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Now prevalidate your bank account for online ITR filing



The Income Tax department has launched another option for online validation of tax returns and to enhance paperless regime of filing the annual IT returns. 

This new option is –  Bank account-based validation system for filing e-ITRs.  This option is helpful for taxpayers who donot have or use net banking facility.  Electronic Verification Code (EVC) can be generated by pre-validating your bank account on the e-filing website. 

Punjab National Bank (PNB) is the first bank to do so and other banks are also “expected to launch this facility” for those taxpayers who have not availed e-banking facility.

The facility will be available on the official e-filing portal of the department- .    This will work similar to the One Time Password ( OTP) verification system as activated by the the tax department last year by using the Aadhaar number.

How to pre-validate your Bank account for EVC

Step 1:  Pre-validate your Bank Account  :  Login to Income Tax efiling portal & click on “Profile Setting”


Step 2: Enter details in “Prevalidation” Screen


Once the details are conformed by bank, you can use this option to generate EVC. The EVC will be sent on your registered mobile number.

You can validate your eITR by generating EVC using various mechanisms like Aadhar Card, Netbanking, ATM etc. Read more details about how to use these methods to generate EVC. These measures are used to validate the e-ITR so that the taxpayer does not take the trouble of sending the paper-based ITR-V by post to the Bengaluru based Central Processing Centre (CPC) for final resolution and processing.

The new ITRs have been notified recently. Read more details on which ITR form is right for you.

If you have any queries related to this article or any other personal finance query ( Investment, Taxation etc), please comment below

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  1. Resp. Sir

    Kindly see attachment.
    I am submitting herewith that, I was filed the Online ITR on dated 23rd June, 2017 and send the hard copy of Income Tax Return Verification Forms in the month of June 2017 by RPAD. But till today I have not get any refund or any information from Your Honour.

    Plz do the needful.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Irshad, You should check the status of the Income tax return on your Income Tax website account. Make sure that return status is shown as processed.

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