E-verification is mandatory to complete the ITR (Income Tax Return) filing process. Income Tax Department processes your return after you e-verify your ITR. So don’t forget to e-verify your return. You can e-verify your ITR within 120 days from the date of filing ITR by using the Aadhaar OTP option.
You can e-Verify ITR in the following ways:
Steps for e-verification of ITR using Aadhaar OTP
- Visit the Income Tax e-Filing website
Login to Income Tax e-Filing website and hence, click on My Account > E-Verify Return
- Select the appropriate return
Therefore, click on e-Verify corresponding to the Return you filed for the current year
- Choose the Aadhaar option
Additionally, click on Option 3 – “I would like to use Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify return”
- Enter the OTP
Thus, you’ll receive 6 digit OTP on your Aadhaar registered mobile number. Finally, enter the same and click on submit. You will see a confirmation message along with a transaction ID.
There are five ways to e-verify ITR. If Aadhaar e-verification is not done successfully then you can also e-verify ITR using net banking option, bank account option, Demat account option, or bank ATM option.
Indeed. Just filing your return doesn’t end the process. e-Verification after filing is compulsory. e-Verification has to happen within 120 days of e-filing.
For taxpayers to e-Verify ITR online via Aadhar OTP requires them to fill in the one-time password (OTP) sent on the candidate’s mobile number which has to be linked to Aadhaar card and registered in the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) database.
First of all, by doing the e-Verification tax filer will not have to sign and submit the documents to the CPC office in Bangalore. Moreover, your returns will complete the procedure faster than compared to other means.