How to protect your Income tax Department e-filing account?:
In order to ensure that you are able to secure your E-filing account against any fraudulent login attempts, the Income Tax Department has introduced a new facility called the “E-filing Vault”. In order to use this facility, you can log in to your E-filing Account and in the profile page select “E-filing Vault – higher security”.
Password reset can happen by following methods:
Select the option to Reset Password using only:
Digital Signature Certificate
Any attempt to reset or forget password will require the additional check of OTP using Aadhaar or taxpayer will have to login using net banking or login using DSC.
Steps involved in E-Filing Vault-Higher Security Process:
Step 1 – Login to e-Filing portal using user Credentials.
Step 2 – Navigate to Profile Settings E-Filing Vault-Higher Security. The following screen is displayed.
Step 3 – User can select the required options to secure the account. On Success, user will be allowed to login and Reset Password only with the above selected option(s).