ITR Verify Online: The last step in the process of filing Income Tax Return (ITR) is to get it verified or verified. Your ITR is considered invalid if it is not verified within 120 days of filing ITR. According to the information given on the income tax portal, there are a total of 6 ways to verify ITR. Out of these 5 methods are online and while 1 way is offline.
Let us know about all these 6 ways to verify ITR one by one-
1. Through Aadhaar based OTP
In order to verify ITR using Aadhaar based One-Time Password (OTP), it is necessary that your mobile number is linked with your Aadhaar card. Also, your PAN should also be linked with that Aadhaar.
Now you go to the ‘e-Verify’ page and select the option ‘E-Verify with OTP on mobile number registered with Aadhaar’ and click on ‘Continue’. Here a new window screen will appear, on which it will be written that ‘I agree to validate my Aadhaar details.’ Click on this check box and then click on ‘Generate Aadhaar OTP’.
On clicking, a 6 digit OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. OTP will be sent to the mobile number linked to your Aadhar card. Keep in mind that OTP is valid for 15 minutes only. Fill the OTP in the given box and click on ‘Submit’. Your ITR will be verified after successful submission.
2- Through bank account
You can also verify your ITR by generating an Electronic Verification Code (EVC) from your bank account. For this you need to have a pre-verified bank account from which you can generate EVC. It is important to note here that pre-verification of bank account is necessary to get income tax refund.
On the e-Verify page, select the option ‘Via Bank Account’ and click on ‘Continue’. On click, the EVC will be generated and sent to the mobile number and email id registered with your bank account. Fill this EVC in the given box and click on e-verify. In this way your ITR will be verified through the bank account.
3. Through Demat Account
The process of e-verifying ITR through a demat account is exactly the same as the process of verifying it through a bank account.
On the e-Verify page, select the option ‘Via Demat Account’ and click on ‘Continue’. EVC will be generated on click, which will be sent to the mobile number and email id registered with your pre-verified demat account. Fill this EVC in the given box and click on e-verify. In this way your ITR will be verified through demat account.
4. Through ATM
Electronic Verification Code (EVC) can also be generated through ATM card. However, this facility is currently limited to Axis Bank, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, IDBI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and State Bank of India ATM cards.
First go to the bank’s ATM and swipe your card. After this select the option of ‘PIN for Income Tax Filing’. After this, an EVC will be received on the mobile number registered with your bank account, which is valid for 72 hours only. After this, go to the website of the Income Tax Department and open the ‘e-Verify’ page. Here for ITR verification select the option ‘I already have electronic verification code’ and enter EVC. In this way your ITR will be verified through ATM card.
5. Through Net Banking
On the ‘e-Verify’ page select the option ‘Through Net Banking’ and click on ‘Continue’. After this select the bank through whose net banking you want to verify ITR, then click on ‘Continue’. After this you have to log in to your bank account net banking. Here choose the option of Income Tax e-Verification, which is usually found under the ‘Tax’ menu. After this you will be redirected to the page of Income Tax Department. Now go to the respective ITR form and click on e-verify. Your ITR will be successfully e-verified.
6. Offline Mode
If you are not able to e-verify ITR through the above mentioned five online methods, then you can also get it verified offline. For this, you have to send the signed copy of ITR-V form to the Income Tax Department through speed post. Sign the ITR-V form with blue ink pen and then speed post it to the address ‘CPC, Post Box No – 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore – 560100, Karnataka, India’. The Income Tax Department will send its notification on your mobile number and email id as soon as this form is received. Remember that the ITR-V form must reach the above mentioned address within 120 days from the date of e-filing.