Step 1: File your Income Tax Return first, because verification can only be done when the return is filed.
Step 2: After filing the return, visit income tax efiling website. Here, on the right-side click on button “Login Here”. The screenshot below will open, now provide the required details & log-in to your account. (User ID is your PAN number & Password as set by you while registering on the website).
Step 3: Once you login, click on the option “View Returns/ Forms”. Here information of all your Income Tax Returns is stored for quick reference.
Step 4: On this page, open the drop-down menu and select option “Income Tax Returns”. After this click on “Submit” button.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the screen as shown below. Here, for the relevant AY (for ITR of FY 2017-18, the AY is 2018-19) click on the Acknowledgement Number.
Step 6: On this page, under heading Downloads/ Status Description, click on “ITR-V/ Acknowledgement”. Now your ITR-V will start downloading and after this open the file from the location where it has saved.
Your ITR-V will be as the sample given below.
Step 7: Now to verify your ITR offline, you have to post a clear & properly visible printout to the Income Tax Department office (i.e. CPC) in Bengaluru. And the post should be done using either an Ordinary Post or a Speed Post (you cannot send it through a courier or any other method).
Printed ITR-V should be sent to the following address:“CPC, Post Box No - 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore - 560100, Karnataka, India”
Once your ITR-V is received by the department, an SMS will be sent to your registered mobile intimating the “receipt” of ITR-V. Please note, this intimation is just for “receipt” & a separate intimation will be given for processing of ITR.
- The ITR-V print out should be clear and in black ink.
- Bar-code and the numbers written below must be clearly visible
- ITR-V is a single page document, so you should not write anything behind it (on the blank portion).
- You should sign the ITR-V (which should match with your signature on PAN card) & it should be signed with blue ink.
- ITR-V should be printed on A4 size paper only and it should not be folded.
- ITR-V should be sent through Ordinary Post or Speed Post. Any ITR-V sent through couriers won’t be accepted.
- Lastly, you do not have to send any document along with ITR-V.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q- What if ITR is not verified?
Ans. An ITR filed but not verified is treated as an invalid return by the department.
Q- What if ITR is not verified within 120 days?
Ans. Time limit to E-verify the return is 120 Days if missed the date than return would be considered as invalid return.
Q- What happens if ITR not filed?
Ans. Taxpayer may get a notice from the Income Tax department.
Q- What is the penalty for late filing of ITR?
Ans. Penalty for late filing of Income Tax return u/s 234F is Rs. 5000 if income is above Rs. 500000/- otherwise Rs. 1000/-
Q- What is the due date to send ITR-V to CPC?
Ans. ITR-V needs to be sent to CPC within 120 days of filing of Return.
Q- How to get a duplicate ITR-V?
Ans. It can be downloaded by login into the Income Tax Site.
Q- How can I change the email address mentioned in my ITR-V?
Ans. To change email address, you need to login to income tax portal> my account>and edit the address > save>done.
Q- Should I send a photocopy of the duly signed ITR-V?
Ans. Yes, taxpayers need to send ITR-V to CPC.