After you complete e-filing your income tax returns on All India ITR you would receive a call and an email confirming the submission of your ITR. Then you would be given a reminder that you need to e-verify the return on the income tax login portal.
E-verification is akin to signing your income declaration. Without this signature your return is not considered valid. Note that if you fail to fill the ITR-V verification form then your return is as good as not filed and liable to attract penalty and interest for late submission.
Last year, nearly 9% of all income tax return filers failed to furnish their ITR-Vs due to which they received notices after the expiry of 120 days from the date of ITR submission.
To check the status of your pending ITR-V please follow the steps given below:
- The first step is to go the official income tax login portal and click on ITR status under the Quick Links section.
You will see a screen as shown above. The acknowledgment number that you receive upon successful submission of the ITR is required to view ITR status here.
- If you have not filled up ITR-V or not e-verified your ITR the status would be instantly available on this screen under “ITR Status”.
Income tax returns are compulsory this year but you’re pressed for time! E-file on the go now.