An individual has to verify the Income Tax Return (ITR) after filing it. The verification process should be complete within 120 days of filing.
An ITR filed but not verified is treated as an invalid return by the Income Tax Department (ITD). An invalid return would mean that the taxpayer has not filed the ITR for a particular assessment year. In that case, the taxpayer has to file the ITR again.
There are a total of two ways to verify it either electronically or manually. The verification through electronic way can be done through Electronic Verification Code or Aadhaar OTP.
The verification through the manual way can be done by submitting the signed copy of ITR V acknowledgment to CPC Bengaluru through regular, speed or registered post.
However, in case there was genuine hardship faced by the assessee due to which he could not verify the ITR within 120 days of filing, then there is a way which can save the assessee from the hassle of filing your return again. The assessee can file a condonation delay request which means giving reasons explaining why one has not verified their ITR on the income tax e-filing website.
In case of delay in filing ITR-V one must Login to ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, then go to ‘My Account’ menu located at upper-left side of the page and click on ‘Service Request’. Then select the ‘Request Type’ as ‘New Request’ and Select the ‘Request Category’ as ‘Condonation Request’ and click on ‘Submit’ and Choose the suitable option located under ‘Response’ column and click on Submit.
In order to view the status of submitted request of condonation Login to ‘e-Filing’ Portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, Go to the ‘My Account’ menu located at upper-left side of the page and click on ‘Service Request’. Then select the ‘Request Type’ as ‘View Request’ and Select the ‘Request Category’ as ‘Condonation Request’, and Click ‘Submit’.
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