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Five ways to e-verify your ITR

Find out the various easy, secure and quick ways to verify your income tax returns (ITR).

Updated: Nov 19, 2018, 10.37 AM IST
Income tax returns (ITR) filed online need to be verified by the assessee. Unless the ITR is verified, it will not be taken up for assessment. Find out the various easy, secure and quick ways to verify the ITR.

Via Net banking
The assessee needs to log in to the Net banking portal and click on the income tax e-filling link provided by the bank. The assessee can then verify the link by pressing a button.

The assessee can swipe his ATM card in the provided slot. He then needs to enter the PIN and choose the e-filing option. An electronic verification code (EVC) will be received on the registered mobile number. Next, the assessee can log in to the e-filing portal and select the option to everify return using bank ATM. The EVC must be entered in the e-filing portal to verify the return.

Via Aadhaar OTP
For this, the Aadhaar number must be linked with the PAN. The assesse can log on to the e-filing portal and select option to e-verify return using Aadhaar OTP. An OTP will be received on the registered mobile number. Once OTP is entered in the e-filing portal, the return will be verified.

Via bank account
The assessee should visit the e-filing portal and prevalidate his bank account number. The option to e-verify using account details must be selected. An EVC will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number. Once the EVC is entered, the return is verified.

Via demat account
To verify the ITR using one’s demat account number, the demat account number must be validated. Then, the option to e-verify using demat account details should be selected. The EVC will be sent and on entering the same, the return gets verified.

Points to note
1. The verification of return must be done within 120 days of filing the return.
2. If none of the above e-verification methods are used, one can send a physical signed copy of the return to the CPC, Bangaluru.

(The content on this page is courtesy Centre for Investment Education and Learning (CIEL). Contributions by Girija Gadre, Arti Bhargava and Labdhi Mehta.)
(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are that of the writer. The facts and opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of

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