Income-tax returns can be filed only after getting registered on the Income-tax website.
Step 1: Go to the e-Filing portal homepage, and click Register.
Step 2: Enter your PAN under Register as a Taxpayer option and click Validate. In case the PAN is already registered or invalid, an error message is displayed.
Step 3: Enter all the mandatory details including Name, DOB / DOI, Gender (if applicable) and Residential Status as per your PAN on the Basic Details page and click Continue.
Step 4: After PAN is validated, the Contact Details page appears for individual taxpayers. Enter your Contact Details including your Primary Mobile Number, Email ID and Address. Click Continue.
Step 5: Two separate OTPs are sent to the primary mobile number and email ID mentioned in Step 5. Enter the separate 6-digit OTPs received on the mobile number and email ID and click Continue.
- OTP will be valid for 15 minutes only.
- You have 3 attempts to enter the correct OTP.
- The OTP expiry countdown timer on the screen tells you when the OTP will expire.
- On clicking Resend OTP, a new OTP will be generated and sent.
Step 6: Edit the details in the page if necessary and click Confirm.
Step 7: On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password text boxes. Enter your personalized message and click Register.
Step 8: When you are successfully registered, click Proceed to Login to begin the login process.