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What are the different ITR refund status on TIN-NSDL Website?

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Hiral Vakil

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Last updated on April 17th, 2021

ITR Refund status of an e-filed return can be checked online through the following two sites:

While checking the refund status online, different refund status is shown. Learn the meaning of different refund status on TIN NSDL website and the next course of action to be taken in this article:

Following are different ITR refund status on the TIN-NSDL website: 

 

Refund Status

Meaning

Course of Action

Expired

It means the refund cheque received by you was not deposited within 90 days from the receipt of the cheque.

You should submit a Refund re-issue requestfrom incometaxindiaefiling login.

 

Refund Returned

It means when the department tried to credit the refund to your bank account it failed, or when the cheque was issued to your address but did not reach you.

 

Submit ‘refund re-issue request with the correct details.   

Refund Dispatched but not received

It means IT Department has dispatched through speed post. But it has not been received.

You can view the status of the same on India Post tracking site or contact the local post office.

Refund Processed through direct credit mode but failed

It means refund credit to an account maintained with SBI had failed due to account closure, a/c details are incorrect, a/c on hold. 

You should submit a ‘refund re-issue request’. 

Refund Processed through NECS/ NEFT mode but failed

It could be due to incorrect a/c details given in return.

Submit ‘refund re-issue requestwith correct bank details.

ECS Refund advice received but bank account has not been credited

This happens when you have received an email from SBI with details of the refund amount but the amount does not reflect in your bank account.

 If the a/c number, IFSC/MICR code given in the advice is correct then contact your branch and inquire.

Refund adjusted against outstanding demand of the previous year

It means this year’s refund has been adjusted against the outstanding demand of previous years either in-part or in-full.  

Under section 245, the tax department has full authority to adjust refunds against past demand. You can contact your AO and resolve the issue.

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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

What does “Expired” refund status mean on TIN-NSDL?

It means the refund cheque received by you was not deposited within 90 days from the receipt of the cheque.

How to check refund status on TIN-NSDL?

To check your refund status on TIN-NSDL. Go to the TIN NSDL website. Enter your PAN and select the Assessment Year. After that, enter the captcha code and click on submit. Your refund status will be visible.

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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