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How to register PAN on New income tax e-filing portal?

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One can file their income tax returns and make other tax compliances online through the government portal for e-filing. The government has recently launched a new e-filing portal, ‘www.incometax.gov.in’ for the taxpayer’s by replacing the old link ‘www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in’.

Let us know what is the new procedure to register your PAN in the new e-filing portal.

Steps to register the PAN in the income tax e-filing portal.

Step 1: Go to the new income tax portal

The website link of the new e-filing portal is www.incometax.gov.in.

Step 2: Click on ‘Register’ 

Click on ‘Register’. The following window will open.

Registration page

Step 3: Enter the PAN

Enter PAN of the taxpayer (under taxpayer tab) and click on validate. Then, select ‘Yes’ and click on ‘Continue’.

Type of taxpayer confirmation page

Step 4: Provide the basic details

Provide details such as first name, middle name, last name, date of birth, gender, residential status and then click on ‘Continue’. Note that the first name, middle name and last name combination is crucial in this step.

Quick tip to identify the ‘Last Name’, 5th character in your PAN no, represents the starting letter of your last name.

If the name combination does not match PAN records, you will receive an error message shown as – ‘Name entered is not as per PAN. Please retry.’. Correct the same and click on ‘Continue’.

Basic details page

Step 5: Provide the contact information for receiving the OTP 

To validate the registration process, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Mobile no.
  • Email ID
  • Postal address details

It is advisable to provide the taxpayer’s contact details. Do not provide the contact details of the CA or the tax consultant.

contact details page

Step 6: Enter OTP

Upon clicking on ‘Continue’, you will be prompted to enter the OTPs you have received on your mobile no. and email ID.

Enter OTP

Step 7: Verify details and make required corrections

Once the OTP is validated, you must verify the details you have entered.
In case of corrections, you can always go back to the previous screen, make the necessary changes, and validate the same with OTPs received.

Step 8: Set password

After verifying the data, you will have to set a password for your account and a secure login message. The password needs to be a combination of lowercase letters, uppercase letters, and special characters.

Set password page

Step 9: Click on ‘Register’

Click on the ‘Register’ button once you have set the password. You will get the following acknowledgement screen.

Registration successful message

After registering your PAN in the new e-filing portal, you can log in to your account and make tax compliances through the same. 

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