What is form 26AS and how to view it online?

POSTED BY Jagoinvestor ON June 28, 2012 COMMENTS (180)

Form 26AS is a consolidated statement which reflects all the advance tax paid by you personally or through TDS 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 someone 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 throughout the year, we might pay the tax in parts. It can be in form of the 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 the 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?

Click on this website to login or register. I have attached a screenshot as to how to register in this website so that you can view form 26AS online.

Step #1- To fill in the registration form, Enter Basic Details.

to register on e-filling income tax website to view your form26AS

Step #2- Once you enter the basic details, fill in the registration form.

fill in registration form to register

Step #3- Now verify your registration by entering OTP sent on your registered mobile number and email-id. Now click on validate.

once you fill in registration form ,verify your registration from otp sent on registered mobile number and email id

Step #4- Once you validate your registration, now you will have to log in so that you can view form 26AS

login in to e-filling website to view your form 26AS

Step #5- After you log in a pop-up window comes if your Aadhaar number is not linked with the PAN number. Enter details and click on Link now.

once you login, a pop up window comes if you have not linked your aadhaar number with pan. Link it now

Step #6- Now you are successfully logged in. Click on my account and again click on View Form 26AS (Tax Credit).

after login click on my accounts and then click on view form 26 AS

Step #7- To view your form 26AS, read the disclaimer and click on confirm.

once you click on view tax credit you get this window where you have to accept to there disclaimer. Now click on confirm

Step #8- Once you click on the disclaimer below window opens and again you have to click on View Tax Credit (Form 26AS).

now click on view form 26 AS

Step #9- Now select the assessment year ( for which year you want to view your form 26AS) and view as HTML and then click on export as PDF. You can now see your form 26AS.

once you click on view form 26AS this window appears. Now select the assessment year and view your form 26AS

Step #10- This is how form 26AS looks like

this is how form 26 AS looks like

Is it possible to link Form 26AS in your net banking?

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 26AS.

Wasn’t this a very simple and easy way to register and view your form 26AS online. Let us know your past experience when you needed form 26AS online and how it was useful to you in the comment section.

180 replies on this article “What is form 26AS and how to view it online?”

  1. Chella says:

    Hi, how to view Form 26As for the assessment year 2008-09

    1. Hi Chella

      This query belongs to CA domain, hence we are not the right people to comment on this issue.

      I suggest you get in touch with a CA for this in your city.

      We also have a CA partner incase you want to explore that, Just fill in your details here and they will give you a complimentary call back



  2. khozema says:

    Hi manesh,
    i paid TDS for purchase of immovable property late and now i have been assessed and asked to pay Intrest on TDS , i would like to know how can i pay this intrest online thru Trace, please help me with FORM number etc to be used online.

  3. phanish goli says:

    how to verify/check my contractor small service provider status?
    I mean is there any possibility to check his form 26AS to see his turnover last year.

    1. No you cant check it like that

  4. Amol says:

    How can i get 26AS form before AY 2009-10. I am looking for 26as form for AY 2008-09. I tried TIN-NSDL website, but it gives error.


    1. Hi Amol

      Thanks for asking your question. However we do not have answer to your question.


  5. Smitha says:

    I think it is a futile exercise to register on TRACES website for NRIs. I have Form-16A with the tax deducted on interest income. I used Option 1 which asks for TAN of deductor, month and year and the amount deducted. After 30-45 minutes, I got an auto-reply that my registration was failed. I tried using details from previous Form-16A changing the date/year and amount, everytime the result in same. I sent a “contact us” and hopefully someone will respond. But so far there seems to be none to address the issue.

    1. Yes, its not for NRI !

  6. Pradeep says:

    Hi Manish,

    This doesn’t work for NRI’s which is very frustrating. Is there anyway I can get a form 26as emailed to me? Banks like Canara Bank just don’t issue a from 16a.




    1. I m not clear on this

      1. Pradeep says:

        Thanks Manish, It got solved.

        1. Jeevan says:

          Hello Pradeep, May i know how it got solved? I’m facing the same problem.

    2. Laksh says:

      Hi All

      I found at last a way to access the Form 26 as after reading a lot and registration failed few times. These are the steps I followed .

