Check Income Tax Refund Status Online

Check Income Tax Return Status Online India

Income tax refund status is just just a few clicks away – no cost, no registration is required! So, have you paid tax more than you were supposed to? Did your employer not consider the last month’s or last few months’ investments for tax benefit? Well, then you will need to claim the refund while you are filing income tax return. And you can check income tax refund status online! Below is how. But before that, did you file your Income Tax Return? If you did it online, you can Check IT Return Acknowledgement Online.

EDIT: IT Refund Status Update over Email

I received an email from SBI email ID with subject “Income Tax Refund Payment Advice – Electronic Payment” that the refund money has been credited to my bank account. I had provided SBI bank account details while filing the return. It’s so cool! It contained a PDF attachment that was password protected with the details of the refund received. Below is the copy of the email they send. This is amazing and it happened quite faster in comparison. Now you don’t have to go again and again to their website to check the status unless you were expecting and it did not happen. Banks these days also send SMS for money deposited but it seemed like a special email for the IT refund which is just great.

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. Aditya Bajaj,
We are pleased to advise that your Income Tax Refund, as determined by ITD had been processed.
Please find attached payment advice for details. The advice is password protected. Please use your PAN number in capital letters to open the attachment.
For more details please contact CPC Bengaluru at 1800-425-2229 (Toll Free) or 080-22546500 if the Return was filed online.
If other cases, you need to visit local Income Tax Ward and contact your Assessing Officer.
For further queries please contact Aayakar Sampark Kendra at 0124-2438000 or 1800-180-1961 (Toll free).
For payment related queries you may contact SBI Contact Centre at 1800-425-9760 (Toll Free).
Please visit
With Warm Regards,
State Bank of India
Cash Management Product Centre

Income Tax Refund Status Check Online Step by Step

ITR Status Online:

Refund credited

SBI Bank Statement for Deposit by IT Department:

it refund deposit in bank

  1. Go to this NSDL website –
  2. Enter your PAN number
  3. Select your assessment year in the given drop down list
  4. Click Submit

And you are done! If you faced any issues while checking income tax refund status online, please discuss via comments below and I will try to help you sort the problem.

UPDATE: Other statuses

A) Refund status: Refund not sent to Refund Banker

  1. Your assessing officer has not sent this refund to Refund Banker.
  2. If this refund has been sent by your Assessing Officer within the last week, you may wait for a week and again check status.
Please contact your Assessing Officer.
Online Tax Statement helps you in filing your income return, Click here for registration
Insist on Computerised Challan Counterfoil from bank for tax deposited.

assessing officer not sent refund to refundbanker

B) Refund status: Unable to credit refund as the account number provided by you is incorrect

* The date corresponds to the status.


  1. In case your electronic refund (ECS) is not credited to your account please contact your Assessing Officer and provide the correct MICR code and account number where credit is to be effected. The Assessing Officer will ask State Bank of India to send a fresh refund cheque to you.
Insist on Computerised Challan Counterfoil from bank for tax deposited.

unable to credit refund

It gives you the date information when the itr was refunded and deposited to your account. I verified it myself. If you check your SBI bank statement for that period, you will see an entry as shown above in the SBI bank statement.

6 thoughts on “Check Income Tax Refund Status Online

    1. Hi Vinod,
      I suppose you will receive it this year. Let our fellow readers also know when you receive the refund so they can also expect accordingly. You can bookmark this page for your ease.

  1. “Your assessing officer has not sent this refund to Refund Banker.” Pls elaborate what does this mean? It has been over a year and haven’t seen any response

    1. This is mainly due to manual IT return submission. There might be a few reasons for this case, however, it clearly mentions that your IT
      return application hasn’t been assessed yet by your assessing officer. You can carry your IT return filling copy and visit to that address mentioned in that or directly contact them.
      An Assessing officer is the person, who assesses income tax return.
      Thank you for the question! I will add this in the information above.

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