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Most of us file our income-tax (I-T) returns ‘online’ before the July 31 deadline. Electronic filing (e-filing) is convenient and you can even pay your taxes online. However, filing your returns online does not mean that the process of filing return is complete. If you are e-filing and not using the digital signature, you will have to print out the acknowledgement form, ITR V and have to send it to Income Tax department. However, your return can be rejected if the guidelines laid down by the Income Tax Department are not followed while filing returns, be it physically or online.

So it is most important to know more about ITR-V.

What does ITR-V mean?

ITR-V stands for ‘Income Tax Return–Verification’ Form. It is a form for Taxpayers. It is an acknowledgement cum verification form. It is a one page document. ITR-V is received when you file your I-T return online—without using a digital signature. The I-T Department needs to verify the authenticity of your e-filing which does not have a digital signature. On receipt of Form ITR-V, you have to sign the copy of the Form in ‘blue ink’ and submit it to the I-T Department CPC, Bangalore to complete the filing process.

Where it is to be sent?

An Assessee has to print and duly sign the same and send it to Income Tax Department-CPC, Post Bag No.1, Electronic City Post Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560100, by Ordinary or Speed Post Only within 120 days of uploading the return. Upon receipt of ITR-V Income Tax Department will send an e-mail acknowledging the receipt of ITR-V. The CPC dispatches an acknowledgement on receiving the ITR V. Ideally, it should reach you within three days. If you don’t receive it, consider sending it again. You can send it through regular postal service or speed post. Do not use the courier or deliver it personally.

Things you should keep in mind while printing or filling ITR-V:-

1. Please use Ink Jet /Laser printer to print the ITR-V Form. Use of Dot Matrix printer should be avoided.

2. ITR-V Form should be printed only in black ink. Do not use any other ink option to print ITR-V.

3. Ensure that print out is clear and not light print/faded copy.

4. Please do not print any water marks on ITR-V. The only permissible watermark is that of “Income tax Department” which is printed automatically on each ITR V.

5. The document that is mailed to CPC should be signed in Original.

6. Photocopy of signatures will not be accepted.

7. The signatures or any handwritten text should not be written on Bar code.

8. Bar code and numbers below barcode should be clearly visible.

9. Only A4 size white paper should be used.

10. Avoid typing anything on the reverse side of the paper.

11. Perforated paper or any other size paper should be avoided.

12. Do not use stapler on ITR-V Acknowledgement.

13. In case, you are submitting Original and Revised Income Tax Returns, do not print them back to back. Use two separate papers for printing ITR-Vs separately.

14. Please do not submit any annexures, covering letter, pre stamped envelopes, along with ITR-V.

15. The signature on the form must be clear and legible. For this, use a ball-point pen in blue ink only.

16. The ITR-V form is required to be sent to Post Bag No.1, Electronic City Post Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560100, by Ordinary or Speed Post (without Acknowledgment) ONLY.

ITR-Vs that do not conform to the above specifications may get rejected or acknowledgement of receipt may get delayed.

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Palak Aggarwal

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