If you are reading this post, that means, you must have already filed your income tax return online.
As a procedure, once you file your income tax return online, you are provided with an acknowledgement by the Income tax department, called as ITR-V (where “V” stands for Verification).
At the bottom of ITR-V you can see the following message from the income tax department:
“Please send the duly signed Form ITR-V to “Income Tax Department – CPC, Post Bag No – 1, Electronic City Post Office, Bengaluru – 560100, Karnataka”, by ORDINARY POST OR SPEED POST ONLY, within 120 days from date of transmitting the data electronically. Form ITR-V shall not be received in any other office of the Income-tax Department or in any other manner.”
Which means, that once you file your income tax return online, you are required to sign this ITR-V and send it to the Income tax department’s Bengaluru address within 120 days through ordinary or speed post.
But in recent times, several tax payers have received a notice from the Income tax department stating that the return has not been filed. In this post, we have highlighted the situations in which you can receive such notice and the solution.
Points to be noted for sending ITR-V.
Many times, even after you send the ITR-V to the income tax department, you may receive a notice from the income tax department that you have not yet filed your income tax return. To find out the reasons due to which such notice has been issued by the income tax department, you need to login to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with your login ID and password. On the dashboard, if you click on past returns filed, you can see the following:
If you click on the acknowledgment number, you can view the reasons for rejection of return by the income tax department (see below).
If you have received any such notice from the Income tax department, you can:
- File your income tax return again.
- You will receive a new ITR-V for the ITR filed again.
- Send the signed acknowledgment to the Income tax department.