FAQ / Refund
 

The refund banker has been implemented from January 24, 2007.

The refund banker facility is operational for non-corporate taxpayers assessed all over India.

The State Bank of India (SBI) is the refund banker to the Income Tax Department (ITD). The Cash Management Product department of SBI (CMP SBI) processes the refunds under the refund banker scheme. Details of refunds are forwarded to CMP SBI by the ITD. CMP SBI processes the refunds and sends the refund intimation to the taxpayer.

Refunds are generated in two modes i.e., ECS and paper . If the taxpayer has selected mode of refund as ECS (direct credit in the bank account of the taxpayer) at the time of submission of income return the taxpayer’s bank A/c (at least 10 digits ) and MICR code of bank branch and communication address are mandatory .

For taxpayers who have not opted for ECS refund will be disbursed by cheque or demand draft.

For generation of refund through paper cheque bank account no, correct address is mandatory.

The taxpayer can track the status of its refund from the Departmental Website www.incometaxindia.gov.in / NSDL-TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com by clicking on “Status of Tax Refunds”.

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: - .

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

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.

The tax payer can contact its local post office with the speed post ref no displayed at the NSDL-TIN website

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

The tax payer should provide the correct account number and MICR code to concerned Assessing officer, where credit is to be effected. The Assessing Officer will inform SBI to send a fresh refund cheque to the taxpayer.

The tax payer should contact their Assessing Officer as well as CMP SBI at the below address:

Cash Management Product (CMP)
State Bank of India
SBIFAST
31, Mahal Industrial Estate
Off Mahakali Caves Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai - 400 093.
Phone Number: 18004259760 or email at

In case of any mistakes on the refund cheque delivered to you, the following should be done:

i) Send the original refund cheque to CMP, State Bank of India at SBIFAST 31, Mahal Industrial Estate, Off Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400 093, Phone Number: 18004259760, along with a letter informing the mistakes on the refund cheque.
ii) Send a copy of the letter along with a copy of the refund cheque to your Assessing Officer.
iii) Retain a copy of the letter and refund cheque with you.

You should contact SBI at the following address and return the refund cheque / advice.

Cash Management Product
State Bank of India
SBIFAST
31, Mahal Industrial Estate,
Off Mahakali Caves Road,
Andheri (East)
Mumbai - 400 093
Phone Number: 18004259760 or email at

The taxpayer can track the status of its refund from the NSDL-TIN website www.tin-nsdl.com by clicking on “Status of Tax Refunds”.

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 at 080-26599760.

For any payment related query the taxpayer should contact SBI at 18004259760 or email at .

For any refund related query the tax payer should contact Aaykar Sampark Kendra at 0124 2438000 or email at .

For refund related query/ or any modification in refund record relating to Return processed at CPC Bangalore, the CPC may be contacted by the taxpayer on 1-8004252229 or 080-43456700.