How to Reset forgotten Income Tax E-filing Password?
To file income tax return online, one has to get themselves register on the e-filing portal of income tax. In case you have already got registered but forgot the password then there is no need to panic.
There are only two ways of resetting the password:
- Through option “Forgot Password” located on login screen.
- Sending Mail to income tax department with required details.
Let’s see how to reset forgotten password of income tax e-filing portal via “Forgot Password” Option.
After clicking on “Forgot Password” link, you will be served with three below mentioned options with which you can reset your password by selecting any one:
- Answer Secret Question
- Upload Digital Signature Certificate
- Enter e-Filed Acknowledgment Number and Bank Account Number
Answer Secret Question:
If you go with this option, you will be asked to provide following details:
- Date of Birth/Date of Incorporation
- Secret Question
- Secret Answer
Once you give correct answers, you will be redirected to a fresh screen where you can set your new password.
Upload Digital Signature Certificate:
If you choose this option to reset your password, you will have to provide your Digital Signature Certificate, either by
- Uploading .pfx File; or
- Uploading using USB Token
On selecting any of the above option, a pop-up will appear to browse and select the Digital Signature Certificate file. The same new window for resetting password will appear after successfully uploading of Digital Signature Certificate file.
Enter e-Filed Acknowledgment Number and Bank Account Number:
This option will be useful only if you have income tax return of any of the two last financial years with you. Acknowledgment Numbers are generated on successful e-filing of tax return. You need to insert the acknowledgement number and bank account number through which tax was paid.
Again after entering the information you will be forwarded to a new screen to reset password by filing it two times.
Sending Email: Last Remedy
In case you cannot go with any of the options mentioned above due to non-availability of information, DSC etc. Then the last remedy for you to is to draft a mail to income tax department with required details as stated below to request resetting of password.
You will have to send email to the address email@example.com with the following details:
- PAN Number
- Pan Holder Name
- Date of Birth/ Date of incorporation
- Father’s Name
- Registered PAN Address
You will receive reply within 4 hours from the address firstname.lastname@example.org having a link to reset password by clicking on which you will be passed on to a new window where you can reset the password.