Most of the taxpayers in India awaits the time when he/she gets the tax refund. The government of India proceeds the refunds after you have filed the tax returns. Taxpayers should file ITR in order to claim a refund of income tax on account of excessive deduction of tax at source or payment of advance tax or self-assessment tax. Many a time there can be a delay in income tax refund. There could be various reasons for not getting the Income Tax Refund including inaccurate information uploads, incomplete filing, wrong bank transactions, etc.
|Sr. No.||Refund Status||Meaning||Action to be taken|
|Refund not determined Or Your return is pending for processing with the Assessing Officer||
Refund request under process. The delay could be at 2 levels:
|Make sure that your ITR is E-verified within 120 days from the date of e-filing. If already E-verified you should wait, and check the status after some days|
|2.||Incorrect Account Number provided||
The bank account number mentioned at the time of filing your return is wrong
|You can make a Refund Reissue request with the correct account details|
|3.||Mismatch in the TDS/TCS claimed||This happens because of a mismatch in Form 16 or Form 26AS and TDS/TCS claimed||File an online response by logging into the income tax portal or file a revised return|
|4.||ITR processed but submit rectification request||This generally happens because of a mismatch in assessee and Tax Department calculations||
Check details in intimation received u/s 143(1). Action to be taken accordingly: To submit an online response or file a revised return
|5.||Defective Return u/s 139 (9)||Your return was incomplete or improper||Login to your Income Tax India Online account and check for detailed reasons|
|6.||A return submitted but not E-verified||You have successfully filed your ITR. But e-verification of the same is still pending||E-verify your ITR|
|7.||Return processed and tax demand determined||After processing your return the tax department is of view that you should still pay some taxes||You can check details in intimation received u/s 143(1) and if not satisfied reply online or make the due payment|
|8.||No Demand No refund found||It means your ITR has been duly processed and there was no refund due||Check details in intimation received u/s 143(1) and respond accordingly|
|9.||Refund adjusted against Demand||You had a refund payable but the same has been adjusted against some taxes payable for previous years||Check notice you must have already received u/s 245 in this regard|
To know more about when the income tax refund becomes due, how to claim it, you must read out the guide on Income Tax Refund Status.
The excess tax can be claimed as refund by filing your income tax return (ITR). After your return is processed and provided the tax department accepts your refund claim, the amount claimed as refund would be credited back to your bank account
In such a case, the taxpayer may not be able to claim the credit of the correct TDS. Hence, the taxpayers are advised to confirm the tax credit appearing in Form 26AS and should reconcile the difference if any. If a discrepancy is due to the deductor, then he may file a TDS/TCS correction statement and correct the same.
Your employer can file the “Correction Statement” and provide your PAN information. In this case, you have to file IT return even if your income is below the tax slabs.