Annual Information Statement (AIS)

Overview of Annual Information Statement

What is the Annual Information Statement (AIS)?

The Annual Information Statement (AIS) on Form 26AS provides a complete picture of taxpayers’ information. The taxpayer can submit comments on the information displayed in AIS. AIS displays each section’s reported and adjusted values (based on taxpayer feedback) (TDS, SFT, Other information).

Features of AIS

Let’s have a look at the features of AIS:

  • It includes information on dividends, interest, securities transactions, mutual fund transactions, international remittances, etc.
  • Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS) summarises the information provided by AIS while submitting Income Tax Returns (ITR).
  • It allows taxpayers to download information from the official website in CSV, PDF, and JSON format.
  • Taxpayers can provide online feedback on the AIS information.

Why is the AIS important?

The Annual Information Statement (AIS) is important in India for several reasons:

Benefits for Taxpayers:

  • Pre-filled Tax Returns: The Income Tax Department uses AIS data to pre-fill your tax return. This saves you time and effort spent manually entering your income information.
  • Error Detection: By analyzing your AIS, you can detect differences in the information given by various entities (such as banks and mutual funds) and report them for correction. This helps to verify the accuracy of your tax return and prevents potential tax liabilities in the future.
  • Transparency: The AIS combines your financial transactions from multiple places, allowing you to see your total income and tax deductions.

Benefits for the Government:

  • Improved Tax Compliance: Easier pre-filling and error detection using AIS can encourage taxpayers to file proper returns while reducing tax evasion.
  • Efficiency: The pre-filled data from AIS streamlines the government’s tax filing process, reducing manual data entry and processing time.
  • Better Tax Administration: The government can use AIS to identify potential tax problems and better target audits.

Overall, the AIS helps simplify tax filing for individuals while encouraging better tax administration for the government.

How to check your Annual Information Statement (AIS)

Now, let us look at the detailed process for verifying your AIS data:

1: Go to the official website for income tax,
2: You will be redirected to your profile.
3: Select ‘Services’ from the top panel.
4: Select ‘Annual Information Statement’ in the drop-down list.
5: You will see a popup notification that directs you to the AIS homepage.
6: Click ‘Proceed’.
7: On the new page, find the TIS and AIS.
8: Select the financial year to locate the data and download the file in your selected format.

How to Download AIS APP

Users can get ‘AIS for Taxpayer’ from Google Play or the App Store. The Income Tax Department provides the app for free and allows users to download it online. Here are the procedures for downloading the app:

1. Install the app on your mobile device.
2. Register yourself by entering your PAN number.
3. Enter the OTP received at your registered email address and mobile number.
4. After completing the authentication procedure, create a 4-digit PIN to log into the mobile app.

How to Open AIS PDF?

AIS PDF files are password protected, so you must unlock them with a suitable password format. Enter the PAN number in lowercase and the date of incorporation of a non-individual taxpayer or date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY with no space between.

For example, if the PAN is ABABA5678B and the birth date is June 7, 1996, the AIS PDF password is ababa5678b07061996.

Types of Information Shown in AIS

The Annual Information Statement is divided into sections A and B, containing several information forms.

Part A

Included in this section are general details like:

  • PAN number
  • Masked Aadhar number
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact information

Part B

The following are listed under Part B:

  • Information from the SFT (Statement of Financial Transaction)
  • Details of demand and refund
  • Details about TDS or TCS
  • Details of tax payments
  • Outward foreign remittance
  • Interest earned from refunds
  • Transactions made in foreign currencies, etc.

Difference between AIS and Form 26AS

Parts Form 26ASAnnual Information Statement (AIS)
The level of detailBasicMore detailed
ContentHigh-value investments, real estate purchases, TDS/TCS transactionsSavings account interest, stocks and property transactions, international remittances, deposit interest, etc.
Transaction FormatAggregated dataAggregated and individual transaction data
Types of InformationTDS/TCS transactions, GST turnover (from Form GSTR-3B)Savings account interest, securities/immovable property purchases and sales, foreign remittances, deposit interest, SFT, tax payments, demands or refunds
Availability of GST DataYes (Form GSTR-3B)No

How to Submit Feedback on AIS

To provide feedback on AIS under TDS/TCS Information, SFT Information, or Other Information Transactions done using foreign currency, etc. Please follow the instructions listed below.

1: Click the “Optional” box in the Feedback column to get relevant information.

2: Select the relevant feedback option and enter the required information. 

3: To submit the feedback, click “Submit.” 

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1. How can I get my AIS from income tax?

Ans: You can get the AIS form from the income tax department’s website, 

2. What should you do if there is an error on the AIS or Form 26AS?

Ans: You can use the online AIS form to change incorrect information.

3. What's the distinction between AIS and TIS?

Ans: AIS presents information in context for several banks. TIS, on the other hand, shows the total interest that is collected. 

4. What is the full form of TIS?

Ans: TIS stands for Taxpayer Information Summary. 

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