After you file your Income-tax return you are required to verify it to complete the process. If you fail to verify the return within the stipulated time it is treated as invalid. The easiest way to verify the Income-tax return is through e-verification.
What is the time limit to verify the return?
A taxpayer is required to verify the return within 120 days of filing the return.
What are the steps to e-verify the return?
Click here to know the steps to e-verify the return.
Is it mandatory to e-Verify the return?
No. E-verification is one of the methods of verification. You can verify your return by any of the following methods:
- Send a signed copy of ITR V to CPC, Bangalore
Can I verify my return if I forgot to verify the same within the stipulated time?
Yes. You are required to submit a request for condonation of delay in verifying the return. You need to provide appropriate reasons for the delay. However, the return will be considered verified only if the Department approves the condonation request.
Follow the below steps to submit a request for condonation:
Step 1: Log in to the Income-tax portal:
Step 2: Click on "Condonation Request" under the Services tab:
Step 3: Click on "Delay in submission of ITR-V" then click on Continue:
Step 4: Click on "Create Condonation Request":
Step 5: Select the record for which you wish to submit a condonation request and click on Continue:
Step 6: Provide a reason for the delay and then click on Submit:
Step 7: You will see the below screen displaying the transaction id. Preserve this transaction id for future reference. You will also receive a confirmation message on your registered email id: