The Income Tax Department has issued detailed guidelines for taxpayers who are experiencing delays in receiving their refunds after filing their returns. In response to numerous complaints received via email and other channels, the department has outlined a process to address these delays.


Steps to Apply for Refund Reissue

  • Access the E-Filing Portal:
    • Visit the Income Tax Department’s e-filing portal.
    • Navigate to the “Service” menu.


  • Select Refund Reissue Option:
    • Choose the “Refund Reissue” option.
    • Select the appropriate return period for which you are seeking the refund.

  • Bank Account Selection:
    • Select the bank account where you want the refund amount to be credited.
    • Ensure that the bank account details are correct and updated.


  • Verification:
    • Click on the verification option on the portal.
    • An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to the mobile number linked with your Aadhaar.


  • Upload Digital Signature Certificate:
    • After entering the OTP, upload your Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).
    • The DSC ensures the authenticity and security of your application.


  • Receive Application Details:
    • Upon successful submission, you will receive an application number and other details on your registered mobile number.


Important Points

  • Timeliness: Ensure that all the details are filled accurately to avoid further delays.
  • Documentation: Keep all necessary documents handy, including your Aadhaar-linked mobile number and Digital Signature Certificate.
  • Updates: Regularly check the status of your application on the e-filing portal using the provided application number.

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