Documents Required for Income Tax Return Filing in India
November 15, 2017
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November 15, 2017 – Registration Process for Income Tax e-Filing

Last Update Date : November 26, 2018

Filing Income tax return used to be a taxing task for first time filers and experienced filers alike. But that is not the case any more. The tax filers now have an online portal operated by the Income Tax Department at where people can file their taxes, respond to tax notices and avail several other services with ease. Any taxpayer willing to file his return through this portal has to first register on the portal before proceeding to file his return.

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How to Register on

Follow the below mentioned steps to register yourself:

  • Step 1: Go to Income Tax Department Site (1)
  • Step 2: Click on the “Register Yourself” button present on the top right corner.

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  • Step 3: On the registration form, select the user type as “Individual” and click on the “Continue” button.



  • Step 4: Next step is to fill the mandatory fields (marked with asterisk) and click on the “Continue” button.

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  • Step 5: Please fill all the mandatory details (marked with asterix). Make sure to fill correct mobile number and email-id currently used by you, as further communication will be sent to your email-id and mobile number by the Income Tax Department and click on the “Submit” button.

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  • Step 6: Once the registration is complete, you will receive an email on your registered email id from Income Tax Department through their email-id, ‘’ Make sure to add this email-id to your white list/safe sender list so that the email does not end up in spam box in your email account. An OTP will also be sent to your registered mobile number.

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  • Step 7: Access the email sent to you by Income Tax Department and click on the enclosed activation link. It will take you to the activation page.

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  • Step 8: In the activation page, enter the OTP you received earlier and press the “Submit” button.

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  • Step 9: Once you submit the OTP, your registration is successfully completed. So, now you can login to access your account.

Now that your account is setup, you can view your form 26as as well as income tax returns.

What is Form 26 AS?

Form 26AS or the Tax Credit Statement is a consolidated tax statement. It is required for tax filing because it contains details such as tax deducted at source by deductors and tax collected at source by collectors on your behalf with respective TAN number. It also contains the details of your various financial transactionS reported through AIR, along with the details of refund paid to you and interest income thereof. All this information will be relevant for filing your tax return.

Ways for e-filing of Income Tax

You can exercise three options to e-file your income tax return:

Income Tax e-filing can be done online through the Income Tax Department web portal in 2 different ways:

  1. By downloading the ITR Java Utility or the ITR Excel Utility and furnishing details in the Excel Utility offline, generating the XML file and then uploading it on the Income Tax Department website, or
  2. Without downloading the Java Utility and furnishing all details online itself (i.e. preparing and submitting online on ITD portal).

Taxpayers, who are over 80 years of age or individual and HUF with total income less than Rs 5 lakh, have the option to file tax return in physical (paper) form.

You can also e-file your income tax return with H&R Block.

  • Go to
  • Register yourself. If you are already registered with H&R Block, then login to your account.
  • Then upload your Form 16 and fill in your other additional income details.
  • We will auto-read your Form 16 and prepare your income tax return and file it with the Income Tax Department website.

E-filing with H&R Block is far more easy, hassle-free and faster. Also, there is no risk of error in return filing.

Benefits of e-filing your Income Tax Return with H&R Block

  • H&R Block is a registered e-return intermediary with the Govt. with lakhs of clients and 9/10 satisfaction rating.
  • You can self-file your taxes in less than 10 minutes.
  • The application is user friendly.
  • Live chat and call support throughout the process.
  • H&R Block Tax Advisors ensure that you do not miss on any credit and deduction that you deserve. They will not let you miss any income that may attract penalty in future for non-reporting.
  • Post filing, Account Page access, with details of your uploaded documents & past returns.
  • 100% secure with encryption measures built in and an assurance about confidentiality of your personal information.

Forgot Password? How to reset your Income Tax Department password

If you (a registered user) ever forget the password of your ITD website, you can still access your account easily and securely using one of the two methods available to reset your password.

Aadhaar mandatory for e-filing Income Tax Return

Aadhaar card is now mandatory for filing your income tax return. The government has made changes in the tax laws and made it compulsory for taxpayers to link their PAN to Aadhaar. It is also mandatory for all the taxpayers who are eligible to get an Aadhaar to quote their Aadhaar /Aadhaar Enrolment number in their tax returns starting 1st July 2017

[ Read: Document Required for Income Tax Filing ]

Sending ITR-V to CPC, Bangalore and Verification

Form ITR-V is the document  generated by the tax department’s server soon after a return is e-filed (without a digital signature). The ‘V’ stands for verification. It contains the summary of the e-filed return.

The taxpayer is required to verify the summary in the form, print and sign the same and send it to the Centralized Processing Centre of the Income Tax Department by ordinary post or by speed post within 120 days from the date of filing the return.

The ITD has introduced electronic verification of ITR and now you can also simply verify your returns using a 10 digit alpha numeric code called Electronic Verification Code.

You can choose from the below mentioned option for the generation of EVC:

Aadhaar OTP
Registered e-mail ID and mobile number
Net banking
Bank account number
Demat account number

You can easily avoid the hassles of sending a physical copy of the ITR to CPC Bengaluru and e-verify your return online. You can e-verify your return within 120 days of filing your return of income.


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