Forgot to verify your ITR (Income Tax Return ? Apply Condonation of delay of ITR V

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(Last Updated On: August 24, 2018)

Forgot to verify your ITR ( Income Tax Return)

How to apply Condonation of delay

What is the time for verification of ITR ?

After Filing Income Tax return , person needs to verify ITR V ( Acknowledgementwithin 120 days.

Verification of return can be done thorugh

  • Online (using Aadhaar one time password) or
  • Electronic Verification Code using net banking  or
  • using Bank Account number
  • ATM based
  • using Demat Account number
  • by sending the physical signed  copy of ITR-V to the Central Processing Centre, Bengaluru, within 120 days from the date of filing of the return.

What will happen if ITR V ( Acknowledgment)  is not verified ?

If Income Tax return is not verified , then it will be treated as invalid return by the department.

It means no return has been filed by you for that assessment year.  The assessee has to do the whole process again and re-file the income tax return again as a belated return.

What is Condonation of delay in filing ITR-V online ?

As per Section 119(2)(b) of Income Tax Act , Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) may, if it considers it desirable or expedient so to do for avoiding genuine hardship in any case or class of cases, by general or special order, authorise any income-tax authority, not being a Commissioner (Appeals) to admit an application or claim for an exemption, deduction, refund or any other relief under this Act after the expiry of the period specified by or under this Act for making such application or claim and deal with the same on merits in accordance with law.

Thus you can provide the reason for delay in submission of ITR-V or e-Verification.In addition, you will be given an option to e-verify the return after 120 days by giving reasons for delay.

What is the Time limit to file condonation delay request ?

No time limit has been defined for condonation request. However, it is suggestible to file condonation request as soon as you notice your mistake of not verifying ITR-V within 120 days of filing return.

How to apply Condonation of delay in filing ITR-V online

Step 1 – Visit https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and Login

Step 2–Select the option of Service Request available under My Account.

Step 3–Select the option of New Request under Request Type

Step 4–Select option of Condonation Request under Request Category and click Submit.

Step 5–On the next screen, you will have the listing of the relevant Assessment Year for which you can file condonation request.

Step 6–Select the relevant reason for the delay and click Submit. You will select any of the following reason for the delay: –

  1. ITR-V was sent earlier by post but not received by CPC
  2. Not aware that the ITR-V sent to CPC was rejected by technical reasons
  3. Not aware of the e-verification process
  4. Not aware that signed ITR-V to be sent to CPC
  5. Others (you are required to enter remarks if you select Others)

Step 7–A confirmation message shall be displayed which suggest that the request has been taken and forwarded for the approval.

How to Trackg status of Condonation request ?

Step 1 – Visit https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and Login

Step 2 – Select the option of Service Request available under My Account.

Step 3 – Select option of View Request under Request Type

Step 4 – Select option of Condonation Request under Request Category and click Submit.

Step 5 – On the next screen, you will have the listing of the condonation request filed along with their current status.

Note: – In the following cases, you are also requested by Income Tax Department to file condonation request online for processing of return: –

If the ITR-V received by CPC Bengaluru after 120 days then you will receive a communication from CPC suggesting to file condonation request electronically and return is subject to acceptance of condonation request.

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