It has been proposed under the IT Circular 3/2009 that if the return is electronically furnished under a digital signature, the tax-payer is not required to furnish the Form ITR-V with the Income-tax Department as a follow up to the electronic transmitting of data in the return. Similarly, any return which is digitally signed by the assessee and filed with an E-Return Intermediary (ERI), who, in turn, submits the return to the Income Tax Department under his digital signature, will also be deemed to have been filed under a digital signature of the assessee and no Form ITR-V is required to be submitted. In such cases, the date of electronic transmission of the data in the return shall be the date of furnishing the return.

It has been further provided that if the assessee does not use a digital signature for electronically transmitting the data, he is required to follow-up the electronic transmission of the data by submitting the Form ITR-V with the Income-tax Department as verification of the electronic filing of the return. In such a case, the date of transmitting the data electronically will be the date of furnishing the return if the Form ITR-V is furnished within thirty days after the date of transmitting the data electronically. In case, Form ITR-V, is furnished after the above mentioned period, it will be deemed that the return in respect of which the Form ITR-V has been filed was never furnished and it shall be incumbent on the assessee to electronically re-transmit the data and follow it up by submitting the new Form ITR-V within thirty days.

The Circular also states that since the Form ITR-V is bar-coded, assessee is advised not to fold the same and post it in A4 size envelope. The assessee shall furnish the Form ITR-V to the Income-tax Department by mailing it to “Income Tax Department – CPC, Post Box No – 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore – 560100, Karnataka” within thirty days after the date of transmitting the data electronically. The Post Box shall deliver all the Form ITR-V to the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC) of the Income-tax Department in Bangalore. Upon receipt of the Form ITR-V, the CPC shall send an e-mail acknowledging the receipt of Form ITR-V. The e-mail shall be sent in due course to the e-mail address furnished by the tax-payers in his return. No Form ITR-V shall be received in any other office of the Income-tax Department or in any other manner.

In the above regard, the following key issues arise for earnest consideration by the CBDT:

(i) Earlier, Form ITR-V was required to be filed by an assessee with the office of his Assessing Officer, which was duly acknowledged by affixing the Department’s stamp and seal on the same. The authenticity of this stamp and seal had evidentiary value, more particularly when copies of the same were required to be furnished before various authorities like Government Departments, Banks, Consular Offices etc. Under the proposed new guidelines, since ITR-V is to be sent by mail to Bangalore Electronic City Post Office, the concerned assessee would not receive any official acknowledgment for the acceptance of the same, except the e-mail communication as indicated to be sent in due course. It, therefore, needs to be provided that the ITR-V accompanied by the E-mail acceptance shall be treated as an authentic acknowledgement of the I.T. Return by all concerned agencies.

(ii) Under the earlier arrangement of filing ITR-V with his Assessing Officer, an assessee was confident of the same having been duly received and acknowledged. In the new scheme as proposed, he would have to now rely on the postal department to ensure that it reaches CPC, Bangalore both safely and within the stipulated time of 30 days. Under these circumstances, the proposed provision to treat the return filed electronically as deemed to never have been furnished, even for no fault on part of the assessee would result in grave adverse consequences such as levy of penal interest under Sections 234A and 234B, deprivation of the claim for carry forward of losses and deductions under Chapter VIA, etc.

(iii) Keeping in view the above, it needs to be specifically provided that an assessee shall not be held responsible for any default on account of a postal mishap and the deeming provisions that the return filed electronically was never furnished shall not operate prejudicially against the assessee. It also needs to be provided that in case an assessee does not receive an E-mail acknowledgement from the CPC within 30 days of his mailing the same, he shall have the option of remailing it again during the next 30 days and that he shall not be deemed to be in default in such a situation.

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61 responses to “Submission of ITR V and Issues related thereto”

  1. Pooja says:

    My address mentioned in the ITR-V is incorrect. How can this be rectified?

