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How to check Income Tax Refund status on Income Tax e filing or TIN NSDL website?

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Hiral Vakil

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Last updated on July 13th, 2021

A refund arises when taxes paid (TDS, Advance tax) on income are higher than the actual tax liability of a taxpayer. Income Tax Return (ITR) needs to be filed in order to claim a tax refund. Usually, it takes 3 to 6 weeks to process a return and receive a refund from the date of filing of a return.
You can check your Income Tax refund status on Income Tax e filing website or TIN NSDL website.

Check Income Tax Refund Status on Income Tax e filing or TIN NSDL website

To check Income Tax Refund status online there are following two ways:

  1. From the Income-tax e-filing website
  2. From TIN NSDL website

1. From the Income-tax e-Filing website:

Check Income tax refund status
Check Income tax refund status PAN
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2.From TIN NSDL website:

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Check Income Tax Refund Status
Track Income Tax Refund online using PAN. The Income Tax Department issues the refund once the ITR is processed. Check your ITR refund status.
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Check Income Tax Refund Status
Track Income Tax Refund online using PAN. The Income Tax Department issues the refund once the ITR is processed. Check your ITR refund status.
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FAQs

1. How will I get my refund? 

You may get a refund in one of the following ways:
1. If your refund amount exceeds Rs. 50,000, you will receive a cheque from the Income-tax department.
2. Otherwise, a refund will be directly deposited to the primary bank account mentioned in your income tax return. 

2. What if I don’t receive my refund?

If you do not receive your refund within 3 to 6 weeks then you can check your refund status and understand its meaning. Accordingly, you can raise a refund reissue request or enquire about the same by calling helpline number of IT Department

3. Can I check the refund status of previously filed returns?

Yes. You can check the refund status of previously filed returns as well. All you need to do is select the Assessment year accordingly. For example: If you wish to check the refund of FY 2015-16 then you need to select AY 2016-17 and you can check the refund status.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hi @emmy

    You can make a Refund Reissue request with the correct account details.

  2. Hi @shashank_udupa, Any excess tax paid on LTCG/STCG will be given as refund. Refund cant be claimed otherwise.

  3. I have submitted my ITR two months back, and I have to receive around 40000 in a refund. I want to know when it will be processed.

  4. Hey,

    Income Tax Department issues the refund only after processing your ITR. Generally, it takes 30-45 days from the date of the e-verification of your Income Tax Return to get your refund credited. Make sure that you have e-verified your ITR since the ITD does not process your return until it is verified.

    You can track your Income tax refund status using this tool.

    Learn more about types of Income-tax refund status.

  5. Hi ,
    I had received an ITR refund last year(and some interest on it) , do we have to include the refund amount(or the interest earned on it) of previous year in current ITR filing for FY21-22, asking this since there is a field "From IT refund " under Income earned from interest. Kindly let me know if this is the case or can I leave it blank. Please explain in a detailed manner if possible . Thanks
    in advance

  6. Hey @Sheirsh_Saxena

    Interest on Income Tax Refund is a taxable income under the head Income From Other Sources (IFOS). You need not report the amount of tax refund. However, the interest amount must be reported under IFOS and is taxed at applicable slab rates. Further, the amount is reflected under AIS i.e. Annual Information Statement too. You should verify the amount and enter the same in your income tax return to avoid tax notice for mismatch.

  7. In the AIS(for assessment year 2022-23) the mentioned amount is 28540, how much of it is interest, where do I check it. The refund amount is mentioned for the assessment year 2021-22 , as “ECS (direct credit to bank account)”. SO what amount should I mentioned is it the complete 28540, or only interest component on it

  8. Hey @Sheirsh_Saxena

    The difference in the amount of refund claimed in the ITR and the refund issued by the ITD is the interest on income tax refund. Alternatively, the breakdown of refund and interest is also reflected in Form 26AS available on the income tax website.

  9. But in my form 26AS , Part D - Details of Paid Refund is empty

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