After e-filing ITR: ITR-V,Receipt Status,Intimation u/s 143(1)

We often consider filing of the tax return is the end of the whole story. But picture abhi baki hai mere dost. There is misconception that once the tax return has been filed electronically, work is over until the next tax return filing deadline. One has to send ITR-V if income tax returns are filed online without digitial signature, get acknowledgement of Reciept of ITR-V from Central Processing Centre (CPC) Bangalore, then wait for intimation from Income Tax Department under section 143(1). This article covers these in detail.

Sending ITR-V

On-line filing can be done with or without digital signature. But, for those filing it without using the digital signature, it is mandatory to submit the ITR-V form generated on-line, to the income tax officials at Bangalore, within 120 days of filing of the return. The process of return filing is complete then.
ITR-V stands for Income Tax Return–Verification , sample form is shown below.
  •  ITR-V is generated when you file your I-T return online—without using a digital signature.It is a one page document, pdf file.
  • You also receive it as an acknowledgement email from the Income Tax Department in your inbox, after you file your return electronically. 
  • They can also download the ITR-V from the website from My account ->My Return after login into it
  • This ITR-V also contains the acknowledgement number of electronic transmission and the date of the transmission as an evidence of filing for the benefit of the assessee.
  • The password of ITR V is your PAN number in lower case, followed by your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format , for example for Mr Sharma with PAN number AJSPD8693E and date of birth as 20-Mar-1976 the password would be ajspd9693ed20031976
  • ITR-V should be printed in dark black ink and clear to read.
  • You have to sign the copy of the ITR-V in blue ink .Your signature should not be on bar code of the Form. Bar code and numbers below the bar code should be clearly seen.
  •  In case the return was prepared by a Tax Return Preparer (TRP), the particulars of TRP be also filled and this verification form be countersigned by the TRP.
  • You do not need to send any supporting documents along with the ITR-V. Just the one page signed ITR-V.
  • Do not use stapler on the Form ITR-V. Do not fold this signed ITR-V.
  • Enclose the same in an A-4 size white envelope. Send the envelope to the CPC through speed post or ordinary post within 120 days from the date of filing. You cannot courier the ITR-V.
  • Inside a single envelope, you can send several ITR-V forms.
  • The envelope should be send to Income Tax Department CPC Post Box No.1, Electronic City Post Office, Bangalore-560100, Karnataka. You cannot submit ITR-V  anywhere else in India

Picture below shows empty ITR-V form. (Click on image to enlarge)


ITR-V (Click to enlarge)

Remember, if you miss submitting your ITR-V within 120 days, your e-filing will be considered invalid. It will be considered that you have not yet filed your return. You then have to file a revised return, get a new ITR-V and submit the same within 120 days.  So far Income Tax Department has been extending the last  date for submission of ITRV but don’t procrastinate or postpone sending your return.

Recently Ministry of Finance has proposed a new way of submitting income tax e-returns for those who file on-line income tax returns without any digital signature.Please note that this is just a proposal till now and it would not be applicable for this assessment year 2013-14 in any way. SUBMISSION OF ITR V IS MANDATORY FOR E-FILING IT RETURN FY 2012-13 (AY 2013-14)

Acknowledgement from CPC

Upon receipt of ITR-V, Central Processing Centre (CPC) Bangalore dispatches an email acknowledgement. It should reach within a month of sending ITR-V to Bangalore. You can check the status of whether ITR-V is received by CPC or not in following ways:
  • The e-mail from CPC is sent to the email ID mentioned in the ITR.  If you don’t get the acknowledgement, check you SPAM folder.
  • By filling details of your PAN and assessment year or by filling the e-filing acknowledgement number on the ITR-V Receipt Status tab under Services section on the e-fling website as shown in picture below.
  • It is also available on the income-tax web site,, you can login in your account and check Views and Forms under the tab My Account
  • You can also call the CPC call centre number 1800-4250-0025 (from 9am to 8pm) to enquire about the status of e-filing.
ITR-V Reciept status

ITR-V Reciept status

 Processing of Income Tax Return

After the income tax return is processed another mail is sent to the assessee, which is called Intimation under section (u/s) 143(1). The intimation under section 143(1) is sent by the IT Department in response to tax return filed by the tax payers. The intimation as the name suggests intimates the tax payer about, any tax and interest payable or if the assessee is eligible for refunds after providing all the necessary adjustments relating to tax deducted at source, advance tax paid, any tax paid on self – assessment or any other amount in the nature of tax or interest.

