We all get confused sometimes while opening the PDF downloaded/received from various government sites. There are many documents in Income Tax and TDS, which require different type of Passwords to open the PDF downloaded/received from the respective sites. One person cannot remember all types of PDF passwords because the passwords are nearly same and contains a minor change, which makes it even more confusing.


Following is the table which shows various password formats to open a password protected files of Income Tax and TDS:

Forms/ Documents

Password Format

Example

Form 16/16A

PAN number (Letters in Upper case)

AAAAA1010A

Form 16B

Date of Birth of Buyer (in DDMMYYYY)

01012012

Form 26AS

Date of Birth of Buyer (in DDMMYYYY)

01012012

ITR-V

PAN number (Letters in lowercase) and DOB (in DDMMYYYY)

aaaaa1010a01012012

Intimation/ Order of Income Tax

PAN number (and DOB (in DDMMYYYY)- in lowercase

aaaaa1010a01012012

To open TDS provisional receipt or acknowledgement

TAN number in lower case

aaaa11111a

For extracting TDS certificates ZIP file

TAN in upper case

ABCE12567E