  2. dilip says:


    am a widow

    can you help me i hv doubt in filling it return
    I have filed through online. . i got itr v back
    from it on email. . now what i have to do is
    verify and sign then send thro normal post . .
    the doubt is in verification field last line just
    before sign here
    ” 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 ”
    here WHAT do I need to fill on this above


  3. vijay says:

    I have submited ITR4s Return 2011-12 but amt is wrong mention so how to i am revise Return please help

  4. B S Bisht says:

    Dear Sir
    Can I furnish two ITR-V to Income Tax Department in one envelope after the signature?

  5. puja says:

    I have uploaded my return but i have furnished wrong mail id so can i correct the i will not receive receipt because of that.

  6. Somanath sahu says:

    Can any body help me that I have filed ITR1 on 28 jul 2012 but i forgot to send signed ITRV to CPC Banglore till date. Now I find some mistake in filing ITR for the same AY. Now I prepared the new ITR for the same AY and saved an XML file and tried to upload the return as Revised and U/S 139(5) but it is unable to be uploaded. It is not being accepted with previous ack no and date or in original format also. Pls help me

  7. kaushik das says:

    is thgere any provision to change the name of assessee after filing it return ?

  8. Gryn says:

    I have filed my income tax online and i have some Tax Payable. How do i make the payment? Can I pay it online?

  9. Manoj Babu says:

    please send me the new postal address of IT dept Bangalore to which I have to send my ITRV form. I have send the form to the old address. But still sms is coming to send it again

  10. Gowrisankar says:


    Recently i filed mu IT Returns for yr 2011-2012 .. I got the Acknologment and find that i have filled the form with wrong name.
    Name on Acknologment: Gowrishankarrao
    Original name on PAN card: Gowrisankararao..

    as of now iam not submited the acknologment.. how to proceed to get my name correct and file my returns..


  11. mahesh says:

    Sub:  Wrong Email Address in ITRV form
    I had an IT consultant file my tax returns for this year 2012-13. But i didnt receive any acknowledgement so far. i was provided with the user and password so i logged into the using these. i find the acknowledgement is sent to another unknown address. i downloaded a copy of the ITRV form and it had the same unknown email address. 
    I have not yet sent the ITRV form to CPC. How do i change that email address and put the right email address before sending the ITRV ?
    Please help

  12. Gurpreet Singh says:

    Dear Sir

    I haven’t filed my ITR as earlier i was in dubai but came back in 2010.

    Is it possible that i can file my ITR for the last 2 years.

  13. thyagaraj says:

    I had submitted my 2009-2010 returns online and forgot to submit my ITR-V . Somehow i didnt get the final notice intime. i got the notice that they will treat my filing invalid if i dont submit the itr-v before 31.03.2011. Now when i try to sumit my filings again it is not accepting. How can i resumit my filings now?Can anyone suggest it?

  14. Srini says:

    What should i qrite after the space “in my capacity as” in ITR-V?

    Should it be individual or my name?

    Thanks in advance

  15. M.Sumita says:

    I submitted my returns on 27/07/2011 for AY 2011-12 and got the 15 digit Ack. Number. I took print out in black ink and immediately posted the duly signed( signed in Blue Ink) copy of ITRV to CPC, POB-1, Electronic promptly in A-4 envelope without folding.Today is 10th August.15 Days over. ITR-V Receipt Status Details on their WEBSITE / Receipt Status SAYS
    “ITR-V not received in CPC till date.Please send it immediately by Ordinary Post or Speed Post.”
    E-filing Processing Status:- says
    “There is no record found for the Pan and Ass.Yr combination provided by you.”


    • Akash says:

      Me too getting the same message.

    • Bhaskar says:

      I’m also getting same message. Filed online on 16th, sent on 30th, got it delivered on 1st Aug (as shown by speed post tracking).
      But still, incometaxindiaefiling website shows “ITR-V not received in CPC till date.
      Please send it immediately by Ordinary Post or Speed Post. “

    • tiru says:

      hi..this is tiru…hope i can help u…the procedure which you have done for e-filling is absolutely right but you u didn’t mention how u sent the signed copy. CPC will only accept ITR-V either by ordinary or speed post. If u sent it by either of them, then u may get the CPC acknowledgement with in 20 days from the day u posted your ITR-V. For example I posted my ITR-V on 23 July and I got CPC acknowledgement(digitally signed) on 10 Aug. If u have any query then u r most welcome to contact me on “”. I can help u upto my level.