      1.Click on Know your Jurisdictional A.O. enter the details and verify the accuracy of PAN details
      2.Go to “https://nriservices.tdscpc.gov.in/nriapp/login.xhtml” and register your self as a new user even though you are already registered with “https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov”. Enter all the details in the new user registration (Fill all the columns even though only surname/last name is mandatory ,not to leave any columns blank even in the address column ) .Once you are done ….The amazing thing happens you receive a message from Income Tax stating “your registration is successful….”

      Hope this helps …..All the best ..

      1. Smitha says:

        I tried exactly this, but not successful. I only have Form-16A (TDS on interest income deducted by bank) and no other source of income. Can I check if you used “Option 1” (TAN details of deductor) or “Option 2” (Challan number).

      2. Hi Laksh

        Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also


      3. Hi Laksh

        Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also

        ManishHi Laksh

        Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also


  7. Vivek says:

    How long does it take to reflect online tax payment using challan 280 to be shown on form 26 AS ? I made online tax payment through SBI today ( 20-08-2015) but it is not showing on form 26 AS on nsdl. Thanks in advance for any help on this.

    1. I am not sure on this

      1. Vivek says:

        It is showing now ..took about 10 days.

  8. balcharanjit says:

    can a person download 26as form of other person without his consent and circulate among other persons just to defame him.is it a cyber crime

    1. balcharanjit says:

      Is it a cyber crime if one person download other person”s 26AS Form without his consent

  9. VENKAT says:

    why should it take more than 5 days for the tax paid into the banks to be reflected in 26AS form. I thought everything is computerized. I am waiting for 8 days to e file it return. 2 days used in filling it return and calculate tax and then tax paid five days ago still it is not reflected in 26AS . my efiling is delayed.

    1. Hi VENKAT

      I am not sure why it takes so many days . You should check it with the bank

  10. GJab says:

    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?

    1. PoojaBhatt says:

      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

  11. Lloyd says:

    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

  12. Shirish Shiroor says:

    26AS FOR AY 2008-2009 IS NOT VISIBLE. refund from AY 2012-2013 IS directed to AY 2008-2009.

    1. Are you check it on TRACES website now ?

  13. sankar kr pal says:

    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.
    Samkar kr pal

    1. Just file a RTI and they will be on toes .. File RTI and ask your questions .. Also tell them you are complaining to banking ombudsman !


  14. Navinchandra says:

    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.

    1. Not sure what you can do here, better use our forum for this – http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum/

  15. Castial says:

    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.


    1. Yes, your deposits are going to be safe . Banks can take revenge or anything like that ! .

      1. Castial says:

        you mean Banks can’t take revenge or anything like that . Right?


        1. Ahh .. I meant CAN NOT

  16. Castial says:

    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.


    1. Anyone cutting TDS has to update it to income tax website . If its not done , then you are liable to complain for it . Just that how much time has passed in this ?

  17. Sachin says:

    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?


    1. Yes, its there responsibility to make sure they intimate to Govt about it . If they have not, better contact them about it

  18. m kumar says:

    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 ..

    1. Its not your mistake . pay the tax as per your actual incidents and do all the corrections later .

  19. Vijay Gaware says:

    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 ‘tininfo@nsdl.co.in’. On sending email on this ID, they replied back to connect with contactus@tdscpc.gov.in. 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.
    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:- contactus@tdscpc.gov.in
    Toll Free Number:- 1800 103 0344.

    1. CA V.Sivaraman says:

      Contact tdscpc? Ha Ha Ha.
      It is one of dumbest service and info providers.
      U can get nothing from them.
      U will not get proper answer even regarding their own site problems.

  20. Nooreazam says:

    Hi, I have a demand notice from the income tax department for AY 2008-09.
    However, I am not able to check the form 26AS for the Assessment year 2008-09 on the below website as it only shows the form 26AS from AY 2009-10 onwards.
    Please let me know how to get the same?

    1. Tough thing .. still file a thread on our forum to discuss it – http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum/

      1. Yamini says:

        I am also facing the same scenario. I have a demand notice for missing TDS for Assessment year 2008-2009. Since the 26AS forms are no longer available online, how do we show the IT department that the TDS has been deducted ?

