How to e-verify your Income Tax Returns

Income tax returns can now be easily verified through netbanking. There are a few easy steps which take very little time and which will get your verification done accurately.

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

Visit Official Income Tax Efiling Portal
Income Tax Efiling Portal

Step – 2: Click on the 'e-Verify Return' option from the menu on the left side of the home page.

Click Everify Return
Click Everify Return Button

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.

Login Button

Step – 4: Click on the 'View Returns / Forms' option to see the returns that have been filed.

Click View Return
Click View Details

Step – 5: On the next page, click on the 'Click here to view your returns pending for e-Verification' button.

Status of Verification
Verification Status

Step – 6: From the list in the next page, click on the 'e-Verify' option for the returns that needs to be verified.

Reverify Button
Verify Button

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.

News About E-verify your Income Tax Returns

  • Ensure e-verification when filing your income tax returns

    The deadline for filing of income tax returns has now been extended to 30 June 2020, which is an extension of 3 months from the existing deadline. This was announced by the Finance Minister as a response to the lockdown and subsequent economic downturn brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the deadline has been extended in order to give taxpayers more time to file their taxes, they have also been encouraged to e-file their taxes. When e-filing taxes, any mistakes can be corrected by simply logging into the individual account at the e-filing portal of the Income Tax department. Failure to file returns within the new deadline will result in a fine of Rs.10,000. After e-filing of taxes, e-verification also has to be completed. After this, Form V of the ITR has to be submitted to the Income Tax Department as well. If there is a wrong statement or omission in the original income tax returns, a revised income tax return can be e-filed at the portal. This has to be done before the end of the assessment year for that income tax return or before the completion of the assessments, whichever date comes sooner.

    To e-file the returns and e-verify it, one has to visit the e-filing portal of the Income Tax department, then enter the User ID, which is the PAN, the password, captcha, and click on ‘login’. This will then direct the user to the e-filing menu where there is a link for ‘income tax return’. The PAN gets auto-populated on this page. Next, the ITR form number and assessment year has to be selected. Then ‘'revised return’', ‘'submission mode’', and ‘'prepare and submit online’' has to be selected. The original return’s date of filing and acknowledgement number has to be entered. After this, the relevant details have to be filled in and submitted. For faster processing and returns, complete the e-verification. After this, a hard-copy of the ITR file has to be sent by post to the address of the Income Tax office located in Bengaluru.

    02 April 2020

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