In this article, we will discuss about how to e-verify income tax return (ITR) with Aadhaar OTP on new website of income tax department. The verification of income tax return (ITR) is mandatory. The income tax return will be treated as invalid until verification after filing. There are two ways of verification i.e. online or offline. There are total 5 ways to verify income tax return online. The Aadhaar OTP is one of them. You can check complete detail about how to e-verify income tax return ITR here. You can also verify income tax return by sending the physically copy of ITR-V. But here we will only discuss about how to e-verify ITR through Aadhaar OTP on new income tax portal.
Updates: CBDT provides one-time relaxation to verify e-filed returns; ITRs filed for AY 2020-21 can be verified by 28-02-2022 (Circular No.2/2021 Dt 28-12-2021)
How to e-Verify ITR with Aadhaar OTP
Aadhaar card verification is the process of verifying the existence of your Aadhaar card. Verification could be done by submitting your unique 12 digit Aadhaar card number. Aadhaar card can be easily verified online through the official UIDAI website (Unique Identification Authority of India). UIDAI issues Aadhaar card to citizens of India as well as maintains details of every Aadhaar card holder in India. Anyone can easily verify Aadhaar card after they have registered for Aadhaar card and have their Aadhaar number. Here you can find very easy steps to verify your income tax return through AAdhar card.
Step by Step e-Verification of Income Tax Return Through Aadhaar Card
Before using this method you should link PAN and Aadhaar to e-filing portal. Link mobile number to Aadhaar card . To e-verify your return, you have to follow following these steps:
Step 1: Login to your account on the e-filing portal.
Step 2: Go to e-verify menu on your account dashboard. Now, select the option “I would like to verify using OTP on mobile number registered with Aadhaar” after that click on continue.
Step 3: A pop up will appear after clicking on continue for confirming to generate Aadhaar OTP. Click on that.
Step 4: Now, you need to enter OTP which you have received on your mobile number. The OTP will be of 6 digit number. After entering OTP click on validate button.
After validating, there will be successful message screen or popup appear. The popup should have transaction ID. One email for confirmation of validation and SMS will also be sent by income tax portal.
There are some important notes as given below. You should note as per instructions given on income tax new portal about ITR Aadhaar OTP verification.
- The OTP will be valid only for 15 minutes. After that you need to click on resent OTP.
- There are only 3 attempts to enter valid OTP. After 3rd unsuccessful attempt you need to enter all detail again.