The due date of filing your Income Tax Return for Financial Year 2017-18 or Assessment Year 2018-19 is 31st July\u00a02018. Income tax return can be filed using the paper mode or via the e-filing mode. Assessees using the e-filing mode have the option to file their return with or without using a digital signature or using the Electronic Verification Code (EVC). As individuals, when you file your income tax return without using a digital signature, then you are required to send the signed copy of ITR-V to Bangalore. ITR-V is an acknowledgement of return filed electronically. However, as individuals, you can file your tax return using Electronic Verification Code to avoid verification of your return through a traditional route (sending ITR-V to Bangalore CPC). Here are 5 different ways to e-verify Income Tax Return: 1) Using Net Banking # You have to log in to the Net Banking Account # Then click on the \u201ce-filling\u201d link # After doing this, you will be redirected to the e-filling portal. Once you are there, submit your IT returns or upload the XML. # Your IT return is verified 2) Using Bank Account # Log in to the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department # Select \u201cProfile Setting\u201d and pre-validate your bank account ( it is available only for selected banks) # Choose verification mode as \u201cEVC\u201d using a pre-validated bank account # Submit your returns\/ upload the XML # You will receive the Electronic Verification Code on the registered mobile number # Enter your EVC on the e-Filing portal # Your ITR is verified \u00a0AlSO READ: How to know if ITR filing is mandatory for you?\u00a0 3) Using Demat Account # Login to e-Filling Portal # Select \u201cprofile setting\u201d and pre-validate your DEMAT account # Choose verification mode as \u201cEVC\u201d using a DEMAT account # Submit your returns\/ upload the XML # EVC will be received on a registered mobile number # Enter your EVC on e-Filing portal # your ITR is verified ALSO READ: Money-management: 4 money rituals to avoid being caught off-guard financially 4) Using Bank ATM # Swipe your ATM card in your own bank ATM # Click on \u201cPIN for e-filling\u201d (available only for selected banks) # EVC will be received on a registered mobile number # Login to the e-Filling portal # Choose verification mode as \u201c Already generated EVC through Bank ATM\u201d # Submit your returns\/ upload the SML # Enter EVC # Your ITR is verified 5) Using Aadhaar One Time Password (OTP) # Login to the e-filing portal # Submit your returns by selecting verification mode as \u201cAadhaar OTP\u201d # The OTP will be received by you on your registered mobile number linked with Aadhaar # Enter the OTP received when you are asked for it # Your ITR is verified If you do not want e-Verification, then verify your ITR by sending the hard copy of ITR-V to CPC, Bengaluru.