How to login to the Income Tax Department portal

Confused about how to use the Indian Income Tax Department’s portal? Allow us to help with a step-by-step guide.

A step-by-step guide on accessing the income tax login on the Income Tax Department website.

How to login to your account on

To access the India income tax login page, you have to go to the homepage of the government portal, where you will see a box on the right side that has a ‘Login Here’ button for registered users.

Income tax login

Once you have clicked on that button, you will be taken to the login page where you have to enter in your username and income tax login password.


Remember: The user ID is your PAN number.

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How to register on

On the homepage of the government portal, the first option to the right is a button for new users to register.

Income tax register

Once you have clicked on that button, you will be taken to a registration form that will ask you to select your user type.ss1

After selecting your user type, the next page is where you need to enter your basic details.


Enter your personal details and click on continue. Make sure that you fill your surname and date of birth as per your PAN.

Create an account on the Department website with a strong password and select primary and secondary questions. Provide your mobile number and email id. Be sure to enter an email address and phone number that is currently in use. ss3 ss4

Fill up your residential address, fill up the code and click on ‘submit’.ss5

You will get a confirmation message on the next screen.ss6

The last step to activate your income tax account is to login to your email id and click on the activation link received from income tax site.ss8

Enter the one-time password you have received on your mobile phone on the screen.ss9

You would have successfully registered with the Income Tax Department website. You can now login to your account to access your ITR-V, view e-filed returns and e-verify your income tax return. ss10

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