        Is there any other way to get older 26AS ?


        1. I think only a good CA will be able to help you now !

  21. vijay khanna says:

    i do not know how to do it. need some guidance.

  22. vijay khanna says:

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

    1. Not sure on this .. but you can always find out the ways like PROXY !

      1. vijay khanna says:

        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).

        1. I meant proxy websites to access ! . Not the person !

  23. krishna says:

    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.


    1. Just take a screenshot and convert in PDF

    2. Swetank Saroj says:


      If you have downloaded the file as a pdf; the default password will be your date of birth in ddmmyyyy format.


      1. Vikas says:

        thanks it works


    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.


    1. It must have mentioned what password you need to fill in

      1. RAMANARAYANAN says:

        But I have not fixed any password for Form 26AS.

        1. Swetank Saroj says:

          It will be your date of birth in ddmmyyyy format.


  25. sadashiv says:

    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


    1. There is a new website now called TRACES .. search on net

  26. meabhi says:

    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?

    1. There is no entry in Form 15G if its not related to TDS , simple !

      1. meabhi says:

        I am not sure if I got your response. My question is.. if TDS is not deducted incae of company fixed deposit due to interest <5000Rs, then does the form 26AS indicate the total interest paid? It will definetly not indicate TDS deduction but does it indicate the total payout with TDS deduction stated as "0".

        1. If you’ve furnished Form 15G/Form 15H, the Interest paid would surely be shown in Interest Paid Column in Form 26AS.

          However, in the TDS deducted Column – Nil would be shown.

        2. Yes .. it will not mention TDS amount

  27. Dheeraj Dodani says:

    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.

    1. You can get their from RTI now

      1. subhash rajak says:

        Hi Manish. How to get the information by RTI…is that mean of any new sites or I have to visit to any IT office ? Please clarify.

  28. Saikat says:

    I was trying to check my Form 26AS online . But I was only given options to view it till AY 2009-2010 , not before that . Do you know why is it so ? How can i fetch something beyond 09-10 AY ?

    1. Now its migrated to new website called TRACES

  29. mahendra says:

    Manish please tell i want to check the tax credit for the fin year 2007-08, but in the new websites data is loaded for period 209-10 onwards, how to check the old credit as I have to get refund from income tax department .please help me out.

    1. I think its possible only for 2008-09 and above !

  30. N. Raghavan says:

    Details of Form 26AS is as per information processed only up to October 31, 2012 What abut the payments made since then?

    N. Raghavan

    1. ThumsUp says:

      I have the exact same question. Until recently, Form26AS used to be updated on a daily basis with latest information. Now they don’t display information processed after Oct 31, 2012 (3.5 months old data). I don’t know why IT dept is taking a step backwards 🙁

        1. ThumsUp says:

          Thanks a lot Manish. I am able to register in the new TRACES website and view the updated Form26AS.

          A word of caution for new user registration:

          The website is not able to handle the traffic and lot of pages don’t work the first time. When registering as a tax-payer, you have to give your Name, PAN, Bank Challan/TDS details, most of the time, I received ‘Invalid Details’ error immediately (i.e., the webpage is not connecting to the server itself). I tried ‘refresh’ on this page at least 30 times, re-enter the details, and finally it connects to the server and I can proceed further in the registration. Even in the next pages, the website times out a lot of times. You have to click refresh & try again ( I tried 10 times in the next step). At last, I was able to register.

          1. Thanks for sharing that .. will be useful when I write an article on that !

          2. N. Raghavan says:

            Thanks a lot. I too was able to register after a lot of trial and error. The main hitch seems to be the constitution of the password. It should be a combination of lower case, upper case alphabets, special characters such as # and so on.

            My question is, what prevents the authorities from taking the taxpayers into confidence? I was perplexed for quite some time.

            N. Raghavan

    2. See this taxguru.in/income-tax/tan-account-migrating-tin-traces-tdscpc.html

  31. Inayat Shaikh says:

    Thank You very much. This information helps me to clear the concept of 26As.

