Have you e-filed your IT returns? Once you file your ITR online and verify it, the income tax department processes your tax returns. If you’re liable to receive any refunds, the IT department dispatches it only after your returns have been verified and processed.

Usually, once the department has verified your IT returns, the status would show as "successfully verified,” or “successfully e-verified.” Once the processing is complete, the status changes to “ITR processed.” After the processing of your returns, the IT department usually sends you an intimation letter under Section 143 (1). This letter informs you whether the returns you have filed are accepted and if there are any discrepancies.

If you’re wondering how to check the status of your last or previous years’ IT returns, this step-by-step guide will help you.

Step 1: Visit the website of the Income Tax Department,

www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Step 2: Log into your account using your credentials

If this is your first time, then you have to register. First, select the user type: individual, HUF (Hindu Undivided Family), External agency, chartered accountant, tax deductor or collector, third-party utility software. You can then create an account by providing your PAN, first name, surname, date of birth, residential status.

If you’re a returning user, enter your user ID, password, captcha code, and click login. Instead of the captcha code, you can also request an OTP to be sent to your registered mobile ID.

Step 3: View Returns/Forms

Once you have logged into your account, click on view income tax return/forms to get a list of all your previous years’ returns.
You can get a list of the following details in a tabular format:
  • PAN
  • The assessment year
  • ITR/Form
  • The date of filing
  • Filing Type
  • Details of the person who filed the return
  • Acknowledgment number
  • And Status – It can be any one of the following:
    • ITR processed
    • E-Verified
    • AO (Assessing Officer) processing

Step 4: Click on the Acknowledgement Number to get the required details

If you need to check the details for a particular assessment year, make sure to click on the relevant acknowledgement number. You can obtain further details of the processing status and if any pending action is to be taken by the taxpayer.
  • If the status is Return Uploaded, it means the department has not yet received the ITR-V receipt.
  • If the status is Defective Notice under Section 139(9) issued, then it means you have received a defective notice from the IT department.
  • If the status is Refund Failure, then it means the refund has failed.

Step 5: Download the Form for your Records

If required, you can download the relevant ITR-V or XML form in PDF format for your records.
That's it. You can follow the five steps listed above to view the status of your previous years' IT returns and take appropriate action if any.

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The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.



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