Once we file our Income Tax Return, there is always a question in the mind of assessee how to open ITR V Acknowledgement and how to E-verify it? Hence today I am covering here these two very important aspects of return filing.

How to open ITR V Acknowledgment?

Please note that you will receive your ITRV/ITR ACK PDF file in a zip format. Please note that the ITRV/ITR ACK PDF document is password protected to ensure it is accessed by the appropriate user. The password is a combination of the pan (in lower case) and the date of birth in the format dd mm yyyy. For example, 1) if the pan is AAAAA0000A and the date of birth is 10-Jan-2008, then the password will be aaaaa0000a10012008 Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat reader 8.0 or forward to open the password protected PDF file. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit the following link to download it: www.adobe.com/products/ acrobat/readstep2.html In case you are unable to open the document, please contact Efiling Income Tax Administrator at ask@incometaxindia.gov.in providing the document along with pan number and assessment year.

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 eFiling 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.

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.

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’

Some Suggested Posts related to above  

S. No. Link
1 How to use / Enable E-filing Vault on Income Tax
2 Understanding Compliance Query of Income Tax Department
3 Rule 12 of Income Tax Rules wef 1st April 2016
4 Income Tax e-Filing DSC management utility
5 How to File Income Tax Return of a Deceased Assessee?
6 FAQs on filing the return of income
7 For whom e-filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) is Mandatory
8 Guide to know ITR applicable: Which ITR Applicable to whom?
9 How to reset password when activation link not confirmed while registering PAN in Income Tax Department

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87 Comments

  1. VARUN KR. KESHRI says:

    i received acknowledgement no. & fin. yr.
    ie is ack.no. is –625710020260518 for the asst.yr. 2018-19.
    pl.arrange to get the name of assessee pl.

    with the best regards.
    varun kumar keshri
    tax consultants
    patna

  2. A k jha says:

    I have e-filed my returns on 01/09/2015 i have received the ITR-V through e-mail. but pdf file not opened so i want to know my acknowledge no. Helpp

  3. Utkarsh says:

    Thanks for information this must have helped a lot of people like me.
    I wonder why the income tax dept has not provided the information of how to open these forms

  4. A.G.PATEL. says:

    I have e-filed my returns on 26/7/2015 i have received the ITR-V through e-mail. but pdf file not opened so i want to know my acknowledge no. Help!! –

  5. GULSHAN ANAND says:

    dr sir, plz suggest me
    my return has uploaded, but pending for adhar verification, but i dont have adhar no. how to open itr v.

  6. RAJEEV KUMAR JAIN says:

    Dear sir,

    will u please help me, as I want to know some information releted of other parson as presant and parmanent address , where are he live , what are do in this time that was he filed in his income tax return so that support me know about his parson.

    will u please me, that how can i retrieve income tax return copy of that parson.
    Plz mail me
    my mail id – rajeevmodi1974@gmail.com

    Rajeev Kumar Jain

  7. RAJEEV KUMAR JAIN says:

    Dear sir,

    will u please help me, as I want to know some information releted of other parson as presant and parmanent address , where are he live , what are do in this time that was he filed in his income tax return so that help me know about his parson.

    will u please me, that how can i retrieve income tax return copy of that parson.
    Plz mail me
    my mail id – rajeevmodi1974@gmail.com

    Rajeev Kumar Jain

  8. Dr.deepa Bhosale says:

    respected sir,
    I have filed my it return 2013.on 15/1/2015 i have received message regardng notice. dont knw how to see th notice.please guide.

  9. wilson m john says:

    Sir,
    i have efiled my return for the AY 2014-15,and on receipt of the acknowledgement sent ITRV duly signed in blue ink,and sent in an A4 envelope without folding and stapling but used a glue to partially close the cover and mailed one copy by ordinary post and three times by speed post as i was repeatedly receiving intimations that my ITR V is not received. what could be the problem and am i making a mistake again and again.please help me.My Pan no is AAAPW5811D

  10. Yogi says:

    I have submitted FORM 1 yesterday, but unable to save the PDFs that was shown after Declaration. Kindly provide me a way to access those form details again. just for view and print.can u pls tel me the way to view those? thank u..

  11. chinna says:

    My acknowledgement number is 139401160250314 for assesment year 2012-13 has been processed to send an sms to my mobile 9030765280,but i forget my pan number,password, Msge my pan number to the mentioned mobile number
    and also another acknowledgement number is 139350920250314 for assesment year 2012-13 is also sent an sms to the same mobile number,

    Pls send an sms of pan numbers to my mobile number as early as possible of above acknowledgement numbers of it returns,
    thanking you sir.

