One-time relaxation for Verification of tax-returns




A large number of electronically filed ITRs still remain pending with the Income-tax Department for want of receipt of a valid ITR-V Form at CPC, Bengaluru


As a one-time measure for resolving the grievances of the taxpayers associated with non-filing of ITR-V for earlier Assessment Years and to regularize such returns which have either become Non-est or have remained pending due to non-filing/non-receipt of respective ITR-V.


In case  of returns for Assessment Years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 which  were uploaded electronically by the taxpayer within the time allowed under section 139 of the Act and which have remained incomplete due to non-submission of ITR-V Form for  verification, hereby permits verification of such returns.


Such verification process must be completed by 30.09.2020.


Verify it using any one of the following modes within the time limit of 120 days from date of uploading the ITR: –

  • Through Aadhaar OTP

  • By logging into e-filing account through net banking

  • EVC through Bank Account Number

  • EVC through Demat Account Number

  • EVC through Bank ATM

  • By sending a duly signed physical copy of ITR-V through post to the CPC, Bengaluru


CBDT, also relaxes the time-frame for issuing the intimation as provided in second proviso to sub-section (1) of Section 143 of the Act and directs that such returns shall be processed by  31.12.2020  and intimation of processing of such returns shall be sent to the taxpayer concerned as per the laid down procedure. In refund cases, while determining the interest, provision of section 244A (2) of the Act would apply.

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