Wednesday, June 3, 2020

How to Pre-Validate Bank Account to Get Income Tax Refund Amount and Enable EVC

How to Pre-Validate Bank Account to Get Income Tax Refund Amount and Enable EVC

Electronic Verification Code (EVC) is a 10 digit alphanumeric code which is sent to the registered mobile number of the tax filer while filing his/her returns online. It helps to verify the identify of the tax filers. An EVC can be generated through the e-filing portal of Income Tax Department. Before going to complete Income Tax eFiling every tax payer have to Pre-Validate their Bank Accounts to receive income tax refunds if any online directly to Account.

Taxpayers will receive their income tax refund only if their bank account is linked with their PAN (Permanent Account Number). For this purpose, you should “pre-validate your bank account” under the income tax e-filing page. You must log in to the e-filing website and update your bank account. The procedure is explained below.

Online procedure to a pre-validate bank account

Step 1: Visit the income tax e-filing portal at

Step 2: Click on the ‘Login’ option and enter your login credentials. Use your PAN as User ID.

Step 3: Upon logging in successfully, click on ‘Profile Settings’ and choose ‘Pre-validate Your Bank Account’ option.

Step 4: Now, enter your bank account details such as account number, IFSC, bank name, and contact details. The PAN, name, mobile number, and email address provided with your bank account must match with that of those of your bank account to pre-validate successfully. Hence, it is essential to keep in mind to link or update your PAN with your bank before pre-validating your bank account details under the e-filing portal.

Step 5: Click on ‘Pre-validate’ button.

Check the status of your request
You can check the status of your request in the following ways:

  1. Upon clicking ‘Pre-validate’ button, you will be redirected to a screen that says, “Your request for pre-validating bank account is submitted. Status of your request will be sent to your registered email ID and mobile number.”
  2. Visit the income tax e-filing website and log in. Click the ‘Pre-validate Your Bank Account’ option under the ‘Profile Settings’ tab. The status of your request will be displayed.
  3. If the bank account validation has failed, the information on the same will be displayed.
  4. You can add/remove bank account after 24 hours.
  5. You must also know that mobile number or email address cannot be changed without revalidation from the bank.