Procedure to Check the Income Tax Refund Status Online using PAN Number

Procedure to Check the Income Tax Refund Status Online using PAN Number in India for free and this enquiry for current Income Tax Refund Status can be done without login into Income Tax India Website. But basic thing which is required for checking the current tax refund status is PAN Card Number and Assessment Year for which you want to check status of refund. Income Tax refund status is available for last 10 Years i.e. Income Tax Refund Status from year 2004 to 2013 but for only those assessee who had filed their return online and one has to select 2009-2010 for Year 2009, 2010-2011 for Year 2010, 2011-2012 for Year 2011, 2012-2013 for year 2012 and 2013-2014 for Year 2013 refund.

As refund status will show when refund was dispatched and for what amount, which is very helpful in planning personal finances. One of the best tax planning strategies to manage the income tax refund is by investing that amount in tax saving investment plans, so it will reduce your tax burden at the year end and in return also increase your Income tax refund amount for next year.  

Online refund status facility is launched by the Income Tax Department in January 2007 for the Non Corporate taxpayers also known as Income Tax Refund Banker Scheme and this scheme is launched for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune and Kanpur and currently this is scheme is applicable to whole India. Income Tax Refund will be issued by the State Bank of India; Mumbai .i.e. SBI will process the Income Tax Refund for all the income tax payers. Income Tax Refund is paid by the Income Tax Department in two modes and Assessee has to select the mode at the time of filling of Income tax Return.

  • ECS (Directly Credit to Bank Account of Tax Payer)
  • Cheque (Cheque is issued in name of Tax Payer given in the PAN Card)

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:-

What should I do if I changed my address given in Income tax return?

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

What should I do if my bank account is changed or closed given in Income Tax Return?

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 and tax payer who had E-Filled the Income Tax Return has to send Income Tax Response sheet to CPC Bangalore.

Refund Status Showing “PAID STATUS” through ECS but amount is not credited in Your Bank Account?

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
31, Mahal Industrial Estate
Off Mahakali Caves Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai – 400 093.
Phone Number: 18004259760 or email at