Income Tax Refund: All You Need to Know About Track of ITR Refund Status Online

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The deadline for filing the income tax return (ITR) for individual taxpayers for the assessment year 2022-23 was 31st July 2022. The taxpayers are eligible for a refund in case of excess payment of tax. It may include instances where employers deduct more income tax for salaried employees at times due to wrong calculations or lack of proof of savings under various sections of the Income Tax Act.

While filing your income tax return (ITR), the taxpayers can claim tax refunds and exemptions under different heads. Such refunds can be claimed in cases where the amount of tax paid is higher than the actual amount chargeable.

The provisions of sections 237 to 245 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 that tax refunds can be granted in cases where the amount of tax paid by a person (or someone on his/her behalf) is more than the amount chargeable.

The taxpayers can check the refund status online through the official portal of the department,

Steps to Check Income Tax Refund Status

  1. Log in to your ITR account at with your user ID (PAN) and password.
  2. Click on ‘View Filed Returns’ after selecting the ‘Income Tax Returns’ option.
  3. Now select the ‘View Details’ tab to see the status of the ITR refund filed.

If your status indicates ‘processed,’ it means that the return has been completed. The status ‘Submitted and pending for e-verification/verification’ implies that the taxpayer has filed the ITR , but has not e-verified it, or that the duly signed ITR-V form has not yet arrived at the Centralized Processing Centre of the I-T Department. The ‘Successfully e-verified/verified’ status, on the website, means that the taxpayer has submitted and duly e-verified/verified the return, but it has not yet been processed by the I-T officials.

You may also notice ‘Defective’ and ‘Expired’ as the status. Defective means that the department found a fault in the ITR filed. Whereas Expired means that the refund was claimed within the 90-day validity period.

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