TRACES-View TDS and TCS online (Form 26AS)

Recently Income Tax Dept. set up a new portal called TRACES (TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System) to view or download Form 26AS. Before that you can view Form 26AS either on Income Tax Dept portal or on your respective bank portals.

This portal was created to integrate among deductor,  deductee, Income Tax Dept. and CPC. Before proceed further let us go through what is Form 26AS. It is the form which shows details of tax deducted, tax collected, advance tax paid, paid refund, high value transactions in respect of shares or mutual funds for your PAN. To simplify it, it is the one form which shows you the TDS status either from your employer, bank or wherever you advance tax collected by you. This form is the proof that taxes were deducted at source for your PAN. So for comparison and error correction this form is very much important.


You can view Form 26AS on TRACES portal from AY 2009-10 onwards. But if you found any error in the statement then you need to contact the respective deductor only. You can download this form either as PDF/text/excel file format. The password for opening this form will be your date of birth which is to be in DDMMYYYY format. Suppose your date of birth is 1st Jan 1975 then password will be 01011975. You can check on TRACES if deductor has filed quarterly statement and whether the statement contains details for your PAN. This functionality can be accessed by Tax Payer without logging in to TRACES.

For a complete procedure of Registration and Login, to know how to reset your Password and to view the procedure of converting Form 26AS Tex File to Excel File, visit TRACES portal.

15 Responses

  1. Hello Sir,

    I have filed TDS return for my uncle in Apr-2019 for Rs. 18,000 and now on checking the form 26AS, the total TDS deducted is Rs. 26,000, how can I file for a refund of the remaining amount in the same financial year?

    Sandesh Prasad

  2. if i have registered my company under the deductor in tdscpc site then can i take a print out form 26as for FY 2008-09 & FY 2009-10 from tds cpc site if yes then how , if no then pls give give me the solution

  3. Hello ,

    How can i get 26as form before AY 2009-10. I am looking for 26as form for AY 2008-09. I tried TIN-NSDL website, but it gives error.


  4. Hello ,

    I am trying to withdraw my pf amount of my previous company which sums upto 1,01,633/-(Employer share + Employee share + interest /Pension Contribution fund). As I am withdrawing pf before 5 years and in order to get less amount of TDS deducted, I was asked to submit form 15g along with PAN card but I have many queries related to form 15g filling as there has been changes in form 15 g since Oct 1 , 2015 and I could not find a sample of the latest filled up form for 15g.

    Column 15b

    Column 17

    Column 19 – Can I provide my pf account number here

    Declaration – Should I sign it or not with the details .

  5. Feb 06. I have been trying the Traces site for several hours,to get a PDF download. I always get to the point where it says “constructing page” and then nothing more happens! When I examine the properties of the page, it seems to me that there is something missing in the Java setup!

    When I try the Bank route, ICICI Bank, and click on the “Services” link, it comes back with the demand that I shd get a One Time Password. This is very difficult for me, because I am handling the Indian accounts of 2 NRI daughters who are in Singapore and in the US, and it is not possible for me to contact them in the middle of the night “did you get an email or an SMS with a One Time Password?”.

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