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How to Login to Income Tax e-Filing Portal


The Income Tax e-filing portal is where you file your Income Tax Returns (ITR) electronically in India. The first step is to register and log in to gain access to the portal.

Prerequisites for Registration:

·       PAN Card (Permanent Account Number)

·       Email Address

·       Mobile Number

Registration Process:

1.      Visit the Income Tax Department's e-filing:

2.      Click "Register Yourself" on the homepage.

3.      Choose your user type (individual, company, etc.).

4.      Enter your basic information (PAN, name, and date of birth).

5.      Fill out the registration form: 

o   Create a strong password.

o   Provide your contact details (email, phone number).

o   Enter your current address.

o   Set up a secret question for password recovery.

6.      Review the information and click "Submit."

7.      Verify your account using the OTP sent to your registered contact number or email (for non-residents). The OTP expires in 24 hours.

Login Process:

1.      Go to the Income Tax e-filing portal homepage.

2.      Click "Login" in the top-right corner for registered users.

3.      Enter your PAN Card number (your user ID).

4.      Confirm the secure access message.

5.      Enter your password and click "Continue."

Alternative Login via Net Banking:

Some key Indian banks offer Income Tax login through their Internet banking interface. This is convenient if you have updated your PAN details with your bank:

1.      Access the e-filing login page via your bank's internet banking portal. (A list of participating banks might be available on the Income Tax website.)

2.      Click your bank's name to be redirected to their login page.

3.      Log in using your Net Banking credentials. On successful login, you will have access to e-filing services.

Resetting Your Password:

If you forget your password:

1.      Go to the Income Tax e-filing portal homepage.

2.      Click "Reset Password" in the top-right corner.

3.      Enter your PAN (user ID) and captcha code, then click "Continue."

4.      Choose one of the following methods to reset your password: 

o   Answer your secret question.

o   Upload a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).

o   Receive an OTP on your registered mobile number (linked to Aadhaar).

o   Receive an Aadhaar OTP.

5.      Follow the prompts to set a new password based on your chosen method.

The Income Tax e-filing portal offers an easy and secure way to manage your taxes. Always keep your registration information updated to take benefit of e-filing.