Income Tax India Efiling Login – Guide[Updated]

Whenever you want to check your ITR and refund status, file your ITR or do any activity on income tax website the first issue faced is in login. In Today’s blog, we will tell you the Income Tax India efiling Login -Step-by-Step process.

Pre-requisites to Income Tax Login

To login your Income Tax India efiling account you need to keep handy the following details

  • User ID (always your PAN card number)
  • Password (as of last reset / created at the time of registration)

Income Tax Department Efiling Login Process

1 First and foremost you are required to open the income tax India efiling government website which is

The home page as shown under will open up

Step 1

2 Next, you will find a pop up by the Income Tax Department regarding recent deadlines, tax awareness, etc. Click on Continue To Homepage to proceed

Step 2

3 On the right side top panel, you will see three options to

Register Yourself – In case you are using the Income Tax India E filing account, you are required to first register yourself on the government e-fling website.

Login – If you already have an account you can make direct login to the Income Tax online account. The steps to log in have been explained here in detail.

Reset password – In case you have already registered but you forgot to your login password. Follow these steps to reset the password..

Click on LOGIN Here to continue

Step 3
Step 4

4 The login page will appear where you would be required to enter details like

User ID – Which is your PAN number

Password – The password you set at the time of registering for Income Tax Login Online process

Captcha – This is 6 digit Alphabetic / Alpha Numeric random code which is required to be entered as shown in the image. Visually challenged users can alternatively seek to request OTP on their registered mobile number.

5 After successful login, you can see various options on Income Tax Login India website as stated below. As a word of caution, it is always suggested to log out your income tax e-filing account once you are done. Although the account automatically is logged out after 15 min of inactivity.

Step 5

How to reset the password on Income Tax Login website?

Majority of times one may successfully land onto the login page but the major issue faced during the process is the situation of forgetting the password. To know the complete process of resetting your income tax login online

Password read our guide.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q- How to view form 26AS without registration on e-filing website of income tax?

Form 26AS can only be viewed by registering and logging into e-filing website of income tax. There is no other way of viewing Form 26AS. The steps of viewing it have been provided in third FAQ on this page.

Q- What is the process for online registration on income tax efiling website?

One needs to follow the following steps to get registered on income tax efiling website:

  • Step 1: Visit
  • Step 2: Click on the “Register Yourself” button appearing on the top right hand corner of the page.
  • Step 3: Select the type of user you are such as individual, partnership, company, trust, etc and fill in other basic details as required such as PAN, name, DOB, etc.
  • Step 4: After submitting the above details, you will receive an email for verification of your email address. After completing the verification process, fill and submit certain details such as password, personal details, etc.
  • Step 5: A message “Registration successful”, an email along with an activation link and a SMS with OTP.
  • Step 6: Click on the activation link enter the OTP received to activate your account. Once these steps have been followed successfully, your account will be ready for income tax e-filing.

Q- How to find out tds deduction details?

One can find out his/her TDS deduction details by viewing Form 26AS, which is issued by the income tax department.

In order to check TDS deduction details, one needs to follow the given steps:

  • 1. Visit and login to your account.
  • 2. Go to 'My Account' tab.
  • 3. Click on 'View Form 26AS'.
  • 4. Select 'Year' and 'PDF format'.
  • 5. Download the file.

Q- What is the best way to file my income tax return?

There are five ways of filing income tax returns, namely

  • 1. Directly file to income tax department through offline or online mode.
  • 2. With the help of tax return prepares (TRPs).
  • 3. With the help of E-filing websites.
  • 4. E-filling apps.
  • 5. Through qualified chartered accountants.

Each method has its own pluses and minuses and the most appropriate way is selected based on individual requirements.

Q- How to register pan no on income tax website?

The process of getting PAN registered on income tax website is same as getting online registration done on income tax website. So, you may refer the FAQ given above.

Q- Am I a taxpayer in India?

Whether you are a taxpayer in India or not depends on your residential status determined as per the provisions of the Income tax Act. An individual can either be :

A) Resident and ordinarily resident (ROR)

B) Resident and not ordinarily resident (RNOR),

C) Non resident. While almost the entire income from various sources of a ROR is taxable in India, the scope of taxability of income of RNOR is lower and for a non resident it ia the lowest. Hence, you will be considered as a taxpayer in India, if any part of your income for the financial year comes within the scope of taxable income depending on your residential status.

Q-Forgot user id of income tax website, what to do?

PAN number is user id always. If you forget your password you can recover it easily by clicking forgot password. You will have to validate yourself through your registered email id. You can reset it from

Q- What is e filing website password?

The e filing website password is used with the user id (which is the PAN of the taxpayer) to login to the income tax e filing site.

Q-What is itr form number?

There are seven types of ITR forms which have been notified by the income tax department for filing income tax return. They are ITR 1, ITR 2, ITR 3, ITR 4, ITR 5, ITR 6 & ITR 7. Each form applies to a particular class of taxpayers and is to be filled by them.

Q- What are the prerequisites for Individuals to Register on Income Tax Portal?

An individual while registering on income tax efiling portal shall keep the following details handy:

  • PAN card details
  • Mobile No
  • Address Details
  • Aadhar
  • E mail ID

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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.