  • These intimations will be received through email to the Email address provided in filing income tax returns online and would also be sent by Post
  • The intimation shall be sent before the expiry of one year from the end of the assessment year in which the income was assessable. So Intimation for FY 2012-13 or AY 2013-14 will be sent by
  • Intimation letter is protected with password. To open document, enter your PAN No (In small letters) and Date of Birth/ Date of Incorporation in ddmmyyyy format.

It states any difference between the amount of Income, Deductions and Income Tax Payable, and TDS or Income Tax paid as stated by you in your return with respect to that computed by your Income Tax Officer u/s 143(1).If you look at the notice you will see that there are two columns: 
a) As provided by taxpayer in return of Income and 
b) As computed under section 143(1).

If there is no difference in both columns i.e details provided by the taxpayer and as verified by the Income Tax department match, then this notice will serve as final assessment of the return with nothing to be done on part of the taxpayer.

If tax paid is less than what is computed by Income tax department then this intimation becomes Notice of Demand u/s 156. For example, if Income as disclosed by taxpayer is Rs 6,00,000 but the department computes his income as Rs. 6,50,000, then there will be shortfall of tax paid. If he feel that computations by Income Tax Department are correct then he will have to pay such tax If he thinks that the demand is wrong then he must prove his case with necessary procedures.

If the tax paid is more than the income computed by the department then such intimation will have a refund and such refund will be granted to the taxpayer. Refund will either be sent by cheque or credited into the bank account mentioned in Income Tax Return.

This Intimation u/s 143(1) should be treated as completion of assessment income tax returns for the year unless there is tax due from the tax payer.

Keeping Income Tax Records

Even if your income tax returns are processed successfully you need to keep all the paper work. Since legal proceedings under the income tax act can be initiated up to six years prior to the current financial year, you must maintain Income tax related documents at least seven years. Our article Paper Work A Necessary Headache discuses it in detail. The records that you need to keep are

  • Form 16, Form 12 B
  • Filed returns
  • Tax paid
  • Tax deducted at Source (TDS),Form 16A, 
  • Tax exemption documents,
  • Bank account statements
  • Gift deed
  • Intimations from Income Tax Department (Soft copy email etc) and hardcopy.
Related Articles :

Be watchful of emails, letters and notices received from the Income tax Department and respond to them within the requisite time. Mails from Income Tax Department comes from email id 

29 Responses to After e-filing ITR: ITR-V,Receipt Status,Intimation u/s 143(1)

  1. Firoz says:

    I have filed return for AY 2014-15 today.
    Realized that the tax on income is say 100 while the amount deducted by my company is 96 as in Form 16
    I have already uploaded the xml, but yest to send ITR-V hard copy via post to CPS

    What should I do now ??
    Do not do anything considering a difference of only 4 rs
    Pay additional 4 Rs on my own as tax and submit xml again ?? ow to pay tax, under which head and is it possible to upload xml again !!

    please help





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  3. DEB says:


  4. Mayank says:


    I have some Queries.I got my Intimation U/S 143(1) in june of A.Y 2012-2013. When I checked both the column (As Provided by Taxpayer in Return of Income) and (As Computed Under Section 143(1)) all the values in fields are same in both the columns instead of some columns.
    First columns is TOTAL INCOME AFTER DEDUCTIONS, I provided(1,58,929) and they computed (1,58,930). As I know calculation of these fields in ITR-1 is automatic (via macro). so my first query is As all other fields having simailar values they why this field value is having difference in CPC?

    After the above field, My “Tax on total income” is Rs.0 in both the columns(provided by me and Computed by them) but my TDS as I provided was Rs.539 (i.e. also calculated automatic while filing ITR-1) because in my form 16 my company deducted rs.539 and Refund also is of Rs. 539 but in CPC they computed as Rs.0. in all the columns .Thats why my refund status is showing no demand and no return.

    Now How do we know if there is mistake from income tax side or our side? If they computed wrongly then what is the process to make it correct so that I will get my refund back? I provided correct details only while fililng ITR-1 as per I got my Form 16 from my company.


    • Kirti says:

      There are slight differences due to rounding of the income.To avoid difficulty in calculation of Tax amount, act provides provisions of rounding off of Taxable income as well final tax liability.

