As per the Income Tax Act, 1961, each resident as well as a non-resident with an origin in India, must pay income tax levied by the Government of India. With the digitization of income tax filing and payment, an eligible assessee can proceed to login at the e-Filing portal to do the same.
Registering process for the income tax department portal
Following are the steps for filing your income tax returns online
Step 1. Visit the official website of the e-filing income tax
Step 2. Click on ‘Register Yourself’
Step 3. Choose any one option from the drop-down menu under ‘Select User Type’. Options include:
- Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)
- Other than individual/ HUF
- External agency
- Chartered accountants
- Tax deductor and collector
- Third-party software utility developer
Step 4. Click on ‘Continue’
Step 5. Enter the required personal details
Step 6. Once entered, click on ‘Continue’
Step 7. Provide the following details:
- Password details
- Personal details
- Contact details like phone number (primary/ secondary), email ID (primary/ secondary), etc
- Current address
- Captcha for verification
Step 8. Click on ‘Submit’
Step 9. Enter the email OTP and mobile OTP
Step 10. Click on ‘Validate’
Following this, a confirmation message is displayed for successful registration, and a transaction ID is provided. With this confirmation, users can now proceed to the ITR login page to access their e-Filing income tax profile.
Note: Before filing the Income Tax Return, use an income tax calculator to get an idea of the tax liabilities you have.
Steps to login to the income tax portal
Following are the steps to login.
Step 1. Visit the official website
Step 2. Click on ‘Login Here’
Step 3. Provide the necessary details like user ID (PAN), password, and captcha
How to check ITR status?
Taxpayers can check the status of their ITR by following these steps
Step 1. Visit the official website of the e-Filing income tax
Step 2. Select ‘ITR Status’
Step 3. Enter PAN, acknowledgment number, and captcha
Step 4. Check the ‘Request OTP’ box
Step 5. Next, click on ‘Submit’
The status of such filing can either be ‘Return submitted and verified’ or ‘Return processed and refund paid’
Taxpayers can also check their ITR status by logging into their account with their income tax login ID and password.