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You can file your income tax returns through a professional or use efiling Service Provider or file yourself at income Tax Efiling website. To use incometaxefiling.gov.in one needs to register at the site.  It is a simple process where one needs to provide his details like PAN, password details, contact details and after registration you can use This article explains how to do register as individual at incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with pictures.

How to register on Income Tax Efiling Website

Before registering on the income tax portal, you must have the following details:

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

An Individual should have a valid PAN for registering with the E-Filing application. The process is explained below

  • Type in the URL of e-Filing application https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in (Note thesite address has https , it’s not http. https is the secure site)
  • Click on the Register Yourself  button.
Register at income tax e-filing website

Register at income tax e-filing website

Select Individual found under Individual/HUF. Instructions are provided on the right-hand side of the screen. However, user can also refer to the HELP menu.

Registration of individual

Registration of individual

Fill in the details to register onIncome Tax Website

One needs to provide details about Name, password, contact details etc. All fields marked with red star (asterrisk) are compulsory(mandatory)

Basic Details : The user will be directed to the registration page and the user will fill various fields like Surname, Date of Birth, Email Id for further validation.

  • PAN Number – Mandatory, should be valid PAN.
  • Surname – Mandatory, should be as per the PAN details.
  • First Name – Not mandatory, should be as per the PAN details.
  • Middle Name – Not mandatory, should be as per the PAN details.
  • Date of Birth – Mandatory, should be as per the PAN details.
  • Email ID – Mandatory, should be valid E-mail ID.
  • Mobile Number – Mandatory
Income tax registration basic details

Income tax registration basic details

Click on the Continue button. The registration details page should be displayed.

Fill in Registration Details

One needs to enter the password details, Contact Details, Address details etc.
Password Details : One needs to enter Password, secret questions and answers and personal and contact details. Secret questions and answers are used when you forget the password and you need to reset the password.
  • User ID – This will be automatically populated by the system, which is entered earlier and is Person’s PAN.
  • Password – Mandatory, should be between 8 – 14 characters, alphanumeric and should contain at least one special character.
  • Confirm Password – Mandatory, The user has to enter the same password as entered above.
  • Primary Secret Question – Mandatory, The user needs to select any one question from available in the drop down.
  • Primary Secret Answer – Mandatory.
  • Secondary Secret Question – Mandatory, The user needs to select any one question from available in the drop down.
  • Secondary Secret Answer – Mandatory.
Income tax efile registration enter password details

Income tax efile registration enter password details

Personal Details : One needs to enter Personal Details such as Surname, first name,details of father  as shown in picture below. Some of these details could be automatically populated by previously entered basic details such as Surname, Date of Birth.

Income tax efile registration Personal Details

Income tax efile registration Personal Details

Contact Details : One needs to fill in information like Landline Number, Mobile Number,Email ID etc as shown in picture below.

  • Landline Number – Not mandatory.
  • Mobile Number – Mandatory.
  • Alternate Mobile Number – Non mandatory.
  • Email ID – Mandatory. This field is auto-filled from the previous page.
  • Alternate Email ID – Non mandatory, should be valid E-mail ID.
  • Fax Number – Non-mandatory.
Income tax Efile registration contact details

Income tax Efile registration contact details

Address : One needs to give details of Present Address and Permanent Address.

  • Flat/Door/Building – Mandatory.
  • Road/Street – Non-mandatory.
  • Area/Locality – Mandatory.
  • Town/City/District – Mandatory.
  • State – Mandatory, user selects from the drop down provided.
  • Pincode – Mandatory.

Check the check box Tick the box if Permanent Address is same as Present Address. if Permanent Address is same as Present Address else add details about Permanent address also.

Income tax efile registration Address

Income tax efile registration Address

Alerts : Choose subscription, alerts reminder options and enter the numeric code,called Captcha  as shown in picture below

Income tax efile registration subscription,alert , captcha

Income tax efile registration subscription,alert , captcha

  • Subscribe to Mailing List : This will be auto-selected. User can un-check the box provided to un-subscribe for mailing list.
  • Enable Alerts, reminder and notifications : This will be auto-selected. User can un-check the box provided to disable alerts, reminders and notification.
  • Captcha : User has to type in the numeric code which appears on the screen. It is mandatory. It shows you are human and no computer program is entering the details as shown in picture below.

Click on SUBMIT. You will be required to verify your registration to complete the process. A one-time password (OTP) will be sent to your mobile number and a verification link will be sent to your email address. Enter the OTP received and click on the link received to successfully register yourself on the e-filing website.

The user also receives a confirmation e-mail with an activation link. In order to activate the account, the user should click on the Activation link. The user account is activated and the database is updated. An SMS is also sent to notify on the confirmation mail.

Income tax efile registration successful

Income tax efile registration successful

 Check you email account. You should have email from incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Click on the link in the mail and activate your account at  incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

How to Login to Income Tax Website

Once you have successfully registered yourself, you can now login to your account on the income tax website. Your PAN will be your user ID to login to your account. You will need to enter your password and captcha to log-in to your account.

When you want to use the income tax efiling website you need to login to the website. To login go to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

  • In the browser, enter the URL of the efiling application (hhttps://Incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in).
  • Look for Registered User on the right-hand side of the screen as shown in the picture below highlighted with red rectangle.
  • Click Login Here button.
income-tax efile login here

income-tax efile login here

  • Enter User Id (you PAN number), Password and Date Of Birth
  • Click Login. If successful you can now use the income tax efiling website.
Income tax efile logging in

Income tax efile logging in

On successful login you can see the webpage as shown below. You can do various actions like Uploading the return, Viewing Form 26AS.

Income tax webpage on successful login

Income tax webpage on successful login

Login to Income tax Website through Net banking

Apart from the income tax department’s website, you can also access your account on the e-filing website via Net-banking. You must be a registered Net-banking user. Currently, the Net banking facilities of more than banks can be used to access the e-filing website. The list of banks is given below in alphabetical order.

Allahabad Bank

Andhra Bank

Axis Bank Ltd

Bank of Baroda

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

CDSL

Canara Bank

Central Bank of India

City Union Bank Ltd

Corporation Bank-Corporate Banking

Corporation Bank-Retail Banking

Dena Bank

Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd

HDFC Bank

ICICI Bank

IDBI Bank

Indian Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

IndusInd Bank Ltd

Jammu and Kashmir Bank

Karnataka Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank

NSDL

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Punjab National Bank

Punjab and Sind Bank

Saraswat Co-op Bank

South Indian Bank

State Bank of India

Syndicate Bank

The Federal Bank Limited

The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd

UCO Bank

Union Bank of India

United Bank of India

Vijaya Bank

Yes Bank Ltd

Video on How to register and login on income tax efiling website to file ITR

Reference :Income Tax Department document Income Tax Registration services (pdf)

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This article explains how to do register as individual at incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with pictures. Hope it helped. How do you file your returns?

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