  12. Cool World says:

    Sir, More times we are try to open ITR PDF file but massage all time The password is wrong our PAN no is AAGFC4328P and the date of birth is 22-MAY -2009, then the password will be type aagfc4328p22052009 but not open so Kindly help us
    Thanks u
    Ajit Nath
    Cool World
    Agartala

  13. Amit says:

    Looks like Income tax dept does not have any QA persone. The PDF needs PAN number in small letters!! though it is mentioned in caps everywhere. I learned this after several hit and trials.

    Site is also horrible in terms of user experience.

  14. suhas kumar ganguli says:

    unable to find ITR-V acknowledgement.Adobe reader that i installed following instruction sent in my mail box wants DOCUMENT OPEN PASSWORD?Please help.

  15. neetu says:

    i hv to revise a return filed on 16.07.2012 A.Y.2012-13 with in the due date . it is filed manually. can it be revised nw and how online or offline?

  16. sonika says:

    i have sent my itr v through speed post on 14.6.13 and which was delivered by postal department to cpc on 17.6.13.but my online status shows that they have not
    received itr v.what to do?to whom to complain ?kindly help me out

  17. prakash says:

    My name is prakash i do the Online filing ITR. 562235180190213, and 562240350190213 acknowledged but does not open, can you help me please. My No 9820391362

  18. Ronald says:

    Hi,
    If any of you have received the ITR-V Ack and its says PDF file is damaged, can check acknowledgement of receipt by logging in to incometaxindiaefiling account. Goto My Account -> E-filing Process Status, fill the details and view the acknowledgement receipt.

  19. Prince Bathwal says:

    Hi,
    While opening protected pdf acknowledgement it requires a password which is a combination of pan and date of birth..but whatif i font know tha date of birth bcozDOB mentioned in PAN is not as per the records with IT Department and i dont know actual DOB registered with them…How shall i know my DOB Registered with so that i can open my acknowledgement

  20. Yuva says:

    I have same query as already raised by Sumit Roy,
    I am unable to understand what I should fill in the blank space in the last line of the declaration: “I further declare that I am making this return in my capacity as…………………………and I am also competent to make this return and verify it”. Since my return is filed under Status: INDIVIDUAL and is a personal Income Tax return, should I just write INDIVIDUAL in the blank space?

  21. Raina says:

    While trying to complete ITR-1, I am repeatedly getting a message that I should check Form 16 or AS26. There is hardly any time left for me to first register for viewing these forms and then submitting the return.

    Is this message coming because the server, which matches actual TDS with the figures mentioned in ITR-1, is overloaded?

  22. Omkar says:

    To get copy of ITR V again
    1. Login to income tax site
    2. Goto My Account
    3. Goto My Returns
    4. Enter correct assessment year
    5. Click on submit
    6. Close information box that pops up
    7. Under “Details Page” column, there is link “Click here to view details”
    8. This link will give ITR V

  23. Shiv Shankar Rai says:

    I want to know in ITR-V in verification column last line (in my capacity as coming blank not mention individaul is it ok.

  24. sam says:

    if anybody doesn’t receive their ITR-V through email, they can download from My Account > My Returns > Provide Your Assesment Year > Under Details Section > click on Click Here to view hyperlink in https:// incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in site…

  25. Nikhil says:

    I had received ITR-V for last financial year, but somehow could not send t to Incom tax dept in BANGALORE.
    I have the return file on the Incomtax.gov website.
    Is it possible to send ITR-V of last year to bangalore now?
    Pls help and suggest.

  26. Radhika says:

    Thanks for the inputs…
    is tehre any link available to check ITR acknowledgment though online by giving 16 digit acknowledgment number.. if so please send me the link

    – kind regards ( Radhika)

  27. Krishna reddy says:

    Hi . 
          This is krishna  i had forgotten my  e-filling password and i don’t have acknowledgement number also i don’t have any contact with my ca to whom i had given my  T.D.S form of p.year 

    This is my pan no : aidpn8510f

    How can it solve

  28. LC says:

    Hi!! My father-in-law is trying to file his tax returns, he has the excel file( in Excel 2010), but is unable to save it as xml as it password protected and he has no idea what the password is to unprotect it. Is anyone else having this issue? How do we solve this problem?
    Thanx in advance
    LC

  29. SUMIT ROY says:

    I have submitted my IT Return for AY 2012-13 using e-filing procedure and have also received the ITR-V acknowledgement file via e-mail. Since no digital signature was used, I now have to send a signed copy of ITR-V to Income Tax Department, CPC, Bengaluru.
    I am unable to understand what I should fill in the blank space in the last line of the declaration: “I further declare that I am making this return in my capacity as…………………………and I am also competent to make this return and verify it”. Since my return is filed under Status: INDIVIDUAL and is a personal Income Tax return, should I just write INDIVIDUAL in the blank space?

