How to view Form 26AS Online ?

Form 26AS is a consolidated statement which reflects all the advance tax paid by you personally or through TDS/TCS way. The best part about it is that you can view Form 26AS online by just quoting your PAN Number. You can view your Form 26AS online or download it in PDF or Excel format, but for that you need to register on the income tax website.

Why do we need Form 26AS ?

We all check our bank accounts when some one deposits money into it . Once we see that the amount is matching, we feel at peace and confirmed that there is no issue . Now in the same way through out the year, we might pay the tax in parts . It can be in form of Advance tax cut by our companies, TDS cut by the bank on your fixed deposits , TDS cut by some third party who is making payment to us . They all pay this tax on our behalf to tax department and it is linked to our PAN card.

Now at the end of the year before filing for tax returns, we might want to check that how much tax is already paid by us through different ways and then we might want to pay additional remaining tax or ask for a refund in case we see that we paid more tax in a year.

An important point to note is, do not disclose your PAN information to someone else , otherwise it becomes a security issue . Others can also view your Form 26AS and hence find out how much tax you paid :) .

How to view Form 26AS online ?

1. Go to this website : https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/index.do

2. Register your PAN Card and password (search for REGISTER)

3. Once you are registered , go to Login page (Search for LOGIN)

4. Go to “My Account” section (at the top) and sub section – “View Tax Credit Statement (Form 26AS)”

5. Choose assessment year , date of birth and click SUBMIT

6. It will ask you for confirmation to redirect to NSDL website to view your form 26AS

7. Click on the bottom button which says “View Form 26AS

8. You can now see your Form 26AS

Direct link to Form 26AS in your netbanking ?

Yes, A lot of banks like ICICI , SBI etc provide a direct link to your form 26AS through internet banking. On clicking the link, You can directly see 26A.

Did you knew this information already ? Would you like to share some of your past experience when you needed form 26AS online and how it was useful to you?

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  1. GJab

    Hey Manish (or anyone really)

    How do you access Form 26as from the United States??

    Every time I try to view income tax statement using bank or those websites mentioned, it directs me to a TRACES website….and it IMPOSSIBLE to register there because they ask for either a TAN number of the deductor (unknown) or a challan serial number (unknown).

    Anyone else running into this problem?

    And I thought we Indians were smart. What knuckleheads do we have running the government?

    • PoojaBhatt

      Gjab, it seem India govt is corrupt as usual. NRI money in india bank can be stolen, not gurantee, no FDIC like US. Bank not pay tax to your pan, then govt will charge YOU and take it all your money in bank as penalty. it willhappen to all NRI. That why no helpfor NRI from any site

  2. Lloyd

    Hi Manish – I am unable to get 26AS from the traces website for the AY 08-09. It is available only from the AY 09-10 onwards. How can I get 26AS for AY 08-09, please help

  3. sankar kr pal

    I and my wife jointly deposited an amount of Rs 150000/ two 2 years back for our future safety in united bank of india (baruipur municipality br.) . I never earned a taxable income throughout my life and now I am a retired person.
    In last month as I know ,an amount of Rs 3044/ has been deducted from my account as TDS without noticing me. The bank officer gave me a statement of that and with that statement I went to income tax office but they told me that, the amount had not been deposited in my IT account while my PAN no. was not given to the bank. More over the bank officers don’t want to help me any more.
    In present situation, you are requested to advice me possible remedy to get back my money.
    Thanks,
    Samkar kr pal

  4. Navinchandra

    Hi
    CPC department had raised the demand letter of more than rs. 50k. I have Form16 but I dont’ have Form 26AS. My problem is, IT department want this form to varify and the finance department of company is not ready to give me this form (Trying to avoid me). Also it is not availabl on TRACE website since company had not uploaded the data.
    Can anyone tell me, what I should do in this scenerio?
    Thanks in advance.

  5. Castial

    Dear Manish,

    Thank you so much for your quick answer. Actually i have been complaining to the bank for last 45 days but they are not giving me any kind of answer. Even i have addressed there ombudsman.But got not reply at all.

