CA Chirag Chauhan

Many people are not aware about that their Income Tax Refund status. The Refund status can be easily ascertained online with a few simple and easy steps. The ‘Refund Banker Scheme’, which was first introduced by the Income Tax Department in Jan 2007, can be used by tax payers all over the nation to view the exact status of their refunds on line at the site. The only requirement is PAN No to view the status.

MODES OF REFUND

Tax refunds whenever applicable is made in 2 different means to all the tax payers:

RTGS/NECS:

In order to enable direct credit of the refund amount to the bank account of the tax payer, the taxpayer’s correct bank A/c (at least 10 digits), MICR/ IFSC code of the bank branch and required communication address is mandatory.

PAPER CHEQUE:

The standard paper cheques wherever issued require the current bank account no and the correct address of the tax payer as mandatory information.

CHECKING STATUS ONLINE

One needs to do is to enter the PAN number and the assessment year on the below mention link site to access the current position of the tax refund.

This simple task can be achieved through 2 easy steps:

Log into https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html and enter your PAN and assessment year. Then click on Submit button.

The same can also be checked through the toll free number of SBI help desk at 18004259760 or even through email to itro@sbi.co.in or refunds@incometaxindia.gov.in or even you can call helpline centre if IT department 18001801961 or 18004252229

TYPES OF STATUS ONLINE

While checking your refund status online you are likely to see several kinds of status messages on the website. Below are some of the common types of status messages that may appear at the website. Other status messages depending on the actual state of processing and disparities noticed by the department may also appear. The assessee has the right to appeal and notify the department in case of any discrepancies noticed at the status on the website for further action.

REFUND PAID:

If the refund has already been credited to your bank account by NEFT / CHEQUE. You need to check that you have receive the refund else you need to immediately follow up in case you have not received.

NO STATUS:

In cases where the AO has not processed your return. No status change will be displayed. Only following message will be shown “Your assessing officer has not sent this refund to Refund Banker or  If this refund has been sent by your Assessing Officer within the last week, you may wait for a week and again check status”

CHANGE OF ADDRESS:

Incase the address of the assessee has changed and same has not been notified to the Income Tax Department through the online registration system, the refund cheque normally returns back and this is reflected in the status at the website. Such cases of cheques are quite common despite the fact that the refund cheques are dispatched on time by the department.

CHEQUE ENCASHED STATUS:

If the assessee has received the refund cheque and has encashed it then the status at the website will reflect the same. However in case the cheque has actually not been encashed but is being reflected as so at the website then one needs to immediately inform the department

IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE NOTED

There are a few points that one needs to understand while checking tax refund status online:

  • The Income tax Department has nominated the State bank of India (SBI) as the refund purpose and for all such transactions. SBI forwards all the refund cheques or online transfers.
  • RTGS/ NECS/ ECS transfers are possible only if the 10 digit account number has been correctly provided by the assessee along with the IFSC code of the bank or MIRC as required in online filing / offline information. Else standard cheques or demand drafts will be dispatched to the address provided.
  • The online status is updated for viewing only after a period of 10 to 15 days of the assessing officer having made the refund either online or by dispatching the cheque.
  • The refund status will be available only if the tax return has been filed correctly and on time and has been received by the department.
  • Filing Returns online through facilities of the Income tax Department is a great advantage as it helps in quick processing of refund and its less time consuming.
  • It must be noted that the online refund is faster and quicker if the return has been filed on time and preferably through online filing system.
  • In cases were returns are filed offline and refund is pending long due for more than 2 years. We need to visit our AO with all the details of Return File / Taxes Paid / Copy of Form 26AS, etc. In past we have seen once we communicate to AO of non receipt of refund we usually get it processed within 1 or 2 months.

For any query you can write to Chirag@cachauhan.in . Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor.  Author does not take any responsibility for misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability neither for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document nor for any action taken in reliance there on.

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One response to “How to check your Income Tax Refund online”

  1. MANTOSH SINGH says:

    Sir, The above mentioned details are kind of sensitive information and can be used against you. It wold be in your best interest to remove this information. Kindly call the IT dept. helpline number and they might be able to help you.

  2. Kuldipbawa says:

    Cpc has ordered to pay my tds refund but till date no response, please help.

