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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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:

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2.From TIN NSDL website:

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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.

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