    Actually i am above 60 and every penny i have earned i have made 3 fds and those are the primary source of my income now a days. That’s why i don’t want to bring any trouble to that bank. Do you think my investment will be safe if i sue the bank in front of RBI.

    Regards
    Castial

  6. Castial

    Hi Manish,

    Actually i am a senior citizen. I had 3 FDs with a Bank. The total amount of interest were more than 10000 and they have detucted some TDS from it. But when i see the 26AS of 2013-14 i see that 2 out of 3 charges are missing. Several times i have written emails to banking ombudsman of that bank but i have not received any word from them in this matter. Could you please tell me how serious this matter can go be if i inform RBI about it.

    Thanks
    Castial

  7. Sachin

    Hi Manish,

    My 26 AS does not have entry of HSBC in it.
    I’m wondering – how can they forget.
    Isn’t this their responsibility to do that?

    With this – there’s a potential chance of submitting the tax.
    if the info is missing in 26 AS, do they charge penalty to the bank consumer or bank?

    Thanks,
    Sachin

  8. m kumar

    Dear Manish,
    The tax deductions for rent payments received do not show up in 26AS as the co says my pan details were wrongly mentioned ,and they say they have taken up the matter for correcting the details .now if i E file my returns assuming the same ,do i invite trouble as they say the process will hardly take a weeks time to reflect in my tax credits and where as the it takes a months time for the IT dept to discover any mismatch ..

  9. Vijay Gaware

    Dear Manish – I am also facing the same issue. I need to verify the 26AS for 2008-09 and they are not available online. I read on internet that one can send a email to ‘[email protected]’. On sending email on this ID, they replied back to connect with [email protected]. I sent the email to this ID and also tried calling on the helpline. But there has been no response. It would be great if you could help us with the detailed procedure to manage this issue.
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    We refer to your email. In this regard, you are requested to contact Central Processing Cell (CPC) – TDS Delhi managed by Income Tax Department on below mentioned contact details.
    Email ID:- [email protected]
    Toll Free Number:- 1800 103 0344.
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  10. vijay khanna

    NRIs are not allowed to view 26as form as accessing the website out of india is not allowed. WHY

      • vijay khanna

        did not get it. do you mean every NRI should have someone in India and request them to find out by logging in within India? it is a ridiculus on part of Indian government to force NRIs to resort to this practice. There is no reason put forward by the government in support of its decision for not allowing NRIs to look into their 26as form even after logging in to their bank account (which should be considered safe).

  11. krishna

    Dear Sir,

    I have downloaded Form 26AS from TDSCPC.IN but i am unable to take printout in PDF format

    Please guide me how to take print out of Form 26AS.

    krishna

  12. RAMANARAYANAN

    Dear Sir,

    I have downloaded Form 26AS from TDSCPC.IN but i am unable to take printout since it is asking password while taking printout.

    Please guide me how to take print out of Form 26AS.

    Ramanarayanan
    9600035235

  13. sadashiv

    Hi Manish …. the website of TDSCPC is not working since last week .. any other way to get Form 26AS. i want to file my tax return for AY12-13 before 31st March

    thanks
    sadashiv

  14. meabhi

    Hi Manish,

    I have been a regular reader for your posts and they are very informative.
    I have a question related to 26AS form for HDFC fixed deposit. The total interest for an year does not exceed 5000Rs hence no TDS is deducted for the deposit. Any idea if the entry of the same (no TDS deducted but interest paid) is indicated in 26AS? The entry can be in any heading in 26AS to indicate the interest payout. The reason to ask is if no entry, then manual calc or seperate interest certificate needs to asked for calc total income during IT return filing. HDFC informs me that they do not add entry in 26AS in any heading for such interest and only interest statement is issues. Banks on other hand indicate total interest paid with TDS paid as “0” even if form15g/h is submitted. Are there any rules difference for NBFC than banks?
    Thanks.

  15. Dheeraj Dodani

    Hi Manish,

    I have a demand notice from the income tax department for AY 2007-08. I am not able to check the form 26AS for the Assessment year 2007-08 on the new TRACES website as it only shows the form 26AS from AY 2009 onwards. Is there any place where I can see my form 26AS for the older Assessment years?

    Thanks for your help.

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