When a tax-payer logs into his e-filing account with the e-filing website of the Income tax department, a page for updation and verification of taxpayer's details opens up and without providing all such details, the user was not able to log into their account. The details required to be furnished are registered mobile number, profile details including residential status, address, primary and secondary e-mail together with bank account information.
But now, users can skip the page and access all other facilities on the site such as gain access to ITR, Form 26AS or correspond in respect of any IT communication. For better and effective communication between the taxpayer and income tax department, the department came up with a notification which required all existing as well as new taxpayers to update their details on the e-filing website.
The advisory issued in this regard said, "New Registration process to facilitate effective communication between the tax payer and department is enabled. The existing e-filing users are required to update their profile by logging into e-filing account. Users who have registered already and not activated has to register again. "
In respect of the contact details, the department notified that the same e-mail id and mobile number can be used by a maximum of three persons as their primary contact number. As an additional authentication measure, the department sends the OTP which needs to be confirmed by the assessee by giving the OTP.