5 Ways to E-Verify Your Income Tax Return
Majority of the taxpayers think that Income tax filing is
complete once the return is uploaded, but this is not so. After filing your
income tax returns, you need to get your ITR-V (acknowledgement received on
filing ITR) verified. Then the process is complete. Earlier, it was mandatory
for taxpayers to send the physical copy of ITR-V duly signed to Income Tax
Department in Bangalore within 120 days of e-filing income tax return. Now,
taxpayers can e-verify it in minutes in five different ways as explained here.
Your income tax returns can be e-verified by generating an
Electronic Verification Code (EVC) which is a 10-digit alphanumeric code and
unique to a PAN. On one EVC code only one online income tax return can be
verified, so in case you revise your income tax return, you need to generate
another EVC. After verifying your return via EVC, you are no longer required to
send the physical ITR-V to CPC Centre, Bangalore.
Let’s understand ways
to obtain EVC code:
through net banking facility
- Login to your Net Banking Account and check
whether they are authorised by the income tax department to provide
e-verification facilities. Also, your PAN should be validated via KYC before
using this method.
- After the first step, go to your Net Banking Account
and select “E-Verify” Option, which will redirect you to the government
- Here, click on “My Account” on e-filing page
which will generate the EVC.
- This will be sent on your registered email id
and mobile number. Using this EVC you can then e-verify your return.
through Aadhar card OTP
- Login to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and
ensure your Aadhar card is linked with this portal to generate OTP for e-filing
[the facility will be available to the left-hand side of the webpage].
- Then click on the option “Generate Aadhar OTP”.
- After Aadhar is authenticated and linked, an OTP
will be sent to the taxpayer’s registered mobile number. Then this OTP can be
used to e-verify the tax return.
- This OTP is valid for 10 minutes. After
completing this e-verification method, you can download the acknowledgement
from registered email address.
through government e-filing portal
To e-verify IT returns using government e-filing portal,
taxpayers need to meet certain criteria i.e. Taxable income should be less than
Rs. 5 lakhs and you do not claim a Refund.
- To use this mode, directly log on to
- After login, click on “E-verify” and the EVC
will sent to your registered email address and mobile number.
- Use this EVC to complete the e-verification
However, it’s recommended to use the other methods discussed
for e-verification if you don’t meet the set criteria or if you are
unsuccessful in completing the process.
through bank’s ATM
- Some banks are registered with the IT department
for providing e-verification facility. So check with your bank before
- EVC can be generated by swiping your ATM card in
your bank ATM and by selecting an option of PIN for e-filing.
- Then EVC will be received on your registered
mobile number which can be used to verify your income tax returns on government
- This method is useful if you are unable to login
to your net banking account to generate EVC.
through Demat account
- Before using this method, you need to provide
your depository details on government e-filing portal which should be confirmed
by the depository.
- Then select Profile Settings on the portal and
pre-validate your Demat account.
- Choose verification mode as EVC using a Demat account.
You will receive EVC on your registered mobile number.
- Enter this EVC on e-filing portal to complete
the verification process.
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