GST Refund : View submitted or saved refund application on GST Portal

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. The taxpayer can apply for a refund by making an application on GST Portal.

Steps to view submitted or saved refund application

  1. Visit to GST Portal

    Login to your account on GST Portal

  2. Go to Services

    Select Refunds. From the drop down list select My Saved/Filed Applications

  3. You can now see the Saved and Submitted Applications.

    Following details will appear on the screen:

Submitted Applications

  • ARN i.e. Acknowledgement Reference Number of the submitted application. To download the ARN receipt, click on the ARN hyperlink
  • Saved Date and Expiry Date – The application should be submitted within 15 days of creation. If it expires, a fresh application needs to be filed
  • Reason for Refund – It reflects the reason for filing refund application
  • Amount of Refund – The amount of refund claimed under different heads i.e. IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess
  • Action – Click on the download button to download the pdf

Saved Applications

  • Application Status – It reflects the status of the application
  • Saved Date and Expiry Date – The application should be submitted within 15 days of creation. If it expires, a fresh application needs to be filed
  • Reason for Refund – It reflects the reason for filing refund application
  • Amount of Refund – The amount of refund claimed under different heads i.e. IGST, CGST, SGST and Cess
  • Action – Click on the Edit button to continue the application. Click on the download button to download the pdf

FAQs

How do I track my GST refund?

Go to ‘Services’ -> ‘Refunds’ -> ‘Track Application Status‘.
Select the relevant financial year for which the refund application was filed, or you can enter the ARN of the refund application. It would display the status of Refund.

Is GST refund taxable?

Amount of refund corresponds to the excess tax that was paid by you, and thus not considered as an income. Hence, it is not taxable. However, the interest received over the tax refund is considered as an income and is subjected to income tax as per the applicable tax slab

Can I file for multiple tax period in one refund application?

No, you cannot file for refund of multiple tax period in one refund application. One refund application can be filed by the taxpayer for a month for claiming refund of excess amount paid.

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!