Form ITR-V: How to Download your ITR-V from the Department Website

By Ektha Surana


Updated on: Jun 5th, 2024


6 min read

Form ITR-V stands for 'Income Tax Return-Verification' Form. It is a single-page document which is received when an ITR is filed online without a digital signature. The income tax department sends ITR-V to taxpayers through email. Taxpayers can also download a copy of ITR-V from the income tax e-filing website. To complete the income tax filing process, verification of ITR is an important step. Verification can be done either manually by sending a copy of the ITR-V acknowledgement signed in ‘blue ink’ to the Income Tax Department CPC, Bangalore or online.

How to Download ITR-V Acknowledgement?

Step 1: Go to the income tax India website at and log in.

income tax login

Step 2: Select the ‘e-File’>’Income Tax Returns’>’View Filed Returns’ option to see e-filed tax returns.

View filed returns

Step 3: To download ITR-V click on the ‘Download Form’ button of the relevant assessment year.

ITR-V download

The acknowledgement form will be downloaded. Here's how the ITR-V form looks like:


6 ways to e-verify income tax return

ITR verification via Aadhaar-based OTP

Choose 'I would want to verify using OTP on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar' and click 'Continue' on the 'e-Verify' page. On your screen, a pop-up will display. You must check the box next to 'I agree to validate my Aadhaar details' and then click 'Create Aadhaar OTP'.

Your registered cellphone number will receive an SMS with the 6-digit OTP.

ITR verification via net banking

Choose 'Via Net Banking' and click 'Continue' on the 'e-Verify' page. Choose the bank where you wish to validate your ITR and press the 'Continue' button. A disclaimer will appear on your screen as a pop-up. Read and then press the 'Continue' button. You will next be asked to log in to your bank account's net banking. Choose the e-verify option, generally found under the 'Tax' page. You will be transferred to the income tax department's e-filing website. Go to the appropriate ITR form and select e-verify. Your tax return will be successfully e-verified.

ITR verification via bank account

The third method of validating an ITR is to generate an Electronic Verification Code (EVC) through one's bank account. To create EVC, you must have a pre-validated bank account. Remember that pre-validation of a bank account is required to get an income tax refund.

Choose 'Via Bank Account' and click 'Continue' on the e-verify screen. The EVC will be generated and sent to the mobile number and email address associated with your EVC-enabled bank account. Input the EVC received on your registered mobile number and email address and click on e-verify.

ITR verification via Demat account

The method of certifying ITR via a Demat account is similar to that of validating ITR via a bank account.

Choose 'Via Demat Account' and click 'Continue' on the e-verify screen. The EVC will be generated and sent to the cellphone number and email address associated with your EVC-enabled Demat account. Enter the EVC obtained on your registered mobile number and email address and click e-verify.

ITR verification via bank ATM

EVCs can also be generated with a bank ATM card. This service is only provided through a few banks: Axis Bank, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and State Bank of India.

Swipe your ATM card at your bank's ATM, input your ATM PIN, and select 'Create EVC for Income Tax Filing'. An EVC will be delivered to your registered mobile number and email address with the e-filing portal. Remember that your PAN must be registered with the bank.

Go to the 'e-verify returns' tab. To verify the ITR, pick the option 'I already have an Electronic Verification Code' (EVC). Input the EVC code and press the e-verify button.

Here’s a detailed guide on how to e-verify your ITR. You may also do it offline.

Just print, sign and send the ITR-V form to CPC Bangalore within 30 days from the date of e-filing

ITR-V Submission to CPC in Bangalore

If the assessee manually verifies the income tax returns, they must print a copy of the ITR-V form obtained by email or the income tax portal. The taxpayer should sign and keep the printed acknowledgement in an A4 envelope. Each envelope should only contain one ITR-V. There is no necessity to keep any other documents besides the signed ITR-V. The envelope must then be mailed (no courier services) to the CPC in Bangalore within 30 days of filing the income tax return. ITR-V should be sent to the following address:

Income Tax Department – CPC
Post Box No.1,
Electronic City Post Office,
Bangalore-560500, Karnataka.

Address and instructions here.

How to Download your Previous Years' ITR?

Step 1: Login to the e-filing portal using your credentials.

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


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. 

Download ITR Form

Frequently Asked Questions

How to open ITR-V acknowledgement?

If you receive your ITRV/ITR acknowledgement in pdf/zip format over the email. The document will be password-protected in order to be accessed by the appropriate tax payer. The password can be a combination of the PAN number (lowercase)and Date of Birth in the format of DD-MM-YY. This will be the standard password for all the documents shared by the IT department.

For Example: If the PAN is AAA0000AA and the Date of birth is 10-12-2018, then the password will be aaa0000aa10122018.

What is the due date for submitting the ITR-V for verification?

The time limit for Submitting the ITR-V or to do the e-verification is within 30 days of Filing the returns. Earlier, it was 90 days.

What happens when the form is not submitted on time?

If the form is not submitted on time within 30 days of filing of your income tax returns your return becomes invalid, could not be processed further and it will be treated as if you have never filed the income tax return.

If the e-verification is done after 30 days, the date of e-verification will be treated as the date of filing of return and it will be processed accordingly.

Is it possible to verify the income tax return without submitting Form ITR-V?

Yes, the income tax return can be verified without Form ITR-V. The verification can be done electronically through your email ID, phone number, PAN card, or Aadhaar card.

What is the difference between ITR and Acknowledgement?

ITR V means Income tax acknowledgement copy consisting of a summary of the return filed, whereas ITR form consists of all your income, deductions, personal details etc. In case, if you prefer to verify the return using a physical signature, then the ITR V form needs to be signed manually and posted to CPC, Bangalore within 30 days of filing the returns.

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ITR-V is a document sent for verification when filing ITR without a digital signature. It can be downloaded from the income tax e-filing website. Verification can be done manually or online through Aadhaar OTP, net banking, bank account, Demat account, or bank ATM. E-verify by entering an Electronic Verification Code (EVC). ITR-V must be sent to CPC Bangalore within 30 days if manually verifying.

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