Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block, New Delhi, the 6th of October, 2015

Order under section 119(1) of Income-tax Act, 1961

Subject: Validation of tax-returns through Electronic Verification Code-reg.-

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘CBDT’) vide Notification No. 41/2015 dated 15.04.2015 in cases of categories of ‘persons’ specified therein, had introduced Electronic Verification Code (‘EVC’) as one of the modes for validation of return of income pertaining to Assessment Year 2015-2016 which are filed electronically on or after 01.04.2015.

2. CBDT had further permitted validation of such returns of income through EVC in case of returns of income pertaining to Assessment Years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 filed electronically (without digital signature certificate) between 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015, vide its subsequent order dated 20.07.2015 for the convenience of the taxpayers. This order was applicable to those cases which were covered by Notification No. 1/2015 dated 10.07.2015 issued by the Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT wherein time-limit for submission of ITR-V to the CPC Bengaluru was extended till 31.10.2015.

3. To further facilitate the process of validation of tax-returns, the CBDT, in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (1) of section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), hereby directs that returns of income which are filed on or after 01.04.2015 electronically (without digital signature certificate) pertaining to the Assessment Year 2014-2015 or returns filed in response to various statutory notices as prescribed under the Act or returns filed as a consequence of condonation of delay u/s 119 of the Act can also be validated through EVC.

(Ankita Pandey)


(F.No. 225/141/2015-ITA.II)

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0 responses to “e-Verification of ITR filed in response to various statutory notices & Condoned Returns”

  1. RoshanJaswal says:

    कृपया बतायें की digital signature certificate कैसे बन सकेगा

  2. Adv. Rupesh Munot says:

    Nice step by CBDT… going steadily towards Digital India

  3. CA Narendra Kothari says:

    This is very appreciable.

    Please any one suggest government add one more functionality if any one filed return electronically and later on he can verify it by digital signature also.

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