how to register on traces website as tax payer

Registration procedure on traces site is bit long. Learn from this article about how to register on traces website as tax payer. Although the procedure is long,  once you are registered you can avail many facility provided by traces. You can view TDS/TCS credit, verify form 16, view refund status etc. In this article, we will see the steps to register on traces website.

How to register on traces website as taxpayer:

Step 1:

Go to traces site. Click on register as new user< tax payer.

You have to fill validation details under step 1.

For it, enter your PAN number, date of birth and surname (as per pan). You have two options for entering tax deduction details.

Option 1:

Enter tan of deductor, type of deduction -whether it is TDS on salary, TDS on non salary or TCS. Enter the amount and month and year of deduction. You can use form 16/16A/26AS for filling details.

option 2: ( easy option)

I show you easy path. Make Rs. 10 payment -advance tax through – challan no. 280 and make payment through net banking.

enter details of it in option 2 Рchallan details of tax deposited by taxpayer. ( Remember that you need to register 2 or 3 days later on traces after making payment so that your challan details are updated in tin. )  Enter A.Y. of deduction, challan serial number and amount. You can find it in receipt you generated while making online tax payment.


After entering valid details and captcha code, you will be reached at step 2


Step 2:

In step 2, you have to enter communication address, mobile number and email address.

Step 3:

Here, you have to choose password for your account. Password should have at least 1 capital letter, numbers,it should be 8 to 15 characters long. It may be RAFIK786, Rafik111, Rafik$000. I advise to choose password which you can remember easily.

Step 4:

Now, you are in final stage of registration. Activation link will be sent to your email id and mobile number.

You have to activate your account within 48 hours. Else your account will be deactivated.For it, click on link sent on site and enter activation code 1 in ‘code sent through email’ and activation code 2 in ‘code sent through SMS’.If you do not receive code or link, enter details in step 1 again and click on resend the codes.

I hope this article will be helpful to explain you how to register on traces website as taxpayer. If you have still query, let me know through comments.