Login using I PIN
Password policy:
  • The length of the password should be between 8 and 16 characters.
  • Password needs to be mandatorily changed every 60 days.
  • Password should have
    • at least 1 upper case (A-Z) character.
    • at least 1 lower case (a-z) character.
    • at least 1 number (0-9)
    • at least 1 special characters out of these !@#$^&*~
  • Password cannot have any spaces.
First Time login:
After logging to CRA website for the first time, you will have to accept to the terms and conditions for using CRA website and Interactive Voice Response facility (IVR). On acceptance of the terms and conditions, you will be directed to set your new password for using CRA website. You should also set your Secret Question for the purpose of resetting your password, in the event you forget your password.
Access to CRA denied:
Access to CRA may be denied due to the following reasons:
  • Incorrect User id provided
  • Incorrect password provided - If you have forgotten your password, you may reset it by answering the secret question through 'Reset Password' link or submit a request for a re-issue of I-Pin through your PAO/POP-SP in case the user is subscriber or to CRA in case the user is PAO/POP-SP.
"As a safety measure to prevent unauthorised access, the account will be locked if the user enters incorrect password for five consecutive attempts. The user shall have an option to reset the password by answering the secret question even after the account is locked. In case the user is not able to remember the answer to the secret question and is unsuccessful in resetting the password, the user shall have to submit a request for reissue of I-Pin."
To prevent misuse please:
  • Change your password after your first login.
  • Memorise your password and destroy the I-Pin mailer.
  • Do not write your password for reference.
  • Do not disclose your password to anyone.
  • After login, do not use to "Back" and "Forward" button in your browser to navigate. For security purpose, the same has been disabled. Any attempt to use those buttons will result in a logout.
  • It is advisable to change your password at regular intervals.
Login using Digital Certificate
  • For log in using Digital Certificate, please enter the User ID.
  • If more than one DC is stored, from the pop-up, select the certificate details that is registered with the CRA system corresponding to the User ID entered.