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1. Overview


The ERI Registration service is available to all users who want to register as e-Return Intermediaries (ERIs) on the e-Filing portal. This is a pre-login service on the e-Filing homepage. This service allows users to track tax-related activities on the e-Filing portal (post login).

2. Prerequisites for availing this service

  • User registering on the portal must have PAN / TAN
  • Access to the mobile number registered on the e-Filing portal
  • The PAN should be registered on the e-Filing portal
  • Valid and registered DSC

3. Step-by-Step Guide


3.1 Submit ERI Registration Request
 

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

Step 1


Step 2: In Others tab, select e-Return Intermediary from the Category dropdown.
 

Step 2


Step 3: Select Register as New Applicant and type of ERI applicable. Click Continue. 
 

Step 3


Step 4: On the Register as e-Return Intermediary page, enter PAN / TAN with which you want to register as ERI and click Validate. 
 

Step 4


Step 5: On successful validation, 6-digit OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number of the entered PAN / TAN (the PAN / TAN should already be registered on the e-Filing portal). Enter OTP and click Continue.
 

Step 5


Note:

  • 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.

Step 6: Select the category of applicant and click Continue. 
 

Step 6


Step 7: Enter the basic details (Name and DOB for individual user; Name of Organization and DOI for Company / Firm; Name of Organization and Date of Allotment of TAN for DDO) and click Continue. 
 

Step 7


Step 8: On successful validation, you will be taken to the Principal Contact Details page or the Contact Details page in case of individuals. Enter the contact details of the Principal Contact and click Continue.
 

Step 8


Step 9: You will receive a 6-digit OTP on the mobile number and the email ID entered in Step 8. Enter the 6-digit OTP received on your mobile number and the email ID and click Continue.
 

Step 9


Step 10: In the Attachments tab, upload documents based on applicant category.

For Type 1 ERI

  • Undertaking
  • Bank Guarantee. 

For Type 2 and 3 ERI

  • Undertaking
  • Bank Guarantee
  • Audit Report

Note: The maximum size of the attachment must be 5 MB.  
 

Step 10


Step 11: Edit the details if required on the Verify your details page. Click Confirm. 
 

Step 11


A success message is displayed and your registration request is submitted for approval. 
 

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3.2 Post Request Submission Stage
 

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

Step 1


Step 2: In the Others tab, select e-Return Intermediary from the Category dropdown.
 

Step 2


Step 3: Select Check Registration Status. 
 

Step 3


Step 4: Enter your PAN / TAN and click Validate.
 

Step 4


Step 5: A 6-digit OTP is sent to the mobile number provided at the time of submitting the registration request. 
 

Step 5


Note:

  • 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.

Once the ERI registration request is submitted, go to the relevant section to know more.

Case Section
When registration application is approved by the Registrar Go to Section 3.2.1
When registration request has defects Go to Section 3.2.2
When registration request is rejected Go to Section 3.2.3
When registration request is pending with the Registrar Go to Section 3.2.4

 

    3.2.1 When Registration Application is Approved by Registrar


    Step 1: On successful validation of the 6 digit OTP, the Application Approved page is displayed. Click Continue. 
     

    Step 6


    Step 2:  On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password textboxes and click Register.
     

    Step 7


    Note:

    • 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., @#$%).

    The registration is complete. You will be taken to the Registration Process Completed page.
     

    Step 8


    3.2.2 When Registration Request has Defects


    Step 1: On successful validation of the OTP, a list of documents with defects is displayed here. Click Re-Submit to attach the list of documents that have not been verified. 
     

    B Step 6


    Step 2: Once the documents are uploaded, click Continue. 
     

    B Step 7


    Note: The maximum size of the attachment must be 5 MB.  


    Step 3: Verify the details and click Submit.  
     

     B Step 8


    The Registration Request Submitted page is displayed.
     

    B Step 9


    3.2.3 When Registration Request is Rejected


    Step 1: On validation of the OTP, reason for rejection will be displayed to you. Click Go to Homepage and submit the registration request if you want to reapply for registration as ERI.
     

    C Step 6


    3.2.4 When Registration Request is pending with Registrar


    Step 1: On validation of the OTP, the following message is displayed - Pending for Approval.
     

    D Step 6


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