On e-filling the Income Tax Return (ITR) offline or online, it is an important task to check or verify your Income Tax Return. A taxpayer can authenticate his or her Income Tax Return using a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), Aadhar OTP, EVC using Prevalidated Bank Account Details, and EVC using Prevailed Demat Account Details. Tax Payers who do not wish to e-verify their Income Tax Return must send a signed ITR-V to the ‘Centralized Processing Centre, Income Tax Department.
Do keep in mind that ITR must be verified within 120 days of filing it. Thus, if you are using the physical method to verify your ITR, then it is important to make sure that it reaches the income tax department on time. If it does not reach the department on time, i.e., within 120 days of filing ITR, your return will not get verified, and the process of filing return will not be complete.
As per income tax laws, an unverified ITR will not be considered valid and taken up for processing by the department. Further, if there is an income tax refund due to you, then it will be paid to you only if you have filed a verified ITR and the same has been confirmed by the tax department after processing of your ITR. If you fail to verify your ITR within 120 days, it will be considered that you have never filed your ITR. That is why it is important to ensure that your ITR-V reaches on time to the income tax department for processing of ITR.
Check ITR-V Receipt Status Online:
Visit the official website
Now you will be directed to the home page.
Scroll down to the ‘Our Service’ section. Under this section, select, ‘Income Tax Return (ITR) Status.
A new page will appear on your screen.
You will be required to enter the acknowledgment number of the ITR file and the mobile number which was mentioned in filing ITR.
Click ‘Continue' and you will get a one-time password on your registered mobile number.
Enter OTP and click on ‘Submit' for verification
You can now track your status and if it has been reviewed and verified by the Income Tax Department, it will show ‘ITR verified’ in status.
In case If the ITR-V is not verified by the tax department, the status will be displayed as ‘Pending for verification
You will also get a confirmation email or SMS once the ITR-V has been acknowledged by the Income Tax Department.
Once the ITR has been approved, it will be processed by the department and an intimation notice under section 143(1) will be issued on behalf of you once the ITR has been effectively verified.