To make Income Tax Return efiling procedure more relaxed, the income tax department has launched e-verify Return for e-verification of ITR without login. According to this, the ITR filing can be accessed by clicking e-verify return button in the home page under quick links without logging-in to your account. Before this update, the CBDT has launched the lighter version of e-filing ITR, which is known as “efiling Lite” with a focus on to make income tax return filing easier for the taxpayers.
This is one of the many steps that has been taken by the income tax authority to make ITR filing process easier for individuals. Under Income Tax provisions, the ITR verification is one of the last steps at the time of filing ITR process. After the tax return is filed, it is, therefore, mandatory to verify it within 120 days. In case your ITR has not been verified, it will be not considered as valid ITR to be taken up for further processing.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can verify ITR without login to your e-filing account-
Step-1 Visit Income Tax India Efiling Login Website (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
Step-2 Under the ‘Quick Links’ tab, select the ‘e-verify return’ option.
Step-3 Enter the details as needed such as PAN, acknowledgment number. Once you have entered all the information, click on ‘continue’
Step-4 Three options will appear on your screen: You can pick any of the options stated above and verify your tax return. If you want to verify your return through Aadhaar OTP, then ensure that your mobile number is registered with the Aadhaar as well. Likewise, if you don’t have to EVC (Electronic Verification Code), then you can generate your pre-validated bank account or Demat account.
Meanwhile, with the extension of the tax filing due date for the financial year 2018-19, tax filers can complete the process within August 31 to avoid any tax department’s attention or legal notice.