  3. thara says:

    my assesment year 2014/2015. i have not receive my refund.. pls help me how i got my refund.. my pan no. DBOPS3530P

  4. Tarana K. Bijlami says:

    I.T. Refund not recd.
    I.T. Refund not recd. A/y 2009-2010 & 2011- 2012

    Income Tax refund
    Sir
    My wife (Tarana Kamal Bijlani) have not received the Income Tax refund for the assessment year 2009-10 & 2011 – 2012 PAN No. is AAWPB0333R from the Income Tax department, Kindly resolve the same

    Details are as under :

    Name : Tarana Kamal Bijlani

    PAN No. : AAWPB0333R

    Asst year : 2009 – 2010 & 2011-2012 ,

    Bank Name : Punjab National Bank

    MICR code : 400024038

    IFSC : PUNB0335800

    Saving A/c : 3358000100165428

    Thankig you

  5. AMIT KUMAR says:

    My self Amit kumar DOB 13/06/1978 and Pan is DHKPK8338B. I complate my e-file Assesment year 2015-16 but I couldnot receved any Refund till now. Kindly help me.

  6. Swapan Sil says:

    My self swapan Sil DOB 13/12/1977 and Pan is CSRPS2388L. I complate my e-file Assesment year 2014-15 & 2015-16 but I couldnot receved any Refund till now. Kindly help me.

  7. KUNJ POWER PROJECTS PVT LTD says:

    MY COMPANY assesment year 2014-15. i have not receive my refund.. pls help me how i got my refund.. my pan no.AADCK2350B –
    ABHAY SAXENA

  8. KUNJ POWER PROJECTS PVT LTD says:

    ABHAY SAXENA.
    MY COMPANY assesment year 2014-15. i have not receive my refund.. pls help me how i got my refund.. my pan no.AADCK2350B –

  9. KUNJ POWER PROJECTS PVT LTD says:

    my assesment A. Y 2014-15. i have not receive my refund.. pls help me how i got my refund.. my pan no. AADCK2530B – See more at: http://taxguru.in/income-tax/check-income-tax-refund-online.html#sthash.Tr7o11T8.dpuf

  10. adivappa says:

    I filed income tax return for the year 2014-15

    But till date refund not cleared, i have checked on line it shows your processing officer has not processed like that what can i do for knowing the status of refund for the year 2014-15
    PAN no.AIIPA9027H

  11. Tarana K. Bijlami says:

    Sir,my income tax refund not,found for year 2009_10,2014_15, my pan no.AAWPB0333R plz check and help me.. –

  12. Balaji N says:

    Sir I have not received my TDS refund for the 2014-2015 year my pan no AOKPB5362A –

    MY DATE OF BIRTH 09/05/1985

    Thanking You,

  13. m rajkumar says:

    sir i rajkumar not receved my refund for 2014-15 plz tell me how much time will take for getting my refund plz mail me

  14. Jitender Singh says:

    I have not yet received ITR-Refund (2012-13) yet at my PAN updated residential address… I had many time approached concerned dealing hand Officer at IT Office-Chandigarh personally and also submitted application with complete detail including my updated residential address and exixting Salary Bank Account, through postal services, along with attached photocopies of PAN CARD Xerox, Employee ID Card Xerox, Aadhaar Card Xerox, etc.

    But, all my effort goes in vain, without any result… even after submitting application for the first time with updated residential address and exixting Salary Bank Account personally at IT Office Chandigarh with dealing officer, they took too much time delivering Refund Cheaque… and when I checked the Refund Status it shows that the refund cheaque is in process of postal delivery, which I haven’t received yet…

    Please help me to recover my ITR-Refund (2012-13)… Pan No. BFQPS4145Q

    Thanks…

  15. Arun D Jondhale says:

    I Submitted my income Tax return for AY 2014-2015 the returned order was issued but was unable to credit the account number was incorrect. what i do i do.my pan no. AKCPJ7222K- DOB-19011975

  16. Mrs.Shailaja Karve says:

    I submitted my income tax return for assessment year 2014-2015.The refund order was issued but was unable to credit the account as the account number was incorrect.What do I do to correct the a/c number and get the refund.

  17. sachin jaywant keer says:

    i have not yet recd the refund of 2014-15,my pan no is – ajgpk9379k & my birthdate is 04/01/1971.

  18. kamaldeeep manaise says:

    I have not received my refund for 2014-2015

  19. A.VARADARAJAN says:

    I FILED MY TDS RETURN THROUGH AN AUDITOR.(2014-15) I HAVE RECEIVED ONLY A SMALL PORTION AMOUNT FROM MY TDS AMOUNT. HENCE I REQUEST HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND MY FULL TDS AMOUNT, AND WHEN IT CAN BE GET? MY PAN IS ADZPV9784C

  20. Gouher Karmali says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am yet to receive my income refund for assessment year 2009/10
    My PAN NO IS AFTPK1288G PLS look into the matter and expidite the same at your earliest Thank you

  21. Ashoka says:

    Name: B. G. Ashoka PAN No: ACTPA2844F
    With reference to the IT letter No:- F.No: Arr Demand-Rect/W-1(3)(4) &)5) 2014-15 (6) I personally met the Asst Income Tax Commissioner, Ward No 13(4) Bangalore and appraised the facts along with details. and requested to adjust the difference of Rs. 840/- from the excess of Rs. 2079/- remitted to Income Tax department (vide SBI challan 00005 has shown in person) and also been submitted the copy of the challan on 20.01.2015 (see Page No:05)

