The article states some possible causes which may lead to delay in refunds. Those who haven’t got refunds despite completing the return filing procedure on time can figure out what went wrong by taking note of these causes. These include non-submission of ITR-V, change in bank account address and incomplete details.
The process of ITR filing is treated completely only after the I-T department receives the physical copy of your ITR-V unless you have used your digital signature. Now, there can be a probability that you have forgotten to send this form to I-T department’s Centralised Processing Centre in Bangalore. Hence, you will not receive the acknowledgement or refunds on time.
Vaibhav Sankla, a director with tax consultancy firm H&R Block, informs that high-value refunds (over Rs. 25,000) are issued by cheque even after the taxpayer has opted to receive by direct credit. He also mentions that the taxpayers claiming high-value refunds should make sure that they provide their permanent address in their tax returns.
Taxpayers should exercise caution while entering the relevant details during ITR filing. Several salaried employees claim refunds on donations made u/s 80G. Therefore, error in details like amount donated, charity’s name, address, and particularly PAN, will result in rejection of the refund claim.
So, if you have filed your return online, then you can check your refund status, and if it has been rejected, you can view the reasons for the same.
Sankla points out that in case the tax refund is stuck because of incorrect account number or address, then you can request for re-issue of refunds.
Source : Economic Times