E-verify Income Tax Return

E-verify Income Tax Return

E-verify Income Tax Return: You need to send ITR-V to the Income Tax Department CPC within 120 days of e-filing your return, or you need to verify your return at the time of filing the return, or you can even verify your return after filing the return.

Under Section 234 F, you can pay the Income Tax Return before the due date without penalty. Still, if you fail to verify your Income Tax Return before the last date of filing an  ITR, then you are eligible for the penalty.

There are several options to verify your returns.

Option 1 – E-verify your Return at the Time of e-filing

  1. Login to the Income Tax e-filing portal from the official website of the e-filing income tax department.
  2. E-filing -> User Log in -> Login Home.
  3. Visit the e-file menu and update or upload your return.
  4. Choose the details from the available options and submit them by clicking on the submit button.
  5. After uploading your return, various options will be shown to e-verify your return.

Option 2 – Verify your return at a later stage, i.e., not at the time of filing the Income Tax Return

  1. Visit the official website of the e-filing income tax department and log in to the e-filing portal.
  2. Visit the My Account menu section and click on the e-verify return option.
  3. By clicking on the e-verify return option, you will be redirected to the page where all your return e-verification history will be available and indicate your pending e-verify returns.
  4. By clicking on pending e-verify, all the applicable options will become visible to e-verify your income tax return.

It provides three options to e-verify your return after the pre-submission of your ITR.

  • Option 1:- I already have an EVC  to e-verify my return.
  • Option 2:- I do not have an EVC and I would like to generate EVC to e-verify my return.
  • Option 3:- I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-verify my return.

Option 1 – What if you Already have the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) to e-verify my Return

  • This option will be used when you already have EVC and want to e-verify now.
  • After clicking on Option 1, you will see a box where you have to provide your Electronic Verification Code and click on the Submit button.
  • If you have entered the correct EVC, then the “Success” message will be shown.

You can generate your EVC with your Bank ATM card.

  1. In a bank ATM, when you swipe your card, you have options available. By selecting the option “Other Services.” you can generate the PIN for your Income Tax Filing. This also depends on the bank and the ATMs which you are using to generate the EVC.
  2. After the successful generation of the PIN, you will get a confirmation message on the screen.
  3. And the generated EVC will be sent to the registered mobile number and e-mail ID of the taxpayer.

Option 2 – You Want to e-verify your Return with EVC, but you Do not have Your EVC

There are so many options to generate Electronic Verification Code:-

  1. ÉCV – Through Net Banking
    1. By clicking on the “ECV – Through Net Banking”, you will be logged out from the e-filing account and redirected to the list of Banks that are available for Net Banking Log in.
    2. Select your bank and log in through your net banking credentials.
    3. After successful login, you will be redirected to an e-verification page from your e-filing account.
    4. Click and verify your return and then click on the “Continue” button.
    5. If the “Success” message will display on your screen, your return is verified, and you are done with your return e-verification process.
  2. ECV – Through Bank Account Number
    1. By clicking on the “ECV – Through Bank Account Number”, if your account is not pre-validated, then click on “Pre-validate your Bank Account.”
    2. Now select your bank name and enter the required details like Bank Account Number, IFSC Code, Mobile Number and email ID.
    3. After submitting all the details correctly, click on the pre-validate button. If the information provided by you is correct, then the “Success” page will appear on the screen.
    4. If you have already pre-validated your bank, click on the ”Yes” in the confirmation box, and ECV will be sent to your registered mobile number.
    5. Enter the ECV in the box and click on the “Submit” button. A success message will appear on the screen, and your e-verification is done.
  3. ECV – Through Demat Account Number
    1. By clicking on the “ECV – Through Bank Account Number”, if your Demat account is not pre-validated, then click on “Pre-validate your Bank Account.”
    2. Select your depository type and enter the required details like NSDL-DP ID, Mobile Number and email ID.
    3. After submitting all the details correctly, click on the pre-validate button. If the information provided by you is correct, then the “Success” page will appear on the screen.
    4. If you have already pre-validated your Demat Account, click on the ”Yes” in the confirmation box, and ECV will be sent to your registered mobile number.
    5. Enter the ECV in the box and click on the “Submit” button. A success message will appear on the screen, and your e-verification is done.
  4. EVC – To Registered Email ID and Mobile Number
    1. By clicking on the “ECV – Through Registered Mobile Number or Email ID.”
    2. You will receive ECV on your Registered Mobile Number or Email ID. Enter that ECV in the box and click on the “Submit” button.
    3. The “Success” message will appear on the screen if the ECV is correct and your e-verification is finished.

NOTE:- If your income is less than Rs. 5,00,000 and tax return is less tha Rs. 100, then only you can use verification through a registered mobile number or email ID.

Option 3 – You Want to e-verify your Return with Aadhaar Generated OTP

  • First, you need to link your Aadhaar Card with your PAN Card. Click on the “Link Aadhaar” and enter all your details like Name, Date of Birth, Sex; if the given data matches present data, then the Aadhaar will get linked.
  • If your Aadhaar is already linked with your PAN Card, you will receive an OTP on the registered Aadhaar Number.
  • Fill the OTP in the given box and click on the “Submit” button.

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