The CSI file contains details of all the challans deposited by the deductor and is used to generate an FVU file for filling the TDS return. Through this file, the deductor can verify whether their tax payments have been properly accounted for or not. Currently, there are two ways to download this file either from the Income tax portal or TIN NSDL.
How to download the CSI file from Income Tax Portal?
- Go to the Income Tax Portal
Click on the Login Option
- Enter the TAN
Login to Income Tax Portal using your TAN and click on Continue
- Enter the Credentials
Now click on the check-box and enter the password
- Go to E-file
After Login to the Income tax portal, click on E-file> E-pay tax
- Click on the Challan Status Inquiry
Select the CSI file tab and enter the period for which you want to download the challan file
- Download Challan file
After selecting the period, you can download the CSI file
How to Download CSI file from TIN NSDL?
- Go to TIN OLTAS
- Click on TAN-Based View
- Enter the TAN, Period, and Captcha
- Download the Challan file
OLTAS stands for an Online Tax Accounting System which maintains records of taxes paid through banks (online or offline mode). Once banks upload data regarding tax payments, records can be checked online by entering either challan details or TAN.
No, you can not download the challan file prior to 01-07-2022 using the e-filling portal. Prior to this period, you can download using the NSDL portal.
Yes, the challan payments made through the NSDL portal will also be available in the Challan file downloaded using the e-filing portal. However, the challan receipts for NSDL Payment will not be available for download.