Commencement of Electronic Verification of Income Tax Returns for AY 2015-16 .To facilitate the taxpayers and to provide end-to-end e-enabled services, the Income Tax Return for A.Y. 2015-16 can now be verified electronically.
A taxpayer may verify his return through Internet Banking or through Aadhar based authentication process. Persons using this facility will not be required to submit a signed paper copy of ITR-Verification form (ITR-V) to CPC Bengaluru.
Method available for Electronic verification of Return
Following four methods are available for electronic verification of Income Tax return for AY 2015-16
- Generate EVC Directly through E filing site in one click
- Generate OTP after Linking Aadhaar card at e filing site.
- Generate EVC through Net banking
- Generate EVC through ATM
In this post we are discussing First Method :Generate EVC Directly through E filing site in one click
Who can use First one click method
For the convenience of small taxpayers having total income of Rs. 5 lakhs or below without any claim of refund, facility for generating Electronic Verification Code (EVC) has also been provided on the E-filing website of the Department. In such cases EVC will be sent to the Registered Email ID and Mobile Number of person to enable him to thereafter use this code to verify the return.
Step 1 : Login to Income tax India e filing gov dot in with your PAN and password.
Step-2 : Under E file menu select Generate EVC Link
Step-3 :EVC will be generated and send to your mobile and email linked to income tax efiling site and following message will be shown. EVC is a 10 digit alphanumeric code ,which can be used with 72 hours from generation.
Step-4 You will receive an email/sms message as under.
EVC to e-Verify your return is generated successfully. Your EVC is 2UPXSM8VI3 and is valid for 72 hours. Kindly use this EVC to e-Verify your uploaded return.Generation of EVC is completed
Step -5 Now upload your Income tax return or Fill data online and click submit
Step-6A On submit you may see following four options
- “I already have an EVC and I would like to Submit EVC”
- “I do not have an EVC and I would like to generate an EVC”
- “I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify my return”
- “I would like to e-Verify later/ I would like to send ITR-V
Step-6 B : If You have already complete the option at 6A and have selected option 4 earlier then you may e verify your return by selecting e-verify option under E file menu ,as shown in the picture below and after that First three option as shown in step 6A will be shown again.
Step-7 Select option 1 ,“I already have an EVC and I would like to Submit EVC”
In case a taxpayer is unable to electronically verify the ITR using the EVC for any reason, then, the signed copy of ITR-V may be sent within the specified time of 120 days to CPC Bengaluru by Ordinary post or Speed post.