Did you not e-verify your tax return? Now the ITR verification time limit is reduced to 30 days

Updated on: Jun 19th, 2024


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From August 1, the Income Tax Department has reduced the time limit for e-verification or hard copy submission of ITR-V to 30 days through a notification dated 29 July. That means, taxpayers now need to verify their returns within 30 days from the date of filing to complete the process.

Do you want to download your previous year's income tax returns? Or do you want to check if you filed the previous year’s return and sent your ITR-V?
Well, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download your previous year's tax returns.

How to Download your Previous Years' ITR?

Step 1: Go to the Income Tax Department’s website and login to your account with the credentials.

Step 2: Click on 'e-file' tab > Go to ‘Income Tax Returns’> Click on ‘View Filed Returns’

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Step 3: You can find the income tax returns filed for all the assessment years along with their processing status. You can select the year and click on ‘Download Form’ to download the ITR. In the downloaded form, we can find the processing status of the ITR and know if there is an outstanding demand or refund. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we e-verify ITR after 120 days?

The limit limit to e-verify ITR has been reduced to 30 days from 120 days. This is applicable for returns filed after 1st August 2022.

Is e-verification required for revised return?

Yes. Revised return is also required to be e-verified.

Can I rectify ITR after e-verification?

Yes. If any discrepancy or error is identified after e-verification it can still be rectified by submitting a revised return.


Quick Summary

From August 1, Income Tax Department reduced time limit for e-verification to 30 days. Taxpayers need to verify returns within this period. Here's how to download previous year's tax returns:

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