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‘e-Filing Vault’ – An Enhanced Security for e-Filing Account

To secure your e-Filing account against any fraudulent activity, ‘e-Filing Vault’, a two level authentication has been introduced to add an additional layer of security for secured access.

e-Filing Vault limits the options for ‘Login’ and ‘Reset Password’ to secure the e-Filing account from possible misuse by adding a second level of authentication.

Perform the following steps to enajgat-Filinalwr

1. Login to the Income Tax e-Filing portal, ‘’

2. Go to the ‘Profile Settings’ menu.

3. Click ‘e-filing Vault – Higher Security’ link.

4. Select from the following Login with Higher Security options:

  • Login Through Net-Banking
  • Login using DSC
  • Login using Aadhaar OTP
  • Login using Bank Account EVC
  • Login using Demat Account EVC


User can select the desired option(s) to secure the account. On Success, in addition to User id and Password, the user will be prompted to use the selected option(s) for login or to provide the additional validation required to continue with the login.

5. Select from the following options to Lock the Reset Password:

  • Using Bank Account EVC
  • Using Demat Account EVC
  • Upload DSC
  • Using Aadhaar OTP


  • User should select the option(s) which are to be displayed while resetting the password using ‘Forgot Password’ Link. On success, user will be allowed to reset password only with the above selected option(s) and all the other existing password reset options will be disabled.
  • Apart from these options an assesse can always reset the e-Filing Password by Login through Net Banking whenever required.

6. Validate by generating OTP where ever applicable.

7. Click ‘Proceed’ and ‘Confirm’ the selected option(s).

A success message will be displayed and your e-Filing account is more secure now.

Note :

The selected options can be modified anytime and the e-Filing vault can also be disabled by deselecting all the selected options by performing the above steps.

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April 2024