Password to Open ITR-V / Acknowledgement Form

By | July 20, 2013

Information on how to open your ITR-V /ITR ACK

Password to open ITR-V formOnce you have successfully submitted your income tax return online or e-filed your return on income tax e-filing portal, an acknowledgment form generates, also called as ITR-V, in PDF form.

In case you have not filed tax return by affixing digital signature, this ITR-V is to be printed out, signed and sent to CPC Bangalore within 120 days from the date of submission of ITR.

Read: Guide on Printing, Signing and Sending ITR-V to CPC Bangalore

Now, if you try to open the ITR-V file, it asks for a password. This creates a problem because the password that is generally used at the time of logging into the e-filing site does not work while opening the ITR-V.

The password to open ITR-V is a combination of the PAN number (in lower case) and the date of birth of the assessee in the format ddmmyyyy.

For example, if your PAN number is ABACA0000A and the date of birth is 31st July, 1988, then your password will be


Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat reader 8.0 or above version to open the password protected PDF file.

Even after installing adobe acrobat reader as stated above, you are unable to open the document, please mail to the E-filing Income Tax Administrator at, quoting the document along with PAN number and assessment year.

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