Register for income tax e-filing step by step guide 2018 (with screenshots)

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If you are already registered, visit step by step guide for income tax e-filing otherwise continue reading below.

You will need the following details to register for income tax e-filing:

  • Valid PAN
  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Valid Current Address
  • Valid Email Address, preferably your own

Steps to register for income tax e-filing

    • Visit Registration page on Income Tax Government site (this will open in a new tab)
    • Select the user type as ‘Individual’ and then Click Continue. Steps for other type is coming soon!
      Select user type individual to register income tax e filing
    • After selecting “individual” you will see the form below. Fill in the mandatory (compulsory) details such as PAN card, Surname, Date of Birth, and Residential status. Other information to fill is optional.Registration Form Individual Income Tax e filingNote: If you are already registered you will the error below:
      “This PAN has already been registered. In case you have not registered, please contact 1800 103 0025 immediately.”PAN already exists error income tax e filing
      In this case, visit step by step guide (with screenshots) for income tax e-filing in 2018 to file your income tax return for this year otherwise continue to steps below.
    • Fill in the following mandatory details:
      • Password Details
      • Contact Details
      • Current Address
      • Click ‘Submit’
    • After registration, for Residents, a six digit OTP1 and OTP2 will be shared on your mobile number and email ID, specified at the time of registration. For Non-residents, OTP will be shared on your primary email ID, specified at the time of registration.
    • Enter the correct OTP to complete the registration process

      Note that Your OTP will expire after 24 hours from the actual time of receipt. Hence, registration process will be expired. You need to register again from the beginning.

If you have completed all the steps above successfully then you are ready to file income tax, Hooray! Visit the step by step guide (with screenshots) for income tax e-filing in 2018 once you are ready.

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