Income Tax Challan Status via SMS

Posted In India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Thursday, July 9th, 2009 With 0 Comments






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Tax Information Network (TIN) hosted by National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) on behalf of Income Tax Department (ITD) has initiated a facility to verify whether the banks have correctly uploaded the details of your tax deposit to ITD through SMS.

SMS based verification

The procedure for availing this facility is as under:

  1. Send an SMS to 575758 with a message containing the word CSI followed by a space and CIN provided by the respective Bank at the time of making the Direct tax payment and the amount.
  2. Challan Identification Number (CIN) consists of BSR Code of Collecting Branch (seven digit), Challan Tender Date (DDMMYYYY) and Challan Serial No (length less than or equal to 5 digit).
  3. The amount is an optional field. If you provide the amount in the SMS you would get the confirmation whether the amount uploaded by bank matches with the amount paid by you.
  4. Each of BSR code, Tender date, the challan serial number and amount should be separated by commas.

For e.g.

Iif the tax payer input “CSI 0510001,11032009,5,5000” where in

  • “0510001” is the BSR code of the collecting branch,
  • “11032009” is the Challan tender date,
  • “5” is the Challan serial number and
  • “5000” is the amount paid by the taxpayer.

The tax payer will get the information against which TAN/PAN the payment has been accounted with the confirmation whether amount entered is matched or not.

There will be special charges for these SMS. These charges may vary from one mobile service-provider to another. The charge structure can be obtained from the concerned service-provider.

You can also get the status of your CIN from www.tin-nsdl.com under the section Challan Status Inquiry.

-NKJ