  32. Atul Khemka says:

    Any idea as to which version of Winzip is required to extract the 26AS.txt filed from TDS CPC Site
    I am unable to extract the Txt file I am getting an error msg
    Has anybody tries to extract the 26AS.txt file ??

  33. deepak says:

    thank’s ive get lot of help from you posts.

    1. Great to hear that 🙂

  34. K.Suresh says:

    Manish garu
    I’m trying to view my 26AS Tax credit for the 2013-14 assessment year. But our Form 26AS not opend. how it open the form 26AS. who will give ID, Passward for our account. Somebody told bankers will give your Form 26AS ID & Passsword, But they told we have not receive instruction from our HO.

    1. But 2013-14 has not yet arrived !

  35. rahul says:

    Dear manish,
    Same enquiry as above….I’m trying to view my 26AS Tax credit for the 2008-09 assessment year, but that shows only from 2009-10 assessment year. where do i get it from?
    kindly help me . waiting for your reply urgently

    1. You can only get from 2009-10 online . For anything before that, you will have to use RTI !

  36. sant kumar lonial says:

    Dear manish,
    I’m trying to view my 26AS Tax credit for the 2008-09 assessment year, but that shows only from 2009-10 assessment year.
    kindly help me . waiting for your reply.

  37. Manav says:

    I noticed that a new TDS CPC website has been launched but registration doesn’t seem to be working as of now. Also, on the TIN site, they’re saying that Form 26AS details have been updated only till 31 October, 2012.

    Here’s the source:

    Under the question “How are the details of TDS/TCS are displayed in Form 26AS?” the last line states that “Form 26AS generated at TIN contains details of TDS/TCS statements processed at TIN upto October 31, 2012 only.”

    Could this be reason why Form 26AS is not yet updated with Advance Tax paid in the first week of December 2012?

    Any updates or clues about this would be useful.

    1. I am unaware about this , need to look into it in detail

  38. Manav says:

    Helo Manish. Good, informative article here.

    I have a concern and hope you can help. I paid Advance Tax last week and the same was confirmed by the Challan Status Inquiry 2 days later. However, it’s been almost 6 days now, this tax amount is not reflecting in my Form 26AS.

    Does it take normally take this long for the I-T department to update? What other way do I have of following up on this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    1. It should not take so much time , it was TDS ?

      1. Manav says:

        No, it was Advance Tax.
        It finally got updated today (almost 2 weeks later).

  39. Saravanan says:

    Dear Mr.Manish,

    , I hope so, Currently the website has been modified.Please let me know how to proceed.I am being asked for TAN number .I need to find my quarterly TDS statement only by using PAN number .

    Please let me know



    1. Why is it ask for TAN ?

  40. Amit says:

    Hi Manish,

    I am regular reader of your blog.and i also open my account to view form 26AS.
    I filled my ITR in july through income tax department website.I got mail from them regarding confirmation also.Today i got mail from incometax department again regarding mismatch of something.So i requested my 26AS form and can see that there is mismatch in date of deposite on 26AS form and my form 16 which contains my deduction details.How should i proceed in this case.Please let me know

    Thanks in advance

    1. Only a CA will be able to guide you on this or better ask it on our forum – http://www.jagoinvestor.com/forum/

  41. Ajitesh says:

    Do we have to add accrued interest on Fixed Deposits to other income while computing income tax?

  42. Mayank Thakkar says:

    Hi, Information furnished on this website are very helpful.

    I have one question, for the current assessment year Form 16 and Form 26AS details for TDS is not matching. Form 26AS shows some unusual entries as Salary (From my employer only). and it show higher amount as Salary (and also TDS) in my account.

    Where as in actual I got the Form 16 which is correct. I did inquiry with my Payroll and they say your revised data has been sent and it will reflect very soon. The last date for IT return in nearing but still since last one month the correct details on 26AS is not updated?

    My question do I need to wait for 26AS to be corrected or I can go ahead with IT return as per Form 16 received by the employer..

