The Income Tax e-Filing Portal provides access to the income tax-related services for citizens and other stakeholders. The registered users of the portal can access services such as filing an income tax return, pay taxes, view tax credit, the status of tax returns, etc. Additionally, users can get details related to the department, its organizational setup, functions, tax law and rules, international taxation, etc. Moreover, information about PAN, TAN, TDS, Form16, taxpayers, etc is also provided.
Income Tax e-Filing Portal Login Process
- Visit the Income Tax e-Filing portal
Firstly, access the Income Tax e-Filing portal. Secondly, click on the login option located on the right side of the screen.
- Enter the required details
We move to the login page. Enter the valid credentials. Finally, enter the Captcha code from the image and click on the “Login” option.
Moreover, the user ID depends on the type of user logging into the portal. The below table explains the different types of usernames for different users:
|Sr. No.||User Type||User ID|
|1.||Individual/HUF/Other than Individual and HUF||Permanent Account Number (PAN)|
|2.||TAN||TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number)|
|3.||ERI||Starts with ERIA followed by a six-digit number|
|4.||CA||Starts with ARCA followed by six-digit membership number of the CA|
|5.||External Agency||Starts with EXTA followed by a six-digit number|
Additionally, visually challenged users can use the “OTP” option. The OTP is shared to the registered mobile number. After the login process is done, we are redirected to the below page. If the contact details have not been updated before, you will be asked to complete that process. If you wish to continue anyway, you can choose the “Skip” option. Hence, you will be redirected to the dashboard of the portal.
Steps To Set The Security Q&A
- Once you are logged in to the portal, go to Profile Setting > Change Secret Question (s)/Answer (s)
- Firstly, select the primary secret question from the drop-down list available and provide the appropriate answer below it.
- Secondly. select the secondary secret question from the drop-list available and provide the appropriate answer below it.
- Finally, click on “Submit.”
Login ID for your Income Tax e-Filing portal will always be your PAN. Passwords, however, may vary.
The Income-tax e-filing portal retrieves data directly from the Permanent Account Number (PAN) database. Therefore, “Assessee name” and “Birthdate” cannot be changed on the Income Tax e-Filing portal.
You can reset your Income Tax e-Filing password in 4 ways:
1. Answering the secret questions
2. Uploading the digital signature certificate (DSC)
3. Using OTP
4. Using Aadhar OTP
You can disable the e-Vault security at any time. Click on Profile Settings > e-Filing Vault – Higher Security. Additionally, unselect the option of “Login using Bank Account EVC” and click the “Proceed” button. Thus, the user will be redirected to a confirmation page. Hence, click on “Disable”. The e-Vault settings have now been changed.