Once we file our Income Tax Return, there is always a question in the mind of assessee how to E-verify it and how to know the status of out return i.e. whether it is processed or not? Hence today I am covering here these two very important aspects of return filing.

How to E-verify Income Tax Return filed online?

It can be verified using Electronic Verification Code or Aadhaar OTP or DSC. The details are as under:

Option 1: Electronic verification code

Electronic verification code can be generated using the following options.

  • Login to e-Filing through NetBanking:

Option of Login to eFiling portal is also available through net banking platform of various banks in India. Taxpayer having accounts with those banks (with their PAN attached with the bank account and the PAN is registered in eFiling portal) can login to eFiling portal through their Net banking (Please verify the link to eFiling option in net banking platform with the respective banks). After login to eFiling portal through net banking, Taxpayer can submit any of the listed items and it will be automatically e-Verified, (EVC will be generated and attached to the item automatically). Currently this option is available for specific banks

  • Pre-validated Bank Account

Taxpayer can generate an EVC using Pre-validated bank account details and the EVC can be used for e-Verifcation. Taxpayer must have linked their bank account with eFiling account. Option to link the same is available under Profile Settings Prevalidate Bank Account after login to eFiling portal. Currently this option is available for specific banks – Currently this option is available for specific banks

  • Pre-validated Demat Account Details

Taxpayer can generate an EVC using Pre-validated DEMAT account details and the EVC can be used for e-Verifcation. Taxpayer must have linked their DEMAT account with eFiling account. Option to link the same is available under Profile Settings ⇒ Prevalidate DEMAT Account after login to eFiling portal. National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDSL) provided the option to pre-validate the Demat account

  • EVC through Bank ATM

Taxpayer can generate an EVC through ATM and the EVC can be used to verify the listed items. “PIN FOR INCOME TAX FILING” option can be used in the ATM to generate the EVC. Taxpayer must have linked their PAN with the respective bank account and the PAN should be registered with eFiling for the same. Upon using the option, Taxpayer will get the EVC on the registered mobile number (Primary mobile number registered with specific Bank). EVC generated using this option is valid for 72 Hours. – Currently this option is available for specific banks. Taxpayer can also generate EVC using Netbanking Login or Pre-validated Bank Account or Pre-validated DEMAT account under My Account Generate EVC option after login to eFiling portal and it is valid for 72 Hours from the time of generation of the code.

Option 2: Aadhaar OTP

To generate an EVC through Aadhaar is done in two stages.

1. Firstly, the taxpayer has to link PAN with Aadhaar through the e-filing portal.  The taxpayer’s PAN credentials such as Name, Date of Birth and Gender will be matched with the Aadhaar credentials. On matching, the PAN will be linked to Aadhaar.

2. Secondly, taxpayer has to opt for Aadhaar EVC. A One Time Password (OTP) will be generated by the Aadhaar authorities and sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile of the taxpayer. Using this OTP, the taxpayer would be able to verify the uploaded return.

Option 3: Digital Signature Certificate

Perform the following steps to register the DSC to generate a signature file in e-Filing:

Steps Particulars
Step 1 Logon to ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
Step 2 Go to the ‘Profile Setting’ menu located at the upper-right side of the page ⇒ Click ‘Register Digital Signature Certificate’ ⇒ Click ‘Click here to download the DSC Utility’
Step 3 Extract the downloaded DSC Utility ⇒ Open the Executable Jar File (DSC Utility) ⇒ Read the instructions carefully.
Step 4 In the DSC Management Utility, go to ‘Register/Reset Password using DSC’ tab ⇒ Enter ‘Enter e-Filing User ID*’, ‘Enter PAN of the DSC*’ ⇒ Select the type of ‘Digital Signature Certificate’ (DSC)
Step 5 DSC using .pfx file:

  • Select the Type of DSC .pfx file
  • Browse and attach the Keystore file (.pfx File)
  • Enter the password for your private key
  • Click ‘Generate Signature file’

DSC using USB token:

  • Select the Type of DSC (.pfx file or USB token) USB Token
  • Select USB Token Certificate ⇒ Click ‘Generate Signature File’

How to know the status of Income Tax Return?

Login on the Income Tax e-filing Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and follow the following steps

  • Login to the e filing site with your pan and password.
  • Go to the “My Account ” tab
  • In drop down menu under My account Tab click ” e- filing of Return”
  • You will get status of your return/ITR-V processing status in next screen as per Assessment Year wise.

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0 Comments

  1. TANU says:

    DEAR SIR I HAVE LOST MY INCOME TAX LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD ALSO I HAVE LOST SCECRET UESTION SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW I COULD TAKE BACK MY USERID,PASSWORD SO PLEASE TELL ME

  2. S N SANKPAL says:

    My PAN number ANAPS2257E. I have filed IT Returns on line in June 2012 for 2011-12. I was a salaried person. Retired in May 2012. Let me know the status of RETURN filed please.

  3. G. Padmanabhan says:

    The author of the article should have clearly mentioned the URL of the site for the second point.
    It is incometaxbangalore.org/home/centralized_processing.htm. It is hosed by the Income Tax Department of Karnataka & Goa Region. It is not known whether assessees who filed the returns in other parts of the country have the facility.

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