different methods available for e-verification of Income Tax Returns.
A Comprehensive Guide to E-Verification of Income Tax Returns
When it comes to filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) online, the process doesn’t end after submitting the return. The next crucial step is to verify the ITR to ensure its validity. The Income Tax Department offers various modes of e-verification that make the process quick, convenient, and hassle-free. In this post, we will walk you through the different methods available for e-verification of Income Tax Returns.
1. E-Verification Through Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
If you have a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), you can choose this mode for instant e-verification. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- On the e-Verify page, select “I would like to e-Verify using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).”
- Download and install the emsigner utility from the “Verify Your Identity” page.
- Once the installation is complete, select “I have downloaded and installed emsigner utility” and click “Continue.”
- Choose your provider, certificate, and enter the provider password. Click “Sign.”
- Take note of the Transaction ID provided on the success message page, and also expect a confirmation message on your registered email ID and mobile number.
2. E-Verification Through Aadhaar OTP
To verify your ITR using Aadhaar OTP, ensure that your PAN is linked with Aadhaar. Follow these steps:
- Select the option to verify using OTP on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
- Agree to validate Aadhaar details and generate the OTP.
- Enter the 6-digit OTP received and validate it.
3. E-Verification Through Bank Account/Demat Account
If you prefer using your bank account or demat account for e-verification, follow these instructions:
For Bank Account:
- On the e-Verify page, select “Through Bank Account” and click “Continue.”
- Enter the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) received on your registered mobile number and email ID.
- Click “e-Verify” to complete the process.
For Demat Account:
- On the e-Verify page, select “Through Demat Account” and click “Continue.”
- Enter the EVC received on your