      As per Section 288A, Total amount of taxable income calculated fraction part should be ignored and then s rounded off to nearest Rupees 10 (ten) For example, if taxable amount computed is Rs. 999995 then it shall be rounded off as Rs. 1,00,000 and where taxable amount computed is Rs. 9,99,994.50, 9,99,994 would be considered and rounded off as Rs. 9,99,990

      As per Section 288B final tax liability, calculated on taxable income shall be Rounded off to nearest Rupees 10(ten) and avoid any fraction thereto.
      For example if Mr Shyam has a total income off Rs. 1,99,994 his Taxable income ( Rounded off) becomes 199990.00. Tax Liability @ 10.30% is 4118.97 which without fraction is 4118 and gets rounded off to 4120

    • Kirti says:

      Coming to your second question on Tax on total income should be 0 because it is below minimum taxable limit(2,00,000)
      Does the TDS provided by company is reflected in your Form 26AS? From CPC calculations it does not seem so
      Our article What to Verify in Form 26AS? explains it in detail.
      Please verify the form 26AS and see if TDS is reflected. If TDS is not reflected check with your company.

      • Mayank says:

        Hi Kirti,

        As per suggested I have checked the Form 26AS.and read your aricle on that. I am lil bit confused about the entries. Actually in(PART A – Details of Tax Deducted at Source) is showing Rs.539. How do we know whether Rs 539. deposited to Income Tax department?

        Part D – Details of Paid Refund is showing “no transaction present”. If you allowed can I paste my entries here of Form 26AS? Is this a confidential?

        • Kirti says:

          Sorry for delay in replying. I was on vacation.
          Part A shows the TDS which govt has received . Status of Booking shows whether details submitted by deductor matches govt. Sometimes you find U or P. More details on status of booking at Understanding Form 26AS
          Status of booking is F or FINAL which shows that payment details of TDS / TCS deposited in bank by deductors have matched with the payment details mentioned in the TDS / TCS statement filed by the deductors.

          Part D
          If you have got any tax refunds in that assessment Year it would be listed under this section or If you have not received any tax refund then there will no entries in this section and it will show No Transactions Present. It depends on which assessment year you got the refunds for which year. We have shown both the images in pur article.

          No the information on blog is not confidential. If you want to send confidential information please send it to our email

  5. Suryakant says:

    Hi Kirti,

    Very good and informative post !!!
    I have one question. I have sent signed ITR-V and ITR-V was received by CPC in first week of July. After so many days (almost three months), on website the status still shows ITR-V received no other status update (processes, rejected etc.). As of now, is acknowledgement of ITR-V sufficient to prove that I had filed returns on time? Do I need to send ITR-V again? How much time should I wait? In case, they demand tax, which period they will consider for interest on penalty? Please tell me how to proceed.


    • Kirti says:

      Suryakant when you say ITR-V was received by CPC I assum you mean you got intimation mail.
      Yes it happens, people have started getting the demand notice or 143(1) intimation so please wait for sometime. The intimation shall be sent before the expiry of one year from the end of the assessment year in which the income was assessable
      Yes acknowledgement of ITR-V sufficient. Infact date is taken as the date you submitted or uploaded your return.
      No you don’t need to sent ITR-V again.
      From what little I know
      The major number of penalties initiated every year as a ritual by I-T Authorities is under section 271(1)(c) which is for either concealment of income or for furnishing inaccurate particulars of income.
      “If the Assessing Officer or the Commissioner (Appeals) or the Commissioner in the course of any proceedings under this Act, is satisfied that any person-
      (b) has failed to comply with a notice under sub-section (1) of section 142 or sub-section (2) of section 143 or fails to comply with a direction issued under sub-section (2A) of section 142, or
      (c) has concealed the particulars of his income or furnished inaccurate particulars of such income,
      he may direct that such person shall pay by way of penalty,-
      (ii) in the cases referred to in clause (b), in addition to any tax payable by him, a sum of ten thousand rupees for each such failure;
      (iii) in the cases referred to in clause (c), in addition to any tax payable by him, a sum which shall not be less than, but which shall not exceed three times, the amount of tax sought to be evaded by reason of the concealment of particulars of his income or the furnishing of inaccurate particulars of such income.

  6. Hitesh Patil says:


    I had done some mistake while filling the IT Return this year thorugh online.
    The taxable amount I entered is actually the gross amount and not the total taxable amount. Due to which, I got demand notice from IT Department saying I need to pay remaining taxable amount.
    Also I forget to show my Home loan interest while filling the IT Return.

    Is it possible to submit the ITRV again with the correct taxable amount and the home loan interest.
    Or do I need to contact the AO for the same

    • Kirti says:

      Oops Hitesh. You need to do corrective action but Let us get the facts right
      You are talking about return for FY 2012-13 Or AY 2013-14 (last date of filing was 5 Aug 2013)
      -when did you get the notice
      -What does the notice say – order number 143(1) or 143(2) or ???

