If you have already filed your income tax return (ITR) without using a digital signature then it is vital to send the ITR-V to the department’s Central Processing Centre in Bengaluru.
But before doing so, one must — first of all — download this form from the Income Tax Department’s website. The form is usually sent by the tax department to the taxpayer’s email ID as well.
What is ITR-V?
ITR-V stands for income tax return – verification form. It is a document sent by the department when a return is filed online without using a digital signature.
The purpose of ITR-V is to verify the authenticity of tax return. One can download the form from the department’s website or from the mail ID on which the department has sent.
Taxpayers must be aware of the fact that without getting the return verified, the return is not considered to have been filed.
Here we explain the process to download the ITR-V from tax-filing portal.
To download ITR-V, one must take the following steps:
A. First of all, you must have filed your income tax return and have the log-in details and password handy with you.
B. You can go to the income tax-filing portal and log in to access your account.
C. Now you need to go to the ‘e-file’ tab on the top left of the page and click on it.
D. Here you need to click ‘income tax returns’ from the drop-down menu bar.
E. Now you need to go to ‘view filed returns.’
F. Upon clicking 'view filed returns', a new page will open and here you can access the filed income tax returns of all the years for which you have filed.
G. You can now download the income tax return of any prior assessment year.
Once this form is downloaded, the ITR-V form will be saved in the download folder of your computer.
It is vital to note that tax payers must take a print out of this page, sign it before sending it to the Income Tax Department’s Central Processing Centre (CPC) in Bengaluru.
For more information, one can also visit the department’s official website: incometax.gov.in.