Recent update in form 26AS, Information added (Annual Tax Information Statement)

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  • Jun 03,2020
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Central board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) revised the content of form 26AS which was usually contain the information related to TDS/TCS deducted by an employer or deductor. As per the newly introduced section 285BB of income tax act, now June 2020 onwards following information will be part of 26AS statement. Revised form 26AS will be more informative and updated. A taxpayer can easily compare the information reflecting in form with his/her transactions.

  • In the basic information section, form will also have Mobile, Email & Aadhar of taxpayer
  • TDS/TCS
  • Financial transaction like dealing in Shares, Mutual Funds, Sale-Purchase of property, Investment, loans, or deposits etc.
  • Payment of Advance Tax, Self-Assessment taxes paid
  • Income tax demand and refund pending for past years
  • Information related to section 90 or section 90A of the Income-tax Act,1961 – Income Tax Paid in Other Country (other than India)
  • Relief Taken by Assessee under Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTTA) with other Country
  • Pending income tax proceedings
  • Completed income tax proceedings

All the information/ details will get available at one place, it will easily assist tax authorities doing e-assessment and having no/ limited interaction with taxpayers, fast processing of income tax returns. Tax department will be able to compare information available in Form 26AS and information reported by taxpayer in ITR easily and any mismatch can easily get communicate to the taxpayer by the automated systems.     

Form 26AS can be downloaded from the income-tax website by taxpayers using their Permanent Account Number (PAN) and portal password.

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