Electronic Verification Code - EVC - Now Electronically Verify your Income Tax Return using Aadhar
13 July 2015
After years of manual verification of efiled Income Tax Returns via the ITR-V Manual submission process to the CPC in Bangalore, the Income Tax Department finally launched the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) method of verifying your income tax returns. And this couldn't have been done at a better time.
Here is how the process works:
1. eFile your Income Tax Return on makemyreturns.com
2. Once you receive the ITR-V Acknowledgement from makemyreturns.com, you simply need to logon to your Tax account on the IT Department website with your PAN Number and your password.
3. As soon as you sign on you will get a pop up that says "Link Aadhar"
Enter the Aadhar Number and click on Link Now.
On Successful validation you will receive a confirmation as such:
Once you have the linked your Aadhar to the PAN, goto the eFile Tab and then click on e-Verify Return
Choose the Return you want to verify and then click on e-Verify.
You will be given three options to verify:
Choose "I would like to generate Aadhar OTP to eVerify my Return"
Once you do that, you will get an OTP on your mobile. You need to enter that in the pop up shown below and click on Submit.
That's it. You will then get an acknowledgement that you can download and keep for your records. It will mention the details of your eVerification at the bottom and you DO NOT have to send this to the CPC in Bangalore.