Income Tax e-filing Registration on Income Tax Website

By Hiral Vakil on February 18, 2019

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.

Step by Step guide to registering on Income Tax Department Website:

Step 1. Go to Income Tax Department E-filing Website

Step 2. Click on Register Yourself in the right sidebar.


Step 3. Select User Type from the drop-down list and click on continue

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Step 4. Enter Basic Details such as PAN, Name, DOB/DOI and Residential Status

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Step 5. Enter Password Details, Contact Details and Address Details and click on continue

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Step 6. Enter E-mail OTP and Mobile OTP 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.


Step 7. Once OTP Verification is done, the message of successful registration will be shown on the screen.


What are the benefits of registering on Income tax website?

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

  • File Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • Verify e-Filed Returns
  • View Tax Credit/ Form 26AS
  • Manage past Tax Returns
  • Download Tax related documents
  • Respond to Income Tax notice
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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.

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