Income Tax Refund Woes

POSTED BY Hanish Somaya ON January 14, 2013 3:58 pm COMMENTS (4)

I had a pending IT refund of 2008-2009 in Chennai, which according to website was posted to my Chennai address but got returned as we were no longer living there and had moved to Mumbai. Since then, I through a tax consultant tried to have the refund cheque resent to my new address but failed inspite of he submitting a change of address application to ITO on my behalf through limited POA. And now we are no longer in Mumbai, having shifted to Dubai in 2010 – the consultant has stopped responding meaningfully and its clear that he has given up on the case. Can any informed investor suggest how I can get my long pending IT refund sorted out without personally having to visit Chennai? Thanks!

4 replies on this article “Income Tax Refund Woes”

  1. Please check the status here:

    tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html

    Or here after registering
    tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html

    You could write to
    itro@sbi.co.in or refunds@incometaxindia.gov.in

    regarding your problem.

    If this doesn’t work best is to hire a CA to go to the assessing officer in your IT circle find the status and log a complaint and get the refund processed.
    In any case it will take a while

  2. Hanish Somaya says:

    Dear Ashal,

    Thanks for your prompt revert – I thought I was clear in my query, but perhaps not. So here goes, let me repeat – I had a pending IT refund of 2008-2009 in Chennai, which according to website was posted to my Chennai address but got returned as we were no longer living there and had moved to Mumbai. Since then, I through a tax consultant tried to have the refund cheque resent to my new address but failed inspite of he submitting a change of address application to ITO on my behalf through limited POA. And now we are no longer in Mumbai, having shifted to Dubai in 2010 – the consultant has stopped responding meaningfully and its clear that he has given up on the case. Can any informed investor suggest how I can get my long pending IT refund sorted out without personally having to visit Chennai? Thanks!

    1. Please check the status here:

      https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html

      Or here after registering
      tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html

      You could write to
      itro@sbi.co.in or refunds@incometaxindia.gov.in

      regarding your problem.

      If this doesnt work best is to hire a CA to go to the assessing officer in your IT circle find the status and log a complaint and get the refund processed.
      In any case it will take a while

  3. Dear Hanish, what’s the query?

    Thanks

    Ashal

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