Income Tax Return: Download Annual Information Statement to Make ITR Filing Easier

The Income Tax Department announced that taxpayers can now access the new Annual Information Statement (AIS) through the e-Filing portal. 

How to Download AIS

  • First of all you have to go to Income Tax Department website incometax.gov.in and login here
  • Here you have to go to the Services tab and select the option written AIS. You will see this option in the dropdown menu
  • After selecting the AIS option, a new tab will open in which two options will be given – Tax Information Summary (TIS) on the left side of the page and AIS will be written on the right side.
  • If you want, you can download both TIS and AIS as both contain almost the same information. The difference is that TIS contains information in summary form, whereas AIS contains information in detail.
  • Both these statements can be downloaded in PDF or JPEG form. Password to open the statement is your PAN number (in capital) followed by date of birth (in date-month-year format). No space is to be left between the letters to enter the password.

What’s the role of Form 26AS now?

Taxpayers who have their active Permanent Account Number can get a copy of Form 26AS, which is an annual consolidated tax statement, on the e-Filing portal. On October 26, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) released an order under Section 285BB of the Income Tax Act that disclosed additional information in the new Form 26AS. The new Form 26AS which has been renamed as ‘Annual Information Statement’ and Form 26AS will be displayed on the TRACES portal in conjunction until the new AIS is verified and fully functioning.

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