E-verifying your income tax return using Aadhaar Card?

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You can file your returns online with the help of your Aadhar Card.

Taxpayers no longer have to send a 1-page verification document i.e. the ITR-V to the Income Tax Department in Bangalore. Instead, they can verify their returns online with the help of an Electronic Verification Code (EVC).

Recent Updates

Latest Outcome of Budget 2021:
The last date to link PAN with Aadhaar was 31st March 2021. Failure to do so will render your PAN inoperative. You will be required to re-activate the PAN as per the new section inserted 234H in Budget 2021.

What is EVC code?

An Electronic Verification Code (EVC) is a 10 digit alphanumeric code that is sent to the registered mobile number of the tax filer while filing his/her returns online. It helps verify the identity of the tax filers. Such tax filers include individuals as well as Hindu Undivided Family (HUF). The individuals are required to self-verify their returns while the Karta must verify the returns of the HUF. An EVC can be generated through the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department.

Steps to link your Aadhar with PAN

In order to e- verify your returns using an Aadhaar card, please your Aadhar card should be linked to your PAN Card.
Follow these steps to link your Aadhar card to your ITR

Step 1:
Log on to the Department’s e-filing website.

Step 2:
As soon as you log in, you can click on ‘ Link aadhaar’ under the quick links tab.

Aadhaar 2

Step 3:
Check your PAN details and enter your Aadhar number. Make sure you save these details by clicking the button that says ‘Save.’ Your Aadhar number will be linked to your PAN after validation. 

E- Verify Your Return Using Aadhaar Card

After your Aadhar has been linked to your PAN, follow these steps to e-verify your returns :
Step 1: Upload your ITR through the Income Tax e-Filing website. 

Step 2: Once this is done, you will be asked for the mode of verification for your returns. You will see the following options:

  • 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 3rd-option that says – generate Aadhaar OTP. A one-time password will be sent to the mobile number registered with your Aadhaar; this OTP will be valid only for 10 minutes. 

Step 3: Lastly, enter the OTP number on the page and hit ‘Submit.’ You will then receive a message that reads ‘ ‘Return successfully e-Verified. Download the Acknowledgement.’ The same acknowledgement will be automatically sent to your registered email id. You have now successfully e-filed and e-verified your income tax return.

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