-Log in to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with your PAN number and date of birth
-Click ''e-File'' on the blue bar at the top
-Select ''e-Verify Return''
-Choose one of the listed options
-There are mainly five options to verify online:
-One-time-password (OTP) sent to registered e-mail ID and mobile number
-Bank account number
-Demat account number
EVC THROUGH REGISTERED E-MAIL ID AND MOBILE NO.
-This option is for taxpayers with a total annual income of less than Rs 5 lakh and with no refund
-A 10-digit alphanumeric code (valid for 72 hours)is sent to your mail and mobile number, which should be registered on the I-T department site
EVC VIA AADHAAR OTP
-The Aadhaar card must be linked to the PAN on the e-filing website
-The OTP is sent to your mobile number registered with Aadhaar and is valid for 10 minutes
-EVC VIA NET BANKING
-Your bank has to be authorised for EVC
-Choose your bank from the list you are redirected to after clicking ''Continue''
-When you confirm e-verify, an EVC is generated automatically and applied to the return
-Everything is automatically verified and saved at the back-end
-The refund is credited to the account selected for the purpose in your tax return, which may be different from the account you have used to e-verify
EVC VIA BANK A/C NO.
-Bank account number must be pre-validated
-To validate, provide your bank name, account number, IFSC and mobile number on the site
-Once bank account number is validated, click "Yes" to generate EVC
EVC VIA DEMAT A/C NO.
-Taxpayers can provide demat account details under Profile Setting Menu on the e-filing site
-Provide account number, e-mail ID, mobile number
-These details are validated along with PAN and name with details registered with depository (CDSL/NSDL)
-Once verified, taxpayer can opt for ''Generate EVC''
-EVC is sent to taxpayer''s CSDL/NSDL verified mail ID and/or mobile number
NOTE: If no e-verification options are available, one can still send the physical ITR-V, but it must reach the income tax department within 120 days of e-filing.
The most important thing to remember is e-verification itself. A large number of taxpayers skip this step. A return which is not verified is not considered filed.
Archit Gupta, Founder and CEO, www.cleartax.com
If you can get e-verifcation of your e-filed tax return, then the chances of your return getting processed faster increases and in turn you can expect your tax refunds to be released quickly.
Vaibhav Sankla, Director, H&R Block India