You have filed your Income Tax Returns for the year and are eagerly awaiting your refund. Very often this wait could get quite painful. Weeks pass by, and tax payers are seldom aware of the status of their ITR, and as to when their refund would be sent to them. To solve such concerns, the Income Tax Department has introduced online availability of information regarding one’s tax refund. With the click of a mouse, you could now check the status of your income tax refund online. It is a quick, easy and safe way to know the status.
Checking Your Refund Status Online
Here is how you go about it.
- Log in to the NSDL website https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html
- Enter your Permanent Account Number (PAN) in the available box. Choose the assessment year for which you desire to know the status and then click on submit. The NSDL website is a secure website, so one need not worry while entering sensitive information.
- If your refund has already been sent to the refund banker i.e. to State Bank of India, the display would be something similar to the below image. State Bank of India transfers refunds to tax payers either through ECS, or by way of a cheque.
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