Filing your income tax returns is highly essential if you don’t want to be caught on the wrong side of the law. Once you’ve filed it, the next step for you to take is to verify the returns you’ve filed, after which the IT department will process your application.
E-Verification of ITR
After the Income Tax Returns (ITR) are successfully filed, an individual will be required to verify the same. The returns filed by an individual are verified by the Income Tax Department (ITD) only after the verification is done. The following steps are to be followed in order to e-verify the tax returns
Step – 1: Visit the income tax portal at www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step – 2: Click on the 'e-Verify Return' option from the menu on the left side of the home page.
Step – 3: On clicking the 'e-Verify Return' option, the user will be redirected to the login page where he/she will be required to use the login credentials to log in to the portal.
Step – 4: Click on the 'View Returns / Forms' option to see the returns that have been filed.
Step – 5: On the next page, click on the 'Click here to view your returns pending for e-Verification' button.
Step – 6: From the list in the next page, click on the 'e-Verify' option for the returns that needs to be verified.
Step – 7: The next step is to generate the Electronic Verification Code or EVC. It can be generated through any one of the following methods:
- Option 1 – Generate e-Filing OTP
- Option 2 – Generate EVC through Net Banking
- Option 3 – Generate EVC through Bank Account Number
- Option 4 – Generate EVC through Demat Account Number
Step – 8: Once the EVC is generated successfully, the portal will ask for the Electronic Verification Code. The EVC will be sent to the mobile number that is registered with the account. Enter the EVC in the assigned field and click on 'Submit'.
Step – 9: As soon as the EVC is verified with the system, the portal will display a message on the screen confirming the verification. It will also show the transaction ID and EVC. You might also want to download the attachment for your future reference.
In this page, we will take a step-by-step approach to let you know how an IT returns can be verified through Netbanking.
Logging on to you netbanking
The first step to verify your returns will require you to log on to your netbanking account. Once one you will need to sift through the menu to find the Income Tax e-filing tab. Though all banks offer this option, placement of the tab may vary one to the other. Once you click on the tab, you will directly be led to the Income Tax efiling website.
View your returns
In the next step, you will need to select the “View Returns/Forms”button and check the returns you have already filed. After this, you will need to click on the which suggests you to e-verify the document.
The Pop Up Screen
Once you click on the e-verify button, you will be greeted with a pop-up window which asks you to continue or cancel. When you click continue you will be led to e-verification for your returns.
The last Step
In the last step, you will find a confirmation message with a transaction ID number and also the e-verification code. Your verification process is done. You can, however, choose to download this attachment for future references.
e-verifying your IT Returns is extremely simple and can be done with only a few clicks of the mouse. In case, you haven’t already verified your returns, follow the steps mentioned above and file them right away to avoid paying penalties.
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