Guide to the Income Tax India E-filing Website

Does the thought of using Income Tax India E-filing website intimidates you?
Well in that case…!
You are really missing the ton of useful services that income tax department is providing to all of us. In this guide we will explain you different services that government is providing on its e-filing portal:

E-Filing of your Income Tax Return

The incometaxindiaefiling website of Income Tax Department, provides many services in relation to e-filing like you can file online tax return, revision, e-verification of ITR etc.
The income tax department has launched a new feature e-filing lite for only the registered users. This can be accessed by clicking "Portal Login" Button in e-Filing Home page..

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Know your TAN

If you have already applied for TAN but do not remember the TAN number you can always search it from the income tax India website Know Your TAN option using Name. Read here for more information.

Know your AO

To know your jurisdictional AO you can access the income tax utility by entering PAN number and Mobile Number. To get the detailed insights please click here .

Filing AIR Return

For high value financial transactions one needs to file Annual Information Return( AIR) under Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, this will be in respect to the specified transactions recorded or registered by the person during the financial year. An individual can prepare NSDL AIR Preparation Utility, which can be downloaded from NSDL-TIN website for free.

File Wealth Tax Return

With effect from the assessment year 2016-17 wealth tax is no longer in force. As a result of which taxpayers are no more required to file a wealth tax return.

Income Tax Registration

To e-file your ITR and use other free services you need to first register on the income tax india website.Check our detailed step by step guide on how to register on Income Tax India e-filing portal.

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Income Tax Login

Once you are registered, you can login Income tax indian efiling website using your-

  • User ID - This is your PAN No
  • Password: Set up by you at the time of registration on the govt website.

Forgot your income tax login password?

No need to worry ! A Registered user can easily reset the password using these options:

  • Answer Secret Question
  • Using Aadhaar OTP
  • Using OTP (PINs)
  • Upload DSC
Check how to reset your income tax india efiling password
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View 26AS to know tax Credited

26 AS is your annual statement that shows the complete record of all the tax deducted, deposited and income credited in your account with Income Tax Department by your employer or any other person responsible for deducting TDS from any of your income. In addition, it even shows the tax deposited by you in the government treasury (Self -Assessment Tax / Advance Tax). Also, in case you have provided any tax exemption form to the bank or other i.e. Form 15G & H then interest earned during the year will be reflected in 26AS. It is suggested to always check the 26AS before filing the ITR.

Ways of viewing your 26AS or tax credit statement

  • A. View 26AS on income tax india e-filing website.
  • View 26AS through internet banking - It is the most convenient way to view form 26AS.

For detail click here.

Know Your PAN

This service has been discountinued by the income tax department. However, if you have applied for PAN Card you can track the status of your PAN.

Income Tax Refund Status

On this window you can also see your refund status, its date of issue, mode of payment, in case, of non- payment the reason for failure to issue refund by the income tax department.

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Status of Refund

Amazing! Isn’t!! Let’s look at other things we can do on income tax india efiling government website.

From F.Y 16-17 onwards the government has made a new law. Now, it is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar No. Also, now its mandatory to furnish the Aadhaar number/ Enrolment number in ITR. There are various ways of linking PAN with Aadhaar.

Read More How To Link PAN Card With Aadhaar Card?

Download ITR-V

If you have filed your ITR but didn’t get the ITR V from income tax department and want a copy of your acknowledgement (ITR-V), then you need to click on View e-Filed Returns/ Forms option on your dashboard. From this option , you can also download ITR V of the past years as well.

Check the detail step on how to download ITR V from the income tax portal.

ITR Status

Filed ITR!Wait your job is not done yet...There can be multiple things that may go wrong. Check our detailed guide on how to check your income tax return status after filing it.

After filing your return, you must be curious to know at what stage is your ITR. Well , that can be easily known through the below mentioned processes. But before that , let’s discuss the various status that can display when you will check the status of your ITR.

  • Return Submitted and not verified - It implies that your return has been submitted successfully but it has not been verified either through post or online mode. Further, until and unless you verify your return , it would not be processed by the income tax department.So, please verify within 30 days from the date of filing. How to e-verify, please visit at Need help from Expert CA ? Click here .
  • Return Submitted and under processing - It implies that your Income-tax Return is still not processed. Further, no need to worry if you have e-verified or sent your ITR V by post then definitely it would be processed by the department sooner or later. Further , if any refund is due and department is delaying then whenever you will receive the refund, it would be credited along with interest.
  • Return Submitted and verified. - It implies that your return has been submitted and successfully verified, now it shall be processed by the income tax department. So, you have to wait for some more days.
  • Return Processed and Refund Paid.- Congratulations ! It implies that your return as well as refund has been processed successfully and refund has been credited in your bank account.Now, no further action is needed from your side for this year.
  • Return Processed. Refund determined and sent to Refund Banker.- It implies that your refund request is with the refund banker for processing. So, wait for some more days and the refund amount will be credited in the bank account mentioned in the ITR.
  • Return Processed with No Demand and No Refund.- It implies that your return has been processed successfully without any additional tax payable or refund due. Further, you can check the details from the intimation received u/s 143(1) on your mail id.
    1. Return Processed and tax Demand determined.- It implies that your Income has been assessed by Income tax department on the basis of filed ITR and tax payable amount has been determined upon it. In that case you need to submit the response through E-Filing website under “efile tab” -> “Response to outstanding tax demand”. Need help from Expert CA ? Click here .
  • Return Processed and Refund returned Unpaid.- It implies that income tax department has sent refund to you but either your address is wrong or bank details provided are incorrect, due to which refund was not processed. In that case you need to place a refund reissue request stating the failure reason under “My Account” -> Service -> “Refund reissue request”. Need help from Expert CA ? Click here .
There can be 2 ways to check the status of your ITR. Let’s discuss the same.

