What Is EVC for Income Tax Return Filing?

Electronic Verification Code (EVC) for Income Tax Return

Income Tax Return filed by the taxpayer is treated as valid only when it is verified by the taxpayer. Income tax department has introduced e-verification of returns this year for paperless e-filing via Electronic Verification Code (EVC). Before this, the tax payer has the only option to verify the tax return either by using Digitally Signed Certificate or by sending signed ITR-V to Central Processing Department, Bengaluru. Now after e-filling your return, you have the option to e-verify it.

Electronic Verification Code (EVC) is a unique 10-digit alpha numeric code for each PAN Account number. It is generated when you e-file your Income Tax return and want to verify it electronically.

EVC can be generated by using net-banking, ATMs, Aadhaar number, registered e-mail ID and mobile number. This code can be used only one time to validate a return. And if you have to revise your return then in this case you have to regenerate another EVC.

Net banking is the only option for those tax-payers whose total income is more than Rs 5 lakhs or if there is a refund.

EVC is valid up to 72 hours in case of Net banking , e-mail and mobile number where as it is only valid for 10 minutes in the case of Aadhaar number.

Tax payers can generate EVC and e-Verify the return by logging to https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/

And Click on e-File -> e-Verify Return