ITR verification time reduced to 30 days; know six ways to check the tax return

ITR verification time reduced to 30 days; know six ways to check the tax return

The Central Commission for Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reduced the period for verifying the income tax declaration (ITR) to 30 days (instead of 120 days) from the electronic transmission of the ITR data. The new directive came into effect on August 1, 2022.

For ITRs filed on or after August 1, 2022, the verification period for these has been reduced to 30 days. If you forget to check your ITR within the prescribed time, then it will be considered void.

“Data electronically will be the date of submission of the return if Form ITR-V is submitted within 30 days of the date of data transmission electronically. In the event Form ITR-V is filed after the deadline mentioned above, it will be considered that the declaration for which the ITR-V form has been completed has never been submitted and it will be the responsibility of the person evaluated to electronically retransmit the data and follow up on it by submitting the new ITR-V form within 30 days,” CBDT said in its latest notification.

Look at the six ways you can check your tax return:

Aadhaar-based OTP

Before trying to verify your ITR using Aadhaar based One Time Password (OTP), you need to ensure that your mobile number is linked to Aadhaar and registered as such in the database. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) data and your PAN must be linked to Aadhaar.

On the ‘e-Verify’ page, select ‘I would like to verify using OTP on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar’ and click ‘Continue’. A pop-up window will appear on your screen. You will need to check the box that says “I agree to validate my Aadhaar information” and click on “Generate Aadhaar OTP”.

An SMS with the 6-digit OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter the received OTP in the box where it is required and click submit. Upon successful submission, your ITR will be verified. OTP is only valid for 15 minutes.

Net banking

The second method of verifying ITR is through Net Banking. On the ‘e-Verify’ page, select ‘Through Net Banking’ and click ‘Continue’. Select the bank you want to verify your ITR with and click ‘Continue’. A pop-up window will appear on your screen containing a disclaimer. Read and click ‘Continue’.

Bank account

For verification, the third option is to generate an Electronic Verification Code (EVC) through their bank account. You must have a pre-validated bank account to be able to generate EVC. Keep in mind that pre-validation of the bank account is essential to receive the income tax refund.

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Demat account

The process of verifying ITR through a demat account is similar to verifying through a bank account as mentioned above. On the e-Verify page, select “Via Demat Account” and click “Continue”. The EVC will be generated and sent to your registered mobile number and email id with your pre-validated and EVC-enabled demat account. Enter the received EVC on your mobile number and email id registered with your Demat account and click e-Verify.


The EVC can also be generated via an ATM bank card. This facility is available only through limited banks which are – Axis Bank, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and State Bank of India. Go to your bank’s ATM and swipe your ATM card; enter your ATM PIN and select Generate EVC for the tax return. An EVC will be sent to your mobile phone number and email address registered on the e-filing portal.

Sending signed ITR-V / Acknowledgment of receipt

If you cannot verify your ITR using one of the electronic methods mentioned above, you can send a signed copy of the ITR-V (acknowledgment of receipt) to the tax department.

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