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Form 26AS
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It is an official form that contains tax-related information of the taxpayer.  Form 26AS also contains the details of tax deducted at source, tax collected at source, advance tax and high-end transactions. Form 26AS is linked with PAN details and the details in form 26AS are listed below

  • Tax deducted by the deductors on behalf of the taxpayers
  • Details of the tax collected
  • Details of tax deposited by the taxpayers like advance tax, self-assessment tax, regular assessment tax
  • Details of annual information report transactions 

Form 26AS consists of three parts - A, B and C. Part A contains details of tax deducted at source. It contains the details of all the taxes that are deducted at the source, whether it is salary, pension income or interest income. It contains details of the deductor along with the details of the tax amount which is deducted.

Part B contains the details of the seller and  tax collected at source (TCS) on the selling price of a commodity.

Part C contains the details of direct taxes paid by the taxpayer, advance tax and self-assessment tax 

How to view form 26AS

One can view form 26AS by two methods:

  •  TRACES or TDS reconciliation analysis and correction enabling system facility: The taxpayer needs to register with the TRACES in order to use the facility. An employee needs to follow these steps in order to view form 26AS:
    1. Visit the e-filing income tax website, i.e, and locate the form 26AS on the website.
    2. Login to the account using PAN details, password, date of birth or date of incorporation.
    3. Give confirmation to be redirected to TDS-CPC website.
    4. Click on the link at the bottom of the page.
    5. Choose the assessment year.
    6. Choose the format in which you want to view the form.
    7. Download the form.
      1. An employee can also use the netbanking facility to view 26 AS. Any person with a  PAN card and who has an account with any of the authorized banks can use this service for free of cost. Viewing the form is more convenient with netbanking

How to view form 26AS without registering

You can view form 26AS without even registering with net banking facility. You can view form 26AS from TRACES website. Registering your credentials with the TRACES website is not mandatory to view the form, you can also view the form if your account number is linked with any of the authorized banks. The list of banks who have the facility of viewing form 26AS are:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
  3. Andhra Bank
  4. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  5. Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited
  6. Karnataka Bank Limited
  7. Vijaya Bank
  8. Indian Overseas Bank
  9. United Bank of India
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Union Bank of India
  12. IDBI Bank Limited
  13. UCO Bank
  14. ICICI Bank Limited
  15. The Saraswat Co-operative Bank Limited
  16. HDFC Bank
  17. The Karur Vysya Bank Limited
  18. Dena Bank
  19. Corporation Bank Syndicate Bank
  20. The Federal Bank
  21. City Union Bank Limited
  22. State Bank of Travancore
  23. Citibank India
  24. State Bank of Patiala
  25. Central Bank of India
  26. State Bank of Mysore
  27. Canara Bank
  28. State Bank of India
  29. Bank of Maharashtra
  30. Bank of Hyderabad
  31. Bank of India
  32. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
  33. Bank of Baroda
  34. Punjab National Bank
  35. Axis Bank