    1. You can go ahead with your form 16 , Form 26AS is just for your information purpose , you must be clear about your TDS cut in the year , just make sure you consider it , form 26AS is just to make sure you confirm the reflection of TDS cut using Form 26As

  43. Deivasigamani says:

    Thanks Manish for your reply.

    I got some more information from the FAQ section of TIN (https://www.tin-nsdl.com/oltas/oltas-faq-payment.php). According to that it will take 5-7 days and after that we can check the status of our tax paid using the challan status inquiry page – https://www.tin-nsdl.com/oltas/oltas-challan.php.

    I will verify it after a week and update the comments section of how it goes as well.

    1. Sure .. Please update !

      1. Deivasigamani says:

        I checked today, (after 5 days of paying tax online) and it got reflected in form-26AS..
        Thanks again for your help with this article

  44. Deivasigamani says:

    Hello Everyone

    Does anyone know after how much days income tax paid online through TIN website will be reflected in the FORM 26AS?


    1. You might get some pointers from here – http://www.caclubindia.com/forum/form-26-as-update-144070.asp#.UAbmorTrqe4

      If you still dont get answer , better ask it on our forum – http://jagoinvestor.dev.diginnovators.site/forum/

  45. Sandeep says:

    Hi Manish,
    Is it possible to view the 26As statement for AY 2004-2005. It only has till 2006-2007. Is it possible to get the 26AS from IT department for all the previous years?

  46. Giridhar says:

    Am I right that, to do e-filing, we need unique certificate number of the the TDS (and hence form16). So Form26A/S is not sufficient as it doesn’t give the TDS cert number. This unique number seems to have been introduced from this year.

    1. I dont think you need it , contact customer care of these tax filing portals .

  47. Naresh says:

    One more thing I have to clarify. You said that I have to file ITR 1. But in that form it is mentioned that it is just for persons who receive income via salary/pension. Since I don’t have this type of income I think I don’t come under this category.

    Will the affiliate commission comes under Busineess or profession? If yes then I think ITR 4 is the best option. Correct me if I am wrong. I am not sure at all. This is the first time I will have to file Return.

  48. Naresh says:

    Hello Manish!
    Its Good to see the way you clarify our doubts. I too got one problem. I don’t know whether this is the appropriate place to comment here or not.

    Actually I got some affiliate commission and the company also deducted TDS as per norms. This is also reflected in Form 26AS.

    But actually I don’t come under taxable income limit. I ‘m not even a salaried employee. So is it possible to get back the TDS deducted via income tax return.

    If yes tell me which ITR form should I used to get back the deducted TDS? In Form 26 AS it is mentioned that the commission is deducted under the section 194H (which is particularly for commission and brokerage.)

    Help from your side is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    1. Yes you should ask for refund and you should be able to get back all the money , you need to file ITR 1 only .

      1. Naresh says:

        Thanks Manish for the quick reply.

  49. nath says:

    My bank HSBC has not shown the TDS in Form 26A.
    After I took up the matter with them,they have issued a letter giving details of interest paid and tax deducted.

    Query is Can I show this amount of Tax deducted by HSBC in my returns even though it does not appear in Form 26A?

    Pl help

    1. yes you can do that .

      1. nath says:

        Thank you.

        Even though I still do not have the form 16?

  50. Rajiv says:

    I couldn’t find the details of TDS paid for the Assessment Year 2012-13. My company had already paid the TDS. But the details are not updated in NSDL site. I would like to know whether any one is able to view the TDS paid details for the Assessment Year 2012-13 ?

  51. Chaitanya says:

    Seems details of TDS in it is only one of its purposes. The form also has details of mutual fund/shares/bond transactions (seems its listed in this form only if they the transaction amount is above a thresold or so). Does anyone how the details in this section are used by IT dept… is it used to cross-verify if ppl are reporting all profits or not or something like tht?

    1. Chaitanya

      Which section are you talking about, I think form 26AS only has TDS info , not overall investments information

      1. Chaitanya says:

        After part C , there’s a section with heading “Details of Transactions of Mutual Fund, Shares and Bonds (as reported by AIR filer)” in which MF payments of > Rs. 1L are listed. And after this section is the “Details of Paid Refund” This is in FY 2010-11 form.

