Department’s e-filing Website?

The first step is to either login or register on the e-filing website. After entering your PAN number under the 'Taxpayer' tab, the website will tell you if you're already registered. 

If you've e-filed before, the chances are that you might already be registered. Please search your email inbox for 'incometax.gov.in' to look for information that might be useful.

Log in through your user ID and password, and you can use the portal for income tax-related compliances.

Note: Your user ID is your PAN number. If you don’t remember your password, you need to reset your password.

Benefits of Form 26AS

  • Form 26AS provides important information about tax deducted/collected and deposited with the government tax authorities by the authorised deductors/collectors.
  • A taxpayer can view all financial transactions involving TDS/TCS for the relevant financial year in Form 26AS.
  • Form 26AS helps in the computation of income and to claim the tax credits when filing an Income Tax Return (ITR) on income. 
  • Form 26AS helps in the computation of income and to claim the tax credits at the time of filing Income Tax Return (ITR) on income. 
  • A taxpayer can confirm the verification of refunds during the applicable financial or assessment year using Form 26AS.

New Form 26AS effective from 1 June 2020

With effect from 1 June 2020, the taxpayers' data will be available in a new Form 26AS, which is as follows:

  • Tax deducted at source and tax collected at source
  • Details of specified financial transactions
  • Income-tax payments such as advance tax and self-assessment tax paid by the taxpayer
  • Tax demands and tax refunds
  • Pending and completed income-tax proceedings

The government is yet to notify or clarify the specified financial transactions reportable in the new Form 26AS. The new form is in line with the Budget 2020 announcement to facilitate compliance and correct payment of taxes.

Introduction of Annual Information Statement (AIS)

Now again, the tax department has introduced an Annual Information Statement (AIS) to incorporate new details like foreign remittances, off-market transactions, interest on income tax refunds, mutual fund purchases and dividend details, and break-up details of salary and ITR information of another person.    

The income tax department used to already avail these records from the authorised entities. For instance, an authorised dealer (e.g. banks) submits Form 15CC for every payment made to non-residents, transfer agents, and depositories report off-market transactions (gift transfers, legacy transfers, transfers between two Demat accounts, etc.). Further, salary break-up details are available in Form 16 from details uploaded by employers on the TRACES portal.    

Moreover, information related to certain transactions undertaken by the taxpayers is available with the tax department through ITR filed by others. For example, the property seller reports buyers' details in their ITR.

Benefits of Annual Information Statement (AIS)

  • The AIS report has two parts: (i) Taxpayers Information Summary (TIS) and (ii) Annual Information Statement (AIS). TIS is a simplified statement showing aggregate value, whereas AIS is a comprehensive statement. TIS shows the processed value (i.e. the value according to income tax records) and derived value (i.e. the value modified after considering the taxpayer's feedback). On feedback submission, the derived information in TIS will automatically update in real-time.
  • The new AIS statement will simplify the ITR filing for taxpayers as more details are available in just one statement. Taxpayers can identify incorrect information reported in AIS and provide feedback for corrective action.
  • Also, tax authorities would easily compare the information reported by the taxpayer with the source and identify any mismatch. This will reduce the issue of notice by the income tax department and tax leakages.

TDS Certificate (Form 16/16A) and Form 26AS

A TDS certificate or Form 16/16A and Form 26AS have different purposes though they may seem to contain the same information. Form 16/16A is the certificate of TDS or TCS that is issued by the deductor which serves as an evidence that tax deducted or collected by him is deposited to the government under your PAN. Whereas, Form 26AS contains all relevant information related to TDS/TCS sufficient to file ITR. However, there is a need to obtain a TDS Certificate. The rationale behind introducing Form 26AS was to enable the taxpayers to cross-check and verify their details in the TDS certificates with the details recorded in Form 26AS and maintain transparency of information.

When you do not have a TDS certificate or Form 26AS, you cannot verify your details and find mismatches that may have occurred. When you have both, you can cross-check, compare the details and find discrepancies, if any. In the case there are discrepancies, you can get it corrected.

Further, in the case of salaried persons, Form 26AS is not sufficient to file ITR since it does not show the break-up of the income and deductions claimed under Section 80C to Section 80U which are available in TDS certificate. Thus, you need a TDS certificate along with Form 26AS.

Things to verify in TDS certificate with Form 26AS

Form 26AS must be verified with the details of TDS certificate, i.e. Form 16 (for salaried individuals) and Form 16A (for non-salaried individuals), to ensure that the TDS deducted from the payee’s income was deposited with the income tax department.

Other things that taxpayers must verify in the TDS certificate and Form 26AS are as follows:

  • Check the name, PAN number, deductor’s TAN, refund amount and TDS amount to ensure that they are correctly reflected. A mismatch in details may create problems while filing ITR.
  • Verify if the Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) amount, as shown in the TDS certificate, has been received by the government. Taxpayers can verify this by comparing the TDS data on the payslips with the Form 26AS data. If the deductor has not filed or submitted the TDS on your behalf, contact the deductor and ask him/her to file the TDS return and submit the tax amount at the earliest.
  • Check if the TDS mentioned in Form 16/16A is reflecting in Form 26AS correctly. When the TDS shown in the TDS certificate is not reflecting in Form 26AS, it means that the deductor has deducted the tax on your behalf but has not deposited it with the income tax department. In such a case, you need to take action and contact the deductor to recify it.

