Published on Oct 12, 2023
An income tax refund is a refund amount initiated by the income tax department if the amount paid by the assessee in taxes exceeds the actual amount due (either by way of TDS or TCS, advance tax, or Advance Tax or Self-Assessment Tax). The tax is calculated after considering all the deductions and exemptions at the time of assessment by the income tax department. Refund processing by the tax department starts only after the taxpayer has e-verified the return. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of how to check ITR refund status.
There are two ways in which you can track income tax refund status:
Step 1: Go to the e-filing portal homepage.
Step 2: Enter your user ID and password, with your PAN being the default user ID.
For individual users without linked Aadhaar, there will be a pop-up message indicating the need for the PAN-Aadhaar linkage. Users can proceed to link or, if already linked, continue without linking.
Step 3: Navigate to the e-file tab > Income Tax Returns > View Filed Returns.
Step 4: Check income tax refund status for the desired assessment year by clicking on "View Details." This section also provides information about the ITR life cycle, detailing the time from filing to refund issuance.
Step 1: Go to the TIN NSDL Portal.
Step 2: On the homepage, enter the following details:
Step 3: Click on ‘Proceed’ to check the ITR refund status.
In the Filed Returns section on the E-filing portal, you will see the ITR refund status as ‘Processed with refund due’. It means that the Income Tax Department has issued you a full income tax refund, and you can check the date, mode, and amount of the refund under the ‘Refund Issued’ heading.
In the Filed Returns section on E-filing portal, you will see the Income Tax Refund Status as ‘Processed with Partially Refund Adjusted’. It means that the Income Tax Department has adjusted the advance tax or TDS paid by you against the income tax due, and the balance amount has been refunded to you. You can check the date, mode, and amount of refund details under the ‘Refund Issued’ heading.
In the Filed Returns section on the E-filing portal, the Income Tax refund status will be ‘Processed and full Refund adjusted’. It means that the Income Tax Department has adjusted the full advance tax, or TDS, paid by you against the income tax due. No income tax refund was due by the IT Department.
You will find the itr refund status as ‘Refund Failure’. You can find the following details under this heading:
If your PAN status is inoperative, the income tax return status will not proceed. In such cases, you'll receive a warning message, prompting you to link your PAN with your Aadhaar.
It is now mandatory to pre-validate your financial account. If this step is skipped, the ITR refund status process will encounter difficulties.
A discrepancy between the name mentioned in your account and the details on your PAN card can lead to refund failure.
Entering an incorrect or invalid IFSC code can hinder the income tax refund status process. Double-check this code before submitting your return.
If the account you mentioned in your ITR has been closed, the refund will be rejected. It's crucial to ensure that the account provided is active and operational.
Income Tax refunds are directed to a pre-validated financial account. In cases where a itr refund status does not go through as intended, taxpayers have the option to initiate a service request within the e-filing portal upon receiving communication from the CPC.
1. Logon to the ‘e-Filing’ Portal https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
2. Go to ‘My Account > Click ‘Service Request. Select the ‘Request Type’ as ‘View Request’ and the ‘Request Category’ as ‘Refund Reissue’.
3. Click ‘Submit’.
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