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How to download AIS statement from Income Tax Portal?

Detailed step-by-step instructions explaining how to view / download AIS statement thru Income Tax India e-Filing Portal. Also, explains the importance of AIS statement to have good tax compliance and filing your returns correctly.

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1. What is AIS Statement ?

AIS is a comprehensive statement containing details of the financial transactions undertaken by you for a given financial year (FY).

It's an important document that shows all the specified financial transactions and related information in one place. It's vital for every taxpayer to cross check before filing their Income Tax Return.

Specified Financial Transactions (SFT) ?

Know more on what are specified financial transactions (aka SFT, aka high value transactions) and their threshold limits @ What are high value transaction limits for Income Tax Compliance?


2. What information available in AIS Statement?

  1. AIS contains information related to income earned from various sources such as salary, dividend, interest from savings account, recurring deposits, sale and purchase of equity shares, bonds, mutual funds, property transactions etc.
  2. The statement also contains information related to TDS, TCS and any tax demand or refund

3. What is the difference between Form 26AS and the AIS Statement ?

Form 26AS contains financial transactions that were recorded due to TDS payment by Self, Employer, other Taxpayer, a Business, or a Company.

On the other hand the transactions in AIS statement were collected based on the nature and transaction amount that crosses certain threshold from various sources like banks, financial institutions, and the regulatory bodies in India.

The transactions listed in AIS alone may not be able to identify taxable income but can arrive at such with the help of additional information from the taxpayer.


4. What are the ways to view or download the AIS Statement ?

One can download their AIS statement from Income Tax India e-filing portal using the steps given below. Unlike Form 26AS AIS statement can be downloaded from any country.


5. Instructions to download Form AIS Statement?

Step 1:

Go to https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal and click on login. If you don't have an account, please click on register and create an account.

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IT Portal Login Page

Step 2:

Enter the User Id (PAN). Now click on login.

Step 3:

After login, the following screen will appear. Go to Services and click on AIS (Annual Information Statement) in the drop-down menu.

View Form AIS
Click Confirm to proceed to Traces Portal

Step 4:

Click on Proceed

Step 5:

Now click on AIS

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Step 6:

Select AIS and Click on Down arrow button.

Step 7:

Click on download Option.

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Step 8:

  1. If you want to download the form AIS in Online, select the format as PDF
  2. If you want to download the form AIS in JSON format, select the format as 'JSON'.

Step 9:

The password for opening your form AIS is your PAN (small case) and date of birth (ddmmyyyy) in aaapa1234a21011991 format.



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