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User should register as a Legal Heir to do e-Filing on behalf of the deceased. This is a new feature provided for Individual user.


A Legal Heir can file Income Tax Return, View Status of Income Tax Return, ITR-V Acknowledgment and other filing status in respect of the Income Tax Return of the deceased person for the e-Filed Assessment Year


Following are the steps for registration of Legal Heir:


Step 1 - LOGIN to e-Filing application and go to 'My Account' --> Register as Legal Heir.

Step 2 - Provide the necessary details and attach a zip file containing the below documents:


1. Copy of the Death Certificate

2. Copy of PAN card of the deceased

3. Self-attested PAN card copy and

4. Legal Heir certificate.


Step 3 - Click Submit.

Step 4 - The request will be sent to the e-Filing Administrator.

Step 5 – e-Filing Administrator will review, approve/reject the request and a confirmation e-mail is sent to the registered e-mail ID.


After you have uploaded (Zip File) and submitted your request, you can also view the status by going to My Request List menu, post Login.


On e-Filing administrator's approval, the ITR Form of the deceased person can be uploaded via Legal Heir login.


The Legal Heir should add his/her PAN in the verification part of the ITR Form, validate and generate the xml of the return (if using offline forms) and upload the return of the deceased using the Legal Heir login.


The online ITR form of the deceased can also be uploaded using the Legal Heir login.




1. To register as a Legal Heir, the deceased and the requester should be registered in the e-Filing application.

2. The zip file attachment should not exceed 1 MB.


Thanks Regards

Ganeshbabu K


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Ganeshbabu K
(Audit and Tax Advisory)
Category Income Tax   Report

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