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The process for filing of income tax returns is followed by the Income Tax Return Verification ITR-V process. After the verification has been successfully completed by the Income Tax Department, the returns are processed. Refunds are then processed and disbursed, if applicable.
Below is the process for e-verifying your ITR:
If you want to e-verify your income tax returns using Aadhaar Card, make sure that it is linked to your PAN Card. In case you have not yet linked your Aadhaar Card to your PAN Card, you can do so by following these steps:
Once linking your Aadhaar Card number to your PAN is complete, you have to follow the below steps to e-verify your ITR:
Is e-Verification of ITR mandatory?
After the Income Tax Returns have been filed, the e-verification process is mandatory for the IT Department to start processing your returns.
How do I link my Aadhaar Card with ITR?
Follow the below steps to link your Aadhaar Card number with ITR:
Can I e-verify my income tax returns with Aadhaar Card without having linked my Aadhaar Card number with ITR?
No. If you haven’t linked your Aadhaar Card number to PAN Card, you will have to do that first before being able to e-verify your returns with your Aadhaar Card number.
My OTP has been generated on my mobile number while I was linking my Aadhaar Card with e-verification of PAN. But the OTP did not work. Why did that happen?
There may be two reasons why the OTP did not work:
Can income tax returns be verified online and offline?
Income Tax Returns can be verified either online or offline. ITR filed online cannot be verified offline.
What are the options for e-Verification of ITR?
E-verification of Income Tax Returns can be done through any one of these three ways: