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GST Refund : Track Refund Application Status

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Sakshi Shah

GST Portal
GST Refund
GST Refund Process
Payments & Refunds
Last updated on April 26th, 2021

GST Refund means claiming a refund of GST paid on GST Portal. A taxpayer can claim a refund due to reasons such as excess payment of GST, payment of GST under the wrong head, excess balance in e-cash ledger, refund of igst paid on exports etc. A taxpayer who has applied for refund can track the application status from his account on the GST Portal.

Steps to track refund application status on the GST Portal

  1. Visit to GST Portal

    Login to your account on GST Portal using your valid credentials.

  2. Go to Services > Refunds > Track Application Status

    Note: You can also track application status without logging into the GST Portal. Go to the GST Portal and navigate to Services > Refunds > Track Application Status. Enter ARN and click on Search.GST Refund - Navigate to Track Application Status

  3. Select the Filing Year or enter ARN i.e. Acknowledgement Reference Number

    Click on Search

  4. The search details appear on the screen.

    You can use the scroll bar to move to the right and view further details.GST Refund - Details of Refund Application

  5. If the bank validation has failed:

    Click on Update Bank AccountGST Refund - Update Bank Account

  6. Select the Account Number from the dropdown list.

    All the details of the bank account would be auto-populated. Click on Proceed.
    Note: If you want to add details of a new Bank Account not mentioned in the dropdown list, you need to first apply for amendment of non-core fields in registration. Once the Bank Account is added there, you can change the details in the refund application.

  7. On the declaration page, select the authorised signatory

    And file using DSC or EVC

  8. A success message that the bank details have been updated will appear on the screen

    You have successfully updated the bank details.GST Refund - Bank Account details updated


How long does it take to get your GST refund?

GST refund claims must be filed within 2 years from the relevant date. If the claim is in order, the refund has to be sanctioned within a period of 60 days from the date of receipt of the claim.

What are the Documents requiered for GST refund claim?

Documents Required for GST Refund:
An invoice, a statement containing the number and date of shipping bills or bills of export and the number and the date of the relevant export invoices, in a case where the refund is on account of export of goods must also be provided.

What is a deficiency Memo?

When there is any deficiency noticed by a Tax Official in the refund application filed by the taxpayer, he can issue a Deficiency Memo. Tax Official need not issue Form GST PMT-03 for the amount rejected via issuance of Deficiency Memo.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarshitShah

    GST refund claims must be filed within 2 years from the relevant date. If the claim is in order, the refund has to be sanctioned within a period of 60 days from the date of receipt of the claim.

    If a refund is not approved within the stated period of 60 days, interest at the rate notified must be paid in conformity with section 56 of the CGST/SGST Act.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey,

    Which form should be filed to claim a refund? And can I file for a refund offline?

  3. Hey @SonalYadav

    You can file for a refund both online and offline. A taxpayer can file for a refund by filing Form RFD-01/ RFD-01A. RFD-01 is an application for the online processing of refund under GST. It is to be e-filed on the GST portal. Whereas, RFD - 01A is the application form for refund form under GST for manual processing.

    Hope this helps! :slight_smile: