How To e-Verify The ITR Online Using A DSC On The Income Tax e-Filing Portal?

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Maharshi Shah

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A digital signature is an electronic form of a signature that authenticates the signatory of a document. A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is the electronic format of a physical or paper certificate that serves as a proof of identity of an individual. Taxpayers belonging to the below categories should e-verify their ITR using a DSC:

  1. Accounts audited u/s 44AB (Individual, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), Partnership firm, and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP))
  2. Companies
  3. Political Parties
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Steps To e-Verify ITR Using DSC

  1. Prepare ITR Form

    Prepare the Income Tax Return Form and generate the file as an XML file. Furthermore, access the Income Tax e-Filing Portal and log in using valid credentials.

  2. Navigate to Income Tax Return option

    Click on e-File > Income Tax ReturnIncome Tax e-Filing Portal - Dashboard

  3. Enter the appropriate details

    Hence, select the appropriate Assessment Year and ITR Form Number from the drop-down list. Therefore, select the “Upload XML” option from the submission mode option. Click on continue.Income Tax Return Page

  4. DSC option

    Additionally, select the DSC option from the given options. Click on continue.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Choose DSC Option

  5. Consent message

    A Pre-fill Consent message pop-up appears. Hence, click on the check-box.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Prefill Consent Message

  6. Complete the process

    Finally, attach the ITR XML file and the DSC file to complete the process of filing the return.Income Tax e-Filing Portal - Upload XML Page

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FAQs

How to e-verify ITR through net banking?

ITR can be e-Verified in the following ways:

1. Via Aadhar based OTP
2. Generating EVC via net banking
3. Generating EVC via bank account
4. Generating EVC through your respective bank’s ATM
5. Verifying Tax Returns through Demat Account
6. Sending signed ITR-V/Acknowledgement receipt

What happens when ITR isn’t e-verified?

The Income Tax Department (ITD) treats the ITRs filed but not verified as invalid. Moreover, if an Individual doesn’t verify his/her ITR, it will be treated as if he/she has not filed the ITR for a particular assessment year. In order to complete the ITR filing process,  an individual is required to verify it.

How long does it take to process ITR after e-verification?

Usually, it takes around 30-45 days to process after ITR e-verification.

What happens after e verification of ITR?

Once the e-verification process is completed, you would have to wait for a month for Intimation from the Income Tax Department u/s 143(1). Hence, an email called Intimation 143(1) will be sent out to you once your income tax return gets processed.

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