ITR Portal – Registration of Taxpayer on e-Filing website By DHARANI KUMAR - November 25, 2019 Last Updated at: Jul 14, 2020 0 2783 ITR Portal- Registration of Taxpayer on e-Filing website A ‘lite’ e-filing facility was launched by the Income Tax department on Thursday to facilitate easy and quick filing of returns by taxpayers. “The Income Tax department is launching ‘e-Filing Lite’, a lighter version of the e-Filing portal with a focus on the filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) by the taxpayers,” the department said in a public advisory. “The Income Tax department is launching ‘e-Filing Lite’, a lighter version of e-Filing portal with a focus on filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) by the taxpayers,” the I-T department said in a public advisory. Income tax e-filing portal or commonly called ITR portal helps taxpayers to file their income tax return online, understand the tax deduction details, e-verify the income tax returns, check refund status and so on. To avail all these online tax-related services, it is mandatory for every taxpayer to register with the e-filing portal. The registration process is easy and simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide on registering in the ITR portal as a taxpayer and logging in to e-file your returns: 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 a person who is mentally ill, and those who are barred by the Indian Contract Act, 1872 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: Visit the Income-tax departmental portal – http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home and click on Register Yourself tab on the right-hand side of the homepage. 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. 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. Start Your Tax Return 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: Visit the income tax e-filing portal – http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home Step 2: For all registered users, click on the Login Here tab given on the right-hand side of the homepage. Step 3: Once you enter the login page, enter User ID and Password. NOTE: 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: Enter the captcha value as displayed on the screen and click Login. For visually challenged users, they can use OTP option called Request OTP instead of Captcha. OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. After successful login, 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.