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ITR Refund Status – How to check your ITR refund status?


ITR Refund Status – How to check your ITR refund status?

The Income tax department will refund you if you paid more taxes than your actual tax liability. The refund process will be initiated once you e-verified your ITR returns. You can check your ITR refund status on the income tax e-filing website or the NSDL TIN portal. You need a PAN and the applicable assessment year to know about your ITR refund status. The refund will take about 4-5 weeks to be deposited into your registered bank account. This article helps you understand the ITR refund status, how to check it, and what action to take if it is delayed or rejected. 

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What is an ITR Refund?

An ITR refund arises when you have paid more income tax than your actual tax liability for a particular assessment year. This can happen due to excess Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) from your salary, advance tax payments, or other tax sources. This excess amount is then refunded to your bank account linked with your PAN (Permanent Account Number), once you e-verified your ITR returns. If the refund is not received within 4-5 weeks, you can check for an intimation regarding the discrepancies in the ITR.

Also read: How to file your ITR returns?

How to Check the ITR Refund Status?

There are two ways to check the ITR refund status, 

  1. On the Income tax e-filing website
  2. On the NSDL TIN website portal

Let’s see how to check the status of your ITR refund on each of the cases,

Method 1: How to check the refund status on the Income tax e-filing website?

To check the ITR refund status on the income tax e-filing website, you must have a valid User ID and Password, a PAN linked to your Aadhaar number, and an ITR filed claiming a refund. Here’s the instructions to check the status.

  • Step 1: Visit the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal
  • Step 2: Log in using your credentials.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the “e-File” section.
  • Step 4: Select “Income Tax Returns” followed by “View Filed Returns.”
  • Step 5: Choose the assessment year for which you want to check the refund status.
  • Step 6: Click on “View Details” for a specific return.
  • Step 7: The refund status will be displayed under the “Refund Status” section.

Method 2: How to check the refund status on the NSDL TIN portal?

The following steps can be used to check the refund status on the NSDL TIN Portal

  • Step 1: Go to the NSDL TIN website
  • Step 2: Enter your PAN and the relevant assessment year.
  • Step 3: Click on “Submit.”
  • Step 4: The refund status will be displayed, provided it’s been processed by the Assessing Officer and sent to the Refund Banker (usually within 10 days).

Understanding ITR Refund Statuses

After checking the ITR refund status, any of the following statements appear. The statement might change but shares the same meaning. We have broken down the statements into different categories and the meaning each statement carries,

Common Statuses:

  • Not Determined: This means the department is still processing your return and hasn’t decided on the refund amount yet.
  • No e-filing for this assessment year: This could indicate you haven’t filed your ITR or filed it manually (not electronically).
  • Refund Paid: It means your tax refund has been deposited into your bank account.
  • ITR Proceeds determined, and sent to Refund Banker: This means your return has been processed, and a refund is on its way.
  • Refund unpaidThis might be due to various reasons. It’s best to contact the department for clarification.
  • No Demand, No Refund: You’ve paid the correct tax amount and no refund is due.

Statuses Requiring Action:

  • Demand Determined: The department believes you owe more tax. You’ll need to pay the additional amount within 30 days.
  • Contact Jurisdictional Assessing Officer: The department needs some clarifications on your return. Respond promptly to avoid delays.

Statuses Related to Rectification Requests:

  • Rectification Proceedsrefund determinedsent out to refund banker: Your request for a correction in your ITR has been accepted, and a revised refund is on the way.
  • Rectification Proceeded on, No Demand No Refund: Your rectification request was accepted, but there’s no change in tax liability (no refund or additional tax due).
  • Rectification proceeded, demand determined: Your rectification request was accepted, but it resulted in additional tax you need to pay within 30 days.

What to do if the ITR refund is delayed?

If your ITR refund is delayed beyond a reasonable time, typically 4-5 weeks, you can take the following steps:

  1. Re-check the Refund Status: Use the mentioned methods to confirm the latest status.
  2. Verify PAN-Aadhaar Linking: Ensure your PAN is linked with your Aadhaar for a smooth refund process.
  3. Download Form 26AS: This form reflects your tax credit history, including any processed refunds. You can download it from the e-filing portal.
  4. Contact the CPC (Centralized Processing Center): If the issue persists, you can contact the CPC through their communication channels for further assistance. Details on contacting the CPC can be found on the Income Tax Department website.

Refund re-issue request

The following steps can be followed in case of re-issuing a refund request due to errors in processing:

  • Step 1: Visit income tax e-filing website
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘My Account’ tab and choose the ‘Service Request’ option.
  • Step 3: Choose the request type as ‘New Request’ and the request category as ‘Refund Reissue’.
  • Step 4: A new screen would appear showing details such as PAN, return type, assessment year, acknowledgement number, communication reference number, and response.
  • Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’.
  • Step 6: The system will immediately prompt you to submit the taxpayer’s Bank and address information.
  • Step 7: The application will then further pass through a verification process using an electronic verification code (EVC) or digital signature certificate (DSC), after which the process will be completed.


In conclusion, you can check your ITR refund status on the Income Tax Department e-filing website or the NSDL TIN portal using your PAN and the assessment year. It typically takes 4-5 weeks to receive the refund in your bank account. If your refund is delayed, you can check the status again, verify your PAN-Aadhaar linking, or contact the CPC for further assistance. IndiaFilings helps you file your ITR returns, keep track of the ITR refund status, and help if there is an error when providing an ITR refund.

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