Income-tax returns can be filed only after getting registered on Income-tax website.
After such registration, a taxpayer can have access to various Income-tax related services such as Refund status, Request for intimation/rectification etc.
Below are the steps for registering on Income-tax Department's website:
Go to https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on “Register yourself”
Next screen will appear asking you to select the appropriate user type:
Select the appropriate type as Individual, HUF, partnership firm etc.
After that, enter your Name, PAN and date of birth on the next screen-
Your User-id will be your PAN. Select a strong password. Password may be a combination of alphabets and numbers to make it more strong. Then select Primary and Secondary secret questions and provide your answers respectively. These will help you in case you forget your password.
You will then receive a confirmation message. You will also get an OTP (One time password) on your registered e-mail and mobile number.
Go to your mailbox and click on the activation link provided by the Income-tax department. Your username shall be your PAN.
After clicking on the link, registration process completes on the Income-tax department’s website. Now, use your user-id and password to login.
Note: The Login Password should be kept safely and should not be shared with anyone. In case, in future there is a change in residential address or e-mail or mobile number, the same may be done by selecting the option “Edit Profile” after logging in.