        But in FY 2011-12 form, the MF section is totally mising (after Part C, it directly mentions “Details of Paid Refund”). Not sure if they removed it altogether in FY 2011-12 or its not there js coz I didnt make any payments more than Rs. 1L in MFs in this year.

        Seems i cant upload screenshot in comments?

        1. Hmm .. may be its removed now

      2. Naresh says:

        Form 26AS contains 5 parts.
        1) TDS deducted
        2) Tax collected at Source (TCS)
        3)Income tax directly paid. eg. Advance Tax
        4)Refunds which are to be paid to us.
        5)Details of tranaction of Mutaul funds and shares

        Fifth part may not get displayed unless you have done this type of transaction.

        1. I didnt knew about that .. thanks !

    2. smitha says:

      I’m even surprised IT department itself (deductee similar to banks) has shown 2 entries, and a further enquiry with Bangalore IT call center confirmed that IT dept deducts TDS on the interest earned on refund due.

      These mutual funds entries are not at all transparent. Some are shown, and many are not seen. Because PAN number is used across multiple platforms, IT dept may very well know all our history.

      I don’t think IT dept verifies, until unless the transactions appear fradulent. I’m sure small fishes, like many people here, need not worry.

  52. N.S.Srikanth says:

    Thanks for the info provided, its really useful, I can view last fin yr details of deduction. But is it possible to find out current fin yr deductions done by my company. If so how can I do it.

    1. That will be only possible for next year accessment

      1. N.S.Srikanth says:

        thank u

  53. Mitesh says:

    I’ll try this. Thanks !! Your blogs are so helpful

  54. Mitesh says:

    Hello Manish,
    I went on IT dept site to register using PAN. It says that my PAN is already registered. I have never registered my PAN. What should I do now to retrieve this back? Please help


    1. Means some one has used your PAN to register , this might be the case. Do one thing , do a password recovery process and then mail the tax department (or talk to customer care) that you are the one who own that PAN , show them proof etc . May be they disable it !

  55. K.M.Manohar Kumar says:

    Thank you Manish,

    A very easy to understand step by step guide to access FORM 26AS.

    Thanks once again.


  56. venu says:

    Thanks Manish… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  57. Hitesh says:

    Dear Manish,

    I have been filing returns through a CA and he had registered his email id for viewing 26AS. I have the user id with me but when i click on “forgot pasword”, it says that it will forward the password to the registered email id (CA’s id). How do i get the password without asking my CA ?



    1. AMIT DOSHI says:

      Pls chk this link https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/register.do?screen=showforgotpwd or you can call For any query relating to online filing of Income Tax Return, at 080-26982000 between 9am to 6 pm on all working days

    2. I dont think its possible . You will have to ask CA to change it to your email

  58. Srinivas says:

    Informative article.

    Initially i tried to get myself enrolled through NSDL and paid Rs 100 or so. But due to some communication gap they didnot materialise. This is about 2 years back. I also left it as i didnot think of it much then.

    Then there was a query from IT dept for checking my IT returns of 2004-05. In that year i paid 22400 as assessment tax in Jul 2005. But i lost those documents and i am not able to prove the same. IT dept told me to pay Rs 56000 or so as penalty. I didnot know what to do.

    Then, by chance, i checked my 26AS and there it was, payment of self assessment tax. I could escape without paying anything for that year.

    Then i started to take real interest and cross checking the numbers yearly.

    If some TDS is not reflecting in this one has to follow up with the deductor so that that will appear in this statement. Else, they can have problems in Return assessment(if need be).


    1. Thanks for sharing your experience !

  59. MANISH SHAH says:

    The one more way is to create account on https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/index.jsp. The website for filling tax return on line. Here also one can view his/her form 26AS

    1. Thanks for this tip

  60. Ananda Raha says:

    Dear Manishji

    Its really informative and must know article for evry individual whoever is a tax payer.

    Thanks a lot

  61. Giridhar says:

    Just to let you and fellow members know that Form26 reflects only the TDS linked to PAN. I had deposits in Axis bank but were not linked to PAN and my TDS is not shown in Form26

    1. MrP says:

      Can you tell why those deposits are not linked to your PAN?

