The bone of contention, printing and posting ITR-V to CPC, Bengaluru for verifying your filed returns has been done away with (Although it still remains an option), which diminished the convenience of the process - online right from downloading forms, preparation, upload to submission of returns.
The e-verification system empowers the common Tax payer with two options : -
- Aadhar-based OTP verification in which a OTP will be sent to the Tax-payer's Aadhar linked mobile no. to verify the return.
- EVC (Electronic Verification Code) which would be sent on request to the IT Deptt. registered mobile no. and Email ID of the Tax assesse.However, this option would be valid for those with a Taxable Income of INR 5 lakh or less without any claim of refund.
You would get the options for Aadhar-based OTP verification or EVC generation and verification.
However, the loopholes are still pretty succinct.For instance, in case you don't have your Aadhar or your mobile no. in Aadhar database is not updated, your only option to e-verify is by EVC route, that too if you have Taxable income not over Rs. 5 lakh or don't have any refund claim.Else, the only fallback option,considering one is not going for the paid Digital Signature verification process, is the conventional route of posting ITR-V to CPC.
Still this widely acclaimed reform will definitely add to the convenience of the Tax-payer. Happy e-filling !