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April 19, 2015

No more sending ITR-V by post after income tax filing – Verification with aadhar card introduced

There is a good news to taxpayers. CBDT recently announced that taxpayers who filed their income tax returns online will no longer have to send the ITR-V paper acknowledgement by post to CPC Bangalore, if they have aadhar card which can be used for verification purpose.

Instead of manual verification, a new Electronic Verification Code has been introduced to verify the e-returns. For that one will have to mention their aadhar card number in ITR form, and tax-payer will get an OTP number on their mobile for verification, which needs to be completed on the website of tax filing.

Below is a snapshot of the new ITR form where aadhar card number is asked in case you have it.

aadhar card section in ITR form

Issues with the old system

Earlier the process was like this. Once you e-filed your tax returns, you then had to send the acknowledgement copy within 120 days to CPC Bangalore. Only those who had signatures could do verification online, but it was very rare, hence millions of tax-payers had to take the pain of manually sending the form.

However, the old system was not robust and a big number of people used to get messages that their acknowledgement has not reached tax department and other manual errors used to happen.

With the introduction of this new system, things will be simplified and even faster. Now the process will be as simple as filing the tax returns online and they will get a one time password for verification purpose on the registered mobile number, which has to be used for verification on the website of tax department. That would complete the process of verification.

efiling verification with aadhar card

But I don’t have Aadhaar Card ?

Don’t worry. You can always send the physical documents ITV-V to CPC, Bangalore like you did earlier. You can do that even if you have aadhar card. This new system of verification is just an alternative way for those who have aadhar card.

What do you think about this new system?

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KarenMenezes
KarenMenezes
7 years ago

Hi,

I have a query.

I e-verified my ITR using Aadhar OTP. the status shows that EVC accepted and it is successfully e-verified. Now, my doubt is that since I am due for a refund, do I have to still send ITR V/acknowledgement copy to CPC bengaluru? Because my ITR still not processed. Also, on the acknowledgement it is written in bold letter n red ink that DO NOT SEND THIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO CPC BENGALURU. Please help! What should I do?

Inder
Inder
7 years ago

i have return form with wrong assesssment year.what to do now? should i have to again e file my return for right assessment year?or there is some other method?

arun
arun
8 years ago

i have forgot to fill the column DESIGNATION OF AO (ward/circle) in itr -1 (sahaj) . other things are correct. itr 5 has been gfnerated and e verification has also been done . will i face any problem .

Balu
Balu
8 years ago

I had successfully e-verified via netbanking and did not send the acknowledgment to CPC Bangalore. I received SMS in Jan 2016 that ITR return is still not submitted.
Does it mean i should still send ITRV to CPC ? but why then there is the process of e-verify.

Balu
Balu
Reply to  Jagoinvestor
8 years ago

Thanks Manish. I raised the query already to CPC and they asked me to ignore the S:S as it is wrongly sent from the system. I inquired here in the forum just to know if its common problem,

VSubramanian
VSubramanian
Reply to  Balu
8 years ago

Balu, how did you raise the query? I have sent ITRV’s twice and still it shows not received.

Karanaggarwal
Karanaggarwal
Reply to  VSubramanian
8 years ago

Send it through Speed post or registered post

Javed
Javed
8 years ago

Hi, I have done aadhar verification at the time of filling the return 2015-16 & not send the copy to bangalore. Now when I am going to open an account, bank ask for ITR V, What should I produce to bank now? Any friend, Please help me. Thanks.

sathyaraj
sathyaraj
8 years ago

My ITR-V has been already reached bengaluru and status has been changed to ITR-V Received
Now I heard that if we done EVC, the refund will be in 7-10 days.
Is there any chance to Everify again in my case?

Subramanian
Subramanian
8 years ago

everification can be done thru netbanking as well.
I could not link aadhaar card. i efiled my return online.
Subsequently, I opened my SBI a/c via net banking; When I click efile tax option, it takes me directly to efile page where it is mentioned tax return submitted and alongside eVerify link.
When I click I get OTP in my mobile. Once I fill that status changes to eVerified success. So NO NEED to send to bangalore even if NO Aadhar.

Sandip
Sandip
8 years ago

I have invested in LIC after declaring my investments for FY2014-15. I am eligible for refund. Do I need to send the investment proofs with the ITR V by post?

