How to Generate EVC on the e-Filing Portal?

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Maharshi Shah

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The service to generate the electronic verification code is only applicable to the individuals registered on the e-filing portal. This article explains how to generate EVC on the e-filing portal. This service provides the following functions to the users:


How to Generate EVC?

  1. Login to the e-filing portal

    Visit the e-filing portal and login using the user ID and

  2. Generating EVC

    Click on Services > Generate EVC from the - Generate EVC option

  3. Procedure to Generate the electronic verification code

    On Generate EVC page, select PAN / TAN and click - Select PAN or TAN

  4. Methods to generate the electronic verification code

    Here are the following methods:
    Net Banking
    Bank Account
    Demat Account and Bank - Methods to Generate EVC

  5. Net Banking

    Upon selecting this option, you will be asked to login via net banking. Select the appropriate - Select Bank Name

  6. Generate EVC via Net Banking

    Sign in to your bank account using net banking and click on the link to log in to the e-Filing portal. On your Dashboard, click Services > Generate EVC - Generate EVC via Net Banking

  7. EVC Generated Successfully

    You will receive the generated EVC on your mobile number and e-mail ID registered on the e-Filing portal and success message will be - EVC Generated

  8. Generating EVC via Bank Account

    On the Generate EVC page, select Through Bank Account and click Continue. A success message will be displayed, and you will receive the EVC on your mobile number and email ID verified by the - Generate EVC via Bank Account

  9. Generating EVC via Demat Account

    Select the option to generate EVC via Demat account and click on continue and repeat the above mentioned process. Hence, you will receive a success message with your EVC on your mobile number and email ID verified by NSDL / - Generate EVC via Demat Account

You can also generate an EVC in an offline mode by visiting your nearest ATM, entering your PIN and selecting the “Generate EVC for Income Tax Filing“. You will receive an EVC on your mobile number and email ID registered with the e-filing portal.


What is an EVC?

An Electronic Verification Code (EVC) is a 10 digit alphanumeric code that is sent to the registered mobile number of the tax filer while filing his/her returns online.

How long is the EVC valid for?

EVC is valid for 72 hours.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hi @Dia_malhotra

    ITD have launched the portal yesterday night. Due to heavy traffic some of the features are not working properly. It will be resumed soon.

    Stay tuned with us. Will update you with every feature new portal has!

    In the meantime, you can check out all the features in the below post

  2. Hi @Niral_Koradia, this can help

  3. Hi, @Nireka Thank you for your response. Is there any place where it announces whether it has been completed or not? I’m wondering about the last date of the filing.

  4. @Niral_Koradia, we are expecting it around mid-August. The last date of filing ITR when Tax Audit is not Applicable for AY 2021-22 is 30th September 2021.

    You can follow us on Twitter to get updates about new releases and ITR filing

  5. HI @Nireka Hope you are doing well ! Do you happen to know the status for enabling E-Filling ? Is it still pending from ITD side or from quicko’s technical side ?

  6. Hey @Niral_Koradia, the ITD has published the schemas for Income Tax Return and you will be able to prepare the ITR on Quicko. However, we are still awaiting APIs that are required to enable ITR filing from ITD. ITR filing will be soon enabled on Quicko.
    Stay tuned for all the exciting product feature updates next week!

  7. Hello, I have withdrawn my EPF & EPS completely in July this year. I had not completed 5 years service and hence some amount is taxable. I need help in understanding how this should be reported when I file ITR next year.

    Here’s what I have already figured out -
    A - Employee’s contribution - Not taxable, should be reported under exempted income under section 10(11)
    B - Interest on employee’s contribution - Taxed as income from other sources
    C - Employer’s contribution - Taxable as profits in lieu of salary under section 17(3)
    D - Interest on employer’s contribution - Taxable as profits in lieu of salary under section 17(3)
    E - I have claimed EPF for deduction under section 80C in past. Since I didn’t complete 5 years of service, this amount is now taxable as income in current year.

    What I can’t figure out -
    1 - Whether EPS (pension) is taxable, and under which section it should be reported
    2 - With reference to point E above, under which section should I report this amount as income?
    3 - With reference to point E above, let’s say in one of the previous years the deductions claimed under 80C were: 1.5 lakh PPF, 25k insurance premium, 28k EPF. In this case my 1.5 lakh investment limit under 80C is being exhausted by investments without taking EPF into consideration. Do I still need to report 28k EPF as salary income this year?

    Thank you in advance for any helpful insight.

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