  30. anjana says:

    dear sir,
    i have filled up detail of the application for pan card and did payment through debit card but not able to take the printout of the acknowledgement form nor i am able to save it. now how i will get the format of my acknowledgment form. kindly give me suggestion.    

  31. P.SATYANARAYANA RAO(HUF) says:

    PAN card issued mentioned date of incorporation/formation as ANCESTRAL. I ahve submitted my return by efiling, but I am not able to open my ITR V because I have not known my password i.e. date. Hence i request you to kindly let me know how to open my ITR V.

    Thanking you

  32. Patit Paban Pal says:

    This post is just highlighting our organization which are working in Birbhum district as exempted by 80g and other non profit association.

  33. Rohit says:

    Dear Friend..
    i have not received my tax refund of last FY year.. as per NSDL web cheque has been expired as not deposited in 90 days.. but i hav not recevied it yet.. BTCPS2910P.. plz help..

  34. Ajay says:

    I haven’t received my itr-v via mail nor did i downloaded it coz of some site problem. Filed today only. Tell me what shud i do to get my itr-v??????

  35. SATYA PRAKASH says:

    I have successfully uploaded my itr 1 with income tax e filing, but could not record its acknowledgement number.Whats the solution to this so that i can send the return to banglore

  36. Koushal says:

    We have filled our return last year, but not able to sent the ITRV to income tax dept. Now we have lost the ITRV and we are getting mails for submittng the ITRV.
    “ITRV NOT RECIEVED, PLEASE FURNISH YOUR ITR V to CPC URGENTLY. For ITR ack number *****”
    What should be the next step?
    How we can get ITRV (we have only ITR ack number)?
    Please let me know ASAP, as the last date is very close.

  37. Rashmi says:

    Hi ABDUL RASHID,

    The password would be

    your pan number + your date of birth.

    For instance if your pan number is: AACCB2952P
    and you Date of Birth is : 20 Dec 1984

    then your password will be aaccb2952p20121984

    Rashmi

  38. dharmapal.gedam says:

    Dear sir,

    will u please help me, as my old income tax returns filed had been lost during transit. as i had recently transfered from aurangabad to mumbai.

    will u please me, that how can i retrieve my old income tax return copy for my future records.

  39. ABDUL RASHID says:

    i am unable to open our ITR-V for the A.y 2009-10 which was filled on 4th February 2010
    name of company BUL BUL HANDICRAFT PVT.LTD.
    PAN – AACCB2952P
    DOI – 25.11.2003
    Ack No. 107013510040210
    Date of Filling – 04.02.2010

  40. Ankur says:

    I received the ITRV form and can open it. All I need to do is verify details and sign it? Do I need to fill anything else like TRP etc?

  41. Subhra prakash says:

    I submitted the return but didnot get ITR-V through mail. Somehow managed to get it from my accounts etc. but could not open it as it was asking for password. Tried all combinations but nothing worked. Finally your information about the password only helped.
    Thanks a lot.

      1. Saras says:

        even i didnt get the mail. Waiting for it. I tried the combination of pan no(lowercase) + date of birth, still its not getting opened. Can anyone tell what may be the problem.

  42. Shailesh says:

    Thank you very much!!! I started worrying , how to to solve this problem? Since this is neither a product of some pvt company so no customer care number either. This info was life saver!

  43. ABDUL RASHID says:

    we hav filled Revised ITR for Bul Bul handicraft Pvt. ltd. on 01.06.2010
    PAN-AACCB2952P
    Asst. year- 2009-10
    but we are unable to open ITR-V
    we have tried numerous time by providing PAN with combination of date of incorporation
    computer displayed incorrect password
    what i have to do kindly tel me as earliest.
    thanking you

    Ca abdul rashid

    1. Sandeep Kanoi says:

      The password is a combination of the pan (in lower case) and the date of birth in the format dd mm yyyy. For example, 1) if the pan is AAAAA0000A and the date of birth is 10-Jan-2008, then the password will be aaaaa0000a10012008

  44. Surendra Gandhi says:

    How ITR V can be printed in case of an HUF where date of birth/date of incorporation is not there on PAN card being an ancestral HUF?

  45. Manoj Sharma says:

    Dear Dakshesh,
    the Acknowlwdgement would be sent to the email id provided by you in your return within a few days time from receipt at Bangalore. You may take a print of the same. Thanks

  46. Dakshesh Barbhaya says:

    Once it is confirmed on the Income Tax Website that ITR-V has been received.
    How shall the acknowledged copy of return be received from IT dept.

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