You have to ensure within 120 days from the date of filing ITR whether your filled ITR has reached the department or not, if not, then follow this process immediately.
Income Tax Return (ITR): If you cannot use online methods to verify your Income Tax Return (ITR), you also have the option to send ITR-V physically. For this, you will have to take a printout of ITR-V and send it to the Income Tax Department at: CPC, Post Box No. 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangaluru-560100, Karnatak, India.
Verification has to be done within 120 days of filing ITR. So if you are using any physical method to verify your ITR, make sure it reaches the Income Tax Department on time. If it does not reach the account on time, i.e. within 120 days of filing, your refund will not be verified and the return filing process will not be completed
Why Verify ITR
You have to do the verification within 120 days of filing ITR. So if you are using any physical method to verify your ITR, the first thing to do is to ensure that it reaches the Income Tax Department on time. If it does not reach the account on time, i.e. within 120 days of filing ITR, your return filing process will not be completed if your return is not verified.
Check the status of verification in these ways
- First of all go to this link https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal.
- On the home page, scroll down to the ‘Our Services’ section. Check Income Tax Return (ITR) status under this section.
- Then a new page will open on your screen. Receipt number for filing ITR and mobile number entered by you while filing ITR.
- After entering these details, One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile number via SMS. Note that this OTP will be valid for 15 minutes only. Enter OTP and click on submit.
Status will be displayed as ‘ITR Verified’
After entering the OTP, the current status of ITR will be displayed. If ITR-V has reached the Income Tax Account, the status will be shown as ‘ITR-Verified’. If you haven’t reached the tax department yet, it will show as ‘Pending e-verification’ status. Also, once the ITR-V is received by the Income Tax Department, you will be assured through e-mail or SMS. If your ITR has been verified. After this the ITR process will start.