The Annual Information Statement keeping is introduced by keeping in mind, the following 3 objectives:
- Firstly, for displaying complete information to the taxpayer with a facility to capture online feedback.
- Secondly, to promote voluntary compliance and enable seamless prefilling of return.
- Thirdly, to deter non-compliance
Features of Annual Information Statement
Following are the features of Annual Information Statement:
- The new AIS includes additional information relating to interest, dividend, securities transactions, mutual fund transactions, foreign remittance information etc
- Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS) for ease of filing return
- Taxpayers are now able to submit online and offline feedback on AIS’s information
- Taxpayers are also now able to download information in PDF, JSON, and CSV file formats
Details captured by AIS
Step 1: The Annual Information Statement can be accessed by the taxpayer by logging on to the income tax e-filing portal at www.incometax.gov.in. Go to ‘Services’>’Annual Information Statement’.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Proceed’ button.
Step 3: The taxpayer will be redirected to his compliance portal. From here, he can view his Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS) and Annual Information Statement (AIS) on the AIS home page.
Step 4: Now select the relevant financial year. After this, the taxpayer can view the Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS) or the Annual Information Statement (AIS) by clicking the relevant tiles.
Taxpayer can also download the AIS and TIS by clicking on the download icon in the respective tiles. The TIS can be downloaded in PDF format. On the other hand, AIS can be downloaded in PDF or JSON formats
Also Read: Cash Restrictions under the Income Tax Act
Taxpayer can download the PDF file, it is password protected. To unlock, enter the password as a combination of the PAN (in upper case) and the date of birth in case of individual taxpayer or date of incorporation/formation for a non-individual taxpayer in the format DDMMYYYY without any space.
For example, if the PAN is AAAAA9876A and the date of birth is 21st January 1991, your password will be AAAAA9876A21011991.
Performa of AIS
Taxpayer Information Summary or TIS shows aggregated value for the taxpayer for ease of filing return. Further, it also shows the processed value and derived value.
Processed value is the value generated after deduplication of information based on pre-defined rules. Whereas, derived value is the value derived after considering the taxpayer feedback and processed value.
Both the documents – Form 26AS and AIS are to be seen for filing of ITR.
Also Read: Which ITR should I file?
In case there is a variation between the TDS/TCS information or the details of tax paid as displayed in Form26AS on TRACES portal and the TDS/TCS information or the information relating to tax payment as displayed in AIS on Compliance Portal, the taxpayer may rely on the information displayed on TRACES portal for the purpose of filing of ITR and for other tax compliance purposes.
In case the ITR has already been filed and some information has not been included in the ITR, the return may be revised to reflect the correct information.
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