How to Check Income Tax Refund Status in India

Not everyone is aware of the fact that the Income Tax refund status can be easily checked online. A few of my friend’s were confused about this and I thought why not write a guide to help everyone out !

Let’s say your company has deducted more tax on your salary because you failed to submit a few documents on time. Now, you have only one option left to recover the extra income tax that was deducted and that can be achieved by filing an income tax return. So, you go ahead and file the tax returns and then the long wait begins.

The Income Tax Department takes its own sweet time to process your income tax refund, if everything is found to be in order. Is there a way you can check the status of income tax refund online?

Yes, there certainly is.

How to check income tax refund status online ?

Head over to the Tax Information Network of the Income Tax Department of India. You will find a rectangular submission form at the end of the page.

Income tax refund status online

To check your tax refund status online, fill in your Permanent Account Number (PAN) and the assessment year for which you want to track the income tax refund status for. Once you have entered the details and clicked on the submit button, you will get to know about the status of your income tax refund.

In most of the cases you might see this message.

status of income tax refund

This message indicates that your income tax refund has not been processed yet. Keep checking back, as I mentioned earlier, the Income Tax Department will take its own sweet time to process your tax refund.

If you have provided a bank account number for the refund to be deposited in at the time of filing your return, you will see the below status if you tax refund has been processed.

income tax refund status India

If the income tax refund status shows as processed, do check you bank statement to verify if the refund amount has been credited to your account.

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