Annual Information Statement (AIS)

  •  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 
  • 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: 

1. Salary 

2. Rent received 

3. Dividend 

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 

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