  16. Ashish says:

    I have submitted ITR for 2011-12 online and have sent the ITR V acknowledgement via speed post to Income tax office Bangalore.
    As per the speed post tracking, the courier has been delivered at Income tax office Bangalore around 15 days back. but on income tax website, I am still getting message as “ITR-V not received in CPC till date”.

    Usually how much time does it take to get the status refreshed?
    Do I need to send the receipt again?

  17. Arvind says:

    Sir, I submitted the ITR-1 form successfully on the website, and it showed the message that ITR-V will be sent to my email, but even after 4 days I have not received the email. I checked my email address is correct in the ITR-1 form, and also checked spam folder.

    I am repeatedly sending mail to the ask (AT) incometaxindia (DOT) gov (DOT) in mail ID, but not receiving any reply. Please advise what I should do in this case. If I resubmit the ITR-1, it says already submitted and I cannot submit again.

    • acharya santu says:

      Sir, I submitted the ITR-4 form successfully on the website, and it showed the message that ITR-V will be sent to my email, but even after 2 days I have not received the email. I checked my email address is correct in the ITR-4 form, and also checked spam folder.

      Please advise what I should do in this case.

  18. Balbir Singh says:


    I am NRI living in UK. For AY2010/11 my agent manually filed on my behalf my Tax Return in Jalandhar Income Tax Office. On the tax return my Jalandhar holiday house address was provided but I was wrongly informed that Tax refund will be directly paid into my Indan Bank Account. I now find refund cheque was posted to my Jalandhar holiday address and it was undelivered and return back to SBI.

    I am now required to provide new postal address to the Assessing Officer I assume in Jalandhar Office? Do I send letter stating my UK address to where the Tax office should forward refund cheque or should I provide C/O address in India?

    How long should I expect Assessing Officer to update this information? I hope he or she does not just ignore my request for many months.

    I would much appreciate any help and quick response on this matter.

  19. Subodh says:

    I am outside India and filed ITR from US. In this Assessment year I was in India for entire duration.
    I have put my India’s office address and written the place as Bangalore in the Verification section.
    Do I need to change this or is this fine?

  20. vishal maheshwari says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have already filed my ITR for the A/Y-2009-10 and i have already sent the ITR-V to banglore Twice. But i didnt receipt any confirmation on my mail from Income Tax Department. The status on MY ACCOUNT is “This e-Return has been invalidated due to non-receipt of ITR-V in CPC within stipulated time limit”. Then. in such case, what would i do. Pls rply me

  21. Subhankar says:

    I have submitted my return for assessment year 2010- 2011. I have got the message that return has submitted successfully and my correct mail address is also showing but i have not received the ITR-V in my mail address. Please advise regarding the same. Thank you.

    • Arvind says:

      Hi Subhankar, I am also seeing the same problem. If you find out any solution elsewhere, could you please post it here. I will also do so if I find out.

      • Lalit Kumar Agrawal says:

        You can down load your ITR-V from the sight of E-Filing site of Income Tax Of India by registering your self their. Aftyer proper registration you log in and go to site to know your e filing status and take print out of ITR-V and sent the same to Banglore CPC

  22. barnidharan iyer says:

    I have to revise a return for AY 2009-10. Can I do it using the digital signature or it has to be done by the manual method. Please advise. N kindly confirm the date before which the return has to be filed.The return is for a company.

  23. Fawwaz Khan says:


    I did my e-filing but forgot to submit the signed ITR-V within 120 days of filing. what should i do now?
    Please suggest!

    • sivaram choudhry says:

      It is treated as if no IT return is furnished to the IT Department if the signed copy does not reach CPC with in 120 days. But there is nothing to worry. Please understand that you can always file the return again any time between 31/03/2011 and you will have another 120 days as validity for the second one. Of-course if you have some refund related problem then you need to explain as whether the delay was on account of any justifiable reason. Go ahead and best of luck.

