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Authenticator app for MyTax Illinois

Authenticator App for MyTax Illinois

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your MyTax Illinois account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your MyTax Illinois account, follow these steps:

  • Begin by downloading the Authenticator App on your device. You can find it in your Apple device's App Store. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code provided or click on the "Download on the App Store" button below.
  • Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

  • Once the Authenticator App is installed, open it on your device.
  • In the MyTax Illinois account settings, locate the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or 2-Step Verification option.
  • Choose the option to set up 2FA and select the Authenticator App as your preferred method.
  • Scan the QR code displayed on your MyTax Illinois account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your MyTax Illinois account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your MyTax Illinois account. Enter this code into the designated field on the MyTax Illinois website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your MyTax Illinois account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your MyTax Illinois account, you'll need to enter both your password and the temporary code generated by the Authenticator App to enhance the security of your account.

    Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

    Why you should use 2FA for MyTax Illinois?

    MyTax Illinois is a platform that allows Illinois residents to file their state taxes online. While it may seem like a hassle to enable 2-factor authentication, it's important to remember that it adds an extra layer of security to your account. By requiring a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your phone, it makes it much harder for hackers to gain access to your sensitive information.
     In addition to enabling 2FA, there are other steps you can take to protect your privacy and security on MyTax Illinois. Make sure to use a strong, unique password and never share it with anyone. Avoid using public Wi-Fi when accessing your account, as this can make it easier for hackers to intercept your information. And always be wary of phishing scams, which can trick you into giving away your login credentials.
     At the end of the day, taking these simple steps can help ensure that your personal and financial information stays safe and secure on MyTax Illinois. So don't wait - enable 2-factor authentication today and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your account is protected.

    Service NameMyTax Illinois

    How to set up 2FA for MyTax IllinoisDocumentation

    How to recover your MyTax Illinois accountIf you have lost access to your two-factor authentication (2FA) code generator, please get in touch with the MyTax Illinois support team support team for assistance.

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