Most of the new age companies deduct income tax before giving salary to the employees (Tax Deduction at Source or TDS). TDS is also done by banks and other financial institutions for returns on fixed deposits, short term gains on equities etc. How do you check whether the tax deducted from you through TDS have been paid to the exchequer by your company or the financial institution?
Tax Information Network (TIN) of Income Tax department, Government of India facilitates a PAN holder to view annual tax statement (Form 26AS) online.
It’s very straight forward involving few simple steps
1. You have to register your PAN number online
2. Get it verified by TIN
3. Start checking tax credit online
The verification can be done by either going to the nearest TIN-Facilitation Centre or asking them to visit your address. There is a small fee for the one time authorization. Rs 15 + service tax if the PAN holder visits the TIN-Facilitation Centre in person or Rs. 100 + service tax if the PAN holder opts for the TIN employee to visit him and do the verification.
This is the link to do it.