Income tax e-filing portal – Step by step procedure for login & registration By Dhivya Krishna - January 2, 2020 Last Updated at: Dec 01, 2020 4201 On 24th October, 2020, the finance ministry announced that the deadline for filing returns by individual taxpayers for FY 2019-20 has been extended by a month till December 31. Also, for those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the Income-Tax Return filing deadline has been extended by two months till January 31, 2021. As a tax-payer, you can easily e-file your income tax returns. Income tax e-filing portal helps taxpayers to file their income tax returns online, learn tax deducted details, e-verify the income tax returns, check refund status and so on. However, to avail of all these online tax-related services, every taxpayer must register with the e-filing portal. Therefore, here are the prerequisite documents for Individuals to register on Income tax portal. Permanent Account Number (PAN) An active mobile number (For OTP verification) A valid email ID Residential address proof Persons incompetent to register Minor, lunatic or an idiot and those who are barred by the Indian Contract Act, 1872 File Your ITR Now Income Tax Registration How to register on the income tax website? As an individual taxpayer, perform the following steps to register in the income tax portal. Step 1: Firstly, visit the Income-tax departmental portal – http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home. Click on the “Register Yourself” tab on the right side of the home page. Step 2: As the next step to registration, select the user type from the given dropdown options and click continue. (In this case, select “Individual”) Individual Hindu undivided family(HUF) Other than individual/HUF External Agency Chartered Accountants Tax Deductor/Collector Third-Party Software Utility Developer Step 3: Enter the basic details like PAN, full name (Surname, First name, and Middle name), date of birth, residential status and click “Continue”. Step 4: Registration Form Fill all the mandatory details as required in the registration form. Password details Contact details Current details Once you fill in all the correct details, click on “Submit.” Step 5: After completing the registration, For a resident individual, a six-digit OTP will be sent to your valid mobile number and email ID, given at the time of registration. For a non-resident individual, OTP will be sent to your primary email ID, given at the time of registration. However, the OTP will expire after 24 hours. If the sent OTP expires before completing the registration process, the taxpayer has to re-initiate the entire registration process. Income Tax E-Filing Portal Login How to log into your account in the income tax portal? After successful e-filing portal registration, let us learn how to log in to the portal. Step 1: Firstly, visit the income tax e-filing portal – http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home Step 2: Secondly, for all registered users, click on the “Login Here” tab given on the right side of the homepage. Step 3: Once you enter the login page, enter User ID and Password. NOTE: However, the user ID differs based on the user type. (PAN number will be used as a user ID for Individuals/HUF/Other than Individuals and HUF) Step 4: Finally, enter the captcha value as displayed on the screen and click “login”. For visually challenged users, they can use the OTP option called “Request OTP” instead of Captcha. OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. After a successful login, however, you can use all the services given in the Income-tax e-filing portal. A taxpayer can also log in through net banking facility. Click e-filing login through net banking to know more about it.