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BSR stands for BASIC STATISTICAL RETURNS. BSR code is a seven-digit code allotted by Reserve Bank of India to all the registered banks in India. The first three digits out of the seven represent the bank whereas the remaining four digits represent the branch. Easy to use form below will help find right BSR code your bank or financial institution.


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What is BSR Code

BSR stands for BASIC STATISTICAL RETURNS. BSR code is a seven-digit code allotted by Reserve Bank of India to all the registered banks in India. The first three digits out of the seven represent the bank whereas the remaining four digits represent the branch.


Where is BSR code used

Basic Statistical Returns is a system, which tries to integrate the data relating to various commercial banks and promotes the filling of the same with RBI at regular intervals. It is used in 3 particular places:

  • When TDS/TCS returns are being filed, BSR code is used in challan details and deductee details. This system is used to maintain records of the online payments and alerts the Income Tax department about the payment through banks.
  • BSR Codes also assist any international tax authority to track the payment made by an individual to a foreign country.
  • BSR Codes enables the senior citizens to receive pensions earlier.

Which documents use BSR Codes

BSR codes are used in the following documents.

  • TDS certificates
  • In OLTAS challan and in deducting details
  • In Challan Identification Number (CIN)

What is OLTAS

Income Tax Department's initiative to receive information and maintain records of income tax returns paid online through banks is called OLTAS (Online Tax Accounting System). The collecting bank branch will put a rubber stamp on the challan and its counterfoil indicating the CIN. This makes each challan unique throughout the country and will be used for identifying the challan in the OLTAS.


How are BSR and CIN used

 CIN or Challan Identification Number is a 20-digit unique identification number that can be found on the taxpayer’s counterfoil. BSR code is used in combination with the CIN number which also comprises of the date of deposit (dd/ mm/ yy i.e. six digits) and the challan serial number in 5 digits. CIN is always unique for each challan throughout the country and thus, helps in identifying the challan in the OLTAS.


What is the difference between BSR code and IFSC code?

 Although, both IFSC codes and BSR codes  help uniquely identify a particular bank branch, they are different in 2 ways.

  1. The number of digits used to represent each code is different. IFSC is an 11-digit alphanumeric code, while BSR code is a seven-digit code.
  2. An IFSC code is used while making online money transfers through RTGS (Real-time gross settlement systems) and NEFT (national electronic fund transfer), while BSR codes are used for filing online TDS/TCS returns or for easy distribution of pension among retired Government employees

How are BSR Codes classified

BSR Codes are classified into seven different categories. They are

  • BSR1
  • BSR2
  • BSR3
  • BSR4
  • BSR5
  • BSR6
  • BSR7

BSR 1

This is applicable to the half-yearly Returns on Advances from all branches of the bank on the last Friday of June and December. It is in two parts; Part I is for accounts with limits over Rs.10,000 and Part II is for accounts with limits below Rs.10,000.


BSR 2

This is applicable to the half-yearly Return Deposits to all bank branches on the last Friday of June and December.


BSR 3

This is applicable to the monthly Return Advances against the Security of Selected Sensitive Commodities from Head Offices on last Friday of every month.


BSR 4

This is applicable once in every two months for the Return on Ownership of Bank Deposits from all branches on the last Friday of March.


BSR 5

This is applicable to the annual Return on Bank Investments from the Head Office on the last day of March.


BSR 6

This is applicable for Quinquennial Survey on Debits to Deposits Accounts from April to March.


BSR 7

This is done quarterly and is applicable for the Survey on Aggregate Deposits and Gross Bank Credit by head offices of the bank on last Friday of June, September, and December, and on March 31.