Income Tax Verification – e Verify ITR using Different Methods

Filing your ITR is not the last step of the process. It is equally important to e verify your ITR. The Income Tax Department (ITD) processes your return only after the completion of the verification process of the ITR. Moreover, only returns that have been verified are eligible for refunds. Additionally, if you do not verify your return, it will be treated as an invalid return. Therefore, in this case, you will have to file a belated return.

Prerequisites to Verify ITR

  • Registered user on the e-Filing portal with valid user ID and password
  • Acknowledgement Number (to e-Verify ITR without logging into the e-Filing portal)
  • You have filed a return or an ERI has filed the return on your behalf (to e-Verify ITR)

How to e Verify ITR by Logging in to the e-Filing Portal?

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Given below are the steps to e-verify the ITR on the Income Tax e-Filing Portal.

  1. Visit the e-Filing portal

    Login using user ID and password.

  2. e-Verify Return option

    Click on e-File > Income Tax Return > e-Verify Return

  3. Select the e-Verify option for the appropriate return

    On the e-Verify Return page, click e-Verify against the unverified return.

  4. Methods to Verify ITR

    Choose one of the options explained below to e verify the ITR.

  5. Condonation Request

    If you are e-Verifying the return after 120 days of filing, you will have to file a condonation request.

Methods to Verify ITR

It is important to e verify the return in 120 days. You can either complete the process of verification online by e-verification or by physically submitting the ITR-V to CPC, Bangalore. Given below are the methods one can use to complete the process of e-verification of ITR:

S.No Methods
1

e-Verify your ITR (immediately after filing) or any other Income Tax related submissions / services / responses / requests using the following options:

a DSC
b Generate Aadhaar OTP
c Existing Aadhaar OTP
d Existing EVC
e Generate EVC through Bank Account
f Generate EVC through Bank Account
g Net Banking**
h Generate EVC through Bank ATM option (offline method)
2

e-Verify your ITR pre-login / post login. Applicable in case of the following:

  • You selected e-Verify Later option while submitting Income Tax Returns
  • Returns submitted by ERIs
  • Returns whose verification is pending for more than 120 days (after providing appropriate reason for the delay)

 

e Verify ITR using DSC

You will not be able to e-Verify your ITR using Digital Signature Certificate if you select the e-Verify Later option while submitting Income Tax Return. You can use DSC as an e-Verification option if you choose to e-Verify your ITR immediately after filing.

  • On the e-Verify page, select I would like to e-Verify using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
  • After the download and installation of emsigner utility is complete, select I have downloaded and installed emsigner utility on the Verify Your Identity page and click Continue
  • On the Data Sign page, select your Provider, Certificate and enter the Provider Password. Click Sign

e Verify ITR using Aadhaar OTP

To verify your ITR using this method, you will be required to link your Aadhaar to your registered mobile number. Moreover, you must also link your PAN to your Aadhaar.

  • On the e-Verify page, select I would like to verify using OTP on mobile number registered with Aadhaar and click Continue 
  • On the Aadhaar OTP page, select the I agree to validate my Aadhaar Details checkbox and click Generate Aadhaar OTP
  • Enter the 6-digit OTP received on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar and click Validate

You can also choose the option to e verify your return using the existing Aadhaar OTP by clicking on the option “I already have an OTP on Mobile number registered with Aadhaar” and enter the 6 digit OTP.

e Verify using Electronic Verification Code – EVC

  • On the e-Verify page, select I already have an Electronic Verification Code (EVC)
  • Enter EVC in the Enter EVC textbox and click Continue

e Verify ITR using Bank Account

This facility is only applicable to certain banks. Moreover, you would also need to prevalidate your bank account on the portal. The process of prevalidation is successful only if the PAN matches the bank account records.

  • On the e-Verify page, select Through Bank Account and click Continue
  • Enter the EVC received on your mobile number and email ID registered with your bank account in the Enter EVC textbox and click e-Verify

e Verify ITR using Demat Account

This method is similar to the Bank Account method. In this case, too, you will have to prevalidate your Demat Account on the Income Tax e-Filing portal. This process takes 1-2 hours and in case of any error, you receive an e-Mail on the registered e-Mail ID. Hence, you can generate an EVC to complete the process of ITR verification.

