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Methods for E-Verification of ITR

Methods for E Verification of ITR

Income Tax Return (ITR) verification refers to the process by which one validates or authenticates the details furnished during the return filing process. An Income Tax Return filed but not verified will not be considered as valid return. ITRs are processed further and refunds (if any) are given by the Income Tax Department (ITD) only when you are done with ITR verification.

Due Date for ITR Verification:

  • ITRs have to be verified within 120 days of the successful submission of ITR.
  • Failure to verification within the specified time limits leads to the invalidity of the ITR i.e. Income Tax department considers such ITRs as Invalid. So, ITRs should be verified ASAP.

Methods of e-Verification of ITR:

An ITR can be verified either through offline mode or online mode. Both methods are equally valid for ITR Verification.

  • Offline Verification of ITR.
  • Online Verification of ITR.

Offline Verification of ITR:

  • In offline ITR verification, the ITR-V (acknowledgement) must be printed on a paper and signed by the assessee.
  • The signed copy must be sent to CPC Bengaluru by the Department of Post.
  • A unique PINCODE 560500 has been allotted to Centralized Processing Centre (CPC), Income Tax Department located in Bengaluru.
  • Taxpayers can henceforth address their mails to “Centralized Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru 560500” for the purpose of submission of ITR-V forms.

Online Verification on the e-filing website with EVC:

  • Online verification of ITR can be done by generation of Electronic Verification Code (EVC) which functions like a One Time Password (OTP) for verification process.
  • EVC is sent to the registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Multiple methods of EVC generation are offered by the IT Department. Let us understand them into details:

Electronic Verification Code (EVC):

  • Electronic Verification Code (EVC) refers to a unique alpha-numeric code that is exclusive to each PAN.
  • EVC has dispelled the offline verification to a great extent and has simplified the e-verification of ITR on the e-filing portal.

How to Generate EVC?

EVCs can be generated through five ways which are as follows:

A. e-Verification using Aadhaar OTP
B. e-Verification using Net Banking
C. e-Verification using Bank Account
D. e-Verification using Demat Account
E. e-Verification using Bank ATM

A. e-Verification using Aadhaar OTP:

Follow below steps to e-verify your ITR using Aadhar OTP.

1. Login to e-Filing Portal.
2. Click on “e-File” Tab and Select “Income Tax Return” from the drop down.
3. Select the “Assessment Year”, “ITR Form Name” and “Submission Mode” and click “Continue”.
4. Select Verification mode as “Aadhaar OTP”.
5. Submit your Return/Upload the XML.
6. Click “Generate Aadhaar OTP”. OTP will be sent to mobile number registered with Aadhaar and is valid for 30 minutes from the time of generation of OTP.
7. Enter the OTP and click “Submit”.
8. ITR Verification Complete.

Notes:

  • e-Verification will be acknowledged on the screen along with the transaction ID and confirmation will be sent on registered email ID after the successful verification.
  • Also, the e-filing of ITR via Gen IT Software follows a few clicks for the Income-tax return filing as per government compliance.

B. e-Verification using Net Banking:

Follow below steps to e-verify your ITR using Net Banking.

1. Login to Net Banking A/c.
2. Click the “e-Filing” link.
3. You will be redirected to e-Filing Portal.
4. Click on “e-File” Tab and Select“Income Tax Return” from the drop down.
5. Select the “Assessment Year”, “ITR For Name” & “Submission Mode” & click “Continue”.
6. Submit your Return/ Upload the XML.
7. ITR Verification Complete.


C. e-Verification using Bank Account:

Follow below steps to e-verify your ITR using Bank Account.

1. Login to e-Filing Portal.
2. Select “Profile Settings” & pre- validate your bank account.
3. Click on “e-File” Tab and Select “Income Tax Return” from the drop down.
4. Select the “Assessment Year”, “ITR Form Name” & “Submission Mode” & click “Continue”.
5. Select Verification mode as “EVC using pre- validated bank account”.
6. EVC will be sent to the mobile number registered with bank account and is valid for 72 Hours from the time of generation of OTP.
7. Submit your Return/ Upload the XML.
8. Enter the EVC on e-Filing Portal.
9. ITR Verification Complete.

D. e-Verification using Demat Account:

Follow below steps to e-verify your ITR using Demat Account.

1. Login to e-Filing Portal.
2. Select “Profile Settings” & pre-validate your demat account.
3. Click on “e-File” Tab and Select “Income Tax Return” from the drop down.
4. Select the “Assessment Year”, “ITR Form Name” and “Submission Mode” and click “Continue”.
5. Select Verification mode as “EVC using pre- validated demat account”.
6. EVC will be sent to the mobile number registered with demat account and is valid for 72 Hours from the time of generation of OTP.
7. Submit your Return/ Upload the XML.
8. Enter the EVC.
9. ITR Verification Complete.

E. e-Verification using Bank ATM:

Follow below steps to e-verify your ITR using Bank ATM.

1. Swipe your ATM card at your Bank ATM.
2. Select “PIN for e-Filing”.
3. EVC will be sent to the mobile number registered with bank account and is valid for 72 Hours from the time of generation of OTP.
4. Login to e-Filing Portal.
5. Click on “e-File” Tab and Select “Income Tax Return” from the drop down.
6. Select the “Assessment Year”, “ITR Form Name” and “Submission Mode” and click “Continue”.
7. Select Verification mode as “Already generated EVC through Bank ATM”.
8. Submit your Return/ Upload the XML.
9. Enter the EVC on e-Filing Portal.
10. ITR Verification Complete.


Online Verification using EVC:

Once you generate EVC from any of the methods discussed above, the next step is to e-verify your ITR using that EVC. Refer to below steps for details:

1. Login to e-Filing Portal.
2. Click on “My Account” and in the drop down Select “e-Verify Return”.
3. All the filed ITRs pending for Verification will be displayed, click on “e-Verify” link against the ITR which is to be e-Verified.
4. Now choose the mode of e-Verification from the available options.
5. Generate EVC through the chosen mode of e-Verification.
6. Enter the EVC and Click on “Submit”.
7. ITR Verification Complete.

Notes:

e-Verification will be acknowledged on the screen along with the transaction ID and confirmation will be sent on registered email ID after the successful verification.
Bank account linked with Aadhaar card is a prerequisite for the generation of EVC through Net Banking.

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