Income Tax Return filing is incomplete without verification of filed return. Once you have finished filing your taxes, you need to verify your return. You can do this either online or offline.
ITR-V stands for ‘Income Tax Return–Verification’ Form. It is a one page document. ITR-V is received when you e-file your Income Tax Return. It is received from the Income Tax Department to your registered email ID. You can also download it from Income Tax department’s e-filing portal. Since the digital signature is not present so Income Tax Department requires you to verify your tax return. On receipt of Form ITR-V, you need to sign the copy of the form with ‘blue ink’ and post it to the Income Tax Department CPC, Bangalore. This is an important step to complete the filing process.
After you e-file your Income Tax Return, the Income Tax department sends ITR-V acknowledgement to your registered email ID. Do not worry if you haven’t received ITR-V through email. You can still download it in two different ways.
Step 1: Click here to visit ITD’s e-filing website.
Step 2: Find “Login Here” button on the top right corner and click on it to login to your account. If you do not have an account, you can click on “Register Yourself” button present just above “Login Here”.
Click here to view a step-by-step guide on the registration process.
Step 3: After clicking on “Login Here”, provide your “User ID” (i.e. your PAN card number) and “Password” along with “Captcha Code” in the blanks provided in the following page and click on “Login” tab.
Step 4: After logging in, click on “View Returns / Forms” link.
Step 5: Select the option “Income Tax Return” and relevant “Assessment Year” and press “Submit” button.
Step 6: Click on Acknowledgement number of the ITR for which you want to download ITR V.
Step 7: Select “ITR-V / Acknowledgement” tab. Your ITR-V will get downloaded.
Step 1: Login to the government’s Income Tax e-filing portal
Step 2: Go to “My Account” tab
Step 3: Click on “View e-Filed Returns/Forms”
Step 4: Select “e-Filed Returns/Forms” from the drop down list
Step 5: Click on “Submit” button
Step 6: Click on the respective assessment year’s “Acknowledgement No.”
Step 7: Click on “ITR-V/Acknowledgement” option from the new dialogue box to download ITR-V
If you’ve downloaded the ITR-V from the Income Tax Department’s website, you’ll need a password to open it.
The password needed to open your ITR-V consists of your PAN (in small case) and date of birth.
Date of birth: 10/01/2008
After receiving your ITR-V (acknowledgement), you have to either e-verify or send a signed copy of it to CPC, Bangalore within 120 days of e-filing your Income Tax return.
Once you have downloaded your ITR-V, you need to follow the below mentioned steps carefully to complete your e-filing process by sending your ITR-V to CPC Bangalore:
Step 1: Take a print-out of ITR-V. Use dark black ink to print ITR-V form. Make sure that the printed copy is legible to eyes.
Step 2: You need to do sign on the form in the box provided for the same purpose. Use a blue ink pen to sign the document. Make sure that your signature does not extend beyond the border of the box.
Step 3: Do not staple the form. Do not fold the portion of the form which contains bar code.
Step 4: Enclose your ITR-V form in a white A4 size envelope. If you are sending multiple forms together, use separate envelope for each ITR-V.
Step 5: Send the form to CPC Bangalore either through speed post or ordinary post within 120 days of filing return. You cannot courier the form.
Step 6: You do not need to send any supporting documents along with the ITR-V. Just the one page signed ITR-V.
The envelope should be sent to the following address:
Income Tax Department – CPC, Post Box No.1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore-560500, Karnataka.
Step 7: Once CPC Bangalore receives your ITR-V, it will send you an email acknowledgement and start processing your Income Tax Return.
That’s it! You have completed physical verification of your ITR! However, this process must be completed within 120 days of filing ITR otherwise your return will have no validity and you will be asked to file your Income Tax Return once more.