How to E-Verify Your Income Tax Return Using Your Netbanking Account?

Updated on: Apr 5th, 2024


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Previously the process of return filing was completed once you send the ITR V to the CPC (Centralized Processing Centre) by post. Thanks to the digital wave, this has been replaced with the e-verification of the tax return as the last step to successfully file your return. 
Until you e-verify your return, it will be invalid. To ease the process of e-verification, the income tax department has made available different modes through which the return can be e-verified.  
In this article, we will lay out the step-by-step process of e-verification through net banking.  

Prerequisites to E-Verify Your ITR

  • Registered user on the e-filing portal with valid user ID and password.
  • You have filed a return pending E-verify
  • Your PAN is linked to your bank account  
  • Net Banking should be enabled for the preferred bank account 

Steps to E-Verify your ITR through Net-Banking

Step 1: Log in to E-filing account through the e-filing portal on the IT Department website.

Step 2: Once logged in to the income tax e-filing portal you can see your dashboard. Under the ‘e-file’ tab, select ‘Income Tax Returns’ and then select ‘e-verify return’.

e-verify in the e-filling portal

Step 3: The list of returns will appear. Select the ITR to be verified.

returns for the past financial year

Step 4: Select the option ‘through net banking’.

netbanking through E-verification

Step 5: Now select the bank through which you want to verify your ITR

login to net banking website

Step 6: You will be redirected to the Net Banking page. Log in to your account using your net banking user ID and password. 
Select the ‘E-Verify’ option. It is usually given under the ‘Tax’ tab.

net banking page SBI

Step 7: You will now be redirected and logged in to the e-filing portal

redirected to e-filling portal

Step 8: Select the relevant ITR and click e-verify using netbanking option.

List of e-verify ITR

Then select the option mode of payment i.e, 'Through Net Banking' Option

e-verify through net banking

Your tax return will be e-verified successfully. You will receive a confirmation message on your e-mail ID and mobile number registered on the income-tax portal.

e-verified successful

Final Word 

E-verification of ITR is necessary after filing your ITR. After filing your ITR, you need to verify it within 30 days. If you do not verify in time, your return will be treated as not filed and invalid. You will have to file a revised return if you fail to e-verify within 30 days. However, you can request a condonation of delay in verification of your ITR by giving an appropriate reason.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is E-verification mandatory?

Yes, E-Verification of return is a mandatory process. You can choose to electronically verify your ITR or sign the ITR V and send it via post to CPC.

Can I log in to the income tax e-filing portal from any of my net banking accounts?

Yes, as long as your PAN and bank account are linked you can login to your income tax e-filing account with any such accounts.

I do not have net banking access, how to e-verify in such cases?

If you do not have netbanking, then you can e-verify using Aadhaar OTP or Bank ATM EVC. If that also fails then your can manually sign the ITR V and send it via post to CPC.

Can I e-file my returns via net banking as well?

You can login to your income tax portal using net banking and then file your ITR.

What are the methods available to e-verify ?

  1. Netbanking
  2. Aadhaar OTP
  3. E Verify using Bank ATM

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Quick Summary

E-verification of tax returns via net banking is the new norm. Steps include logging in, choosing to e-verify through net banking, picking the bank, and confirming payment. Failure to verify within 30 days makes the return invalid.

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