"Since the Form ITR-V is bar-coded, assessee is advised not to fold the same and post it in A4 size envelope. The ssessee shall furnish the Form ITR-V to the Income-tax Department bymailing it to “Income Tax Department – CPC, Post Box No - 1, Electronic City Post Office,Bangalore - 560100, Karnataka” within thirty days after the date of transmitting the dataelectronically. The Post Box shall deliver all the Form ITR-V to the Centralized ProcessingCentre (CPC) of the Income-tax Department in Bangalore. Upon receipt of the Form ITR-V, theCPC shall send an e-mail acknowledging the receipt of Form ITR-V. The e-mail shall be sent indue course to the e-mail address furnished by the tax-payers in his return. No Form ITR-V shallbe received in any other office of the Income-tax Department or in any other manner."
As per the above statement from the circular 3/2009, any assessee filing ITR electronically without digital signature, has to send ITR-V (acknowledgement received from e-filing website) through post to the above mentioned address. There will be no acceptance of ITR-V at any Income Tax Offices.
This measure gives the scope for increased electronic returns as Assessee may feel easy to upload and send it across through POST / Courier. It is also heard that, success of this measure will ease the decision of making ITR e-filing mandatory for all Assessees, from coming year.
Towards other points in ITR for 2009-10, UTN has been introduced. However, during e-filing, UTN field can be kept blank.
For more clarifications on ITR, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The copy of circular on Income tax returns clarification [Circular No.3 /2009] is avialable here.