EVC Verification – Income Tax Filing

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EVC Verification – Income Tax Filing

As per the Income Tax regulations, it is mandatory for taxpayers to file their income tax returns for the transactions performed in a financial year if the taxable income exceeds the basic exemption limit. Filing of income tax return must be completed by verifying the return through EVC verification mode within a period of 120 days from the date of filing tax return. The Income tax Department has initiated the facility of e-verification to assist the taxpayers to verify their returns immediately. This method of EVC generation and verification of ITR can only be used by the taxpayers whose income is less than Rs. 5,00,000. Moreover, the taxpayer should not be entitled for any refunds. E-verification is performed by using an Electronic Verification Code (EVC) generated by the user using various methods. In this article, we briefly discuss the process of generating an EVC.

Methods of Generating EVC

An EVC can be generated using any of the following:

  • E-mail ID and mobile number
  • Aadhar Card
  • Netbanking
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
  • Bank account details
  • Demat account

Tax Filing & EVC Verification Process

The following is the procedure to file income tax returns online:

Step 1:- E-Filing Website

Visit the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department (https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home)

Step 2:- Register or Login

Please find three options on the top right corner of the page. Click “Login here” if you have already registered on the portal. If not, click the first option which prompts you to “Register yourself”.

Steps for Registration

You can register to the portal by clicking on the “Register yourself” option specified above. The process of registration involves the following steps:

Step 1:- Type of user

The first step in the process is to reveal yourself by selecting the kind of user you are from the categories specified in it. For example; individual, HUF, company; and other types of assessee.

Step 2:- Basic Details

Enter details demanded on the page, and choose two secret questions which will be handy in resetting the password. Click on ‘Continue’ after filling in the necessary details in the registration form.

Step 3:- Verification of Registration

The process of registration will be concluded by verifying it through an OTP, which will be sent to your e-mail address and mobile number.

EVC Verification Procedure

After getting yourself registered, the below given procedures will assist you in completing the entire process:

Step 1:- Login

To reiterate, click the “Login here” option found on the e-filing website.

Step 2:- User ID and Password

In the following page, enter your User Id, Password and the Captcha Code depicted in the space to login to the page.

Step 3:- View Returns/Forms

Select the view “Returns/Forms” tab found in the home page of the login menu.

Step 4:- View the pending returns

On the next page, select “Click here to view your returns pending for e-verification” option.

Step 5: E-Verify

Now, you can verify your returns by clicking on the e-verify option adjacent to the details of returns.

Step 6:- Choose your option

Now coming to the EVC part, you will be provided with three options in the following page. Choose the second option (if you have not obtained EVC).

Step 7:- Through e-mail ID and mobile number

You will be provided with two options, choose the option “EVC- To Registered Email Id and Mobile Number” option.

Step 8:- Verify your ITR

The formalities can be completed by mentioning the 10 digit alpha-numeric EVC in the given space and clicking ‘Submit’.

The procedure outlined above effectively concludes the e-verification process.

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