Income Tax e-filing Registration – How to Register Yourself for Income Tax e-filing

Income Tax e-filing Registration – How to Register Yourself for Income Tax e-filing

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In order to e-file your income tax return (ITR), you need to first register yourself. Furthermore, registering yourself is easy.

In this article, we will explain how to register yourself for e-filing ITR.

An income tax return is a form that reports a taxpayer’s income from different sources, deductions, exemptions, and income tax liability.

Types of ITR forms

Here are some of the types of ITR forms-

ITR-1

Sahaj or ITR-1 is a form for people who have a total income of up to Rs. 50 Lakhs and earn income via salary, one house property, pension, income from other sources.

ITR-2

This form is for people who earn income that isn’t from the profits and gains of a business or profession.

ITR-3

ITR-3 is a form for people who earn income via the profits and gains of a business or profession.

ITR-4

This form is for individuals who have presumptive income from a profession or business.

Who Should File ITR?

  • A person below 60 years of age and has an income above Rs. 2.5 Lakhs.
  • People between 60 and 80 years of age and have an income above Rs. 3 Lakhs.
  • People above 80 years of age and have an income above Rs. 5 Lakhs.
  • A company must file ITR.
  • In case a resident Indian has an asset in an entity located outside India.

A taxpayer is allowed to file income tax return online. This process has made it easy for taxpayers to file ITR. However, for e filing income tax, a person needs to register himself/herself on the IT department’s e-filing website.

Details Required to Register on the e-filing Website

  • PAN card
  • Mobile Number
  • Residential Address
  • Email ID

How to Register?

  • Visit the IT department’s website
  • Click on the ‘Register Yourself’ option
  • Select User Type
  • Enter details, such as PAN card number, name, etc.
  • After that, you need to provide your login details, like the password to sign into the e-filing website, address and contact details
  • Once you enter the details, click on the ‘Submit’ option
  • An OTP number will be sent to your registered email ID and mobile number. To verify your mobile number and email ID, enter the OTP numbers

How to e-file ITR?

  • Visit the website of the Income Tax department.
  • Under ‘Download’, go to e-filing, select the assessment year and the ITR form. A salaried person should download ITR-1’s return preparation software.
  • Open the software and enter the required details.
  • Calculate tax payable. Then, pay tax, and submit the challan details. In case you don’t have a tax liability, you can skip this step.
  • After that, confirm the details you have entered. Then, generate an XML file.
  • Go to the ‘Submit Return’ part. Upload the XML file.
  • You can digitally sign the file. However, if you don’t have a digital signature, then you can skip this step.
  • You can download the ITR-verification form.

You can e-verify the return via any of the six modes- bank account number, bank ATM, netbanking, registered mobile number and email ID, demat account number, and Aadhaar OTP.

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