Online Income tax Refund Tracking-FAQ

income tax refund, online income tax refund trackingThe Income Tax Department entertains queries for all assessees regarding the refunding of income tax through the Tax Information Network (TIN). The SBI has been appointed as the refund banker, which processes refunds and routes them to the assessees' bank accounts. If the assessee does not choose direct credit, a cheque is sent. This facility also helps track the status of the parcel that has been despatched by speed post. All refunds are handled by the Central Processing Centre (CPC) at Bangalore.

Visit  following NSDL site for checking the status of your income tax refund.

Click here for online income tax refund tracking

You can track your refund details indicating your PAN, relevant assessment year and then clicking on 'submit'.

Processing

If the processing of the refund has not been completed by your assessing officer, or if there is no refund payable to you for that year, you will get a message saying so.

Refund details

If there is a refund, you will get details showing your refund reference number, the date of credit to your bank account or the date of despatch of the cheque by speed post, and the speed post reference number, if applicable

Tracking

You can go to  India Speed Post Tracking website (click here to go to the site) and enter the speed post reference number. On submitting it, you will get a link called 'movement', which will show the status of your parcel.

E-mail

You can submit your reference number and e-mail ID on the speed post tracker screen. You will receive an e-mail when your parcel has been received.

Points to note

Status check: You can check if your refund has been sent to the SBI, the refund banker, by logging into your e-filing account.

Payment mode: If you do not choose to receive the refund as an electronic credit, a cheque will be sent to the address provided in your income tax return.

Error notification: If there is an error in the refund or in case of any other query, the assessee can write to CPC Bangalore, quoting the refund reference number.

The following are frequently questions on Online Refund Tracking

[Q] In which cities the refund banker has been implemented ?

[A] The refund banker facility is operational for non-corporate taxpayers assessed all over India.

[Q] Who will send the refund to me?

[A] The State Bank of India (SBI) is the refund banker to the Income Tax Department (ITD). The Cash Management Product department of SBI (CMP SBI) processes the refunds under the refund banker scheme. Details of refunds are forwarded to CMP SBI by the ITD. CMP SBI processes the refunds and sends the refund intimation to the taxpayer.

[Q] How will the refund be sent to me?

[A] Refunds are generated in two modes i.e., ECS and paper . If the taxpayer has selected mode of refund as ECS (direct credit in the bank account of the taxpayer) at the time of submission of income return the taxpayer's bank A/c (at least 10 digits ) and MICR code of bank branch and communication address are mandatory .

For taxpayers who have not opted for ECS refund will be disbursed by cheque or demand draft.

For generation of refund through paper cheque bank account no, correct address is mandatory.

[Q] How can I know the status of my refund?

[A] The taxpayer can track the status of its refund from the Departmental Website www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ NSDL-TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com by clicking on "Status of Tax Refunds".

Refund status can be tracked by entering the PAN and Assessment Year for which refund is to be tracked.

Status of the refund can also be tracked by contacting the help desk of SBI's at toll free number: 18004259760 or email at: – itro@sbi.co.in.

[Q] If I have shifted my residence whom should I contact for updating my correspondence address for receipt of refund?

[A] The tax payer should contact its Assessing Officer and inform about the change in the correspondence address.

[Q] If my bank account has been closed how will I get refund credit into the account?

[A] In case of change or updation in the bank account number the taxpayer should provide the correct account number along with the MICR code where credit is to be effected to the Assessing Officer.

[Q] Whom do I contact if the refund dispatched has not been received?

[A] The tax payer can contact its local post office with the speed post ref no displayed at the NSDL-TIN website

[Q] I have received the physical ECS refund advice and status of refund is "paid" on website of refund status track but my account has not been credited. Whom do I contact?

[A] In case credit is not effected in the taxpayer account through ECS but the refund advice has been received by the taxpayer and the status shown is "paid"- in that case, the tax payer should contact his bank or SBI. You should contact SBI at the following address.

Cash Management Product (CMP)
State Bank of India
SBIFAST
31, Mahal Industrial Estate
Off Mahakali Caves Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai – 400 093.
Phone Number: 18004259760 or email at itro@sbi.co.in

[Q] I have neither received the physical ECS refund advice and status of refund is "unpaid" on website track. Whom do I contact?

[A] The tax payer should provide the correct account number and MICR code to concerned Assessing officer, where credit is to be effected. The Assessing Officer will inform SBI to send a fresh refund cheque to the taxpayer.

[Q] If the date of encashing the refund cheque expires, whom should I contact?

[A] The tax payer should contact their Assessing Officer as well as CMP SBI at the below address:

Cash Management Product (CMP)
State Bank of India
SBIFAST
31, Mahal Industrial Estate
Off Mahakali Caves Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai – 400 093.
Phone Number: 18004259760 or email at itro@sbi.co.in

[Q] How do I rectify any mistakes in the name, assessment year, PAN, account number printed on the refund cheque delivered to me?

[A] In case of any mistakes on the refund cheque delivered to you, the following should be done:

  • Send the original refund cheque to CMP, State Bank of India at SBIFAST 31, Mahal Industrial Estate, Off Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East, Mumbai – 400 093, Phone Number: 18004259760, along with a letter informing the mistakes on the refund cheque.
  • Send a copy of the letter along with a copy of the refund cheque to your Assessing Officer.
  • Retain a copy of the letter and refund cheque with you.
    If somebody else's refund cheque / advice is delivered to me what should I do?
  • You should contact SBI at the following address and return the refund cheque / advice.

Cash Management Product
State Bank of India
SBIFAST
31, Mahal Industrial Estate,
Off Mahakali Caves Road,
Andheri (East)
Mumbai – 400 093
Phone Number: 18004259760 or email at itro@sbi.co.in

[Q] Is there any method available to know whether the refund record has been generated for the taxpayer?

[A] The taxpayer can track the status of its refund from the NSDL-TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com by clicking on "Status of Tax Refunds".

Refund status can be tracked by entering the PAN and Assessment Year for which refund is to be tracked.

Status of the refund can also be tracked by contacting the help desk of SBI at 080-26599760.

[Q] Whom do I contact for queries related to payment of refund which has been processed by ITD?

[A] For any payment related query the taxpayer should contact SBI at 18004259760 or email at itro@sbi.co.in.

[Q] Whom should I contact for refund related queries?

[A] For any refund related query the tax payer should contact Aaykar Sampark Kendra at 0124 2438000 or email at refunds@incometaxindia.gov.in.

For refund related query/ or any modification in refund record relating to Return processed at CPC Bangalore, the CPC may be contacted by the taxpayer on 1-8004252229 or 080-43456700.

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