CBDT has extended due date date till 7th September for taxpayers required to e-file their Income Tax Return for Assessment Year 2015-16 vide F.No.225/154/2015/ITA.II dated 02.09.2015. In case you were unable to efile your return on or before 31st August, this is a gentle reminder. E-file early to avoid the last minute rush.
This year, nearly 30 Lakh taxpayers have already opted for the electronic verification facility using which you can avoid the signing and sending of the ITR-Verification form to CPC Bangalore. E-verification is possible through
i. Aadhaar One-time password (OTP) for which you would have to authenticate your Aadhaar and link it with your PAN, or
ii. Net-banking where you can login to your netbanking account and get redirected to the efiling account directly or
iii. E-filing OTP (available only if the Returned Income is below Rs 5 Lakh and no refund is claimed).
You are, therefore, kindly requested to login to https://incometaxindiaefiling.
Needless to mention that the quicker you submit your return with e-verification or send the signed ITR-V (ITR-Verification) form to CPC, Bangalore, the faster your refund, if any, would be processed and credited to your bank account. As on 2nd Sept 2015, over 18 lakh refunds have already been issued for AY 2015-16, many of them where return was e-verified! File early to get your return processed soon .
(Source- Email from Income Tax Department)