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Download 26AS (Tax Credit Statement) from TRACES

How to view & download Form 26AS from TRACES?

Income Tax Department insists on matching TDS certificates with 26AS. 26AScan be downloaded through your e-filing account at Income Tax portal and the process is also pretty simple, you just need to remember your log-in credentials to income tax e-filing portal.

How to download 26AS through your Bank?

My experience is that most of the people search for their log in details of Income Tax e-filing portal just at the time of filing their Income Tax Returns. No issues you can now log in to E-filing portal thriugh your Bank too. Lets log in to e-filing portal to download 26AS - Here is the complete process...

Step by Step Process to View & Download 26AS from E-filing portal

Step 1

Log in to your e-filing account on Income Tax E-filing Portal ie.

Step 2

Refer the image below and follow the steps:
  • After logging on to e-filing click on My Account on the top blue navigation bar
  • Here in the drop down options, first option is view 26AS(Tax Credit). Click on that.

Step 3
  • A confirmation page will appear. Confirm here and proceed.
  • Now you will be redirected to TRACES. Refer the image below:
  • Now click on the radio button to agree for terms & conditions and proceed.

Step 4
  • After proceeding you need to click on View Tax Credit(26AS) at the bottom left.
Refer following image:

Step 5
  • Finally you are at your 26AS - Refer the image below
  • Select the Assessment Year for which you want to view your Tax Credit.
  • For financial year 2019-20, Assessment Year is 2020-21

Step 6
  • On selecting the Assessment Year, next is view as HTML/text.
  • Here HTML option should be selected.
  • Now you will be viewing your 26AS.
  • To download 26AS, go to the option export as pdf.
  • Your 26AS will be downloaded. Save it at a place where it can be easily located.

Password to open 26AS
The 26AS in pdf format is password protected. Password to open the downloaded 26AS is your Date of Birth in DDMMYYYY format.

If date of birth is 11th January 1990, the password will be 11011990

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