Step 1: Visit the ATM machine of your bank. Insert your Debit Card & validate it by entering the PIN.


Step 2: From the services, select option to generate EVC for ITR filing.


Step 3: You will receive an EVC on registered mobile number (which is linked to your bank account).


Step 4: Now, follow till Step 3 (of Aadhar OTP) & you’ll come to the screen shown below. Select Option 1. A box will appear, asking for the EVC. Insert the code & click on “Submit” button to e verify ITR.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q- What is E Verify return?

Ans. To improve ease of filing income tax return and to avoid the physical submission of ITR-V, the income tax department has introduced EVC verification. The ITR EVC Verification can be done through 6 different ways which are EVC generation using email id and mobile number, EVC generation using Aadhaar card, EVC generation using net banking, EVC generation using ATM, EVC generation using bank account details and EVC generation using demat account. Hence, to avoid sending ITR-V to CPC, you can now opt for EVC verification of income tax return.


Q- How do I find my EVC code?

Ans. You can generate your EVC code using many ways such as through e-filing website, through Linking Aadhaar Card with PAN, through Bank ATM and through Net Banking Facility.


Q- How do you generate EVC?

You can generate your EVC code using many ways such as through e-filing website, through Linking Aadhaar Card with PAN, through Bank ATM and through Net Banking Facility.


Q- Is Aadhaar mandatory for tax filing?

Ans. For all income tax returns filed from this month, it is now mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number without which the ITR will not be processed by the Income Tax department.


Q- How can I check my ITR after 120 days?

Ans. You can check the status of ITR V after 120 days as follows. Log onto Income Tax Department e-Filing website. Click on ITR-V Receipt Status. Input your PAN and the assessment year. Now, if you have filed for that particular year (and sent the ITR-V to CPC, Bangalore) you will see:“ITR-V Received”. In case you haven’t e filed you’ll see: “No e-return has been filed for this PAN and assessment year, or e-filing acknowledgment number”


Q- What happens if ITR is not E verified?

Ans. An ITR filed but not verified is treated as an invalid return by the department. It would mean that you have not filed the ITR for a particular assessment year. To complete ITR filing process,e-verification is required.


Q- What if ITR V is rejected?

Ans. The Income Tax Department may also reject the ITR-V either if your signature is missing or the ITR V document is of “poor quality”. Remember, you will receive a notification via email and SMS if your ITR-V is rejected. The status of rejection can be checked through “My Account” section.


CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2Win.in. Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.