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How to View / Download Form 26AS ?

Detailed step-by-step instructions explaining how to view / download form 26ASthru Income Tax India e-Filing Portal. Also, explains the importance of form 26AS to have good tax compliance and filing your returns correctly.

1. What is Form 26AS ?

Form26AS is an important tax document in India, that every tax payer need to refer at the time of Income Tax Filing, broadly contains the taxes that are paid on your PAN number.

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 Form 26AS?

Form 26AS contains the details of taxes paid and compliance information. Following are the major information accommodated in Form 26AS.

  1. Tax deducted at source on Salary, Interest Income or Other Income
  2. Tax Collected at Source by the Seller
  3. Advance Tax Paid / Self-Assessment tax during the Financial Year
  4. Refund received during the year and other related information
  5. Details of SFT (Statement of Financial Transactions) like Cash Deposits in Current Account, other than current account, Sale or Purchase of Immovable Property, Sale or Purchase of Mutual Funds, Payment of Credit Cards, Purchase of Foreign Exchange Currency etc
  6. Details of TDS Defaults (for the TAN holders)
  7. Details of GST Turnover as per GSTR 3B (for GST registered dealers)

3. What are the ways to view or download the Form 26AS ?

Various ways to view / download Form 26AS are as follows and a detailed step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Through Income Tax India e-filing portal
  2. Through Net Banking.
  3. Through Traces Portal. Mostly needed for NRIs where the access to the portal is allowed in their country. Govt. of India not allowed to access the Form 26AS in certain countries due to security reasons. Use this option if you are outside of India (NRI).

4. Instructions to download Form 26AS from Income Tax India e-Filing Portal

Step 1:

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

IT Portal Home Page
IT Portal Login Page

Step 2:

Enter the User Id (PAN / AADHAR / OTHER USER ID). Now click on login.

Step 3.

After login, the following screen will appear. Go to e-File and click Income Tax Return and click on View Form 26AS (Tax Credit) in the drop-down menu.

View Form 26AS
Click Confirm to proceed to Traces Portal

Step 4:

Click on confirm so that you will be re directed to TDS-CPC (Traces) website to view your form 26AS.

Step 5:

Now you are on the Traces Website (TDS-CPC). Select the box and proceed.

Agree to access Traces Portal
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Step 6:

Click on the link View Tax credit (Form 26AS) at the bottom of the page to view form 26AS.

Step 7:

Select the Assessment year, format (HTML / text) in which you want to see your Form 26AS, and click on view /download.

  1. If you want to see the form 26AS in online, select the format as HTML
  2. If you want to download the 26AS in text format, select the format as 'text'.
  3. If you want to download the 26AS in pdf, select the format as View as HTML, Click on View/Download and Click on Export as pdf to download in pdf.
Download Form 26AS with various options

Step 8:

The password for opening your form 26AS is your date of birth (DOB) in ddmmyyyy format. For example, if your DOB is 01-Jul-1974, enter the password as 01071974)

5. Instructions to view Form 26AS through Internet Banking

A tax payer who has internet banking access with a bank authorised by the Income Tax Department to show tax credit can use this facility.

  1. A Tax payer can view his Form 26AS only if his PAN number is mapped to that bank account.
  2. Login to internet banking and click on view Form 26AS or Tax Credit Report (wording varies from bank to bank).
  3. This facility is available for Free of Cost.
  4. List of Banks who are registered and authorised to provide such facility are as follows
    • Allahabad Bank
    • Andhra Bank
    • Axis Bank Limited
    • Bank of Baroda
    • Bank of India
    • Bank of Maharashtra
    • Canara Bank
    • Central Bank of India
    • Citibank N.A.
    • City Union Bank Limited
    • Corporation Bank
    • Dena Bank
    • HDFC Bank Limited
    • ICICI Bank Limited
    • IDBI Bank Limited
    • Indian Bank
    • Indian Overseas Bank
    • IndusInd Bank
    • Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd
    • Karnataka Bank Limited
    • Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
    • Oriental Bank of Commerce
    • Punjab And Sind Bank
    • Punjab National Bank
    • State Bank of India
    • Syndicate Bank
    • The Federal Bank Limited
    • The Karur Vysya Bank Limited
    • The Saraswat Co-operative Bank Limited
    • UCO Bank
    • Union Bank of India
    • United Bank of India
    • Vijaya Bank
    • Yes Bank Limited
  5. Source: Latest List can be available @ https://contents.tdscpc.gov.in

6. Instructions to View Form 26AS through TRACES portal

  1. Register on Traces Portal as Tax Payer
  2. Login to https://contents.tdscpc.gov.in/ and Click on 'View / Verify Tax Credit' to View Form 26AS
  3. Click on the link View Tax credit (Form 26AS) at the bottom of the page to view form 26AS
  4. Select the Assessment year, format (HTML / pdf / text) in which you want to see your Form 26AS, enter verification code and click on view / download.
  5. Form 26AS will be available in Downloads Section after some time

Important: This may be the only option available as on Feb 2021 to view or download NRIs or Indian Residents who are outside of India.

Want to download AIS Statement ?

AIS is a comprehensive statement containing details of the financial transactions undertaken by you for a given financial year (FY). Different from Form 26AS. Check @ How to View / Download AIS Statement ?

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