SMS alerts to increase TDS transparency

We’re sure many of you reading this would have received an SMS from VK-ITDEFL that talks about receiving alerts on TDS deductions.

The message reads:

Dear Taxpayer,

Our Government is happy to launch Quarterly SMS service for salaried persons about their TDS deductions.

Arun Jaitley,

Finance Minister

As is apparent, the SMS alerts will tell you about TDS deducted on your salary every quarter. The Finance Ministry has initiated this service to increase transparency and decrease the cases of TDS mismatches at the time of filing income tax returns.

You can match the SMS alerts with the information in your payslips to see that there is no TDS mismatch between the two. This service will be helpful because TDS mismatch is a common reason for income tax returns being filed incorrectly.

Of course, you can also get all details about TDS deducted on your salary as well as other payments made to you by viewing your Form 26AS. The Form 26AS is a tax credit statement that can be downloaded from the Income Tax Department’s website. You can even directly import your Form 26AS data while filing your income tax returns with ClearTax.

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2 Responses to SMS alerts to increase TDS transparency

  1. kavita November 7, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    i have got the sms about qtr. TDS… But the PAN ID which is mentioned in the sms is not mine.

    • cleartax-team November 9, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Kindly recheck the PAN number in the SMS.
      If you feel it is incorrect, pls go to and update the mobile number linked to your PAN. Here are the steps. Login to your income tax account. Now go to ‘Profile Settings’ on the blue task bar at the top. And click on ‘My Profile’. Look for ‘Contact Details’ and click on ‘Edit’.