What is ITR-V (Acknowledgement)?

By Hiral Vakil on February 11, 2020

ITR-V means Income Tax Return Verification Form, it is also known as ITR-V (Acknowledgement). When a taxpayer files the ITR (Income tax return), they receive ITR V on their registered email id from the income tax department. The process of ITR filing is not complete unless the ITR is verified by the taxpayer. You can either e-Verify Income Tax return or send ITR-V to CPC Bangalore.

Income Tax: Rates, Due Date and Return Filing in India

How to open ITR-V?

ITR-V is password protected for security reasons. The password is your PAN in lower case followed by your Date of birth.

For Example:


DOB: 01/01/1990

Password: abcpp1234a01011990

How to downlaod ITR-V?

How to check ITR-V receipt status online?

Follow these steps to check your ITR-V receipt status online:

  1. Go to ITR Status page on Income Tax E-Filing website
  2. Enter following details
    • Permanent Account Number (PAN)
    • Acknowledgment Number
    • Captcha Code
  3. Click submit to track status.

How to verify ITR V?

Once the ITR is filed, you are required to verify your ITR V using any of the following ways:

ITR e-Verification View Plan


1. Where do I have to send ITR-V?

You can verify your return in an offline manner. In that case, you have to send a signed copy of ITR-V to Centralized Processing Centre, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru – 560500. You can send ITR-V within 120 days from the date of filing return. You can send ITR-V by normal post or speed post (Not by courier or Registered post)

2. What happens if I don’t send ITR-V in time?

If ITR-V is not sent within 120 days then your return will not be processed by the IT Department. Sometimes, the Income Tax Department (ITR) allows you to verify return after 120 days so you should check the status of a particular return from your login on Income Tax Website.

3. What is CPC?

CPC stands for Central Processing Center for Income Tax Returns. IT Department has set up this CPC in Bangaluru to expedite the processing of income tax returns at a central location. This is where you have to send your signed copy of ITR-V.