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Home > Income Tax > Help Center > Steps after IT Return e-FilingLast Updated: Dec 07th 2023

6 Important Steps after IT Return e-Filing ?

There are many misconceptions on what to do after e-Filing your Income Tax Returns among 1st time ITR e-Filers in India. It is important to note that e-Filing your IT Return is just not enough.

Important Steps After ITR eFiling

1. Verify your ITR

The primary thing that should done just after e-Filing is that either should e-Verify ITR or dispatch signed copy of ITR-V to CPC Bangalore.

Follow the link to do the e-Verification

If you are unable to do the ITR e-Verification electronically, you have an option to send a signed copy of ITR-V to CPC Bangalore (see below address) using speed post.

CPC Bangalore Address
Centralised Processing Centre,
Income Tax Department,
Bengaluru - 560500,
  • e-Verification (see above link) or ITR-V post should be done within 120 days from the date of eFiling.
  •  eFilings from Aug 01st 2022: e-Verification (see above link) or ITR-V post should be done within 30 days from the date of eFiling.
  • If you forget to e-verify your ITR or fail to dispatch ITR-V to CPC Bangalore then ITD will consider your return as invalid, and as if you have not filed your Income Tax Return.

2. Do you know?

A Tax Payer must eVerify the return to make it processed further. No refund is possible without it.

At a high level, there are 6 steps you should do post e-Filing your Return to have full compliance, and to have your Taxes optimized for Savings.

Now, let’s take deep dive in to the above steps after e-Filing.

3. Trace the ITR-V Status

CPC Bangalore sends the acknowledgment to e-Mail and mobile number, when they receives the ITR-V. But, if you have opted to verify your ITR by sending a signed copy of ITR-V then you must continuously track the receipt status of ITR-V.

You can check whether the CPC Bangalore Office received your ITR-V form or not by entering your PAN and e-Filing acknowledgment number on the ITR-V status tab at the URL Click Here

For detailed instructions visit How to Check ITR Status Online?

You can also check by calling CPC Bangalore Office at 1800-4250-0025

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4. Check for Intimations / Notices

For some Tax Payers, ITD may send an eMail with a subject Intimation under section u/s 143(1) with the details about your Total TDS deducted, Total tax paid, and the Deductions, if any.

This intimation generally mention two components,

  • Income tax as provided by taxpayer in return of income
  • Income tax payable as computed by income tax office u/s 143(1)

Analyzing intimation u/s 143 (1) will tell you whether the ITD has accepted the details furnished by you in your income tax return as is or whether it differ in the tax calculations of the income reported by you. In case it differs, you may have to take the corrective action with in the specified time limit mentioned in the Intimation e-Mail.

Consequently you will also get to know whether you are entitled for any income tax refund or if you are liable to pay further taxes or any queries raised ITD to submit the response accordingly.

For many this will leads to a revised ITR Filing, Check with Experts to process further if it seems complicated.

After receiving the intimation if you have any refund, refund will directly deposit to your bank account or you will receive a Cheque.

The tax refund status can be checked at NSDL Portal or Self Service Portal. or by logging in to ITD Site.

Do you know?

Your Tax Return often depends not only for the year of Filing but also earlier Tax Returns and it’s Status. Only ITD can decide your Return as they see it from different lens than a Tax Consultant.

5. Secure the IT Documents for future use

Though your Income Tax Filing is completed, it’s important to keep your income tax related records securely for future use. Per the income tax department rules, the department may raise any query on your past 8 years data and you should be able to address them with the records in hand.

Typical documents that need to be secured for future use are

  1. Form 16, Form 12B
  2. Copy of the Tax Paid Challan
  3. Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), Form 16A
  4. Non Taxable (Tax exemption) documents
  5. Bank Account Statements
  6. Gifts deeds

Refer other article on How Long to Keep your Tax Documents for an extensive information.

6. Avoid the Penalty by paying Advance Tax

If you have net income more than Rs. 3 Lakhs after all the tax saving investments, if the tax is not deducted on that amount, you may need to pay the advance tax every quarter to avoid the interest calculated per sections 234-A, 234-B, 234-C

If you have a capital gain from the sale of a capital asset, you can either reinvest it according to the income tax rules or deposit it in a capital gain account scheme to defer or avoid paying income tax, or you can pay tax in advance based on the gain value.

Refer Experts for the assistance you require and plan accordingly, or obtain the advanced tax calculation.

7. Optimize your Taxes for better Savings

Do you know?

Taxes account for 20-30% of the single greatest portion of an individual's earnings for many.

It’s vital not to ignore Taxes in your Savings Plan, as is contributing towards 20-30% of your earnings. Speak to a Tax Expert to schedule an appointment to see where you can save on your Taxes. Many times, you need to have a multi-year comprehensive plan to reduce your tax burden. Call to schedule one Today.

Also, visit Best Income Tax Saving Investment Options to save on taxes.

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Disclaimer: This article provides an overview and general guidance, not exhaustive for brevity. Please refer Income Tax Act, GST Act, Companies Act and other tax compliance acts, Rules, and Notifications for details.