  • On the e-Verify page, select Through Demat Account and click Continue
  • Enter the EVC received on your mobile number and email ID registered with your demat account in the Enter EVC textbox and click e-Verify

e Verify ITR using NetBanking

You can go ahead with this method if you have availed the Netbanking of your bank account. On the e-Verify page, select Through Net Banking and click Continue.

  • Select the bank through which you want to e-Verify and click Continue
  • Read the disclaimer that pops up on the screen and click on continue. Log in to your Net Banking using your Net Banking user ID and password. Click the link to log in to e-Filing from your bank’s website
  • On successful login, you will be taken to the e-Filing Dashboard. Go to the respective ITR / Form / service and click e-Verify. Your ITR / Form / Service will be e-Verified successfully

Verify ITR using Bank ATM – Offline Method

Similar to the netbanking method, the Income Tax Department offers this facility to generate code through the bank ATM to select banks. Therefore, the EVC generated through this process is valid for 72 hours. The code is sent to your registered mobile number.

  • Visit your bank’s ATM and swipe your ATM card
  • Enter PIN
  • Select Generate EVC for Income tax Filing. Hence, An EVC will be sent to your mobile number and email ID registered with the e-Filing portal
  • The generated EVC can be used to e-Verify the return by selecting I already have an Electronic Verification Code (EVC) as a preferred choice of e-Verification. Refer to the e Verify ITR using EVC section of this article to proceed and verify your return

e Verify Return without Logging in to the e-Filing Portal

  • Go to the e-Filing portal homepage and click e-Verify Return
  • On the e-Verify Return page, enter your PAN, select the Assessment Year, enter Acknowledgment Number of the ITR filed and Mobile Number available with you and click Continue
  • Enter the OTP and submit it to complete the process of verifying your return

Send ITR-V to CPC

If it is not possible to electronically verify your ITR, you can physically verify it. You will have to send a signed copy of the ITR-V to Income Tax Department. Following is the list of the important points you need to remember while following this process:

  • It is a one-page document which should be signed in blue-ink and you cannot courier ITR-V
  • You do not have to send any supporting documents along with ITR-V
  • You will receive an intimation via SMS on your registered mobile number and e-Mail ID once the ITD receives your ITR-V form
  • The address of CPC Bangalore for speed post: CPC, Post Box No. 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore – 560100, Karnataka, India

Sample ITR-V Form

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Check your Income Tax Return Status using the PAN and Acknowledgment number - which is allocated by the Income Tax Department after filing your ITR.
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FAQs

What happens if I don’t verify my ITR?

You need to verify your ITR within 120 days of filing. Failing to do so, the Income Tax Department will treat your ITR as invalid. In this case, you will have to file a revised return.

What is the e-Mail ID of CPC?

There is no e-Mail ID to contact the CPC. The only way to contact them is through the toll free number and chargeable contact number. The toll free number of CPC is: 1800-425-2229

What is the password to open ITR-V?

The password to open the ITR-V document is the combination of your PAN and D.o.B, the last 5-digits of your PAN number and D.o.B in the ddmmyy format.

My demat account / bank account is inactive, can I e-Verify my return with this account?

No. You need to have an active demat account / bank account which needs to be pre-validated and EVC-enabled on e-Filing portal to e-Verify your return using your demat account / bank account.

Will delay in e-Verification attract any penalty?

If you do not verify in time, your return is treated as not filed and it will attract all the consequences of not filing ITR under the Income Tax Act, 1961. However, you may request condonation of delay in verification by giving appropriate reason. Only after submission of such a request, you will be able to e-Verify your return. However, the return will be treated valid only once the condonation request has been approved by the competent Income Tax Authority.

What to do in case ITR-V is rejected?

You can see the reason for rejection on your e-Filing Dashboard. You may send another ITR-V or choose to e-Verify the ITR online.

Income Tax e-Filing Portal : Check Aadhaar PAN Link Status

It has been made mandatory to link the PAN with the Aadhaar. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the deadline from December 31st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020. Therefore, individuals who fail to so will not be able to file their Income Tax Returns (ITR). In addition to this, the PAN of the holder becomes inoperable. Hence, it is important to link your PAN to the Aadhaar and you can also verify the status of the process on the Income Tax e-Filing website.