    “An amount of Rs.2079/- remitted to State Bank of India Vide
    Challan No: 00005 (Canara Bank, Kamakya Complex, BSK 3rd Stage,
    Bangalore-560085 Cheque No. 938580 dated 24.03.2010)

    PAN No: ACTPA2844F:- With reference to IT letter No:- F.No: Arr Demand-Rect/W-1(3)(4) &)5) 2014-15 (6) I personally met the Asst Income Tax Commissioner, Ward No 13(4) Bangalore and appraised the facts along with details. and requested to adjust the difference of Rs. 840/- from the excess of Rs. 2079/- remitted to Income Tax department (vide SBI challan 00005 has shown in person) through Canara Bank, Kamakya Complex, BSK 3rd Stage, Bangalore-560085 Cheque No. 938580 dated 24.03.2010 and also submitted the copy of the challan on 20.01.2015 along with other copies (see Page No:05) Further, I am a Senior Citizen. I have to get Income tax refund for the Assessment year 2014-15. submitted to IT returns online vide acknowledgement No: 233270380170714 dated 17.07.2014. Hope, my request will be considered early.

  22. Tarun Ahuja says:

    I have not received My Income Tax refund year 2013-2014. 2014–2015 .PAN NO.is AEAPA1842A . Pls Let me know the reason on my mail id.

  23. sudhirraju says:

    I have not recieved my TDS for the 2014-15 my pAN no. AGEPM0296N & my e-mail. sudhirrajumandapati@gmail.com please pursue the case as early as possible sir

  24. smt sandhya sahu says:

    Dear sir,my income tax refund not,found for year 2012_13,2013_14,2014_15, my pan no.DEVPS1817H plz check and help me..

  25. ganesh jha says:

    I had filed income tax return online and submitted hard copy there of to Bengaluru office as required. Even after lapse of morethan two months refund has not been recieved by me. My office had deducted rs 4600/ excess than required.

  26. PAWAN KUMAR SINGH says:

    I have not received My Income Tax refund year 2014 – 15 .PAN NO. is EAEPS8323A . Let me know the reason on my mail id is pawan1983singh@gmail.com. i send a hard copyof ITR -v in your deparment pl refund as soon pl.

  27. Md.hafijur rahaman says:

    Sir I have not received my TDS refund for the 2013-2014yer my pan no BBAPR1622M

  28. dinesh bhai b acharya says:

    dear sir
    i am d.b acharya assesent year 2012/13

    i have received my TDS refund cheik. but my a/c no is rong so what i can do?
    pan no ABXPA8701A

  29. patel rajeshkumar n says:

    I have not received my TDS refund for the 2013 .2014 year my pan no. AQBPP4868L

  30. amit kumar says:

    sir my income tax for assesment year 2014-15 not recieved.sir my pan no-CCWPK5695K and date ofbirth-03/1/1993

  31. shetty M . H. says:

    I have not get the refund assesment year 2013 – 2014 my pan no. AXFPS4125E

  32. Ashoka says:

    1. Name: B.G.ASHOKA, PAN No: ACTPA2844F
    2. Income Tax return in form-ITR-1 under PAN No: ACTPA2844F for the
    assessment year 2008-09 has been submitted on 30.07.2008 vide your
    acknowledgement No: 1342064145
    3. The BMTC Management has failed to put my PAN No in Form-16
    4. 26AS showns Nil Income Tax Recovery.
    5. An amount of Rs. 4,654/- has been recovered from my Salary month vise
    details are as below below
    Sl.
    No Month Amount
    1 July 2007 500.00
    2 Aug 2007 500.00
    3 Sept 2007 500.00
    4 Oct 2007 500.00
    5 Nov 2007 500.00
    6 Dec 2007 500.00
    7 Jan 2008 500.00
    8 Feb 2008 500.00
    9 Mar 2008 500.00
    Mar 2008 154.00
    Total Rs 4,654.00

    List of Challan No and date details are given below

    (1) 439199 of 12.05.2007 (2) 440829 of 11.06.2007 (3) 018239 of 11.07.2007
    (4) 020291 of 13.08.2007 (5) 021965 of 11.09.2007 (6) 023795 of 11.10.2007
    (7) 025839 of 13.11.2007 (8) 075183 of 12.12.2007 (9) 076998 of 09.01.2008
    (10)072953 of 11.02.2008 (11) 089277 of 31.03.2008 (12) 094016 of 20.05.2008

    5 An amount Rs. 2079/- has been remitted to SBI, Padmanabanagar Branch
    vide challan No:00005 Dated 26.03.2010 with reference to your
    communication reference No: CPC/0809/C18/100009456723

    Kindly go through the details and rectify

  33. Prashant saxena says:

    I have not received My Income Tax refund year 2014 – 15 .PAN NO. is AIQPS8637K . Let me know the reason on my mail id .

