- Laxman: What does Annual Information Statement (AIS) mean Ram bhaiya?
- Ram: Annual Information Statement (AIS) is an extensive view of information for a taxpayer displayed in Form 26AS. It also accepts feedback from the taxpayers on the information displayed in AIS.
AIS shows both reported value (value reported by the reporting entities) and modified value (i.e. the value after considering taxpayer’s feedback) for each type of information, i.e. TDS, SFT, other information, etc.
- Laxman: When Income Tax Department includes additional categories in Form 26AS ?
- Ram: The Income Tax department November 14, 2021 i.e., on Sunday said taxpayers can now access the new Annual Information Statement (AIS), which includes additional categories of information like interest, dividends, securities and MF transactions, and remittances from abroad, on the e-filing portal.
- Laxman: What are the Benefits from AIS?
- Ram: Comprehensive taxpayer info, ease of accessibility in various downloadable formats, instant feedback, summarized info for ITR pre-filling, context-sensitive help.
- Laxman: How AIS provides ease of access?
- Ram: It can be accessed now on the e-filing portal & downloaded easily in downloadable formats of PDF, CSV & JSON (machine-readable format). Click on link ‘AIS’ under ‘Services’ tab on http://incometax.gov.in
- Laxman: Can you explain the broad summery of Information in AIS?
- Ram: Sure..! There is 50 broad categories of Information in AIS summery views are as follow :
Annual Information Statement (AIS) categories:
The new Form 26AS is an Annual Information Statement or AIS which will provide a complete profile of the taxpayer for a particular year.
The broad categories of Information in AIS summary view are as under:
2. Rent received
4. Interest from savings bank
5. Interest from deposit
6. Interest from others
7. Interest from income tax refund
8. Rent on plant & machinery
9. Winnings from lottery or crossword puzzle u/s 115BB
10. Winnings from horse race u/s 115BB
11. Receipt of accumulated balance of PF from employer u/s 111
12. Interest from infrastructure debt fund u/s 115A (1) (a) (iia)
13. Interest from specified company by a non-resident u/s 115A (1) (a) (iiaa)
14. Interest on bonds and government securities
15. Income in respect of units of non-resident u/s 115A (1) (a) (iiab)
16. Income and long-term capital gain from units by an offshore fund u/s 115AB (1) (b)
17. Income and long-term capital gain from foreign currency bonds or shares of Indian companies’ u/s 115AC
18. Income of foreign institutional investors from securities u/s 115AD (1) (i)
19. Insurance commission
20. Receipts from life insurance policy
21. Withdrawal of deposits under national savings scheme
22. Receipt of commission etc. on sale of lottery tickets
23. Income from investment in securitization trust
24. Income on account of repurchase of units by MF/UTI
25. Interest or dividend or other sums payable to government
26. Sale of land or building
27. Receipts for transfer of immovable property
28. Sale of vehicle
29. Sale of securities and units of mutual fund
30. off market debit transactions
31. off market credit transactions
32. Business receipts
33. Business expenses
34. Rent payment
35. Miscellaneous payment
36. Cash deposits
37. Cash withdrawals
38. Cash payments
39. Outward foreign remittance/purchase of foreign currency
40. Receipt of foreign remittance
41. Payment to non-resident sportsmen or sports association u/s 115BBA
42. Foreign travel
43. Purchase of immovable property
44. Purchase of vehicle
45. Purchase of time deposits
46. Purchase of securities and units of mutual funds
47. Credit/Debit card
48. Balance in account
49. Income distributed by business trust
50. Income distributed by investment fund