Forgot Income Tax eFiling Password? Here are 5 ways to Reset it

5 Ways to Reset Income Tax e-filing Password

5 Ways to Reset Income Tax e-filing Password

Income Tax Return Filing is an annual process and so the website is not used frequently by most people. So many tax payers tend to forget the password for https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in . Also there are cases where someone else like your CA or tax consultant used to file ITR for you and now he does not want to share this password. What can be done in these cases?

Worry NOT there is multiple ways to reset the password. We show you one by with screenshot

Remember the User ID for income tax e-filing is you PAN Card Number

Use Net-banking to Reset tax e-filing Password

I personally find it easiest way to reset the password and can be used if the mobile/email associated with the tax e-filing has changed. There are 35 banks which provide facility to login to income tax efiling website through their net banking interface. These are the same banks which you can also use to generate EVM to e-verify your tax return. Below is the list of banks:

Allahabad Bank Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd Saraswat Co-op Bank
Andhra Bank HDFC Bank South Indian Bank
Axis Bank Ltd ICICI Bank State Bank of India
Bank of Baroda IDBI Bank Syndicate Bank
Bank of India Indian Bank The Federal Bank Limited
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Overseas Bank The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd
Canara Bank IndusInd Bank Ltd UCO Bank
Central Bank of India Karnataka Bank Union Bank of India
City Union Bank Ltd Kotak Mahindra Bank United Bank of India
Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Vijaya Bank
Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank Yes Bank Ltd
Dena Bank Punjab and Sind Bank

Login to your respective net banking interface and look for tax related links. We have screenshots for ICICI Bank, SBI (State Bank of India) and HDFC Bank.

The only requirement is your PAN number should be correctly updated in your bank account. Once you login you can change your password through Profile Settings > Change Password

ICICI Bank Net-banking to Rest Income Tax e-fling password:

Step 1: Login to your ICICI Bank Net Banking

Step 2: On menu choose Payments & Transfer >> Tax Centre

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through ICICI Bank Netbanking

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through ICICI Bank Netbanking

Step 3: It will take you to next page with following options. Click on e-File/ e-Verify Your Tax Returns

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through ICICI Bank Netbanking - Tax Options

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through ICICI Bank Netbanking – Tax Options

Step 4: You’ll get confirmation page. Check the box and click OK

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through ICICI Bank Netbanking -Confirmation Screen

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through ICICI Bank Netbanking -Confirmation Screen

Step 5: The above action directs you to income tax efiling website – which is logged in to your account. You can now either file your returns or change your password from Profile Settings >> Change Password

Reset Income Tax efiling Password - Profile Settings

Reset Income Tax efiling Password – Profile Settings

Step 6: The screen below opens where you can give new password. Just follow the instructions on the right side for new password.

Reset Income Tax efiling Password - Change Password

Reset Income Tax efiling Password – Change Password

SBI Bank Net-banking to Rest Income Tax e-fling password:

All the process is similar as in the case above. Just giving screenshot in case of SBI to find e-filing in Menu.

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through SBI Bank Netbanking

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through SBI Bank Netbanking

HDFC Bank Net-banking to Rest Income Tax e-fling password:

The process remains the same. Just find this under Request >> Income Tax E-Filing

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through HDFC Bank Netbanking

Reset Income Tax efiling Password through HDFC Bank Netbanking

I think net banking is the best way to reset password for income tax efiling website.

However if you do not have net-banking or are not comfortable doing so – you can try the following ways:

  1. Answer Secret Question
  2. Upload DSC
  3. Using OTP (PINs)
  4. Using Aadhaar OTP

We take you through each of the methods.

Reset tax e-filing Password (traditional way):

Step 1: Go to Login Screen and Choose Forgot Password?

Reset Income Tax efiling Password - Screen 1

Reset Income Tax efiling Password – Screen 1

Step 2: Reset Password. Give your User ID (which is your PAN Number)

Reset Income Tax efiling Password - Screen 2

Reset Income Tax efiling Password – Screen 2

Step 3: Choose How you want to reset?

Reset Income Tax efiling Password - Options

Reset Income Tax efiling Password – Options

Answer Secret Question:

Step 4: Select ‘Answer Secret Question’ from the drop down options available and click CONTINUE button.

Step 5: Enter the Date of Birth/Incorporation from the Calendar provided (Mandatory)

Step 6: Select the Secret Question from the drop down options available (Mandatory)

Step 7: Enter the ‘Secret Answer’ and Click on “Submit”.

Step 8: On success, the user must enter the New Password and confirm the password.

Step 9: Click on “SUBMIT”

Once the password has been changed a success message will be displayed. User can login with new password.

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Upload Digital Signature Certificate

Step 4: Select ‘Upload Digital Signature Certificate’ from the drop down available

Step 5: User can select any one of the two options provided: New DSC or Registered DSC

Step 6: User must Upload Signature File generated using DSC Management Utility and click on the “VALIDATE” button. The DSC is validated.

Step 7: On success, the user must enter the New Password and confirm the password.

Step 8: Click on “SUBMIT”

Once the password has been changed a success message will be displayed. User can login with new password.

Also Read: 21 changes in Income Tax laws in FY 2017-18

Using OTP (PINs)

Step 4: Select ‘Using OTP (PINs)’ from the drop down options available and click on CONTINUE button.

Step 5: The user must select one of the options mentioned below

  1. Registered Email ID and Mobile Number
  2. New Email ID and Mobile Number
Reset Income Tax efiling Password using OTP on email and Mobile Phone

Reset Income Tax efiling Password using OTP on email and Mobile Phone

Also Read: How are your Investments Taxed?

Using Aadhaar OTP

To generate Aadhaar OTP, Taxpayer’s PAN and Aadhaar must be linked. 

Step 4: Select ‘Using Aadhaar OTP’ from the drop down available and click on CONTINUE button.

Step 5: User will be redirected to a page where he can confirm his Aadhaar Number. Click “Generate Aadhaar OTP”.

Step 6: Aadhaar OTP will be generated and sent to the Mobile Number registered with Aadhaar. User must enter the Aadhaar OTP received and click on the “VALIDATE” button. The Aadhaar OTP is validated.

Step 7: On success, the user must enter the New Password and confirm the password.

Step 8: Click on “SUBMIT”

Once the password has been changed a success message will be displayed. User can login with new password.

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