  34. P.Kamalakar says:

    I ve not received my tax refund for the 2013-2914 year and i filed tax returns and copy to department also by post my PAN No. ABLPK 8839K

  35. P.Kamalakar says:

    I ve not received my tax refund for the 2013-2914 year and i filed tax returns and copy to department also by post

  36. vaishali p wakle says:

    my assesment year 2012/2013. i have not receive my refund.. pls help me how i got my refund.. my pan no. ABGPW2261C

  37. Bimles Kumar Thakur says:

    My pan no.AITPT9373J
    YEAR.2014-2015

  38. PROBAL KUMAR GHOSH says:

    dear sir,

    I have already sent a letter income tax ombudsman(Kolkata Circle) Sri Manoj Misra for refund of Income Tax excess recovered of Rs.3563.00 for the AY 2001-02 and Rs.6509.00 for the AY 2009-10,but yet to get any response,personally it is now almost impossible for me to attend ITO ward 18(2) at Bamboo Villa Kolkata because of poor health condition.If you please advise where to or whom to contact for the above noted refund of Income Tax, I will be highly obliged.
    With regards, Probal

  39. Prof Sanjib Bhattacharya says:

    As BJP Government in power , may we all Taxpayers expect refund within a month from the date of submission?

    If BJP Government release all refunds within 14 September 2014 , all people will bless BJP and BJP will get massive gain in forthcoming Assembly poll in Maharashtra and Hariyana .

  40. Kumud Talukdar says:

    Sir,
    After efilling my bank account has been transferred. Now the IFS Code has changed though the account number is same. Will it be possible to get refund in the same account?
    Thanks.

  41. Thiagu says:

    Good day,
    Sir,

    My assessment year 2012-2013 refund was not yet credited back.
    After waiting so long,
    i contacted AAYAKAR SAMPARK KENDRA , they said for delayed refund you should contact CPC-banglore, then i contacted CPC-banglr, they said, my file has been sent to local income tax office for verification…….
    My local office is Chennai-IT office.

    But am trying to pull u[p the right number or email address for enquiry, but am not able to find it. there are plenty telephone numbers of chennai office available, on IT-india website but nothing in particular.Can you please throw some light on it.

    thank you

  42. Anshul says:

    My status on incometaxefiling saus: ITR processed refund determined and sent out to Refund Banker (on 9Jun2014). As it is more than 50k, i assume i ll get the cheque though i provided account details and opted for ECS. 2 questions:
    1. how do i check exaxt amount refunded.
    2. when can I expect the cheque.

    No info on tin website.

    Thanks

  43. K MUKAMBIKA says:

    Bala sir,
    Sending crossed cheque will not work. Please send your e-mail id in this blog I will give you correct suggession. How to get refund from CPC

  44. rugram says:

    While this facility is useful in those cases where the ITO has processed the Return and prepared/paid the refund amount, what is most important is for the I-T Dept. to show online the status of processing of the Return after filing. Years pass before the Return is processed and action on refund taken. The Dept. should show the progress of assessment in a manner similar to that of tracking speed post articles (though not in such details). This would help an assessee tremendously to know where their assessment stands.
    The author says that refunds are received 1 or 2 moths after representation to the ITO. (That too after waiting for 2 years after filing a Return.) I beg to differ. My Return was assessed but refund was withheld for over 4 years, despite personally meeting the ITO several times, and giving written complaints every year. Finally, I had to take recourse to an RTI application (on the lines of a very useful article on this subject that appeared in taxguru.in) and got the refund in one month. In another case, the ITO wrote back saying that the Return papers are not available in the office and so no details sought in the RTI application (of refund made) could be provided!

  45. S.C.Gupta says:

    THANK YOU FOR SUCH A HELPFUL INFORMATION

  46. Bala says:

    Refund has been issued to me but the account number mentioned therein was closed. I have returned the refund cheque along with a letter and cancelled cheque leaf of running account to the CPC, Bangalore. How much time it will take for reissue of the refund to the new account?

  47. Raj says:

    Dear Chirag Chauhan Instead of this you may please give information on

    NO STATUS: In cases where the AO has not processed your return. No status change will be displayed. Only following message will be shown “Your assessing officer has not sent this refund to Refund Banker or If this refund has been sent by your Assessing Officer within the last week, you may wait for a week and again check status”

    How to e-correspond with AO who is holding back refund and on what grounds

  48. Harish Nakerikanti says:

    Very use full information, and thanks for sharing.

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