Income tax refund status

Check your Income tax refund status by just entering your PAN and select Assessment Year.


Common Questions

When Income Tax paid is more than Income Tax payable, then the amount paid in excess is known as Income Tax refund. This excess payment is refunded by the Income Tax Department after processing of Income Tax Return.

For example, Mr. A paid Income Tax of Rs. 15,000/- but the amount of Income Tax payable was only Rs. 10,000/-. Thus, Mr Ramesh will get Income Tax refund of Rs. 5,000/-.
It is necessary to file Income Tax return to get refund of Income Tax. Income Tax department will process the Income Tax return filed by you and pay the refund.
In many cases taxpayers do not get refund within due time. In such a case, he will be get interest on Income Tax refund. However, interest on Income Tax refund will not be paid if the amount of refund is less than 10% of actual Income Tax liability.
  1. Refund of excess Advance Tax / TDS / TCS paid:
    If there is refund of excess Advance Tax / TDS /TCS, then interest will be calculated at the rate of 1.5% per month or part of the month:
    When is Income Tax return filed Period for which interest on Income Tax refund will be paid Example
    Income tax return is filed on or before due date Starting from 1st April of the Assessment Year till the date of grant of Income refund Mr. B filed his Income Tax return claiming refund for Financial Year 2017-18 (Assessment Year 2018-19) is filed on 25/05/2018 i.e. on or before due date. He did received his refund on 03/09/2018. He will get interest on Income Tax refund for 6 months (from April 2018 to September 2018)
    In situation other than above Starting from date of filing Income Tax return till the date of grant of Income refund Mr. C filed his Income Tax return claiming refund for Financial Year 2017-18 (Assessment Year 2018-19) is filed on 25/08/2018 i.e. after due date. He received his refund on 03/11/2018. He will get interest on Income Tax refund for 4 months (from August 2018 to November 2018)
  2. Refund of excess Self Assessment Tax paid:
    If there is refund of excess Self Assessment Tax paid, then interest will be calculated at the rate of 1.5% per month or part of month from the date of filing of Income Tax return or payment of tax, whichever is later till the date of grant of refund.
    For example, Mr.D filed paid Self Assessment Tax on 20/05/2018 and filed his Income Tax return on 05/06/2018. He received refund on 05/10/2018. He will get interest on Income Tax refund for 5 months from June 2018 to October 2018.
Status of Income Tax refund can be checked from government’s TIN website. Click here to know more.
You can check your Income Tax refund status as stated above. But the taxpayer gets confused about the meaning of different Income Tax refund status that is displayed on checking the status. To know the meaning of different Income Tax refund status, click here.
Income Tax refunds below Rs. 50,000/- are directly credited to the bank account of the taxpayer which he provides while filing Income Tax return. Income Tax refund above Rs. 50,000/- is sent through cheque which is posted to the address of the taxpayer.
You need to file a refund reissue request and update the address in your Income Tax e-filing website account. Click here to read more.
This happens because Income Tax department may have adjusted your refund against earlier year’s demand. You will get an intimation about the same under section 245 of the Income Tax Act. You can disagree with the proposed adjustment. Click here to read more.
Income Tax refund is not taxable as it is only the excess payment of tax which is refunded by the Income Tax Department. But interest on Income Tax refund is taxable as Income from Other Sources.
To know the status of “Refund Reissue Request”, follow the below steps:
  1. Login to Income Tax e-filing website
  2. Go to My Account >> Service Request
  3. Under Request Type, select “New Request”
  4. Under Request Category, select “Refund reissue”
  5. Click on “Submit”
Please follow the given below steps to check your Refund Status through myITreturn portal:
  1. Please visit Refund Status Page and login/signup or If you are already logged in, from the home piage, select the 'Check Refund Status' service.
  2. Click on a member or add a member to Continue.
  3. Select Assessment Year and Click on "Check Refund Status" You shall see the status of your refund on the screen.
If you have received an intimation from Income-tax Department or Refund Banker that the refund processing has failed due to incorrect bank details, you will have to submit a refund reissue request in your Income tax Department's website login and update your Correct or New bank Account Number.
Click here to know how to raise an Income Tax refund reissue request.
If you have e-filed your Income Tax return and you have not received your Income Tax refund within a reasonable time, you should check whether Income Tax return is verified or not (you may check it on our mobile app for free). Income Tax return will not be processed unless E-verification is done or ITR V is sent to CPC, Bengaluru.

In case ITR V is already verified, but still there is delay, you can follow up with the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC) of the Income-tax Department on 1800 103 4455 (or) +91-80-46605200 (Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm).

If your Income Tax return pertains to previous years, where you had filed your return manually, then you can write a letter to the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer. Also, attach your Income Tax return copies with such letter.
So long as your processed Income Tax return for relevant Assessment Year is still with CPC, the online rectification application may be filed. To know how to file online rectification request, click here.

However, in case, your processed Income Tax return has been transferred to your Assessing Officer, then you need to approach Assessing Officer with rectification application on paper.
In such a case, you can claim Income Tax refund of entire / excess amount of TDS deducted by filing Income Tax return.