      • Hitesh Patil says:

        Hi Kirti,
        Its for AY 2013-14.
        I had filled the return in 29 July itself. But mistakenly I had put the gross amount instead of total taxable amount.
        Due to this my tax gets calcualted on gross amount and thus I got the notice of payment of remaining amount.

        Notice says:
        Intimation U/S 143(1) of the income tax act
        Order Date mention in the notice: 27-07-2013

        • Kirti says:

          The intimation under section 143(1) is sent by the IT Department in response to tax return filed by the tax payers. The intimation as the name suggests intimates the tax payer about, any tax and interest payable or if the assessee is eligible for refunds after providing all the necessary adjustments relating to tax deducted at source, advance tax paid, any tax paid on self – assessment or any other amount in the nature of tax or interest.

          In the attached file there would be table of what you filed and how CPC calculated.
          Go through it in detail. Understand the difference .
          Then You can rectify your return. Process is explained in How to rectify your income tax return online

  7. Manoj says:

    dear Sir,
    My returns was filed electronically and submitted to AO at CPC, not received refund at
    let me know hoe many days it take after submitting the ITR-V at CPC and when i call to CPC toll free No they said it received under process not giving the exact info that within how many days it got clear.

    manoj Vishwakarna
    Mumbai , Maharashtra

    • Kirti says:

      Ideally, a refund cheque is supposed to reach your mailing address in four months or can be credited to your bank account through the electronic clearing system or ECS. Many people complain about their share pending for long time.
      Once a return is filed, the income tax (I-T) department verifies the information and processes it, and refunds any excess paid.
      Getting your refund is a lengthy and time-consuming process. You can take it up with the Assessing Officer or Additional Commissioner of Income Tax (A-CIT), which should be sorted in a month or three.
      For more details read Business Standard Long wait for that tax refund

  8. AMAN says:

    Dear sir my return was t/d to AO after one week of filling online. i get it correct from AO. my return has processed and refund cheque send to itr address but returned. i am trying to get intimation 143(1) for filling request of refund. becoze there is need of communication ref. no. and sequence no. but when ever i am trying to send intimation a msg show no intimation for the AY. PLEASE suggest me how can i get my refund or intimation so that i can request for reissue of refund.


    • Kirti says:

      Aman let’s get fact right
      1. You filed return online I assume for FY 2012-13 or AY 2013-14
      2. You got refund which got returned.
      You can check your refund status in following three ways:
      Go to

      Click on ‘CPC-Refund Status’ under Services;
      Log-In with your user ID. Password and DOB;
      Select the AY for which you are waiting for tax refund;
      The latest update on your tax refund status appears.

      Go to;
      Enter your PAN number and choose the AY for which you desire to know the status;
      Call CPC Bangaluru:

      Call CPC Bangaluru at 1800-425-2229. You will need your PAN number and DOB for enquiring over the phone.
      Once you

      As you filed your return online these intimations will be received through email to the Email address provided in filing income tax returns online. They are also available in your account through which you filed Income tax return.
      Please check the refund status and let us know.

  9. Meetali says:

    I have signed the ITR V in black ink.. Will that be a problem, Do I need to send another copy to IT dept, Bangalore. My status does not show the receipt of ITRV. Kindly advise

    • Kirti says:

      Mitali, Though it is said that you should sign in blue ink, but people you have signed in black ink have not got their ITR-V rejected.
      You can wait for a week or so for acknowledgement. If you get it well and good.
      Else you can also call CPC to find about it.
      The helpline numbers for CPC are: Toll free – 1800-425-2229, and Phone Number – 080-22546500
      Taxpayers can contact CPC from 8:00am to 8:00pm from Monday to Friday.

  10. Rupa says:


    Can you please tell me which is the website you are referring to here ?
    “It is also available on the income-tax web site, you can login in your account and check Views and Forms under the tab My Account.” Is it


  11. Dr. B.L. Chotia says:

    Hi Kirti, Thanks for the prompt response. As mentioned in my last post, I received the ITR-V after eFiling of my ITR-4. I signed the form and sent it as required to be sent in 120 days. I am talking of the Acknowledgement of this ITR-V. I received the email with an attachment and this attached file got corrupted as a result of that the what I had as an attachment was a dat file which cannot be read. I also got the confirmation of the receipt of the duly signed ITR-V sent by me through SMS also. But, I wanted the original pdf file acknowledging the receipt of ITR-V received in CPC of the IT Department.
    As advised by you I have tried to access My Account on the efile site and I am not able to download the file I need. Only ITR-V is available there which I already have and sent it duly signed within 120 days as required.

  12. That’s a must know info to all. Thanks for sharing

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