      Sivaram Choudhry
      Choudhury & Associates

  24. SD BHATT says:


    • sivaram choudhry says:

      you can go to the site where you unloaded your e-return and get another copy of the acknowledgment under the heading “MY RETURNS ” . In the revised returns ensure to put the correct e-mail id. Relax.

      Warm regards

      Sivaram choudhury

      Choudhury & Associates

  25. subramanya says:

    Dear Sanjay
    Password is auto generated.
    password to open the file if your pan no ( small letter) and date of birth( No space and no spl character)
    For eg. My pan no CBEPS7553M
    daye of birth 22/07/1983.
    password will be cbeps7553m22071983

  26. Sanjay Kumar says:

    Dear Sir, I submitted the return ITR-1 through efiling and got the ITR-V form as PDF but it is encrypted and asks for a password for opening. But I did not give any password for ITR-V. How to open this document pl help.

    • Rajgopal says:

      your PAN no in small letters along with your date of birth in ddMMyyyy format.
      eg. if your pan no is aaaaa9999a and DOB is 1 June 1990 then Password is aaaaa9999a01061990

  27. Pankaj says:

    Abhishek, Guru- I did sent these errors to IT dept. They have uploaded new PDF 1.2 which is correct one. I also asked IT if we need to send revised or both but did not get reply

  28. KrishnaChaitany says:

    @Abhishek Sood / @yashashree – I too have used pdf utility to generate XML file. It too have noticed that the formatting in XML file is not like the one generate by Excel utility. But I have uploaded the xml generated by pdf utility to check and it got successfully uploaded and ITR-V file was successfully generated.

    But I too want to know if we have to send the ITR-V of the original along with the ITR-V of the revised or it is enough to send the ITR-V or the original alone or other way round by sending only ITR-V of the revised.

  29. yashashree says:

    Dear sir I have recieved a mail of the acknowledgement of receipt of ITR- V. Does that mean I have successfully completed the procedure and I shall recieve the refund for sure? Its been four months I have e filed the returns by when shall I expect this refund? Kindly reply.Thank you.

    Yashashree A. Sutrale

  30. Abhishek Sood says:

    Dear Sir
    I am also facing the same problem as described by Mr. Guru Prasad . I also efiled ITR-1 generated using the PDF utility in income tax website and successfully uploaded the xml file. But the ITR-V generated had many missing information , simply showing figures to be zero. ( like deductions under chapter VI-A, Net income , Total income, net tax payable , interest payable,total tax & interest payable). I being under impression that some mistake has been done by me while entering the figures from my form 16 , i again followed the procedure. But the result was same. I contacted ayakar helpline and was advised to mail them on . But i have not got any response.

    kindly advice me whether should i post both these ITR-V forms to bangalore office or should use excel utility as done by Mr.GuruPrasad and submit the new ITR-V generated.

    Please advice at earliest.

    Best Regards
    Abhishek Sood

  31. Guruprasad says:

    Dear Sir,

    I e-filed ITR-1, generated using the PDF utility in income tax web site. But the acknoledgement generated(ITR-V), was having missing info.
    So I re-submitted ITR-1, which is generated using the excel utility. The acknoledgement(ITR-V) is correct. Now,is it enough to file only the correct ITR-V? or both correct and incorrect(gennerated for first submission) ITR-V should be mailed?

    I have also noticed that the ITR-1 PDF utility does not generate the correct xml file.