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Steps to Check Status of PAN-Aadhaar Link

  1. Visit the Income Tax e-Filing website

    Visit the Income Tax e-Filing portal and navigate to the Link Aadhaar Status page.

  2. Enter the required details

    1. PAN
    2. Aadhaar Number
    Finally, click on the “View Link Aadhaar Status” option.
    Hence, the status will be mentioned to you in the following manner:

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FAQs

Who needs to link Aadhaar with PAN?

According to a notification issued by the Finance Ministry, every person who has been allotted a PAN and who is eligible to get an Aadhaar number will have to do so. The Supreme Court had also upheld Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act making the PAN-Aadhaar linkage mandatory.

What is the last date to complete the linking of the Aadhaar with the PAN?

The last date to link both the cards has been extended from the 31st of December 2019 to the 31st of March 2020.

Notice for non-submission of ITR

Once you upload the Income Tax Return on Income Tax Portal, the return filing process is not complete. The last step is to e-verify your ITR. Unless you don’t e-verify ITR online, the income tax department does not process it. The assessee must e-verify the ITR within 120 days from the date of filing.

If the assessee has missed to e-verify the ITR, he would receive an email from the income tax department.
Email address: ITR_status@cpc.gov.in
Subject of the email: Non-Submission of ITR V for e-return of AY 2019-20
Reason: The assessee has not e-verified the Income Tax Return within 120 days from the filing of the return

Solution

You can e-verify the ITR in either of the following ways:

1. E-Verify ITR online using Aadhaar OTP

Aadhar OTP is sent to the mobile number linked with Aadhar of the assessee. Enter OTP to verify ITR. It is compulsory to link PAN with Aadhar to use this option

2. E-Verify ITR online using EVC i.e. Electronic Verification Code

  • Using NetBanking – Use the e-verification option after logging into your net banking account

3. E-Verify ITR online using DSC i.e. Digital Signature Certificate

E-Verify the ITR using the signature file generated from the DSC of the assessee. Use the Digital Signature Utility to generate the signature file.

4. Send ITR-V to CPC Bangalore

Sign the copy of ITR-V and send it to CPC Bangalore.

FAQs

What happens if you forget to e verify ITR?

Failure to verify the e-return filed, would render the e-return as invalid.

What is the last date to E Verify ITR?

According to income tax laws, a taxpayer gets 120 days from the date of filing an income tax return (ITR) to verify his/her tax return.

Do we need to e verify both original and revised returns?

If you verify the original return within the period of 120 days of filing, and the revised return, both will become valid. The revised will take precedence (since revised return replaces original return in every aspect) and will be taken up for assessment.

Documents required for Income Tax Return filing in India

Income Tax Return or ITR forms are different on the basis of income sources. Specific documents of the taxpayer are required to file ITR.
Other documents required may differ based on the income situation. These documents are not required to be submitted to the IT Department while filing the Income Tax Return. Since ITR is an annexure-less form. However, if a taxpayer receives a notice from the ITD such documents may be required to be submitted.

List of Basic Documents required for filing the Income Tax Return – ITR

Following are the basic documents mandatory to file an ITR in India:

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Documents Required for Different Income Heads

Salary Income/ Pension Income

Following documents are required from taxpayer having salary/ pension income:

  • Form 16
  • Salary Slips (If form 16 is not available)
  • Pension Statement / Passbook

House Property Income

The following documents are required to determine when rental income is earned by a taxpayer or there is a home loan. These documents will help determine the correct deduction and Income from House Property.

  • Property Address
  • Rent Agreement
  • Co-ownership details in case of co-owned property
  • Municipal Tax Receipts
  • Form 16A if TDS is deducted on rental income
  • Home loan repayment certificate/ Interest Certificate from the bank
  • Pre-Construction Interest Details
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Capital Gains Income

When an individual sells any movable or immovable property a Capital Gain arises. It also includes the sale of shares and securities.

