Types of ITR Status

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Divya Singhvi

Income Tax
Income Tax Filing
ITR Status
Last updated on August 25th, 2021

The status of an Income Tax Return or ITR can be checked once the return has been filed and verified. Taxpayers should regularly check the status of their income tax return to ensure that the ITR has been accepted and processed. You can check the status of your ITR by logging in to your income tax account.

Types of ITR Status

Steps to check ITR Status

Without the Login Credentials

  1. Income Tax Return Status

    Visit the e-filing portal and scroll down and click on the option Income Tax Return Status option.www.incometax.gov.in - Income Tax Return Status Option

  2. Enter required details

    On the next screen, enter the acknowledgement number and a valid mobile number and click on continue.www.incometax.gov.in - Enter Acknowledgement Number

  3. Enter OTP

    Next, enter the 6 digit OTP you receive on the mobile number. www.incometax.gov.in - Enter OTP for ITR Status

  4. ITR Status

    On successful validation, you will be able to view the status of your ITR.www.incometax.gov.in - ITR Status

With Login Credentials

www.incometax.gov.in - Login
www.incometax.gov.in - View Filed Returns
www.incometax.gov.in - View ITR Status Details


Why is it important to check my ITR status?

ITR status shows the current status/stage of your filed ITR. Once your ITR has been filed, you may check if it has been accepted and processed by the Income Tax Department. In certain cases where some discrepancies are found, you may need to respond to the communication from the ITD. Hence, it is advisable to periodically check your ITR status.

Do I need to log in to check my ITR status?

No, ITR status can be checked pre-login as well as post-login. You can avail additional information like downloading the return / intimation if you check your ITR status post-login.

Do I need my mobile number registered with the e-Filing portal to view my ITR status without logging in?

No, you can use any valid mobile number to view your ITR status without logging in. However, you need to enter the valid ITR acknowledgement number if you are using this service without logging in.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. If I have filed a revised return, do I need to e-verify the original return or the previous return as well?

  2. Hi @Joe_Fernandes,

    If you are filing a revised return, you can only verify the latest revised return. If the previous versions of revised returns or original return is not verified, it will ve deemed to be invalid and won’t be processed by the ITD.

    e-verification using Aadhaar OTP is the most widely used and fastest method to verify your return.

  3. Hi,
    I had filed and e-verified my return in November 2021. I still haven’t received my refund and got the same email. Do I need to do anything? and how long until I get my refund?

  4. Hey @Nihal,

    In case you have successfully e-verified the return, you do not need to worry and can ignore the email.
    Usually, the refund takes 6-9 weeks from the ITR being processed. However, it may vary based on the case-to-case basis.

    You can track your refund using this tool

    Hope this helps :slight_smile:

  5. Hi @abhishek_ranjan

    You can track you refund using this tool

  6. hi @Archan434

    No. There is no need to e-verify the ITR filed in response to defective return notice.

  7. @Sakshi_Shah1

    As per the rule ITR filing is mandatory if the Income is more than the basic exemption limit .

    Query :

    What is the penalty if the ITR not filed ?

    Since the Tax liability is zero .

  8. Hi @HIREiN

    Income tax is mandatory in following cases:

    1. Income (before exemptions/deductions) exceeds basic exemption limit
    2. If you have foreign assets
    3. total deposits in current account > 1 crore
    4. expense on foreign travel > 2 lakh
    5. electricity charges > 1 lakh
    6. business sales > 60 lakh
    7. professional receipts >10 lakhs
    8. TDS/TCS > 25k (50k for senior citizen)
    9. deposits in savings account > 50 lakh

    Incase ITR is not filed:

    • Losses incurred (such as house property loss, short term/long term capital loss, etc) cannot be carried forward.
    • Even if tax liability is zero, fees under section 234F may be applicable if ITR is filed after due date. See this article.
  9. (1) as you said : Income tax filing is mandatory in some cases …as you have mentioned above …
    (2) Incase ITR is not filed : because : there are no loses incurred ; no taxable income etc ;
    (3) you said : fees under section 234F may be applicable …

    (4) BUT . : what if the taxable income is zero ?
    because ; as you said : the quantum of the fees depends on the Taxable income of the taxpayer .
    So , no fees ; no penalty ! right ?


    so . even if : Income tax filing is mandatory in some cases ; if some one does not file the I.T. returns ; there is No harm in it !

    am i right ?

  10. Yes. Then there is no requirement to file. And no question of any penalty.

    You may receive a notice from the tax department asking you the reason why the return has not been filed. Many people who are not filing returns are facing this situation nowadays since all information regarding interest, rent, purchase/sale of securities, immovable properties, etc is being reported in AIS (Annual Information Statement).

    Then you will have to spend a lot of time and effort to comply with details requested from such a notice. So to save your time too - you can plan and file your returns well in advance of the due date.

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