Income Tax India E-Filing TIP: Your Tax Credit Statement / Form 26-AS is an important document for tax filing. Instead of manually downloading your Form-26AS for filing your I-T Returns, you can directly import your 26AS information while filing your Income Tax Returns.
Form 26AS contains:
Form 26AS can be downloaded
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).
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.
The following screen will appear. Go to ‘My Account’. Click on ‘View Form 26AS’ in the drop down
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).
You are now on the TRACES (TDS-CPC) website. Select the box on the screen and click on ‘Proceed’.
Click on the link at the bottom of the page – ‘Click View Tax Credit (Form 26AS) to view your Form 26AS’.
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. If you would like to download a PDF for future reference, choose PDF. After you have made your choice, enter the ‘Verification Code’ and click on ‘View/Download’.
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 be shown!
The facility is available to a PAN holder having net banking account with any of authorized banks. You can View Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS) only if your PAN number is mapped 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:
A Form 26AS contains the following parts:
Part of A of Form 26AS has 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 is also mentioned. This information is provided on quarterly basis.
Details of income where no TDS has been deducted, since the tax payer submitted Form 15G or Form 15H. You can verify the status of TDS deduction if you submitted Form 15G or Form 15H. If you have not submitted Form15G or Form 15H this section will display ‘No transactions present’.
If you have sold property during the year and TDS was deducted from your receipts. You’ll find the relevant entries here.
Part B has details of the 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, self-assessment tax is present here. It also the details of the challan through which the tax was deposited.
Information is present in this section if you have received a refund. Assessment year to which the refund pertains, alongwith mode of payment, amount paid and interest paid and also the date of payment is mentioned.
Banks and other financial institutions are required to 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 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 processing of statements and do not include demand raised by assessing officer.
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