Note: Click on the below steps to see how your screen will look like while following the process.

  • Using acknowledgement number without login credentials.

    Login to the e-filing income tax website, Click on the "ITR Status" option on the extreme left corner under the services tab. Now, just fill in your PAN number, ITR acknowledgement number and the captcha code and can know the status easily.

  • Using Login Credentials- Login on Income-tax website.
    1. After Login click on My Account and select e-Filed Returns/Forms.
    2. Select the option "Income Tax return" from the dropdown menu as well as select the year for which you want to know the ITR status.
    3. When you will click on Acknowledgement number then a pop window will appear from where you know the status of return of that particular year.

Pay Tax Online

To avail the facility of online payment of direct taxes, you are just required to have a net-banking account with any of the Authorized Banks. This facilitates the payment as per your convenience & bid goodbye to long queues.

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Know the step by step procedure for Online Payment Of Income Tax

Challan Status Enquiry

When you wish to check whether your tax payment has been correctly recorded by the income tax portal or not, you can use this feature of OLTAS to view the status of challans deposited in banks. For assessing this facility you need to follow these steps Visit NSDL website using this link > Select CIN/TAN.

Outstanding Tax Demand Status and response to it

If after processing your Income Tax Return, the department comes across an observation that tax has been paid less that what should have been paid, then it will serve you with a demand notice.

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After computing your tax liability , if it is observed that any refund is due to you from the TDS deducted from payments made to you, then your outstanding demand liability along with interest shall be adjusted from that refund due amount, then the net amount shall be refunded to you. To know if you have got any outstanding demand follow the given steps: Login to e-filing website. > Go to e-file tab and click on Response to Outstanding Tax Demand option. It is advised to check this status regularly.

Submit Response to Outstanding Tax Demand

Tracking down outstanding demand is not enough,you are required to file response for the same.There might be a chance that you don't agree with demand or you want to pay demand separately instead of getting adjusted with refund.So to file response to your outstanding demand, you are required to do follow some simple steps : Login to the income tax portal, then select response to outstanding demand and then submit your response to it.

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Submit Request for Rectification

Many a times , the department may find some errors in the ITR already filed by you and issue an intimation u/s 143(1). To seek rectification of such mistakes , you need to submit a Request for Rectification using these easy steps : Login to e-filing portal, then select Request for Rectification option and then submit your response to it.

Refund Reissue Request and request for intimation

After processing of return , the refund is generated and credited to your bank account by the income tax department. But sometimes refund processing get failed due to some reasons and you get a communication from the Income Tax Department in that regard. So, you need to put a refund reissue request to the IT Department. Here’s how you can get your refund re-issued:

Request for Resending Intimation Order u/s 143(1)/154

Sometimes , it may so happen that an intimation or notice or communication emailed to you by the department remains unnoticed and later on we are not able to locate it. In such a case, you need to arrange for another copy of the notice/intimation/communication. The way out is to submit an online reissue request for the same using certain steps which are : Login on the e-filing portal, select the efile tab and then service request option , and then submit the Request to Reissue.

Response to Defective Notice and Compliance Module

When the assessee , who may not be aware of the nitty gritties of the income tax act commits certain mistakes , while filing income tax returns , then the income tax department shall send a notice called a notice for defective return to give a chance of rectification or reasoning. To respond to a defective notice follow these simple steps: Login to efiling portal, Click on tab "e-file" and select "e-File in response to notice u/s 139(9)" and then file the response as per your requirement.

Compliance Module

Through this section of the E-filing website, Income Tax Department requires you to submit compliance if you have not complied with any of provisions of Income Tax Act , 1961. Like - If TDS has been deducted and you have not filed the return for that year or If your income exceeds basic exemption limit chargeable to tax but you have not filed the return etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q- Do I have to share my income tax website user ID/password if I want a CA or some tax firm to file my income tax returns in India?

Ans: Yes. In an order file an Income tax return, the assessee has to provide its Income tax user ID and Password

Q- How can one get a duplicate Income Tax Return (ITR) acknowledgement, if the original one is lost?

Ans: Assessee can get ITR acknowledgement through login his account on Efiling.

Q- How do I check whether my deducted income tax is paid to my PAN number or not?

Ans: Form 26AS is the statement of all the taxes paid on behalf of you and paid by you, tax payment can be verified from here.

Q- In my account page on, it is showing a status of Demand Determined in Refund/Demand status. What does it mean?

Ans: It means that Assessee has liability to pay amount determined in Demand.

Q- Can I get the details of a person if I am having his PAN number?

Ans: Yes details like name, A.O. and area code of jurisdiction provided you should have PAN no and date of birth of that person.

Q- How will my PAN card name be in the income tax database in India?

Ans: It is shown in the income tax database when an assessee register himself on income tax website.

Q- How can I download the computation of income tax return already filed in A.Y 2014-15 online?

Ans: Assessee can download its income tax return through login into income tax website.

Q- Can I anonymously report about someone's black money to the income tax department or the CVC?

Ans: Yes An individual can provide information about someone's black money to Income tax department.

CA Abhishek Soni
CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.



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