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How to update profile in the new income tax portal

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The user can log in to the income tax e-filing portal “www.incometax.gov.in” and update their profile information. You can update various details through my profile/update profile service. The income tax department has divided profile information into three categories:

  • Personal details
  • Contact details
  • Other details

Let us know the steps to edit and update personal and contact information in your profile.

Steps to edit profile in the new e-filing portal

Step 1: Go to the e-filing portal “www.incometax.gov.in” and log in.

Income tax welcome page after login

Step 2: Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select ‘My Profile’ from the dropdown. Alternatively, you can select the ‘Update Profile’ button as shown below.

Step 3: Click on the edit button in the ‘Profile’ section.

My profile after login

Step 4: The ‘Profile’ section will display your name, date of birth, gender, PAN, and PAN status. However, you can edit your citizenship, residential status and passport details. If your Aadhaar number is linked, you can find the status as ‘Linked’ beside the Aadhaar number. 

Click on the ‘Save’ button once you edit the details.

Step 5: On the personal details page, click on the edit button under the ‘Contact’ section.

Edit contact details in my profile

Step 6: Enter your primary mobile number (select the country code from the dropdown).

update mobile number

Step 7: Also, select the relationship from the dropdown with the person to whom the primary number belongs. Updating primary contact details is mandatory.

To update contact information as per Aadhaar, you can click on ‘Update as per Aadhaar’ and confirm it in the new pop-up message. You will receive an OTP on your mobile number registered with UIDAI and be redirected to enter the OTP.

Update mobile number

Step 8: Similarly, enter your secondary mobile number (select the country code from the dropdown). Choose the relationship from the dropdown with the person to whom the primary number belongs. It is optional to enter secondary contact details.

Step 9: You can also enter your residential/office mobile number and landline details.

Step 10:  Enter the primary email address and select your relationship with the person to whom the email address belongs. You can also fetch such primary contact details from the UIDAI database by selecting ‘Update as per Aadhaar’. 

Step 11: Scroll down and enter your address. It is mandatory to enter the country, flat/door/building, and pin code details. Also, select post office, area/locality, district/city, state, and communication to be addressed. 

update complete address

After filling in all the relevant details, click on ‘Save’ to proceed further. Your profile details will be updated successfully.

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