How to find your Income Tax Refund Status Online

Do you know how to find your income tax refund status online? Yes, there is a simple way of finding out the status of your income tax return online. A lot of people are clueless about the refund status! Now, one can just enter their PAN number and the Assessment year for which the refund status is to be known and get the status update on a click of a button.

How to check Income tax refund Status Online

All you need to do is go to this website and enter your PAN number and choose the Assessment year and click on submit. This will give you the current status of your income tax refund. You can also track the status of the income tax refund by contacting the help desk of SBI’s at toll free number: 18004259760 or email them at [email protected]or refunds@incometaxindia.gov.in

Note that the income tax refund is valid only if you file your income tax return on time. If you delay the income tax return filing, in that case you will lose the interest on your refund money.  I hope you know that filing your  tax return online helps one to get tax refund faster than offline return filing.

What can be different types of Income tax refund Status ?

1. Change in address

A lot of income tax refunds get dispatched at right time, but they go back because of the change in address. A lot of people keep moving from one place to another and because of this the income tax refund status shows “Refund Cheque returned because of change in address” reason in the status. Look that the snapshot below

Income Tax Refund Status

2. Cheque Encashed Status

Incase one has already en-cashed the cheque which has come for income tax refund, and then he will see the following message in the status box. If you see this and haven’t already got the cheque – you are in problem!

Income Tax Refund Status

There can  be other status also depending on the situation . the above two status’s were just for demo purpose .

Some Important Points about Income Tax Refund

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) is the refund banker to the Income Tax Department (ITD). So State bank of India sends the income tax refunds
  • Refunds are generated in two modes i.e., ECS and paper. If the taxpayer has selected mode of refund as ECS (direct credit in the bank account of the taxpayer) at the time of submission of income return the taxpayer’s bank A/c (at least 10 digits ) and MICR code of bank branch and communication address are mandatory . For taxpayers who have not opted for ECS refund will be disbursed by cheque or demand draft. For generation of refund through paper cheque bank account no, correct address is mandatory.
  • The status of the refund would be available for tax payers, only 10 days after the refund has been sent by the Assessing Officer to the refund banker.
  • Refund status can be viewed only if you have received an acknowledgement from the IT department of having received the ITR form.

Did you check your Income tax refund status ? If No , then check it soon and let us know what is the status ?

331 CommentsAdd Comment

  1. JAMIL

    SIR MY PAN -AMAPJ1692D MY TAX REFUND PENDING 2013-2014 I HAVE ALREADY SUBMIT ON LINE . WHICH PERSON APPLIED. HE IS NOT TELLING ME PROPER. SO PLZ CHEK MY STATUS. I HOPE YOU WILL DO IT.THNX

    • Hi JAMIL

      I suggest that you now take the RTI route. You can file the RTI and ask your queries to them. THey are bound to reply you on your queries.

      Its a bit long cut, but works well

      Manish

    • Hi CHETANKUMAR

      Your cases is a bit complex and I think we are not the right people to comment on it.

      My suggestion would be hire someone who is professional in this area and consult them

      Manish

  2. Ranjit Singh

    Hell Sir I am filling the ITR 2013-14 in the month of june 2014 but when i check than this message is come . please intimate which person i am try to talk Thanks
    a. Your assessing officer has not sent
    this refund to Refund Banker.

    b. If this refund has been sent by
    your Assessing Officer within the
    last week, you may wait for a week
    and again check status.

    • Hi Ranjit Singh

      I suggest that you now take the RTI route. You can file the RTI and ask your queries to them. THey are bound to reply you on your queries.

      Its a bit long cut, but works well

      Manish

  3. Vijay Vasudev

    Hi Manish,
    My refund for year 14 /15 is remarked as” Not determined”…What does this mean…and when will this be processed.

    Thanks
    V.Vijay

  4. vishal gupta

    Refund cheque CMPP3693850 Expired Cheque – Refund voucher cancelled. The refund voucher was not deposited for encashment within 90 days from the date of issue. Contact your assessing officer for fresh release of refund. Feb 28, 2011 EY224907237IN

    From 2010-2011,i have this information,what should i do in that case.

    • Hi vishal gupta

      I suggest that you now take the RTI route. You can file the RTI and ask your queries to them. THey are bound to reply you on your queries.

      Its a bit long cut, but works well

      Manish

  5. Vijay Vasudev

    Hi All,
    Pl suggest, How do I opt to get my income tax refund through direct account credit instead of cheque mode….

  6. subramanyam

    Hi All,

    My e fill it form received by Bangalore IT office on 13th jan 2015 still I am not received my IT refund amount. May I know whom I need to contact to check for the refund status.
    In this article contact numbers for Bangalore office is not working.
    18004252229

    Thanks
    Subramanyam

    • Hi subramanyam

      I suggest that you now take the RTI route. You can file the RTI and ask your queries to them. THey are bound to reply you on your queries.

      Its a bit long cut, but works well

      Manish

  7. SARIT

    Hi Mr Manish,
    Could you please guide me :
    I am staying aboard from last 6 months, and my tenant got letter for me but he didn’t check, now I checked and found that it was a SBI cheque from IT department as tax return for the year 2011-12.
    But the validity of the cheque is 90 days which has already pass.
    Could you please let me know how do I apply for re-issue of chque from IT department? what is the procedure?
    Thanks
    sarit

    • Hi SARIT

      I suggest that you now take the RTI route. You can file the RTI and ask your queries to them. THey are bound to reply you on your queries.

      Its a bit long cut, but works well

      Manish

  8. sreeni

    Hi All,

    normally it returns refund amount how many days took the process.

    i provided my bank details it is directly credit my a/c or any other process.

  9. amit pansare

    Dear sir,

    I would like to inform you that i have received income tax aknowledgement on dated 09.01.2014 but till date i have not received refund amount kindly tell me how much time taken for refund the amount.

    Thanks
    Amit pansare

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