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On Wednesday, the Income Tax Department informed that the tax-payers who have not e-verified for the 2019-2020 fiscal can complete the verification process by February 2022. As per the IT law, if an ITR is submitted electronically without an electronic signature, taxpayers must verify it within 120 days using personal data such as Aadhaar OTP, EVC through a bank ATM, and so on.

IT department has changed the date from December 31, 2021, to February 28, 2022. 

The circular shared by the IT department read, “In respect of all ITRs for Assessment Year 2020-21 which were uploaded electronically by the taxpayers within the time allowed under section 139 of the Act and which have remained incomplete due to non-submission of ITR-V Form pending e-Verification, the Board, in the exercise of its powers under section 119(2)(a) of the Act, hereby permits verification of such returns either by sending a duly signed physical copy of ITR-V to CPC, Bengaluru through speed post or through EVC/OTP modes as listed in para 1 above. Such verification process must be completed by 28.02.2022.”

It also said that the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to provide one-time relaxation for verification of e-filed ITRs. You may read the official circular by clicking here – CIRCULAR NOTICE BY IT-DEPARTMENT. 

The department further said that the last date to file ITR for AY 2020-2021 is still December 31, 2021. Earlier, the Central Board of Direct Taxes extended the deadline for filing tax returns from September 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021. To ease the process, we have brought the list of documents you will need to file ITR:

1. Form 16
2. Interest income certificate
3. Investment proof for tax saving
4. Form 26A

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