1. What is EVC?
An Electronic Verification code (EVC) is a 10-digit alphanumeric code which is sent on your registered mobile to verify an item electronically, login to the e-Filing portal or used to reset password. You can use the EVC to verify an item electronically (e-Verify statutory forms, e-Verify Income Tax Returns, e-Verify Refund re-issue request, response against any notice), login to e-filing portal or reset password.
2. Can I generate EVC for someone else or can anybody else generate EVC on my behalf?
An Individual taxpayer can generate EVC for self and also some other PAN (except Company) or TAN in case the individual is Principal Contact of the particular Entity. Individual taxpayer can also generate EVC for some other PAN user in case he is authorized as the representative for the particular PAN.
3. Can a company verify their returns through EVC?
No. A company cannot verify their returns by generating EVC. They will have to verify their returns through DSC.
4. Is it mandatory to link my PAN with the account I am trying to generate EVC?
Yes, it is mandatory to link your PAN with whichever account you are using to generate EVC.
In case you are generating EVC using validated bank account, through net banking or Bank ATM, you will have to link your PAN with the same bank account.
In case you are generating EVC using demat account, you will have to link your PAN with the same demat account.
5. What is the validity of the generated EVC?
The EVC generated will be valid for 72 hours from the time of generation.
6. Can I use the same EVC within 72 hours multiple times to e-verify different returns?
No, you can not use the same EVC to e-verify different returns. You will have to generate a new EVC for every item you wish to verify electronically.
7. I have verified my return using EVC, do I still need to send the physical ITR V to CPC Bangalore?
No. Once you have e-Verified your return using EVC, you are not required to send the physical copy of the ITR V to CPC Bangalore.
8. I want to use my bank account to generate an EVC. Can I use any bank account or only the one which is linked with the e-Filing portal?
You can only generate the EVC with the Bank account which is linked and validated with the e-Filing portal.
9. Can I verify my earlier filed returns which are pending for verification?
Yes, if the time limit for verification has not expired or the delay has been condoned by the competent Income Tax Authority.
10. How can I generate EVC through Bank ATM option?
To generate EVC through Bank ATM option, you must have your PAN linked with the respective bank account and the same PAN should be registered with the e-Filing portal. Once it is linked, you can swipe/insert your debit card at the ATM and select the option with "PIN for Income Tax Filing". The EVC will be sent to your mobile number and the email ID registered on the e-Filing portal.
11. Which banks allow me to generate EVC through Bank Account?
You can generate EVC through any of the following banks which are linked and validated with the e-Filing portal:
- Allahabad Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Canara Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Federal Bank
- HDFC Bank
- ICICI Bank
- IDBI Bank
- Karur Vysya Bank
- Kotak Mahindra Bank
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- Punjab National Bank
- Saraswat Bank
- South Indian Bank
- State Bank of India
- Syndicate Bank
- UCO Bank
- Union Bank of India
- United Bank of India
12. Do I need to pre-validate my Bank account or my Demat account before generating an EVC using my bank account or Demat account?
Yes, you are required to pre-validate your Bank account or your Demat account before generating an EVC.