23 January, 2016

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Electronic Verification CODE (EVC) under Income Tax–Additional Modes Prescribed

Electronic Verification CODE (EVC) for electronically filed Income Tax Return - Additional Modes.
 
Explanation to sub rule  (3) of rule  12  of the Income tax Rules  1962, states that for the purposes of this sub-rule "electronic verification code" means a code generated for the purpose of electronic verification of the person furnishing the return of income as per the data  structure and standards specified by Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems).
Further, Sub-rule (4) of Rule 12 of the Income Tax Rules 1962 states that the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats and standards for ensuring secure capture and transmission of data and shall also be responsible for evolving and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to furnishing the returns in the manners (other than the paper form) specified in column (iv) of the Table in sub-rule (3) and the report of audit or notice in the manner specified in proviso to sub-rule (2).
 
2.  In exercise of the powers delegated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes ('Board') under Explanation to sub rule 3 and sub-rule 4 of Rule 12 of the Income tax Rules 1962, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) lays down the procedures, data structure and standards for additional modes of generation of Electronic Verification Code in addition to EVC prescribed vide earlier Notification No. 2/2015 dated 13th July 2015 as under:
 
Additional Modes of Generation of EVC:
 
Case (5): Where the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) is generated by giving bank details to the e-filing website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
 
A facility  to pre-validate Bank account details will be provided to the assessee under Profile Settings menu in e-Filing website i.e. https://incometaxindiaefilinq.gov.in. Assessee has to provide the following bank account details : 1. Bank account number 2. IFSC  3. Email ID and 4. Mobile Number. These details provided by the assessee along with PAN and Name as per e-filing database will be validated against the details of taxpayer registered with bank. If the pre-validation is successfully completed, assessee can opt for "Generate EVC using bank account details" option while verifying the Income tax return.
Generated EVC will be sent by e-filing portal to taxpayer's Email ID and/or Mobile Number verified from bank.
 
List of Banks   participating in this facility will be   as   provided   in https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
 
Case (6): Where the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) is generated after Demat account authentication using Demat details registered with CDSL/ NSDL
 
A facility  to pre-validate Demat account details will be provided to the assessee under Profile Settings menu in e-Filing website i.e.https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Assessee has to provide the following Demat account details: 1. Demat account number 2. Email ID and 3. Mobile Number. These details provided by the assessee along with PAN and Name as per e-filing database will be validated against the details of taxpayer registered with depository (CDSL/NSDL). If the pre-validation is successfully completed, assessee can opt for "Generate EVC using Demat account details" option while verifying the Income tax return.
Generated EVC will be sent by e-filing portal to Email ID and/or Mobile Number verified from CDSL/NSDL.
 
The  Depositories  (CDSL/NSDL)  participating in this facility will be as provided in https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
 
3. Other Conditions
The additional mode of EVC generation will come into effect from the date of issue of this notification. All other condition shall remain same as specified in Notification No 2/2015 dated 13.07.2015 issued by Pr. DGIT (Systems), New Delhi.
 
4.  The mode and process for generation and validation of EVC and its use can be modified, deleted or added by the Principal DGIT (System)/ DGIT (System).
 
(Nishi Singh)
Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT

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