E-Verify Income Tax Return using Aadhaar Card and EVC

After introduction ofnew system by the government to e-verify income tax return, it’s become easy for taxpayers to e-verify their income tax return with the help of Aadhaar card.

Previously, taxpayers were sending ITR-V (one page verification document) to the income tax department in Bangalore after submitting their tax return form on the e-filing website. Now, you can easily verify your income tax return online with the help of an electronic verification code (EVC).

An electronic verification code (EVC) is a 10 digit alphanumeric code received by the taxpayers on their registered mobile number at the time of e-verifying returns. You can easily generate EVC number through e-filing portal of income tax department. It can be done online only if your PAN card is linked with your Aadhaar card. This system helps in verifying the identity of the taxpayers. It includes individuals as well as HUF.

How to link Aadhar Card to your PAN Card on Income Tax India eFiling Website?

Before taking first step to e-verify your filed return; make sure that your Aadhaar card is linked to your PAN card. If not, follow the step given below –

Step 1 - Login E-filing website of income tax department –

https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home

Login to Income Tax India eFiling Website

Step 2 - After logging in, a pop-up appears on the screen and ask you to link your Aadhaar with the PAN card. In case you don’t see any pop up, click on profile settings tab mentioned on the top of the bar and click on “Link Aadhaar button”.

Link Aadhaar Card with PAN Card
  1. Kindly check your PAN details as well as enter your Aadhar number.
  2. Enter the Captcha code & click on link now. In case you want to link it later, click on “Later”.
  3. After validation, your Aadhar number will be linked to your PAN card.

How to E-Verify your ITR through income tax e-filing website?

  • Submit your ITR through income tax e-filing website
  • After filing the ITR, you will be asked to e-verify your return and following options will be displayed over the screen –
    1. I already have an EVC to e-verify your return.
    2. I do not have an EVC and would like to generate EVC to verify my return.
    3. I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-verify my return.
    4. I would like to send ITR-V/I would like to e-verify later.
  • Choose the 3rd option to generate your Aadhaar OTP. An OTP is sent to your registered mobile number linked with Aadhaarcard and it is valid only for 10 minutes.

  • Enter the OTP number in the given field and click on submit.
  • After submitting the OTP, you will get a message “Return successfully verified”. Download the acknowledgement. The same acknowledgement will also be sent to your registered e-mail ID.

Hence, your e-filing & e-verification is now completed.

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