After your dispatch your ITR- V it should take 4-5 days to reach the Income Tax department. After you file your return you have to send a hard or paper copy of the ITR V, which is actually an acknowledgement form of the IT returns filed by you online.
You have to send the ITRV by ordinary post or registered post to the central processing unit of the IT department in Bengaluru. Only post and speed post is allowed, no couriers.
Also make sure that the ITRV form should reach the department within 120 days from the date of filing of the tax return. The IT department takes about 4 weeks to acknowledge the ITRV. Click to know more on Do's and Dont's for printing and submitting of ITR-Vs.
Steps to Know the status of ITR-V:
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The address to send the ITRV form is as follows:
Post Bag No.1, Electronic City Post Office, Bengaluru-560100 (Karnataka)
Assessee can call 1800-425-2229 - Govt of India helpline from 9AM to 8PM.
It's extremely important to note whether your ITR-V is received by the Income Tax Department or else you would not receive your refund. In the past there have been many instances where individuals have files their tax returns but they have not been assessed because the Income Tax Department has not received the ITR copy.