Electronic Verification Code (EVC) for Income Tax Return

Electronic Verification Code

Electronic Verification Code for Income Tax Return – Now one can e-verify income tax return using electronic verification code (EVC). Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued notification on 13th July, 2015 for using Electronic Verification Code for e-filing income tax return. If you verify income tax return using EVC, you need not to send paper acknowledgement by post to CPC Bangalore.

What is Electronic Verification Code?

  • Electronic Verification Code (EVC) is Code or PIN number used to verify the identity of the person furnishing income tax return.
  • The EVC will be 10 digit alpha numeric number/code.
  • The EVC can be generated on E-filing website (http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in) of Income Tax department.
  • Individual filing income tax return ITR1, ITR2, ITR2A, ITR4, ITR4S can use this EVC. Karta of HUF can also use EVC for verification of Income Tax Return.
  • EVC generation process varies based on risk-category of the Assessee.
  • The Eve would be unique for an Assessee PAN and Will not valid for any other PAN at the time of filing of the Income Tax Return.
  • One EVC can be used to validate only one return of the Assessee irrespective of the Assessment Year or return filing type (original or revise) .
  • The EVC will be valid for 72 hours.
  • The verifier can use multiple mode to generate EVC and can generate EVC multiple times.

How to Generate Electronic Verification Code?

Electronic Verification Code Generation through Net Banking  

  • Some specified banks authorized with Income Tax Department for generation of EVC may provide direct access to e-filing website. The link will be provided by bank only in the case of verifier PAN card is validated by bank during process of KYC.
  • One can use Internet banking user id and password to login to Net banking site. Once user see this link and click on that he/she will be redirected to Income Tax site for the generation of EVC. EVC generated using this process will be send to register mobile number of verifier.

Electronic Verification Code Generation through Aadhar Card

  • You can link your Aadhar Card with PAN number on e-filing website. Once Aadhar-PAN linking is complete, you can e-verify your return using Aadhar.
  • If your mobile is registered with Aadhar one OTP will be generated by UIDAI and sent to your mobile number. This Aadhaar OTP will be the EVC and can be used to verify your Income Tax return. The Aadhaar OTP as EVC will be valid for 10 minutes (or as specified by UIDAI).
  • In order to link your Aadhar card with PAN you need to login to e-filing website. On logging to this site you will see pop up display message for Aadhar-PAN linking.

Link Aadhar EVC

Electronic Verification Code Generation through ATM

  • If your ATM card is linked to PAN card validated bank account and bank is registered with Income Tax department for providing this services can generate EVC using this method.
  • Under this method you need to access the ATM of the Bank using ATM PIN at ATM Kiosk. On ATM screen you will find option to generate EVC for Income Tax return filing.
  • On clicking this you will get EVC on your register mobile number. 

Electronic Verification Code Generation through E-filing website

  • If your total income as per the Income Tax Return is Rs. 5 Lakh or below and there is no refund claim you can generate EVC on E-filing website.
  • EVC generated using this method will be send to you on register e-mail id and mobile number.
  • You can use this EVC to verify your income tax return.

Generate EVC

How to e-verify your Income Tax return using EVC?

  • Login to e-filing website using your credential.
  • Click on Upload Return and submit your Return
  • You will see message Return is uploaded (Pending for e-verification)
  • Click on e-Verify Return under tab e-file.

e-verify return

  • Uploaded returns of last 120 days pending for e-verification will be displayed.
  • Click on e-verify.
  • You will be prompted for four different option to e-verify return.

Option -1 “I already have an EVC and I would like to Submit EVC”

  • Step -1 Provide EVC in text box and press submit
  • Step -2 Download the Acknowledgement (No action is required)

Option-2 “I do not have an EVC and I would like to generate an EVC”

Two options are provided –

Generate EVC using Net Banking

  • Step -1 Login to your Net Banking account.
  • Step -2 Click on e-verify Return

Following banks provide facility of filing return using Net Banking.

Allahabad Bank
Andhra Bank
Axis Bank Ltd
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank
Central Bank of India
City Union Bank Ltd
Corporation Bank-Coroorate Banking
Corporation Bank-Retail Banking
IDBl Bank
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
State Bank of India
syndicate Bank
UCO Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
Vijaya Bank

Generate EVC to register e-mail id and Mobile Number.

  • Step -1 Enter EVC sent to you in your E-mail id and Mobile number and click on submit.
  • Step -2 Download the Acknowledgement (No action is required)

Option-3 “I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify my return”

  • Step -1 Enter Aadhar OTP sent to you on your register Mobile number and click on submit.
  • Step -2 Download the Acknowledgement (No action is required)

Option-4 “I would like to e-Verify later/ I would like to send ITR-V”

  • Step -1 Download the Acknowledgement ITR- V
  • Step-2 Send ITR-V to CPC Banglore by Post.

For more information please refer to e-verification user manual.

I hope you find detail given in this article useful. If you have any query related to filling of income tax and e-verification using EVC, do post in comment section given below. I will surely answer them.

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  1. Pravin Gupta says:

    i have allahabad bank net banking facility, but i not found e filing link in this. please provide link

  2. chinnababu says:

    I have a question .i filed itr on 13aug and generated EVC to my registered mobile no,my email id.after few secs i got EVC to my mobile no but EVC what i have got that was not access the e verfiy.plz will u help me proper solution

  3. Shivram K says:

    I have a Karur Vysya Bank account which is not in the listed bank accounts of the IT. So how do I verify and file my e return?

  4. Prashant says:

    I have this EVC generated with me. but while generating there was a note on e-filing website like: “This EVC can be used to e-Verify your return only if your Gross Income Minus Deductions is less than 5 Lakhs and there is no refund.”

    where as In my case the Gross Income Minus Deductions is less than 5 Lakhs but I am expecting refund.

    But M not seeing any EVC through NetBanking options.

    So shall I go with EVC or need to send physical copy to CPC?

    • Alok Singh says:

      If you are e-verifying from income tax website then only the restriction of 5 Lac/ no refund comes into play. You can e-verify from your bank account or via AADHAR based OTP. No need to send the physical copy.

  5. Alok Singh says:

    I have a question.
    I have filed my ITR from ClearTax portal and my income is above 5 lac as well as I am expecting a refund.
    1. Is it possible to e-verify my ITR??
    2. Will there be need to send the physical copy to CPC??

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