Mismatch of Income in Form 26AS, AIS, TDS Certificates, and ITR

When there is a mismatch of income in Form 26AS, Annual Information Statement (AIS), TDS certificates, and Income Tax Return (ITR), it can be a cause for concern.

To resolve this issue, consider the following possible reasons for the mismatch:

1. Incorrect reporting: Double-check the figures in your ITR and ensure that you have accurately reported your income from different sources, deductions, and exemptions. It’s important to reconcile the figures in your ITR with the relevant documents.

2. TDS discrepancies: Verify that the TDS amounts reported in your TDS certificates match the TDS amounts reflected in your Form 26AS. If there are any discrepancies, reach out to the deductor to rectify the issue.

3. Incomplete or delayed reporting: Follow up with the deductor to ensure they have reported the information correctly and in a timely manner.

4. Failure to report all income sources: Ensure that you have included all your income sources in your ITR, including income from salary, business, investments, and other sources.

5. Data entry errors: Carefully review the data entered in your ITR and cross-check it with the relevant documents to identify any discrepancies.

If you notice a significant mismatch or discrepancy, it is advisable to consult a tax professional or reach out to the Income Tax Department for guidance. They can help you understand the specific issue and provide steps to rectify the mismatch. It’s important to address these discrepancies and ensure accurate reporting to avoid any potential penalties or legal implications.


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