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How to E-verify Income Tax Return using Aadhaar Card?


E-verify income tax return is the most important and last step of filing ITR. Once the individuals file their income tax return they can easily apply for e-verification either by online mode or offline. In an offline method, you get around 120 days to e-verify your income tax returns. But now, this step has been eliminated from the process of filing returns, as the Income Tax Department is allowing individuals to verify their ITR online through various methods. Also, in case anyone forgot to e-verify income tax return, the income tax department will not accept income tax return process and hence, you will not be able to claim the income tax refund status.

Under online e-verify ITR, there are definite procedures to e-verify return such after efiling of income tax return taxpayer can e-Verify the return by using net banking, bank ATM, using bank account number, Demat Account number, e-verify Return using registered mobile number & mail id or through Aadhaar OTP. But in this blog, we will discuss about how you can e-verify return using Aadhaar OTP. However, as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016, section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, it will not be applicable for individuals who do not reside in India.

Here are the steps to E-verify your income tax return using the Aadhaar card. 

Step 1: To verify your return, the first step is to log on to income tax e filing website.

Step 2: The pop up will be shown on your website, asking to link your Aadhaar number with your e-filing account. In case you don’t see the popup, go to the profile settings top menu and click on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ button.

Step 3: Next step, check your PAN details and enter your Aadhar number. Make sure that you are saving the details on clicking save option.

After your Aadhar has been linked to your PAN, follow these steps to e-verify your returns:

Step 1: The foremost step is to upload the ITR on Income Tax e-Filing website.

Step 2: After it’s done, you will be asked for the mode of verification for your returns. From multiple of options showing on the website 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 of Return successfully e-Verified. You can download the Acknowledgement. Once it’s done the same acknowledgment will be sent to your registered email id.

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