Pre-requisite for Individuals to Register on Income Tax Portal
Prior to registering on the income tax portal, one must ensure they have following details:
- Valid PAN
- Valid Mobile Number
- Valid Current Address
- Valid Email Address, preferably your own
Minor, lunatic or idiot and those who are barred by Indian Contract Act, 1872 are incompetent to register on the income tax portal.
Step-by-Step Process on Registering on the Income Tax Department Website
Step 1: Visit the income tax department portal
On the homepage of the government portal, click on ‘Register Yourself’ on the right hand side of the page.
Step 2: Select the User Type
Once you have clicked on that button, you will be taken to a registration form that will ask you to select your user type.
Step 3: Enter the Basic Details
Step 4: Fill in the Registration Form
The following details in the registration form are mandatory:
- Password details
- Contact details
- Current address
After correctly entering all the details, click on submit.
Step 5: Verification
On submitting the duly filled form, a six digit One Time Password (OTP) is sent to your mobile number and the email ID provided. Enter this OTP correctly to successfully verify the details. Please note that in case of non-residents the OTP is only sent on the registered email address.
The OTP will expire after 24 hours from the actual time of receipt. In case one fails to complete the registration process within the given 24 hours, the entire registration must be initiated again.
3. Income Tax Department E-filing Login
Step 1: Visit the income tax department homepage
Step 2: Enter the Details
Once you have clicked on that button, you will be taken to the login page where you have to enter your income tax login username and password.
Please note, for Income Tax Login, the User ID is your PAN Card Number.