  • Sales and Purchase deed, stamp duty valuation in case of sale of the land/ building
  • Details of Improvement cost.
  • Details of expenses incurred on the transfer of capital assets
  • Proof of cost of the asset, cost of improvement and sales receipts in case of movable assets
  • Details of investment made to claim exemptions
  • Capital Gains Deposit Account details if any
  • For shares & securities- Trading statement/ Stock Ledger/ Contact Notes
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Business and Professional Income

Following are the documents required to file the return if you are earning any income from Business and Profession during the year:

  • Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statement
  • Bank Account Statement/ Passbook
  • Supporting documents for expenses incurred
  • Cash Register
  • Any other documents required to maintain the books of accounts of the business & profession
  • Audit Report in case the profit from the business is less than 8% of the Total Turnover.
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Income from Other Source

Any income which does not fall under any of the above heads of income, in that case, it will come under the head Income From Other Source.

  • Total Interest income earned from savings/ current account
  • Interest certificate from deposits/ Bonds/ NSC
  • PPF Account Statement/ Passbook
  • Dividend Warrants/ counterfoils
  • Proof of details of receipt of any other incomes
  • Rent Agreement in case of let out machinery
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Documents Required for Tax Saving Investments (Section 80)

One can invest in some of the tax-saving investment schemes to save taxes and claim a tax deduction. Following are the documents that come in handy for tax saving investment made:

  • ELSS/ ULIP/ NSC investment details
  • PPF account passbook/ statement
  • Life/Medical Insurance Receipts
  • Details of Tax Saving FD
  • National Pension Scheme investment details
  • Senior Citizen Saving scheme investment details
  • Donation Receipts
  • Children Tuition Fees Paid Receipts
  • Repayment Certificate for home loan/ education loan
  • Certificate from specified medical authorities in case of disability
  • Receipts/proof of any other tax saving investment/contributions

Documents Required for Foreign Income and Foreign Investments

  • Details of foreign income and taxes deducted on the same
  • Details of Assets held outside India including the foreign bank accounts.
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FAQs

What is the list of documents required for filing basic ITR?

The basic list of documents required to file ITR is as follows:
PAN (Permanent Account Number)   
Aadhar Number
Form 26AS
Bank Account Details
Challan of any advance tax or self-assessment tax (if paid during the year)
Details of the original return (if filing a revised return)

What is Form 16?

It is a certificate of TDS on salary. Every employer issues Form 16 to an employee after the end of a Financial year. Employees usually receive Form 16 before 31st May of the next financial year. It contains details of income earned and the taxes deducted. Furthermore, Form 16 is divided into two parts: Form 16 Part A and Form 16 Part B.

What is Form 26AS?

It is a consolidated Tax Credit Statement which provides the following details to a taxpayer:

1. Details of taxes deducted from the taxpayer’s income.
​2. Details of taxes collected from taxpayer’s payments.
3. Advance Taxes, Self Assessment Taxes, and Regular Assessment
4. Taxes paid by the taxpayers.
5. Details of the refund received during the year.
6. Details of any high-value transactions (for eg. Shares, Mutual Funds, etc.).

Documents required for GST Registration

GST Registration means allotment of a GST Number or GSTIN to the taxpayer who is liable to collect GST from its customers and pay it to the government. The taxpayer can claim the Input Tax Credit of taxes paid on purchases before making payment of tax. Documents required for GST Registration depends on the nature of the business. The taxpayer can apply for GST Registration on the GST Portal.

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List of Documents required for GST Registration

Business related Documents

  • PAN Card
    The 16 digit unique GSTIN comprises of the PAN of the business. Thus, PAN is a mandatory document for registration except in case of Non-Resident.
  • Proof of Business Registration
    This may be different for every applicant depending on the type of business.
    • Partnership – Partnership Deed
    • Company – Certificate of Incorporation issued by MCA
    • LLP – Certificate of Incorporation issued by MCA
    • Trust, Club, AOP, BOI, Cooperative Society – Registration certificate under the respective Act
    • Sole Proprietorship – No document required
  • Proof of Address
    This is required as a proof for the place of business of the applicant.
    • Own premises – electricity bill, landline bill, water bill or receipt of property tax
    • Rented or Leased premises – Rent Agreement or Lease Deed. Also, submit a document that contains the address of the premises in the name of the lessor. In the absence of Rent Agreement or Lease Deed, submit an affidavit.
    • Other cases – Consent letter or NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the owner of the premises. Also, submit a document that contains the address of the premises in the name of the owner.
  • Proof of Bank Account
    This is required as a proof for the bank details of the applicant. Bank details include bank name, branch name, bank account number, MICR Code and IFSC Code. It can be any of the following:
    • Cancelled cheque
    • Copy of the first page of bank passbook
    • Copy of relevant page of the bank statement
Once the GST Registration is approved by the tax officer, the taxpayer needs to login to the GST Portal using the credentials shared on registered email. When the taxpayer logs in to the GST Portal, he/she is required to submit the proof of bank account.
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Once the GST Registration is approved by the tax officer, the taxpayer needs to login to the GST Portal using the credentials shared on registered email. When the taxpayer logs in to the GST Portal, he/she is required to submit the proof of bank account.

