The income tax department begins the verification of ITR only after you file it. This verification must occur within 30 days of ITR filing as per the new rule. This change applies to returns on or after 1st August 2022. For returns up to 31st July 2022, the e-verification period remains 120 days. The Income Tax Department has also simplified the e-verification process, eliminating the need to log in to your income tax portal.
The Income Tax Department offers online and offline methods to verify your Income Tax Return.
Process 1: E-Verifying with Aadhaar OTP
Step 2: Choose 'I would like to e-verify using OTP on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar'. This requires your mobile number to be connected with Aadhaar and your PAN-Aadhaar must be linked.
Step 3: Click "I agree" to confirm your Aadhaar Details and generate OTP.
Step 4: Submit the OTP number. You'll receive a verification success message.
You'll receive an acknowledgment which you can download and will also be sent to your email.
Step 1: After filing the ITR, choose “Verify using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)”.
Step 2: On the next page, verify your identity by clicking on "Click here to download emsigner utility".
Step 3: Click on "I have downloaded and installed emsigner utility."
Step 4: On the next page, choose provider, certificate, enter provider password, and click “Sign.”
After successful sign-in, a transaction ID will be provided. It is crucial to save this for future reference. An email will also be sent containing the transaction ID.
1 Net Banking.
Log into Net Banking
Access e-Filing portal
Select E-Verify link
Confirm e-Return verification
2 Bank ATMs
Swipe your ATM card
Select PIN for e-Filing
Receive EVC on your mobile
Log in to the e-Portal & choose E-Verify with ATM
Input your EVC on the portal
Verify your e-Return