  32. Harish I says:

    Respected Sir
    An year back; I had filed manual return for A.Y.2009-10. I filed revised return for the same 10 days back online, but forgot to mention the Revise return details. I mistakenly kept value for “Whether original or revised return” as O-original. Since A.Y. is 2009-10 and as I have not mentioned it as revised return; what will happen now? Will this be considered as late filing and penalised? or is there any provision that I can still rectify this. Please reply.
    – Harish I

  33. Harish I says:

    Respected Sir
    I had filed manual return for A.Y.2009-10. I filed revised return for the same 10 days back, but forgot to mention the Revise return details. I mistakenly kept value for “Whether original or revised return” as O-original. Since A.Y. is 2009-10 and as I have not mentioned it as revised return; what will happen now? Will this be considered as late filing and penalised? or is there any provision that I can rectify this. Please reply.
    – Harish I

  34. Shrihari Kulkarni says:

    I have e filed my return and submited on IT web site, I have also sent the ITRV to CPC just 2 days back. Now I came to know that I have done a mistake while filling up one value, can I re upload the XML after modification and re send the modified ITR V?

  35. Sen says:

    Provision for indicating email id exists while filling up the online return and must be availed of since the proof of submission/receipt by the IT dept will be a scanned copy mailed to your email ID as attachment and no separate hard copy to your address.

  36. Sen says:

    Dear Sandeep Kanoi, thanks for the tips about filling up the verification paragraph last line. What you have suggested is common sense but I wanted to be sure since a wrong filling up should not result in rejection of Form-V submission by post. I have decided to fill up the declaration as “I further declare that I am making this return in my capacity as (my name)and I am also competenet to make this return and verify it.”

    Hope this is ok. Will be grateful for a confirmation in the IT official website and where to find it.

    • Sandeep Kanoi says:

      write your email address in your ITR and income tax department will send you a confirmation of the same on email. Income tax department have not yet specified any website where you can check the return status.

    • davinci says:

      in my capacity as an “individual”
      it shouldn’t be your name.

  37. Sen says:

    In the verification paragraph of ITR-V, what has to be filled up in the last line: “I further declare that I am making this return in my capacity as……..and I am also competenet to make this return and verify it.”
    Do yo have to write your name after”as” and before “and”? Or do you write “individual”? Please clarify. Is this point not clarified by the IT department somewhere in their rules/websites?

    • Sandeep Kanoi says:

      The capacity in which you sign you should write
      In case of Individual it can you yourself or Authorised signatory
      In case of HUF it can be Karta or Authorised signatory
      In case of Partnership it can be Partner or or Authorised signatory
      In case of Company it can be director or or Authorised signatory

  38. Seepak Salvi says:

    Shall I send three ITR V in one envelope.

  39. Sachin Kulkarni says:

    I had done e-filling of Return and post hard copy of ITR V by ordinary post to Bangalore as per Income Tax Dept circular but after 10 days no confirmation of e mail received nor in showing any status of receiving in MY ACCOUNT.
    1 )Normally how many days it takes place to send email for acknowledgeing receipt of ITR V.
    2 ) Why only by Ordinary post
    3 ) Why we suffer if Post office
    not deliver the same within time or they fold our envelope.

    • Sandeep Kanoi says:

      1. Normally how many days department will take is not specified but you may expect within 15 days from posting as normally in India it takes 10 days to deliver.
      2. As address contain POST Box No. so we can send only by Normal Post.
      3. Even I don’t have answer for this. Only FM can reply this.

  40. Ravi says:

    I have one question & same is happen with me. I had file e-filling and submit the hard copy to Bangalore. that same is being received there but no confirmation email from them nor in showing any status of receiving in MY Account. in such case what should assesses do? Bangalore office is not taking responsibility of sending email of confirmation. pls help

  41. Casp says:

    Atleast they should have accepted registered post. Why is IT Dept. shying away from acknowledging the receipt of ITR-V by post. This clearly shows that they want to have a ready made alibi that they did no receive the hardcopy of ITR-V in case of any bungling happens at their end. Electronic submission seems risky.

  42. GS.RAJARAM says:

    If I post an enlope containing itr v approximately how many days it will take for you to send e-mail acknowledging receipt of itr v

    • Sandeep Kanoi says:

      Dear Sir,
      This is not official website of Income Tax department. Once your ITR-V delivered, normally within 7days you will receive EMAIL.

  43. GS.RAJARAM says:

    Kindly let me know whether any no. of itr v can be sent in a common envolope

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