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How to Check Status of your Income Tax Refund AY 2020-21

Did you claim Income Tax Refund in your IT Return form for AY 2020-21, follow these simple steps to know the status of your Income Tax Refund.

Step 1:

Visit Income Tax Portal.

Under “Quick Link”, click on the option “Check Refund Dispatch Status”.

income tax return refund status

Step 2:

After you will select the “Check Refund Dispatch Status”, Income Tax website will navigate you to the Tax Information Network website that is maintained by NSDL for displaying status of refund.

tax information network website NSDL refund status

You can check whether the refund has been dispatched by speed post or if it has been directly credited to your bank account by State bank of India.

Taxpayer can also verify the processing status and refund issue status by CPC or AO by login to your e-filing account.

Step 3:

There are two different modes for sending Refund to the taxpayers.

RTGS / NECS: To enable credit of refund directly to the bank account, Taxpayer’s Bank Account, MICR code/ IFSC code of bank branch and correct communication address is mandatory.

Paper Cheque: Bank Account Number and correct address is mandatory.

ITR refund status AY 2020-21

Taxpayers can view status of refund 10 days after their refund has been sent by the Assessing Officer after processing of the said return to the Refund Banker.

Enter your PAN, Assessment Year and Captcha Code to check the Refund Status.

Click here to Check “REFUND STATUS

In case refund has been issued, the screen will display the following message

status of income tax refund

In case your Income Tax Refund has not been processed, then there will be NO RECORD available for the refund status.

IT refund status


In case of No record found, there might be reason that your assessing officer has not sent this refund to refund Banker, in that case you can contact your Assessing Officer; or

If this refund has been sent by your Assessing Officer within the last week, the taxpayer may have to wait for a week and can check the status again.

ITR-3 AY 2020-21 Individual: Computation of Total Income, Surcharge, Interest, and Tax Payable

CA Devesh Thakur



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