As we all know to open  Income tax Return Acknowledgments we have to insert password every time we open the file. So we must be aware of password every time we have to open these files.  We can remove such password from the PDF/ ITR files so that we do not have to insert password every time we wants to view / open such files. Below are the steps to remove password from such files :-

1. Download & Install ‘BeCyPDFMetaEdit’ Programe from the following ink :-   (Updated link – Copy and paste the link in your browser )

1. Launch the program and it will ask your for the location of the PDF file.

2. Before you select and open the PDF, change the mode to Complete Rewrite.

3. Switch to the Security tab and set the Security System to No encryption.

Click the Save button and your PDF will no longer require a password to open.

Direct Link to the installation file-


1.     Download Microsoft XPS document writer & PDF writer

2.     Open the ITR and Print in xps

3.     Than print xps file to PDF

Direct Link to the XPS installation files: –

Direct Link to the PDF writer: –

Submitted by – CA Gaurav Kumar Choudhary do not guarantee the desired results from above software and also will not be responsible for any loss due to download install of above referrred softwares. Viewers are requested to verify the accuracy  of the above software’s at there end first.


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  1. chitranjali says:

    open pdf file and go to print option, select mirosoft xps document writer and click on print option again, the file will ask you to save in xps document and you can save it in your laptop or pc.

  2. Bhavesh says:


    Please follow steps:

    1. Open the Protected ITR PDF Documents
    2. Select Print option from File Menu
    3. Select any PDF Creator Printer, If not installed! install any PDF Creator Virtual Printer, I prefer DoPDF
    4 regenerate PDF and enjoy

  3. CMA Deeapk Joshi says:

    Absolutely working… thanks sir for such good software. if anybody is not able to download the software by this link then simply go to website then go to download section. you will find many softwares. go to PDFMetaEdit software and download english version of the software.

    Kindly ensure that you will change the language of the website otherwise you will get duestue version.

    Follow the instructions as mentioned by CA Gaurav Sir to unlock the pdf file.

    Thanks Gaurav Sir.

  4. CA Deepak Patil says:

    Another alternate way to remove password is, First time open it in acrobat reader 8, then in security setting select from drop down list as “no Security” it will automatically remove security from the file.

  5. SANTOSH says:

    It doesn’t works…………….
    Use Open office to crack all the Income tax,Sales Tax or Excise Return Filind Utilities…….
    Any ways …….
    Good Post…..

    Keep Sharing…………..

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