What is an ITR-V?
- ITR-V stands for ‘Income Tax Return – Verification’ form.
- This form is received when you e-file without using a digital signature.
- Income Tax Department needs to verify the authenticity of income tax return when filed online without using a digital signature.
- On receipt of ITR-V you have to sign the copy and submit to the Income Tax Department to complete the filing process.
What steps are to be followed when I e-file without using a Digital Signature?
When you e-file without using a Digital Signature, you receive ITR-V as an attachment in the e-mail sent by the Income Tax Department. Since the return you filed was not signed, your filing is still incomplete. To complete the return filing process, follow the below mentioned steps –
- Print and sign ITR-V.
- Do not fold this signed ITR-V. Enclose the same in A-4 size envelope.
- Mail the envelope within 120 days of e-filing to –
Income Tax Department CPC
Post Box No.1,
Electronic City Post Office,
Bangalore 560100, Karnataka.
- Upon receipt of ITR-V, Income Tax Department will send an e-mail acknowledging the receipt of signed copy of ITR-V. This is your acknowledgement.
- Your filing is now complete..
Can I submit ITR-V anywhere else in India?
No, you cannot. You have to compulsorily mail your ITR-V in a sealed A-4 envelope to the address mentioned above.
Is there any time limit for submitting ITR-V to Income Tax Department?
Yes, you should mail your ITR-V within 120 days of e-filing your return.
What if I do not submit ITR-V within 120 days?
If you miss submitting your ITR-V within 120 days, your e-filing will be considered as null and void. It means that it will be considered that you have not yet filed your return. In such a case you will have to file revised return, get a new ITR-V and submit the same within 120 days.