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Download challan status inquiry (CSI) file

Updated inΒ March- 2024 |Β Subscribe to watch greytHR how-to video

Challan Status Inquiry (CSI) file is a file format used in India for the verification of tax payments made by employers on behalf of their employees. The CSI file is used by employers to verify that the taxes they have deposited have been credited to the relevant employee accounts. The file contains information such as the employer's name and TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number), the tax period for which the payment was made, and the amount of tax paid.

The Challan Status Inquiry or CSI file is required to validate data while preparing the TDS return. You can download the CSI file from the Tax Information Network page. Click here to open the Tax Information Network page.

Download CSI file

To download the CSI file, perform the following actions:

  1. On the Tax Information Network page of the Income Tax Department, click the TAN Based View tab. The Challan Status Query for Tax Payer page opens.

  2. In the Tax Deduction/Collection Account Number text box, enter your TAN number.

  3. In the Challan Tender Date/Date of Deposit field, using the From and To dropdown, calendars select the required dates.Β 

  4. In the Enter text as in above image text box, enter the valid captcha.Β 

  5. Click Download Challan file once the captcha is analyzed and accepted. The file downloads in the required format.
    Note: You can also view the challan details by clicking the View Challan details button.

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