Income Tax Login Process and Registration Guide - IT Department Portal

With the advent of digitisation, the income tax login process and the filing of income tax returns have become easier. It is now compulsory on part of the taxpayers to register themselves under the IT department and file their income tax online.
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The advent of digitisation has made our lives faster and easier. Earlier, taxpayers could file their income tax returns offline. However, the e-filing of income tax has been made compulsory now and a taxpayer is required to be registered under the Income Tax Department (ITD) website for the same.

In order to be able to file your income tax returns (ITR) on the Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal, you will be required to register yourself on the official website.

How to Log in to the Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal?

Once an individual is successfully registered on the Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal, he/she can use the login credentials to log in to the portal. The steps mentioned below are to be followed to log in to the ITD portal:

Step1: Visit the official Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal at http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home

Step2: Click on the ‘Login Here’ option on the homepage.

ITD Login
Figure 1.ITD Login

Step3: The user will be redirected to a new webpage. On this page, the user will be required to fill up his/her User ID, Password, and the Captcha code and click on the ‘Login’ button under the field.

User ID Password Captcha code
Figure 2.User ID Password,Captcha code

Step-by-Step Process to Register on the Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal?

Once all the required documents are taken care of, the individual will be required to follow the steps that are mentioned below to register on the website.

Step-1: Visit the official Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal at http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home

Step-2: On the homepage, click on the ‘Register Yourself’ tab.

Register Yourself
Figure 1. Register Yourself

Step-3:On the next page, select the ‘User Type’.

User Type
Figure 2.User Type

Step-4:For example, if you are an individual click on the ‘Individual’ option from the drop-down menu next to the ‘Select User Type’ option on the page and click on the ‘Continue’ button.

Individual
Figure 3. Individual

Step-5:After selecting the ‘User Type’, the individual will be redirected to a new webpage. In this page, the individual will be required to enter the basic details such as ‘PAN’, ‘Surname’, ‘Middle Name’, ‘First Name, ‘Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)’, and ‘Residential Status’.

PAN Surname Middle Name First Name Date of Birth Residential Status
Figure 4.PAN,Surname,Middle Name,First Name,Date of Birth,Residential Status

Step-6:In the next page, the individual will be required to fill up a Registration Form. The first section of the form needs to be filled up with the following details:

Registration Form
Figure 5.Registration Form

Step-7:The second section of the page requires information related to ‘Secret Question’.

Secret Question
Figure 6.Secret Question

Step-8:The third section of the page requires information related to ‘Contact Details.

Contact Details
Figure 7.Contact Details

Step-9:The fourth and final section of the form requires information related to the ‘Address of the Individual’.

Address of the Individual
Figure 8.Address of the Individual

Step10: Once the Registration Form is filled up, click on ‘Continue’.

Step12: After the Registration Form is filled up, the individual will be required to verify the registration. This is the third and final stage of the registration process.

Step13: The individual will be required to feed the 6-digit One Time Password (OTP) that is sent to the registered mobile number and email ID.

Step14: Upon completion of this entire process, the registration process will be completed.

Documents required for an individual for the registration process on the Income Tax Department (ITD) Portal

An individual is required to register on the Income Tax Department (ITD) website before he or she can start using the services offered on the website. The following documents are required for the registration process:

  1. Permanent Account Number (PAN)
  2. An active mobile number which needs to be registered
  3. A valid email account which needs to be registered
  4. Proof of Address

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