‘AIS for Taxpayer’ Mobile App
The Income Tax Department has launched a mobile app named ‘AIS for Taxpayer’ to help taxpayers get a comprehensive view of their Annual Information Statement (AIS) on their mobile phones. This move is in line with the government’s Digital India campaign, aimed at providing citizens with access to various services through their smartphones.
What is AIS?
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) launched the Annual Information Statement a few years ago to provide taxpayers with all available data related to the tax deducted or collected at source, interest, dividends, and share transactions. It aims to offer all the necessary information to taxpayers at the time of filing their returns.
About the App
The app offers taxpayers an easy way to access all information related to their AIS on their smartphones. It is aimed at providing a comprehensive view of the AIS/TIS to the taxpayer, displaying information collected from various sources pertaining to the taxpayer.
How to Access the App?
The app is currently available for Android users only. To access this mobile app, taxpayers need to register on the app by providing their PAN number, authenticate with the OTP sent to their mobile number and email registered on the e-filing portal. They can then set a 4-digit PIN to access the mobile app.
Benefits of the App
The app is expected to simplify the process of accessing taxpayer information by providing all available data related to the tax deducted or collected at source, interest, dividends, and share transactions on a single platform. The app also offers taxpayers the option to provide feedback in case of discrepancies in the data that the tax authorities receive from banks or registration offices.
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