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1. Overview

This pre-login service is available to all taxpayers (except Companies) who want to register on and access the e-Filing portal. The Registration service enables the taxpayer to access and track all tax-related activities.

2. Prerequisites for availing this service

  • Valid and active PAN
  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Valid email ID

3. Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Go to the e-Filing portal homepage, click Register.

Step 1

Step 2: Enter your PAN under Register as a Taxpayer option and click Validate. In case the PAN is already registered or invalid, an error message is displayed.

Step 2

Step 3: Enter all the mandatory details including Name, DOB / DOI, Gender (if applicable) and Residential Status as per your PAN on the Basic Details page and click Continue.

Step 3

Step 4: After PAN is validated, the Contact Details page appears for individual taxpayers. Enter your Contact Details including Primary Mobile Number, email ID and Address. Click Continue.

Step 4

Step 5:  Two separate OTPs are sent to the primary mobile number and email ID mentioned in Step 5. Enter the separate 6 digit OTPs received on the mobile number and email ID and click Continue.

Step 6


  • OTP will be valid for 15 minutes only.
  • You have 3 attempts to enter the correct OTP. 
  • The OTP expiry countdown timer on screen tells you when the OTP will expire.
  • On clicking Resend OTP, a new OTP will be generated and sent.


Step 6: Edit the details in the page if necessary and click Confirm.

Step 7

Step 7: On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password textboxes. Enter your personalized message and click Register.

Step 8


  • Do not click Refresh or Back.
  • While entering your new password, be careful of the password policy:
    • It should be at least 8 characters and at most 14 characters.
    • It should include both uppercase and lowercase letters.
    • It should contain a number.
    • It should have a special character (e.g. @#$%).

Step 8: When you are successfully registered, click Proceed to Login to begin the login process.

Step 9

Note: Log in to the e-Filing portal and update your profile to access all the available services.

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