How to Reset Password on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in? Very Easy Steps!

It is a very common problem that one forgets about the password kept by him/ her for his ID. If the same problem happens with income tax e-filing ID, it could be very difficult if one could not recover the password for the same as on income tax e-filing website one could have only one ID.

This is because on income tax e-filing website the ID is your PAN. PAN is a specific number. So, one needs to rest his password in this case. Here we will discuss various ways to reset your password on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

Reset Password by Answer Secret Question

Password can be reset using the Answer Secret Question option, following steps need to be followed:

Step 1: In Homepage, Click on Login here

Step 2: Click on “Forgot Password” link

Step 3: User must provide USER ID, CAPTCHA and click on Continue button.

Step 4: Select ‘Answer Secret Question’ from the drop-down options available and Click on 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 menu 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. Now you can login with new password.

Reset Password by Uploading Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

To reset password by uploading DSC option, following steps need to be followed:

Step 1: In the homepage, click on “Login Here”

Step 2: Click on ‘Forgot Password’ link

Step 3: User must enter USER ID, CAPTCHA, and click on Continue button.

Step 4: Select “Upload DSC” from the drop down menu available.

Step 5: User can select any of the two options provided:

  1. New DSC
  2. Registered DSC

Step 6: User must upload Signature file generated using DSC Management Utility and click on VALIDATE button. The DSC is validated.

(Note: DSC management utility can be downloaded from https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/)

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

Step 8: Click on “Submit”

One the password has been changed, the user can login using the new password.

Reset Password Using OTP (PINs)

Another way of resetting password is resetting password using OTP (PINs). To reset password Using OTP PINs follow the following steps:

Step 1: In the Homepage, click on “Login Here”

Step 2: Click on “Forgot Password” link

Step 3: User must enter USER ID, CAPTCHA, and click on Continue Button.

Step 4: Select Using OTP (PINs) from the drop down list available and click on Continue Button.

Step 5: The user has to select one of the given options available on the next screen. Following options are available:

  • Registered Email ID and Mobile Number
  • New Email ID and Mobile Number

Download Complete Guide for Registered Email ID and Mobile Number


Points to be remembered:

  • In case, the user has not been received the PINs in a reasonable time, user can opt for Resend PINs.
  • An Email along with a link for “Cancellation for the password reset request” will be shared to registered email id. In case the user finds that the request is unauthorized, then user can click on this link and cancel the request.

Reset Password Using Aadhaar OTP

Pre-requisite: To reset password using Aadhaar OTP, your PAN and Aadhaar number must be linked

To reset password using Aadhaar OTP, follow the following steps:

Step 1: In Homepage, Click on “Login Here”

Step 2: Click on “Forgot Password” link

Step 3: User must enter USER ID, CAPTCHA and Click on Continue button.

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

Step 5: User will be redirected to a page where he can confirm his Aadhaar Number. Click on “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, user can login with new password.

Reset Password Through Net Banking

User can login through net banking and reset the password. To reset the password through net baking following steps should be followed:

Step 1: In homepage, Click ‘Login Here’

Step 2: Click on ‘Forgot Password’ link

Step 3: Enter the USER ID, CAPTCHA and click on Continue button

Step 4: Click on “e-Filing Login Through Net Banking” link

Step 5: Select the bank from the list of banks providing e-filing login facility.

Step 6: After login to Net Banking account, click on the link “Login to the IT e-Filing account” , e-Filing user Dashboard screen shall be displayed.

Step 7: User can change the password under the Profile settings.

List of Banks providing e-Filing Login facility

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Axis Bank Ltd
  4. Bank of Baroda
  5. Bank of India
  6. Bank of Maharashtra
  7. Canara Bank
  8. Central Bank of India
  9. City Union Bank Ltd
  10. Corporation Bank Corporate Banking
  11. Corporation Bank Retail Banking
  12. Dena Bank
  13. HDFC Bank
  14. ICICI Bank
  15. IDBI Bank
  16. Indian Bank
  17. Indian Overseas Bank
  18. IndusInd Bank Ltd
  19. Karnataka Bank
  20. Kotak Mahindra Bank
  21. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  22. Punjab National Bank
  23. Punjab and Sind Bank
  24. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
  25. State Bank of Hyderabad
  26. State Bank of India
  27. State Bank of Mysore
  28. State Bank of Patiala
  29. State Bank of Travancore
  30. Syndicate Bank
  31. The Federal Bank Limited
  32. The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd
  33. UCO Bank
  34. Union Bank of India
  35. United Bank of India
  36. Vijaya Bank
  37. Yes Bank Ltd

Resetting Password by Sending Mail to Income Tax Department

Another way of resetting password is that user can send a mail to income tax department on email ID [email protected] to request department to reset password and mention following details:

  • PAN
  • PAN holder’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name
  • Registered Address (As registered with PAN)

About the Author

arpit goyalArpit Goyal is pursuing CA and B.com & also working as an article assistant in Gurgaon. He has an immense interest in Taxation. He loves to use technology to spread knowledge about taxation & accounts.

3 thoughts on “How to Reset Password on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in? Very Easy Steps!”

  1. Very useful article; thanks.
    I forgot password and tried to reset it thru ‘secret question’ but i have forgotten the answer
    i had set. I,therefore sent email to it site giving nessesary personal details as per ITAX requirement; no reply till todate despite repeat suply of the details reqrd.What is the solution?

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