Subhash
Subhash
Reply to  Sandip
8 years ago

I had the same issue in year 2011-12. But I had to deal with loads of headache to get the money refunded. As I didn’t send the docs.

sachinbhoinallu
sachinbhoinallu
8 years ago

Dear sir,
Last financial year I had not submitted my savings declaration in my company as a result of which my total tax got deducted, what should I do while submitting my itr to get the refund on my tax. pls help

Gaurav
Gaurav
8 years ago

Hi,

I have filed income tax using online java utility. But I have some refunds as well. I want to know if I need to send my investment proofs to IT dept so that they may process my refund. Or how else will they verify if my investment is genuine (if I do not send photocopies of my investment).

Thanks,
Gaurav

Hrush
Hrush
Reply to  Gaurav
8 years ago

Exactly what is on my mind as well. Let’s see if someone comes for our rescue here.

David
David
Reply to  Gaurav
8 years ago

You need not sent any investment proofs to IT department unless they ask for it

kvrr
kvrr
8 years ago

Hi,

I did e-filing and chose option 4 for verification initially and got ITR- V and after sometime I did e-verify through netbanking. Do I need to post ITR-V to CPE or not required?

krishnamurthy
krishnamurthy
8 years ago

I have alredy sent the ITR V by post to CPC some 5 days back. whether E verification can be done now, If yes, how?

Ravi
Ravi
8 years ago

hi , i have E-verified my return online through Netbanking and also sent ITR-V through post to CPC Bangalore . Will I face any problem by using both online and offline (by post) options .

David
David
8 years ago

Hello Manish,

I always enjoy reading your informative articles. Considering the fact that government has added considerable changes to IT forms this year, I expect another detailed article from you ! I would like to ask you a question regarding this year’s IT form (I am sorry that it’s not in line with the theme of this article). I work in an MNC and I have few ESSP shares of my company in E-trade. Should I declare this as foreign asset while filing IT return ? Thanks in advance !

Regards,
David

Gaurav
Gaurav
8 years ago

I had a refund from my itr. My income is under 5 lakh. I had efiled through OTP based verification. I read that whosoever having no refund to claim can go for online filing. Now will I get my refund in this case.

Prasad
Prasad
8 years ago

I have invested in PPF after declaring my investments and closing of Form C for FY2014-15. I am eligible for refund. Do I need to send the investment proofs with the ITR V by post?

Arun
Arun
8 years ago

Greetings of the day
My CA filed my ITR and also linked my AADHAAR number. I did not get OTP on my registered mobile. So he send my ITR-V by post.
However last year when there was no AADHAAR card link, I got OTP.

What could be the reason for this?

Thanks and regards
Arun

Arun
Arun
Reply to  Jagoinvestor
8 years ago

Thanks Manish
I will confirm from my CA

Arun

Sajal
Sajal
8 years ago

Hello Manish,

Does EVC method still valid for the gross total income more than 5 lacs?

I already send the ITR V to bengluru, it’s around 6-7 days and it hasn’t reached yet. Should I go for e-verify still I’ve sent manual ITR V copy?

Rakesh
Rakesh
8 years ago

Its a good step taken by CBDT digitalizing the ITRV acknowledgement. It can even save paper and in turn trees.

Thank you!

Krishna
Krishna
8 years ago

Hi All,
I want to share my experience. After filing i got my ITR V to mailbox, since i wanted to see alternatives to avoid sending the paper,was surfing and found i can do EVC, mine was a EVC through net banking since i had refund.
Step1) File you returns. (Try to give Aadhar if you have)
Step2) Go to eFile > eVerify Return
Step3) Click on eVerify link
Step4) Choose you option appropriately. Mine was Option2 (If you are not sure google for ‘e-Verification User Manual’)
Option 2: “I do not have an EVC and I would like to generate EVC to e-Verify my return”
Step3)Once i selected Option2, It prompted “EVC Through NetBanking ” ( since i had to get a refund)
Step4) It will show list of banks available for verification with netbanking .
Login to you Bank if its listed and you have Netbanking.
Step5) Every bank has its own link for Tax e-Filing .
Mine was ICICI and navigation was Payments&Transfers > Manage Your Taxes > Income Tax E-filing.
Step6) Once you confirm to agree and Click Submit , you will be redirected to the Income Tax website asking for your Confirmation on the Electronic Verification.
Step7 and Final) Return Successfully Verified ,Download Acknowledgement. ..Awesome.
You will also get a mail with your acknowledgement.
Hurray….Happy Ending

Steps could vary but this is high level journey.
Regards,
Krishna

Sampath
Sampath
Reply to  Krishna
8 years ago

Thanks Krishna for the Navigation. I filed my IT returns and couldn’t find out where to verify.
I verified using my aadhar linked phone number

Praveen
Praveen
Reply to  Jagoinvestor
7 years ago

Guide me to upload ITR-V form online