How to e-verify your Income Tax Return

Last Updated On: Dec. 9, 2021, 11:48 p.m.
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HOW TO E-VERIFY YOUR INCOME TAX RETURN

Once you complete your filing of Income Tax return, the next process is to verify it. The Income Tax Department starts processing your return, once it is verified. Refunds, if any, are processed for returns that have been submitted and verified.

 

 

Procedure to Verify your Income Tax Return online:

I. Electronic verification code

Electronic verification code can be generated using the following options.

Login to eFiling through NetBanking:

Option of Login to eFiling portal is also available through net banking platform of various banks in India. Taxpayer having accounts with those banks (with their PAN attached with the bank account and the PAN is registered in eFiling portal) can login to eFiling portal through their Net banking (Please verify the link to eFiling option in net banking platform with the respective banks). After login to eFiling portal through net banking, Taxpayer can submit any of the listed items and it will be automatically e-Verified, (EVC will be generated and attached to the item automatically). Currently this option is available for specific banks

Pre-validated Bank Account

Taxpayer can generate an EVC using Pre-validated bank account details and the EVC can be used for e-Verifcation. Taxpayer must have linked their bank account with eFiling account. Option to link the same is available under Profile Settings ⇒ Prevalidate Bank Account after login to eFiling portal. Currently this option is available for specific banks – Currently this option is available for specific banks

Pre-validated Demat Account Details

Taxpayer can generate an EVC using Pre-validated DEMAT account details and the EVC can be used for e-Verifcation. Taxpayer must have linked their DEMAT account with eFiling account. Option to link the same is available under Profile Settings ⇒ Prevalidate DEMAT Account after login to eFiling portal.

National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDSL) provided the option to pre-validate the Demat account

EVC through Bank ATM

Taxpayer can generate an EVC through ATM and the EVC can be used to verify the listed items. “PIN FOR INCOME TAX FILING” option can be used in the ATM to generate the EVC. Taxpayer must have linked their PAN with the respective bank account and the PAN should be registered with eFiling for the same. Upon using the option, Taxpayer will get the EVC on the registered mobile number (Primary mobile number registered with specific Bank). EVC generated using this option is valid for 72 Hours. – Currently this option is available for specific banks. Taxpayer can also generate EVC using Netbanking Login or Pre-validated Bank Account or Pre-validated DEMAT account under My Account ⇒ Generate EVC option after login to eFiling portal and it is valid for 72 Hours from the time of generation of the code.

 

II. Aadhaar OTP

To generate an EVC through Aadhaar is done in two stages.

Firstly, the taxpayer has to link PAN with Aadhaar through the e-filing portal.

The taxpayer’s PAN credentials such as Name, Date of Birth and Gender will be matched with the Aadhaar credentials. On matching, the PAN will be linked to Aadhaar.

The taxpayer has to opt for Aadhaar EVC. A One Time Password (OTP) will be generated by the Aadhaar authorities and sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile of the taxpayer. Using this OTP, the taxpayer would be able to verify the uploaded return.

 

III. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC):

Firstly, Register your DSC on the Income Tax Portal

 

IV.Send the Hard Copy of the ITR – V

ITR-V should be sent only by post or speed post to CPC, Post Box – 1, Electronic City Office, Bengaluru 560100, Karnataka. The courier option is not applicable.

 

 

 

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