In the case of any discrepancy between the TDS certificate and Form 26AS, inform your deductor and get it corrected immediately. Ensure that the deductor has filed TDS using your PAN number and other details. In many cases, if the TDS is filed under an incorrect PAN, it can result in problems for you and the deductor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download the Tax Credit Statement or Form 26AS?

To view or download Form 26AS, log in with your income tax portal account credentials.

  • Go to the ‘e-File’ tab on the home page, click ‘Income Tax Returns’ from the drop-down, and select ‘View Form 26AS’. 
  • Read the disclaimer and click on ‘Confirm’, and you will be redirected to the TRACES portal.
  • Agree to the acceptance and usage of Form 16/16A generated from TRACES, and click on the ‘Proceed’ button. 
  • Now, click ‘view tax credit (Form 26AS)’ to view Form 26AS. 
  • Select the ‘Assessment Year’ and ‘View type’ (HTML, Text or PDF). 
  • Click on the ‘View/Download’ button. 
  • Form 26AS will open up on the screen. If you want to download it as PDF, click on the ‘Export PDF’ button. A PDF file of the Form 26AS will be downloaded.
How to view Form 26AS through net banking?

Taxpayers can view/download Form 26AS through net banking of any of the authorised banks. Form 26AS can be viewed only if the PAN is mapped to that particular account. Click here to check if your bank is authorised to provide the facility of downloading Form 26AS.

How to check Form 26AS online without login?

To view or download Form 26AS from the income tax e-filing portal, you must register yourself. However, if you wish to download without login, you can do the same through your net banking facility of the authorised bank where your account is maintained.

Login to your net banking account using your internet banking login credentials and click on the ‘Tax Credit Statement’ to view details.

Click here to check if your bank is authorised to provide Form 26AS

When does Form 26AS get updated?

Form 26AS gets updated when the income tax department processes the TDS returns filed by the TDS deductors. Thus, the last date for filing TDS returns for the fourth quarter is 31 May. Further, seven days are taken to process the TDS return filed. Once the processing is completed, Form 26AS is updated with the latest amount of TDS reported against your PAN.

What is the password of Form 26AS in pdf format?

The password to open the pdf format of Form 26AS is the taxpayer’s date of birth/incorporation in DDMMYYYY format.

What do you mean by transaction date and date of booking in Form 26AS?

Transaction date means the date of credit or payment of income, whichever is earlier.   
Date of booking means the date on which TDS return is processed and the amount booked in Form 26AS. This date will be the date after the TDS return is filed.

What is Form 26AS used for?

Form 26AS gives you all the details of tax credit for taxes paid during the financial year. Form 26AS is a statement that provides details of any amount deducted as TDS or TCS from various sources of income of a taxpayer. It also reflects advance tax/self-assessment tax details and high-value transactions entered into by the taxpayer. Form 26AS has been updated to include details of specified financial transactions, pending and completed assessment proceedings, tax demands and refunds.

Why is Form 26AS required?

Form 26AS is required because it provides proof of tax deducted and collected at source on our behalf. Further, it confirms that the entities (employers, banks, etc.) have deducted accurate taxes on our behalf and deposited them into the government’s account so that credit for the same can be claimed.

How to rectify errors in Form 26AS? How to make corrections in Form 26AS?

The only way to rectify the error in Form 26AS is to inform the deductor and ask him to file a rectified TDS return. The deductee cannot make any corrections in the Form 26AS.

What is the meaning of the date of booking in Form 26AS?

Date of booking means the date on which the TDS return is processed and the amount booked in Form 26AS. This date will be the date after the TDS return is filed.

When will TDS reflect in Form 26AS?

Tax deducted at sources gets reflected in Form 26AS after the deductee files TDS return and the same is processed by the CPC. Usually it takes around seven days for CPC to process the TDS return filed.

How to download Form 26AS in Excel format?

Follow the below steps to download Form 26AS in Excel format:

  • Login income tax e-filing account > Go to the ‘e-File’ menu, click ‘Income Tax Returns’ from the drop-down and select ‘View Form 26AS.
  • Read the disclaimer and click on ‘Confirm’.
  • And the user will be redirected to TDS portal, agree to the acceptance and usage of Form 16/16A generated from the TRACES portal and click on the ‘Proceed’ button.
  • Click ‘View tax credit (Form 26AS)’. 
  • Now select the ‘Assessment Year’ and ‘View type’ as ‘Excel’. Click on the ‘View/Download’ button.
What comes under Form 26AS?

This form contains all information on the tax deducted from your income. It includes the details of the tax collected by collectors, self-assessment tax payments, advance tax paid by you, assessment tax deposited by you, and refund details.

What are the reasons for not finding tax credits in 26AS?

The following could be the reasons for not finding tax credits in 26AS;

1. Tax collected by deductor not deposited in govt account. 

2. TDS Return not filed by deductor. 

3. Statement of tax deduction not filed with TDS Return. 

4. Statement of tax deduction filed with wrong PAN which is not yours.

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