To complete the e-filing process, taxpayers would no longer have to send  the 1-page verification document  ITR-V to the Income Tax Department in Bangalore . They can instead verify their return online after e-filing using EVC.

The Electronic Verification code EVC is a 10 digit alphanumeric code which is sent to registered mobile number while filing returns online. It verifies the identity of the verifier being an individual to verify his Income Tax Return or that of an HUF of which he is the Karta. It can be generated through e-filing portal of Income Tax Department.


E- Verify Your Return Using Aadhaar Card

To e- verify your return using Aadhaar card, first Aadhaar card should be linked to your PAN

Follow the steps below to link your Aadhar card to your income tax return.

Step 1.

Log on to the Department e-filing website.

Step 2.

As soon as you login, a popup appears asking you to link your Aadhar number with you e-filing account. If you don’t see the popup, go to blue tab on the top bar named ‘Profile Settings’ and click on ‘Link Aadhaar’.

Step 3.

Make sure your PAN details are correct and enter the Aadhar number. Click on Save.

Your Aadhar number will be linked to your PAN after validation.


After your Aadhaar has been linked to your PAN , following are the steps to e-verify your return :

Step 1: Upload your ITR through the Income Tax e-Filing website.

Step 2: Once this is done, you will asked how you want to verify your return. The following options will appear:

I already have an EVC to e-verify my return.

I do not have an EVC and would like to generate EVC to e-Verify my return.

I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify my return.

I would like to send ITR-V/I would like to e-verify Later.

Select the third option of generating Aadhaar OTP. A One-Time Password will be sent to the mobile number registered on your Aadhaar. This OTP will be valid only for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Enter the OTP you received on your registered mobile number on the page. Click submits, you will get the message ‘Return successfully e-Verified. Download the Acknowledgement’. This acknowledgement will also be sent to your registered email id.

You have successfully e-filed and e-verified your income tax return.