The CBDT has issued a new Circular No 04/2014, dtd 10th February 2014 , providing relaxation of time limit for filing of ITR-V and processing the same.
As per this circular , there were many instances wherein the return of income was filed electronically without using the digital signature and the ITR-V forms sent by post were not received by the CPC, Bangalore and as a result, the returns filed were not considered for further processes such as refund, issue of orders, etc.,
In order to streamline these grievances , the CBDT has extended the date for filing the ITR-V form for Assessment years 2009-10,2010-11 & 2011-12 , till 31st March 2014 for returns filed with refund claims. The taxpayer has to send the ITR-V duly signed , by this date, BY SPEED POST.
The assessees can check the status of their ITR-V receipt status at CPC with the following link :-
Click here for the link to check the ITR-V status.
The relevant circular is reproduced below :-