FAQs

How to change GST registration details?

In order to change the details of your registration, you need to visit the GST official portal. Go to Services > Registration > Amendment of Registration Non-Core Fields. Select the desired tab and make the necessary changes.

How to download GST registration certificate?

You can download the GST registration certificate from the GST Portal. Go to Services > User Services > View/Download Certificates. Click on download. Your GST registration certificate will be downloaded.

Can I save the application for change of details in GST Registration?

Yes. The application made to change or update details can be saved. However, if the application is not submitted within 15 days from the date of starting the application, it will get canceled automatically.

Understand Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar (Aadhaar Card) a 12 digit unique identification number issued by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) on behalf of the Government of India. This unique number serves as a proof of Identity and address, anywhere in India.

Both Aadhaar letter received via India Post and e-Aadhaar downloaded from the UIDAI website are equally valid.

Any Resident individual can obtain Aadhaar card irrespective of their age, gender, caste, or religion. Each individual can enroll only once which is free of cost. The Aadhaar number allotted to the individual will be unique and will remain valid for life.

Aadhaar Card Enrollment Process

  • At present enrollment of Aadhaar is limited to the designated enrollment centers only. Every individual who wishes to obtain Aadhaar will have to personally visit any of these enrolment centers.
  • You can go to any authorized Aadhaar enrollment center anywhere in India with your identity and address proof. You can check out the list of enrollment centers here
  • Please note that UIDAI has does not currently offer online enrollment.
  • Appointment for Aadhaar enrolment can be obtained online. However, for the actual enrollment process, the physical presence of the individual is a must at the enrollment center.
  • UIDAI process accepts 18 PoI (Proof of Identity) and 33 PoA (Proof of Address) documents. Here is a nationally valid list of documents. Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport, and driving license.
  • Photo ID cards like PAN card and Govt ID cards are permissible for identity proof. Address proof documents also include water – electricity – telephone bills from the last three months.
  • In case you do not have the above common proofs, Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead is also accepted as proof of identity. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) is accepted as valid proof of address.
  • At the enrollment center, please fill your personal details within the form. Your photo, finger-prints, and iris scan are also taken as a part of the enrollment. You can review the details you have provided and make corrections during enrolment itself. You will get an acknowledgment slip with a temporary enrolment number and other details captured during enrolment
  • There is no due date for the enrollment process. Resident Individuals can enroll anytime as per their convenience at the designated enrollment centers.

Advantages of Aadhaar

  • Over time, Aadhaar will be widely recognized and accepted across the country and across service providers.
  • Aadhaar will result in a universal identity infrastructure over which governments and other service providers can build applications to facilitate different processes.
  • Aadhaar will work as a bridge between the individuals and the service agencies, using which, they can perform customer identification. This will essentially eliminate the requirement of performing repeated KYC ( Know Your Customer ) checks before providing services.
  • Service providers would no longer have to deny services to residents without identification documents. Residents would also be spared the trouble of repeatedly proving identity through documents each time they wish to access services such as obtaining a bank account, passport, or driving license, etc.
  • Aadhaar empowers the poor and the underprivileged residents in accessing services such as the formal banking system and also some of the services provided by the Government and the private sectors.

FAQs

How can I open my e-Aadhar card?

You can open the pdf file of your e Aadhaar card by inputting a combination of the first four letters of your name written in CAPITALS (Name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card) and your Year of Birth (in YYYY format) as your e-Aadhaar card password or e Aadhaar card PDF password.

Do I need to carry documents when updating my details at an Enrolment Centre?

Yes, you are required to carry originals of all documents whose details you are updating at an Enrolment Centre.

My first Aadhaar application was rejected, can I re-apply?

Usually an Aadhaar application is rejected due to technical/quality reasons. You are permitted to reapply for your Aadhaar.