Income Tax e-filing Registration on Income Tax Website

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e-File ITR
Form 26AS
Income Tax Registration

It is mandatory to register on the Income Tax Department (ITD) website, to be able to e-file ITR from the ITD website. You can also download your Form 26AS from your income tax e-filing account. Given below are the steps to complete the registration process on the Income Tax e-Filing Website.

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Steps to Register as a Taxpayer on the Income Tax e-Filing Website

  1. Visit the Income Tax e-Filing portal

    Go to the Income Tax e-Filing portal and click on the “Register Yourself” option.Income Tax e-Filing website homepage

  2. User Type

    Select “User Type” from the drop-down list and click on continueIncome Tax e-Filing website - Registration Type

  3. Enter the required details

    Enter Basic Details such as PAN, Name, DOB/DOI, and Residential Status. Additionally, enter Password Details, Contact Details, and Address Details and click on continueIncome Tax e-Filing Website - Registration Details

  4. Validate using OTP

    Enter the OTP received on the e-Mail ID and Mobile number and click on Validate to finish the Registration Verification process. If you do not receive OTP then you can click on Resend OTP generate new OTP.Income Tax e-Filing Website - Validate Registration Process

  5. Success Message

    Once OTP Verification is done, the message of successful registration will be shown on the screen.Income Tax e-Filing Website - Registration Success Message

Benefits of Registering on the Income Tax e-Filing Website

Following are the benefits of creating an account on Income tax website:

Can I file ITR on my own?

Yes, once you register yourself on the ITD website, you can log in to your account and e-file your tax return.

The Income Tax department has made many changes over the past couple of years to simplify the process. For example, there are multiple ways in which you can file ITR now, you can e-verify your return easily and processing time has drastically reduced. There are startups such as ours also trying to simplify the tax filing process for individuals and small businesses.

FAQs

I am a Non-Resident User. I do not have a Mobile Number in India. How do I register on the Income Tax e-Filing portal?

For a Non-Resident, a valid e-Mail ID will be sufficient to register. All the relevant verification PINs and intimations will be shared with such an e-Mail ID.

Who is required to file Income Tax Returns (ITR)?

Anybody who is less than 60 years of age and has an annual income of more than INR 2.5 Lakh has to file income tax returns, according to the Income Tax Act. For senior citizens, the cut-off is INR 3 Lakh, and for those who are more than 80 years old, the cut off is INR 5 Lakh.

In case of our Company/Firm, the Principal Contact is a foreigner/non-resident without a PAN, how should the XML of the ITR be generated, because of verification in the return requires for a PAN field to be filled up?

For filling up the verification field, you may use a dummy PAN (FFFPF9999F). It is again clarified, that the dummy PAN can be used only for the verification field and DSC with dummy PAN will not be accepted.

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