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Guide to printing and sending ITR-V to CPC – Income Tax Department Bangalore

Updated on: Jun 20th, 2024

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If you are sending your ITR-V to the income tax department for verification, refer to this guide for the manner and format in which it should be sent.

After receiving your ITR-V (acknowledgement), you have to send it to CPC, Bangalore within 30 days of e-filing your Income Tax return.

Latest Updates 
The CBDT has reduced the time limit for ITR verification to 30 days (from 120 days) from the date of return submission. The new rule applies to returns filed online on or after 1 August 2022. For income tax returns filed up to 31 July 2022, the time limit for ITR verification remains 120 days.

What is ITR-V?

ITR-V is a one-page document, which you need to sign preferably in blue ink and send via speed post.

With effect from 1st August 2022, i.e. for the returns filed after 31st July 2022, ITR-V should be sent via speed post within 30 days of return filing.

You cannot courier the ITR-V. You do NOT need to send any supporting documents along with the ITR-V. Just the one-page signed ITR-V. 

Address of CPC, Bangalore for Speed Post

A unique PINCODE 560500 has been allotted to the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC), Income Tax Department located in Bengaluru by the Department of Post. Taxpayers can henceforth address their mails to “Centralized Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru 560500” for the purpose of submission of ITR-V forms and other documents which require a physical mode of transmission.

CPC Address

Centralised Processing Center,

Income Tax Department,

Bengaluru, Karnataka 560500

Click here to go to the next step: Checking whether CPC has received your ITR

Detailed Instructions Provided by the Income Tax Department

  • Please use the ink Jet /laser printer to print the ITR-V Form.
  • Avoid printing on the Dot Matrix printer.
  • The ITR-V Form should be printed only in black ink.
  • Do not use any other ink option to print ITR V.
  • Ensure that printout is clear and not light print/faded copy.
  • Please do not print any water marks on ITR-V. The only permissible watermark is that of “Income tax Department” which is printed automatically on each ITR-V.
  • The document that is mailed to CPC should be signed in original in BLUE INK.
  • Photocopy of signatures will not be accepted.
  • The signatures or any handwritten text should not be written on the barcode.
  • Bar code and numbers below the barcode should be clearly visible.
  • Only A4 size white paper should be used.
  • Avoid typing anything at the back of the paper.
  • Perforated paper or any other size paper should be avoided.
  • Do not use stapler on ITR V acknowledgement.
  • In case you are submitting original and revised returns, do not print them back to back. Use two separate papers for printing ITR-Vs separately.
  • More than one ITR-V can be sent in the same envelope.
  • Please do not submit any annexures, covering letters, pre-stamped envelopes etc. along with ITR-V.
  • The ITR-V form is required to be sent to the Centralised Processing Center, Income Tax Department, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560500, by ordinary post or speed post.
  • With effect from 1st August 2022, i.e. for the returns filed after 31st July 2022, ITR-V should be sent via speed post within 30 days of return filing.
  • ITR-Vs that do not conform to the above specifications may get rejected or acknowledgement of receipt may get delayed.
  • Please note, that if your verification is pending, then the ITR-V is not proof of having filed your return.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the new time limit for submission of ITR-V?

Time limit for submission of ITR-V has been reduced to 30 days from 120 days.

In what circumstances earlier time limit of 120 days will be applicable?

When the ITR is filed before 1st August 2022, the earlier limit of 120 days will be applicable.

What is the address at which ITR-V needs to be sent?

ITR-V should be sent via speed post only to 

Centralised Processing Centre,
Income Tax Department,
Bengaluru - 560500, Karnataka.

In case of ITR-V sent through speed post what date will be considered as a date for verification?

The date of dispatch of the speed post will be considered for the determination of the 30 days period.

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If you are verifying your Income Tax return through ITR-V, follow specific guidelines for sending it to CPC, Bangalore within 30 days. Changes in verification time limit effective from August 1, 2022. ITR-V is a one-page document to be sent via speed post in blue ink. Specific instructions provided for printing and sending ITR-V. Address to send ITR-V provided.

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