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Learn about the Income Tax Department Website

Incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in is the Income Tax Department, Government of India website to help taxpayers file their Income Tax returns online. Taxpayers use this website every year to file their taxes.


1. How-to Register on the Income Tax Website and File Returns?

The following steps will help you login/register on the Income Tax Department website:

  1. To register, start by selecting your user type in step 1. Individual/HUF is the user name of the taxpayer.
  2. Next, enter your personal details like PAN, name, and date of birth. The PAN will be used as your user ID to the income tax department website.
  3. On the registration form screen, you’ll be asked to setup your password and security questions, in case you forget your password. It is essential to include lowercase and uppercase letters along with special characters.
  4. Enter your mobile number and email ID. Put in your personal email ID and phone number and not your company email ID because these contact details will be used by the IT department for all further communications.
  5. Finally, enter your present and permanent address details.
  6. The website, will then verify your PAN to their database and display your transaction ID and contact details on the last screen.
  7. You will need to activate your Income Tax Department account by clicking on the activation link in the email they send.

Your account is setup and is ready for you to view your tax credit statements and income tax returns.


2. View and download your Tax Credit Statement

The tax credit statement or Form 26AS contains details of tax deducted on behalf of you by deductors. It also contains details of tax collected on behalf of the taxpayer by collectors as well as tax refund.

You can view your tax credit statement to know the TDS deducted and submitted on your behalf by different deductors and collectors.

View your Tax Credit Statement


3. E-File Your Income Tax Returns Without the Password

You can e-file your IT returns without your income tax website password. Just visit www.cleartax.in and start by entering your income details. You can also upload your Form 16, and we automatically prepare your income tax return and file it with the IT department website.

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4. Recover Your Income Tax Department Password

To be able to login and e-file your income tax returns, you will need your IT department password. If you’ve lost your password, you can reset your password. You need to be able to login to your income tax website account to view tax credit statements and more.

Recover IT Department Password


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The IT department has an e-return intermediary program that lets website like ClearTax help taxpayers, like you, e-file.


ClearTax is the largest ERI in India and e-filing on ClearTax takes 7 minutes, even for first-time e-filers.

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After you e-file your IT returns on ClearTax, you can also access your returns on Incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

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  1. ClearTax is the fastest and easiest income tax e-filing alternative to the Government of India website.
  2. You don’t need to download any income tax return forms, run java utilities or manually fill income sources to prepare your ITR. Cleartax auto-detects all your information.
  3. You can e-file income from salary, house property, capital gains, business profession and income from other sources all on the same website.
  4. ClearTax lets your e-file all income tax return forms – ITR-1, ITR-2, ITR-3, ITR-4, ITR-5 and ITR-6.

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