Many times our professional colleagues met an assessee who wants to file their income tax return but they don’t have their PAN registered at Income Tax E filing portal. So in such cases professionals might face some doubts as to what is the exact procedure for register on e-filing portal since it has been changed from time to time e.g earlier there is an activation link format to activate your account but now there is an OTP method which is initiated by the department. Hence today I am covering here that topic of how to register on E-filing portal and related some FAQs.
Prerequisite to register on E-filing website:
Before taxpayers start registration, ensure the following details should be hand-in-hand.
Steps to register on E-filing website:
|Step 1||Visit the ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in|
|Step 2||Click ‘Register Yourself’ button located at right side of the Home Page.|
|Step 3||Select the user type as ‘as per your PAN status’ ⇒ Click Continue|
|Step 4||Provide the following basic details:
|Step 5||Click ‘Continue’|
|Step 6||Fill in the following details:
|Step 7||After registration,
For Residents, a six digit OTP1 and OTP2 will be shared on your mobile number and email ID, specified at the time of registration.
For Non-residents, OTP will be shared on your primary email ID, specified at the time of registration.
|Step 8||Enter the correct OTP to complete the registration process|
Frequently Asked Questioned on Registration
1. I am a Non- Resident User. I do not have a Mobile Number in India. How do I register in e-Filing?
Answer: A non-resident user can provide a foreign mobile number along with email id while registration. But, all the relevant verification PINs/OTPs communications will be shared to only email id.
2. The Principal Contact of my Company/Firm is a Foreigner/Non-resident and does not have a PAN and hence, not able to register in the new e-Filing Application. What should be done?
Answer: While registering with the e-Filing portal, click on the checkbox ‘I am a Non-Resident Director without a PAN’ and proceed with the registration process without entering the PAN of the Principal Contact.
3. The Principal Contact of my Company/Firm does not have a PAN. The Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) of the Principal Contact is with a default PAN. When I try to upload/register the DSC, PAN mismatch error comes up. What to do?
Answer: Digital Signature Certificate with default PAN will not be accepted by the e-Filing application. In this case, the Digital Signature Certificate without PAN encryption should be used.
4. The Principal Contact of my Company/Firm is a Foreigner/Non-resident, how should the XML of the ITR be generated, because of verification in the return requires for a PAN to be filled up?
Answer: If the Principal contact of the Company/Firm is registered as ‘Non Resident Director without PAN’ then you should use default PAN ‘FFFPF9999F’ in the verification section of the ITR to generate and upload the XML seamlessly. It is again clarified, that the default PAN can be used only for the verification field and DSC with default PAN will not be accepted.
I hope this will be helpful to many my professional colleague/taxpayers.
CA Satish Garg, Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Republished with Amendments