Form 26AS in a New Avatar | How to Access Annual Information Statement (AIS) Online?

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Annual information statement is a tax passbook which contains following information in respect of an assessee for a particular financial year:

    • Information relating to TDS and TCS;
    • Information relating to Specified Financial Transactions (SFT);
    • Information relating to payment of taxes;
    • Information relating to demand and refund;
    • Information relating to pending proceedings;
    • Information relating to completed proceedings; and
    • Any other information which the prescribed income-tax authority is authorised to upload.

An assessee can access AIS information by logging to his income-tax e-filing account. If he feels that the information furnished in AIS is incorrect, duplicate or relates to any other person etc., he can submit his feedback thereon.

An assessee can access and respond to AIS information either directly from income-tax e-filing portal or he can also use an offline utility.

This tutorial explains how an assessee can access AIS information online.

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Steps to Access AIS Information Online

Step 1: Login to the Income-tax e-filing website at

If you are a new user, you will be required to first register on the e-filing portal.

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Step 2:  After login, click on Services > Annual Information Statement (AIS)

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Step 3:  A message shall appear that will prompt you to click on ‘proceed’ to redirect to AIS homepage.

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Step 4: The next screen provides key instructions relating to Annual Information Statement (AIS) and Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS). TIS displays the information available in AIS category-wise. It shows original value as well as revised value (i.e., value processed after taxpayer’s feedback). The revised values in TIS is used for prefilling of return.

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Step 5: Click on the next tab of ‘AIS’. On the redirected screen, two tiles shall appear – Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS) and Annual Information Statement (AIS). Select the relevant financial year from drop-down and click on AIS tile to view the information.

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Step 6: On the next screen, the information available in AIS is displayed in Part A and Part B.

Part A contains the general information about a taxpayer (i.e., PAN, Aadhaar, Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, E-mail Id and Address).

Part B contains the comprehensive information of a taxpayer for the selected financial year as uploaded by the prescribed income-tax authority. The information in Part B is divided into following categories:

    • TDS/TCS Information
    • SFT Information
    • Payment of Taxes
    • Demand and Refund
    • Other Information

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Step 7: The information available in AIS can be downloaded in Excel, JSON or PDF format. The user will have to download the transactions in Excel format for every category of transaction seperately. While as the entire AIS can be downloaded only in PDF or JSON.

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