Income Tax Department Portal – Login & Registration Guide

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Every taxpayer in India must be a registered user on the income tax department website. Being a registered user, one can access previous years tax returns, e-verify the income tax returns, check refund status, etc.

1. Prerequisite for Individuals to Register on Income Tax Portal

Prior to registering on the income tax portal, one must ensure they have following details:

  • Valid PAN
  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Valid Current Address
  • Valid Email Address, preferably your own

Minor, lunatic or idiot and those who are barred by Indian Contract Act, 1872 are incompetent to register on the income tax portal.

2. Step-by-Step Process on Registering on the Income Tax Department Website

Step 1: Visit the income tax department portal

On the homepage of the government portal, click on ‘Register Yourself’ on the right hand side of the page.

Income Tax Homepage

Step 2: Select the User Type

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

Income Tax User Selection

Step 3: Enter the Basic Details

Income Tax Details

Step 4: Fill in the Registration Form

The following details in the registration form are mandatory:

  •  Password details
  •  Contact details
  •  Current address

On correctly entering all the details, click on submit.

Income Tax Registration

Income Tax RegistrationIncome Tax Registration

Step 5: Verification

On submitting the duly filled form, a six digit One Time Password (OTP) is sent on the mobile number and e-mail ID provided. To successfully verify the details, the OTP’s must be entered correctly.

Please note that in case of non-residents the OTP is only sent on the registered e-mail address.

The OTP will expire after 24 hours from the actual time of receipt. Hence, registration process will be expired. In case one fails to complete the registration process within the given 24 hours, the entire registration must be initiated again.

3. Income Tax Department Efiling Login

Step 1: Visit the income tax department homepage

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 Efiling Login

Step 2: Enter the Details

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.

Please note, for Income Tax Login, the User ID is your PAN Card Number.

Income Tax Login page

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