Step 1: Login to your account at incometaxefiling website. Once logged in, from the tabs click on “My Account” & from the drop down menu, select option “e-Verify Return”.

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Step 2: Now you’ll see the list of ITR(s) filed as shown in the screen below. Here click on “e-Verify” button.

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Step 3: Here, from the options, select Option 2. A box will appear & here select “EVC - Through Net Banking”.

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Step 4: Once you select the Net Banking option, the steps for e verification using net banking will be shown. Go through them & after that click on “Continue” button.

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You will be redirected to the screen where all the banks approved by Income Tax Department for e-verification of ITR through Net Banking will be shown. From here, click on “HDFC Bank”.

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Step 5: As you select the bank, a Disclaimer screen shall appear & here click on “Continue” button. You will be taken to the log-in screen of HDFC bank.

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Step 6: At the HDFC Bank login page, enter your User ID/ Customer ID & Password. After this click on the Login button.

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Step 7: On the dashboard page, click on Enquiries button at the left hand side.

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Step 8: Under the heading ‘Enquire’, you will find ‘Income Tax E-Filing’ option, select it. After this, select relevant account (if you have multiple) form the drop down lists & accept the T&C. Click on “Continue” button & then “Confirm” the details.

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Step 9: Now you are redirected and logged into your account at the Income Tax efiling website. Here, under tab “My Account” select option “e-Verify Return”.

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Step 10: On the next screen, click on “e-Verify”. A screen-blocker will appear asking for your confirmation to e-verify return, here click on “Continue” button.

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Step 11: Congratulations! Your ITR is now successfully e verified & the message will be shown as in screen below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q- How do I get my EVC number?

Ans. Login into your bank account on the bank's website. Select the e-verify option from the ‘Tax’ button. The user will be redirected to the e-filing website of the IT Department. He can click on the ‘Generate EVC’ option from the ‘My Account’ tab. A 10 digit alphanumeric code will be sent to your email and mobile number which is valid for 72 hours.


Q- What happens if ITR V is not submitted within 120 days?

Ans. If you fail to submit ITR V within 120 days your e-filing is considered as null and void. It will be considered that you have not filed your return yet.


Q- How can I check my ITR V Acknowledgement?

Ans. 1. Visit the Income tax India website and Login.
2. Select the ‘View return’ option.
3. Click on ‘Acknowledge number’ to download ITR V.


Q- How do I pre validate a bank account?

Ans. 1. Go to income tax website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and log into your account.
2. Click on ‘Profile Settings’ and select ‘Prevalidate your bank account’ option.


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.