      1. Giridhar says:

        Thats because laxity of my so called RM.

        1. rdamle says:


          Same Case is with me. From my SBI net banking when I tried 26AS I’m getting error message that my PAN is not mapped. I have submitted PAN to the bank. When I called them about this mapping, they said they I’ve to contact NSDL Is it correct? I doubt. Most of bank people are not aware of online services- that is my observation.

          1. Giridhar says:

            It is nothing to do with NSDL. NSDL is only a medium. The bank has to refile the TDS return mapping the TDS with PAN.

            After my 3month battle with Axis bank now they have updated my account but still struggling for my fathers account.

            1. rdamle says:

              How did you exactly got it resoved ? Contating knowlegeable people in the branch or you tried written complaint?

        2. varakantham sreelatha says:

          iam ubable to view 26 as of ack nos are 05014030
          0375373/400875/422446/050140300467283 for panabwpv2097f
          030520300044710/55895/70772/100184195 for pan abwpv2097f kindly send me 26as to the email

    2. Thanks for that information, I had already mentioned this in the start of article

  62. Pulkit says:

    Thanks for such useful link Manish..
    Can you tell how to put a request for refund? I want to put that for last year tax deduction.

    1. There is no seperate request to be made, when you file your income tax refund , you need to do it while filing the tax returns !

      1. bemoneyaware says:

        Till 31st Oct 2012 Tax Information Network (TIN) by NSDL(tin-nsdl.com) was used to collect information about Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) on behalf of Income Tax Department (ITD).

        Now Income Tax Department (ITD), has started a new initiative TRACES or TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System. The new portal has been created to enhance swift interaction between the deductor, deductee, income-tax department and CPC.

        TRACES website has details about the Advance Tax submitted in Dec.
        Our article TDS, Form 26AS and TRACES covers it in detail.

        1. Thanks for that Info .. didnt knew this !

  63. Durga says:

    Dear Manish,
    Thank you for sharing such a useful information when I need it the most. Kudos to you 🙂

  64. Tejas says:

    If I am able to get form 26A, do I still absolutely need to have physical forms from banks etc where tds has been deducted?

    Can I use the data from form 26A (assuming it is all correct) in filing ITR?

    1. AMIT DOSHI says:

      Yes Tejas.. it may so happen that inspite of reflection of TDS credit in Form 26AS, I T department may not grant you the credit and in such scenario you may have to file a rectification petition u/s 154 of the I Tax act before your jurisdictional Income Tax officer [ ITO] alongwith original TDS certificate which inturn shall enable ITO to give the due TDS credit. So always ask for Original TDS Certificates inspite of reflection in Form 26AS

      1. Tejas says:

        Thanks a lot Amit

    2. Yes you can use these . Ideally if you can get the physical forms, it would be great !

  65. Kishore says:

    Hi, when I looked at my form26a from ICICI direct link – my previous employer Did not paid to incometax dept what he deducted from my salary ( deducted from my salary 56000, but he paid to IT 17500). Need your guidelines to take next course of action on this.
    Thanks for this article.

    1. AMIT DOSHI says:

      Hi Kishore,

      In this regard , you need to approach your employer alongwith the printout of Form 26AS and explain him about the difference. It may so happen that he may not have filed e tds return yet or even if any mistake is being committed from employer’s end, the same can be rectified by way of filing revised TDS return by an employer.

  66. Sanjay Thorat says:

    Hi Manish, don’t we have to submit Physical form to NSDL after online registeration?
    I registered for online access to the Form 26AS and then I had to submit the printout of the generated from to NSDL. The NSDL person came to my home to collect the form and I paid him Rs. 114 for home service. If I had submitted form myself I would have to pay only Rs. 17.

    Later, I realized that I can see the form through my Netbanking account too.

    1. Why do you have to submit it to NSDL , for what ?

  67. Nooka Sreenivas says:

    Some banks provide this direct link (ICICI, SBI etc) thru internet banking. On clicking the link, we can directly see 26A..No need to register ourselves.

    1. Thanks for that information , I knew this, but didnt put it in article , i have added it now

      1. MITESH says:


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