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How to e-verify your Income Tax Return (ITR)

Gone are the days to send ITR-V to CPC. Now it's Fast, Easy & Secure to e-Verify your Return Online. e-Verification of ITR is easier than ever. Save time now with 6 possible options to e-verify your income tax return thru Netbanking, Bank ATM card, Aadhaar OTP, Bank Account, Demat Account. Step-by-step instructions in explaining how a taxpayer can use these options to get your Refund Faster.

   Starting from Aug 01st 2022: e-Verification or ITR-V post should be done within 30 days from the date of eFiling. For eFilings done earlier the time limit is 120 days.

​Let's dive in to the 6 ways that the tax department can accept your return Online. eVerify your Income Tax Return (ITR) Online through

  1. Aadhaar OTP without Login New & Easy
  2. Aadhaar OTP after Login
  3. Netbanking
  4. Bank ATM
  5. Bank Account Number
  6. Demat Account Number
  7. Last resort : Send ITR-V to CPC Bangalore
How to eVerify your ITR for faster Refund?

Now, let's get into detailed steps for each option. Note: some of the options may need an ITD site login. If you do not have registered with ITD, you may do so using Income Tax Account Creation & Login Guide @ ITD Gov Site.

1. e-Verify through Aadhaar OTP without LoginNew & Easy

e-Verify thru Aadhaar OTP Help from
Visit to e-Filing Portal to eVerify
Enter PAN Number
Select Assessment Year
Enter Acknowledgement Number. (Refer email from with a subject " | eFiled Successfully" to get this number.)
Enter Mobile Number
Enter Captcha & Submit

2. e-Verify through Aadhaar OTP (after Login)

e-Verify thru Aadhaar OTP Help from
Login to Govt IT Filing Portal
From Menu > eFile > Income Tax Returns > e-Verify Return
Click on "e-Verify" button
Under 'How do you want to e-verify your return?' > Select "I would like to verify using OTP on a mobile number registered with Aadhaar" and Click "Continue" button.
Enter the Aadhaar OTP & Submit.

3. e-Verify through Netbanking

e-Verify thru NETBanking Help from
Login to your Online Net-banking account
Visit Tax Center or similar option. Example: For ICICI Bank personal banking, Select 'Payments & Transfer' Menu, Visit 'Tax Center' and click on 'Income Tax e-Filing' Option to login to Income Tax Department portal.
Login to ITD Portal, sometimes, you may get a dialog to update your address, mobile etc. please update only if you have mobile and email accessible. Generally, one choose Netbanking option if Aadhaar is not linked with Mobile phone.
After skipping Address update, you get a dialog to confirm 'Do you want to add this bank', here press 'Confirm'. Once updated, you will see confirmation that your account was pre-validated.
Click 'Continue' to Confirm to e-Verify your return.
e-Return will be successfully verified

4. e-Verify through Bank ATM

e-Verify thru Bank ATM Help from
Swipe your ATM card in Bank ATM
Click on PIN for e-Filing
EVC received on registered mobile number
Login to e-Filing portal & select option to e-Verify return using Bank ATM
Enter your EVC on e-Filing portal
e-Return will be successfully verified

5. e-Verify via Bank Account Number

e-Verify thru Bank Account Number Help from
Go to Govt IT e-Filing portal
Pre validate your Bank Account Number (if not validated)
Select My Profile settings > click on 'Pre-validate Your Bank Account' > Click 'Add' button > Now enter your bank details, and click on 'Pre-validate' button.
Once above done, Follow Step-2, and select the bank that you just added, and click "Enable EVC".
Now, Click on 'My Account' from menu, and select on Option-5 : 'e-Verify Return'.
Select IT Return you would like to e-Verify, and click e-Verify
Select 'e-Verify thru Bank Account' > Generate EVC Code > You will get the EVC Code
Enter your EVC and click 'Submit'
e-Return will be successfully verified

6. e-Verify through Demat Account Number

e-Verify thru Demat Account Number Help from
Go to Govt IT e-Filing portal
Pre validate your Demat Account Number (if not validated)
Bank account details validated Successfully. Click e-verify link, select option to e-verify using Bank account details and generate OTP
EVC received on registered mobile number
Enter your EVC on e-Filing portal
e-Return will be successfully verified

7. Send ITR-V to CPC Bangalore

If none of the above options worked for you as you are NRI or not in India or not receiving the OTPs etc. You can Verify your return using old method, Sending the ITR-V form to CPC- Bangalore Office through post (better to use registered post)

Print ITR-V form (after login to Govt. ITD Portal > going to eFiled Returns > Print the ITR-V Acknowledgement form.
Send the signed ITR-V form by post (preferably in a registered post)
CPC Bangalore Address
Income Tax Department-CPC,
Post Box No-1,
Electronic City Post Office,
Bangalore - 560200,

Important Steps after ITR eFiling ?

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.

Do you know?

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

While e-verification is one of the important step, 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.

Read more @ 6 important steps after eFiling your IT Return
Important Steps After ITR eFiling

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