Delay in E verification or sending ITR Sign Copy after 120 days? Know how to file Condonation Request
In order to complete the income tax return filing process, an individual must verify the Income Tax Return. The said return must be verified within 120 days of filing. There are various options available with the assessee for verifying the Income tax return like digital verification using Aadhaar OTP or by sending the physical copy of ITR-V Acknowledgment to the Central Processing Centre, Bengaluru, of the income tax department.
In case the assessee fails to verify the ITR within stipulated time then the return is considered as invalid return by the income tax department. An invalid return would mean that the assessee has not filed the ITR for the particular assessment year. In such case, the assessee would be required to file the ITR again as belated return because the original one is treated as invalid.
However, in case there was genuine hardship faced by the assessee due to which he could not verify the ITR on time, then there is a way which can save the assessee from the hassle of filing your return again. The assessee can file a condonation delay request (or accepting and giving reasons explaining why one hasn’t verified their ITR) on the income tax e-filing website.
This option will be enabled on the Income tax efiling account of the assessee after 120 days of filing of return in case the assessee has failed to verify the return.
Process to file Condonation request on income tax efiling website:
Below is the stepwise process to file Condonation request on income tax efiling website:
Step 1: https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home and Login using user Login Credentials of income tax efiling portal
Step 2: Now click on View returns / Forms Link
In the next page select “Income tax returns” from the drop down and click on submit button
Step 3: In the next page select the return for the year which Condonation is required to be filed
Now click on “Submit Condonation Request” link
Step 4: Now select a reason for delay in verification from the drop provided. The reasons are as follows:
1. ITRV was sent earlier by post but not received by CPC
2. Not aware that the ITRV sent to CPC was rejected for technical reasons
3. Not aware of e verification process
4. Not aware that signed ITRV to be sent to CPC
5. Other (reason if any)
Now click on Submit button. Once the request is submitted it will be forwarded to department for review.