Income Tax Refund Status: The number of direct taxpayers has been on a rise in India. While the number has increased, the taxpayers whose taxable income is up to Rs 5 lakh now need not pay taxes as per the new rules. However, the filing of returns is mandatory if you want to get a refund from the department. If you have been waiting for your tax refund and are not aware of how to check the status, then you are not only one. There are many people who don’t know how to check their income tax refund status. Below are the steps to check your refund, demand status online:
Step 1: Login to e-Filing website with User ID, Password, Date of Birth / Date of Incorporation and Captcha.
Step 2: Go to My Account and click on “Refund/Demand Status”.
Step 3: Below details would be displayed.
Assessment Year Status Reason (For Refund Failure if any)
Mode of Payment is displayed.
The taxpayer can now view Refund/ Demand Status.
How to Request for Refund Re-issue (in case of refund failure):
To request for Refund Re-issue, please follow the below steps:
Step 1: Login to e-Filing website with the User ID, Password, Date of Birth/ Date of Incorporation and Captcha.
Step 2: Go to My Account and click on “Refund Re-issue Request”.
Step 3: Enter PAN, Assessment Year, CPC Communication Reference Number, Refund Sequence Number (available on the 143(1) Intimation order and Click on ‘Validate’ button.
Step 4: After validation, the taxpayer can select the mode of Refund Reissue from the options.
The two modes of Refund Reissue are: ECS | By Paper (Cheque)
Step 5: Taxpayer can select to update the Bank Account Details from the option under the field ‘Do you want to update Bank Account details?
‘If the taxpayer selects ‘Yes’, the taxpayer has to enter details in the additional fields i.e. Bank Account number, Type of Account and IFSC code/ MICR code.
Step 6: Taxpayer can select the address to which the cheque has to be sent under the dropdown ‘Category’.
If the taxpayer selects ‘ITR Address’, the address provided in the ITR uploaded is used.
If the taxpayer selects ‘PAN Address’, the address provided in the PAN is used.
If the taxpayer selects ‘New Address’, the taxpayer has to enter details in the additional fields displayed.
Step 7: Taxpayer clicks on “Submit” to validate the details.
On successful validation, the taxpayer will get the message success message.