This pre-login facility is available to all Companies who want to register on and access the e-Filing portal. The Registration service enables the user to access and track all tax-related activities. The prerequisites to register a company is as follows:
Select Register as Taxpayer and enter the PAN of the company. Click Validate. In case the PAN is already registered or invalid, an error message is displayed.
Enter required details
Fill in all the mandatory details like Name of Organization, DOI, Type of Company and CIN on the Basic Details page and click Continue.
Enter Contact Details
After PAN is validated, the Principal Contact Details page is displayed. Enter the mandatory details like Primary Mobile Number, Primary email ID and Postal Address of the Principal Contact and click Continue.
Two separate OTPs are sent to the primary mobile number and email ID of the Principal Contact as entered in step 4. Enter the two separate 6-digit OTPs received on the mobile number and email ID and click Continue.
Edit the details in the Verify Details page if necessary, and click Confirm.
On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password fields. Provide your personalized message and click Register.
When you are successfully registered, click Proceed to Login to begin the login process.
Why do I need to register as Company?
Registration service helps in creating a user account in the e-Filing Portal. A Company has to be registered in the portal to avail services such as filing of ITR, tax deducted details, refund status, etc. All tax related activities can be tracked through the e-Filing Portal only after registration.
What are the prerequisites for registering as a Company?
A valid and active PAN of the company and registered DSC of Principal Contact are required to register as a Company in the e-Filing Portal. The PAN of the Principal Contact should be registered on the e-Filing portal.
Who is a Principal Contact?
Principal Contact is the individual who acts as the main representative of the Company. An individual who has a signing authority and the capacity to bind the Company is designated as the Principal Contact. The Principal Contact will receive all communications (including notices/orders) from the Income tax Department with respect to the company. The Principal Contact must register in the e-Filing Portal with Name, Address, Phone Number and other details.
The pre-login service is available to all tax deductors or collectors who want to register on the e-Filing portal. The registration service enables the user to access and track all tax-related activities. The only prerequisite for this service to register a deductor or collector is to have a valid and active TAN and PAN of the principal contact should be registered on the e-Filing portal.
Steps to Register Deductor or Collector on e-Filing portal
Visit e-Filing portal
Click on the option to register.
Tax Deductor and Collector
Click Others and select the Category as Tax Deductor and Collector.
Enter the TAN of the Organization and click Validate.
TAN available in database
If the TAN is available in the database, registered with TRACES and the registration request is not raised already and pending for approval: a. Click Continue to view the Basic Details page b. The basic details are pre-filled. Click Continue
TAN available in the database but not registered on TRACES
If the TAN is available in the database, but not registered with TRACES and registration request is not raised already and pending for approval: a. Click Continue to view the TRACES page b. Click Register with e-Filing on TRACES to view the Basic Details page c. Enter the basic details as required and click Continue
Enter required details
Fill in the details of the person making payments or collecting tax and click Continue.
Provide the contact details including Primary Mobile Number, email ID and Postal Address. Click Continue.
Two separate OTPs are sent to your primary mobile number and email ID. Enter the separate 6-digit OTPs received on your mobile number and email ID and click Continue.
On the Verify Details page, review the details provided and edit the details if necessary. Click Confirm.
On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password textboxes, set your personalized message, and click Register.
A success message is displayed along with the transaction ID. Please keep a note of the Transaction ID for future reference. The registration process is complete upon receiving approval from the competent authority.
Should I be registered with TRACES before registering on the e-Filing portal?
Yes, you must first be registered on the TRACES portal before you can register as a Tax Deductor and Collector on the e-Filing portal.
Why should I register as a tax deductor / collector on the e-Filing Portal?
The e-Filing Portal offers various services and functionalities for registered users. TDS / TCS returns can be submitted online by the Tax Deductors and Collectors only after registering on the e-Filing Portal.
The Generate Static Password service is one of the various options available for two-factor authentication (an additional security layer to your e-Filing password) for logging in to the e-Filing portal. Static password is useful if you do not have good mobile network connectivity to receive OTP. This service is available to all registered users on the e-Filing portal (post login). The only requirement for this service is that the taxpayer should have be a registered user on the e-Filing portal with valid user ID and password.
Features of Static Password
You will receive 10 system-generated static passwords on your email ID registered with e-Filing
You can use any one at a time for login. However, the same static password cannot be reused
The static passwords sent to you will be active for 30 days from the date of generation
You can generate static passwords again after you have used up all 10 passwords, or after 30 days are over (whichever comes first)
Steps to Generate Static Password
Visit the IT portal
Login using valid credentials.
Click on the My Profile option from the top right corner of the page.
Static Password Option
Click on the Static Password Option presented on the left column.
Generate Static Password
A list of instructions about static password and where it can be used appear on the Static Password page. Read the instructions carefully and click Generate Static Password.
A success message is displayed on successful generation of your static password.
If you have unused static passwords, there will be a message specifying how many passwords you have, and the number of days before they expire (out of 30). To get a list of your unused static passwords on your email ID registered on the e-Filing portal, click Resend Static Password.
Can I generate static passwords multiple times, or is it a one-time activity?
Yes, you can generate static passwords multiple times, but only after expiration (after 30 days from generation) or consumption of all 10 static passwords.
I already have an e-Filing password. Why do I need a static password?
For enhanced security, logging in to the e-Filing portal involves two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is a method with an additional security layer (in addition to username and password). Static password is one of the two-factor authentication methods after entering your e-Filing user ID and password.
How do I know if a particular static password has been used earlier?
You can manually keep track of the passwords you have used, or go to your Dashboard > Static Password tab > Click Resend Static Password. You will receive an email with the list of unused static passwords on your e-Filing registered email ID.
The Know Your TAN Details service can be used by e-Filing users (both registered and unregistered). You do not have to log in to the e-Filing portal to use this service. This service allows you to view the TAN Details (Basic details and AO details) of a tax deductor and collector for a TAN. You can view the details by entering either the deductor name or the deductor TAN.
Following are the details that you require in order to acquire the services of this tool:
Valid mobile number
Deductor of TAN or Deductor name
State of Deductor
Steps to Know Your TAN Details
Know Your TAN Details Option
Visit the e-filing portal and scroll down and click on the option of “Know TAN Details”
Enter required details
On the Know TAN Details page, in case you do not know the TAN of deductor, select the Name option as the search criteria. Select the Category and State of deductor; enter the Name of Deductor, and a valid Mobile Number accessible to you.
After clicking on continue, you will receive a 6 digit OTP. Complete the validation process on the verification page.
List of Deductors
In case you had entered the name of the deductor on the “Enter TAN Details” page, you will see a list of all records that match the name. Click the required Name of Deductor from the TAN Details table, and you will be able to view the deductor’s individual TAN Details.
In case you had entered the deductor TAN on the “Enter TAN Details” page, you will see the matching record.
Who needs to obtain TAN?
TAN must be obtained by all persons responsible for deducting tax at source or who are required to collect tax at source. It is compulsory to quote TAN in TDS/TCS return, any TDS/TCS payment challan, TDS/TCS certificates and other documents as may be prescribed in communications with the ITD. However, a person required to deduct TDS as per Section 194IA or Section 194IB or Section 194M, can quote PAN in place of TAN.
Is it mandatory for government deductors to apply for TAN?
Is a separate TAN required to be obtained for the purpose of Tax Collection at Source?
In case a TAN has already been allotted, no separate application needs to be made for obtaining TAN. The same number can be quoted in all returns, challans and certificates for TCS.