FAQs on How to Register for e-Filing (CA) on New Income Tax Portal

1. Who is a Chartered Accountant?

A Chartered Accountant (CA) is a registered member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. A CA can file ITRs, Audit Reports and other statutory forms on behalf of his/her clients.

2. What are the prerequisites for registering as a CA?

The prerequisites for registering as a CA are Membership Number and Enrollment Date. Your PAN should be registered on the e-Filing portal and a valid and active DSC should be registered with the specified PAN.

3. Do I need a DSC to register as a CA?

Yes, you need a DSC to register as a CA. If your DSC is not registered, you need to first register it on the e-Filing portal.

4. Do I need the emsigner utility to register on the e-Filing portal as a CA?

Yes, you will need to download and install the emsigner utility. The link for the download is made available to you at the time of registration

Manual on How to Register for e-Filing (CA) on New Income Tax Portal

1. Overview 

This pre-login service is available to Chartered Accountants (CAs) who want to register and access the e-Filing portal. The Registration service enables the user to access and track all tax-related activities.

2. Prerequisites for availing this service

  • CA Membership Number
  • Enrolment Date for registering as CA
  • PAN registered on the e-Filing portal
  • Valid and Active DSC registered with the specified PAN

3. Step-by-Step Guide

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

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

Step 2: Click Others and select the Category as Chartered Accountant and click Continue. 

Step 2 Click Others and select the Category as Chartered Accountant and click Continue

Step 3: Enter all the mandatory details like PAN, Name, DOB, Membership Number and Enrollment Date on the Basic Details page and click Continue.

Step 3 Enter all the mandatory details like PAN, Name, DOB, Membership Number and Enrollment Date on the Basic Details page and click Continue

Note: 

  • If your PAN is not registered on the e-Filing Portal, an error message is displayed. You can register as a CA only if your PAN is registered.
  • At this stage, the system checks if DSC is linked to the specified PAN. If DSC is not registered or if DSC linked to the PAN has expired, an error message is displayed. Register/ Update your DSC to the PAN to proceed.

Step 4: On successful validation with the ICAI database, the Contact Details page appears. Enter all the mandatory details like Primary Mobile Number, Email ID and Address and click Continue.

On successful validation with the ICAI database, the Contact Details page appears. Enter all the mandatory details like Primary Mobile Number, Email ID and Address and click Continue

Step 5: Two separate OTPs are sent to your mobile number and email ID entered in Step 4. Enter the separate 6-digit OTPs received on your mobile number and email ID and click Continue. 

Two separate OTPs are sent to your mobile number and email ID entered in Step 4. Enter the separate 6-digit OTPs received on your mobile number and email ID and click Continue

Note:

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

Step 6: Check if all the details entered are correct. Edit the details in the screen, if necessary, then click Confirm.

Step 6 Check if all the details entered are correct. Edit the details in the screen, if necessary, then click Confirm

 

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

On the Set Password page, enter your desired password in both the Set Password and Confirm Password textboxes, set your personalized message, and click Register

Note:

  • Do not click Refresh or
  • 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: Click Proceed to Login to begin the login process. Your login details will be emailed to your primary email ID.

Step 8 Click Proceed to Login to begin the login process. Your login details will be emailed to your primary email ID

Note: Log in and update your profile to access all the features available to you on the e-Filing Portal.

4. Related Topics

  • Dashboard and Worklist
  • Register Yourself- Taxpayer

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6 Comments

  1. CA SANTHOSH B says:

    I am facing the same issue on income tax website as date of enrollment is invalid. If any one got the solution please update me also..
    My mobile no 9632043640. Even I have raised the ticked in SSP, but no use.

  2. Prajna Kakade says:

    While trying to register as Chartered accountant on new portal, I’m getting my enrollment date as invalid. I’ve checked this with Icai ssp portal and date is correct.
    Called to IT department helpline various times. But no help from them yet.

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