To rectify this situation, CBDT has announced that a taxpayer who furnishes his Aadhaar card number in the return form need not send a physical copy of ITR-V to CPC. Under the new system of verification, termed as Electronic Verification Certification (EVC), the process of verification will be as under:
- Step 1: The taxpayer furnishes his Aadhaar card number in the return form while filing the return online;
- Step 2: He then receives a verification code in form of a one-time password (OTP) on the mobile phone number associated with the Aadhaar card;
- Step 3: He enters the verification code at the time of e-filing to authenticate and complete the process.