Income Tax Return for A.Y. 2015-16 can now be verified electronically through the Electronic Verification Code

Government
of India

Ministry of
Finance

Department of
Revenue

Central
Board of Direct Taxes
 

Press Release

14th July, 2015

 Subject:
Commencement of Electronic Verification of Income Tax Returns for AY
2015-16-reg-.

To
facilitate the taxpayers and to provide end-to-end e-enabled services, the
Income Tax Return for A.Y. 2015-16 can now be verified electronically.

 

A
taxpayer may verify his return through Internet Banking or through Aadhar based
authentication process. Persons using this facility will not be required to
submit a signed paper copy of ITR-Verification form (ITR-V) to CPC Bengaluru.

 

For
the convenience of small taxpayers having total income of Rs. 5 lakhs or below
without any claim of refund, facility for generating Electronic Verification
Code (EVC) has also been provided on the E-filing website of the Department. In
such cases EVC will be sent to the Registered Email ID and Mobile Number of
person to enable him to thereafter use this code to verify the return.

 

In
case a taxpayer is unable to electronically verify the ITR using the EVC for
any reason, then, the signed copy of ITR-V may be sent within the specified
time of 120 days to CPC Bengaluru by Ordinary post or Speed post.

 

Details
regarding e-verification are available in Notification 2/2015 in issued on 13th
July 2015 at http://incometaxindia.gov.in/news/evc_notification-13-07-2015.pdf.

 

Taxpayers
are requested to use Electronic Verification facility in view of the
convenience and flexibility offered. Taxpayers are also requested to e-file
their returns early to avoid the rush closer to the last date.

 

 

(Shefali Shah)

 

Pr. CIT(OSD),

 

Official
Spokesperson, CBDT

 

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