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How to check Income Tax Refund status?

An income tax refund serves as a reimbursement initiated by the income tax department whenever the sum paid in taxes surpasses the actual amount owed. This excess payment may arise from various sources such as Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), Tax Collected at Source (TCS), Advance Tax, or Self-Assessment Tax. However, to qualify for an income tax refund, it’s imperative that the taxpayer files an income tax return.

Upon filing, the processing of returns typically takes around 4 to 6 weeks, after which the taxpayer can anticipate receiving their refund. Given this timeframe, it’s natural for individuals to be eager to ascertain the status of their Income Tax Refund and ensure they receive the refund they are entitled to.

How to check Income Tax refund status using the NSDL Portal?

1. Visit the TIN NSDL website,

Enter the PAN and select the relevant assessment year for which the status of the refund is to be checked, enter the captcha code and click on Proceed

Income Tax Refund Status NSDL


2. On the next screen, you can view the details of the refund status

Details include PAN, Assessment Year, Mode of Payment, Reference Number, Status, Account Number, and Date.

Income Tax Refund Status NSDL

How to check Income Tax Refund status using Income Tax Portal?

  1. Go to the e-filing Income Tax portal homepage.
    On the Income Tax Portal, Under ‘Quick Links’, you will find an option called ‘Know Your Refund Status’. Click on it.

    Know your IT Refund Status
  2. Enter the required information.
    Enter the PAN and AY along with the Aadhar-linked mobile number for which refund status is required.

    PAN and AY details
  3. Enter OTP.
    Enter the OTP and click continue. The OTP is valid for the next 15 min and 3 attempts are allowed.

    Enter OTP
  4. View Details
    The details of the refund status are specified after entering the OTP.

    ITR Status

Types of Income Tax Refund Status

Once a taxpayer has completed the arduous task of filing their income tax return, the next pressing matter on their mind is often the status of their refund. The Income Tax Department has streamlined this process by categorizing different refund statuses, each carrying its own significance for the taxpayer. Understanding these statuses is crucial as they dictate the subsequent steps the taxpayer needs to undertake.

Refund StatusMeaningAction
Refund IssuedThe return is processed and a refund is deposited in the Bank Account.Check your bank for the refund received.
No demand No refundYou are neither eligible for any refund nor you are required to pay tax.Review the comparison received from the IT department if you have claimed a refund and file a rectified return if required.
Refund failureThe refund has been accepted by the IT department but was not paid due to an error in bank details as bank details are not prevalidatedPlease update the correct details on the income tax portal and validate the bank account. And raise a refund reissue request
Refund status not determinedYour ITR has not been processed yet.Recheck the status after a few days.
Demand determinedYour tax calculation does not match with that of the IT department and an additional tax has to be paid.Verify the calculation provided in intimation u/s 143(1) to figure out the mismatch/error. In case of error, make a payment to the IT Department within the specified timeline.
In case of nil error, file a rectification along with all the supporting information and documents to justify your refund claim.

How to request a Refund Reissue?

When a taxpayer encounters a hiccup in receiving their refund, there’s a solution at hand through the Income Tax Portal. Let’s walk through the simple steps to request a refund reissue:

Step 1: Begin by logging into the e-filing Portal. Navigate to the Services tab and find Refund Reissue.

Step 2: Click on Create Refund Reissue Request to initiate the process.

Step 3: Here, you’ll need to select the appropriate acknowledgment number and details related to your Income Tax Return (ITR). Once done, hit Continue to proceed.

Step 4: Now, it’s time to designate the bank account where you’d like to receive your refund. Choose from the validated bank accounts listed and click Proceed to Verification.

Step 5: On the verification page, pick your preferred method of authentication from the provided options. Once selected, submit your request.

Once your request has been successfully submitted, a confirmation tab will appear, signaling that your request has been received and processed. From there, you can conveniently access and review your Refund Reissue Requests. This streamlined process ensures transparency and allows taxpayers to stay informed about the status of their refund reissue requests.

Read More: Section 139(9): Defective Return Notice

Web Stories: Section 139(9): Defective Return Notice

Official Income Tax Return filing website: https://incometaxindia.gov.in/

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