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How to Track GST Refund Status Online

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08 min read.

RFD-01 is the application to be filed for the online processing of refunds under GST. Once the application has been filed, this article explain how you can track the status of the refund.

Latest Update

05th July 2022
Taxpayers can exclude the COVID pandemic period (1st March 2020 and 28th February 2022) while calculating the time limit for filing GST refund applications under Sections 54 or 55 of the CGST Act.

1st February 2022
Budget 2022 update-
1. Section 54 is amended to provide that refund claim of any balance in the electronic cash ledger can be made in a particular form and manner prescribed.
2. The time limit to claim refund by UN agencies is now two years from last day of quarter when supply was received instead of six months.
3. The restriction to refund taxpayers for tax defaults, that earlier applied to unutilised ITC refund, is now extended to other types of refunds.
4. The relevant date to file refund claim application for supplies to SEZ is clarified in new sub-clause (ba) of clause (2) of the explanation.

1st May 2021
Where the time limit to pass orders for rejecting any refund claim fully or partly falls between 15th April 2021 and 30th May 2021, it is extended. The extended time limit shall be later of two dates:
(1) 15 days after reply to notice OR
(2) 31st May 2021

Track Refund Application Post-Login to the GST Account

1. Visit the GST Portal and login to your account with valid credentials.

2. Go to ‘Services’ -> ‘Refunds’ -> ‘Track Application Status’.

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3. Select the relevant financial year for which the refund application was filed, or enter the ARN of the refund application. The search results will be displayed.

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4. Scroll to the right to view the ‘Payment Advice Status’.

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In the event the bank account validation has failed, there is an option to update the bank account by clicking on the button ‘Update Bank Account’ under Bank Validation Status.

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5. A page will be displayed to update the bank account details. After selecting the relevant account number, click on ‘Proceed’.

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A warning will pop-up on the screen asking if you are sure to update the bank account for that particular ARN, click on ‘Proceed’

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6. Click on the check-box in the declaration field, select the authorised signatory and proceed to file with DSC/EVC.

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An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number which needs to be entered to confirm filing.

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7. A message will pop-up at the top of the screen saying that the bank account is updated successfully.

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Track Refund Application Pre-Login to the GST Account

1. Visit the GST Portal.

2. Go to ‘Services’ -> ‘Refunds’ -> ‘Track Application Status’.

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3. Enter the ARN and click on ‘Search’. The search results will be displayed with information to the relevant refund claim. 

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4. To view further details or take action, you may login to your GST account.

Track Refund Status for IGST Paid on Account of Exports of Goods

1. Visit the GST Portal and login with valid credentials.

2. Go to ‘Services’ -> ‘Refunds’ -> ‘Track status of invoice data to be shared with ICEGATE’.

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3. Select the relevant financial year and the month for which the refund application was submitted, and click on ‘Search’. The search results will be displayed.

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Note: For quarterly filers, select the last month of the quarter.

4. To get the details of invoices which have not been transmitted to ICEGATE and invoices which have been rejected by ICEGATE, click on the number of invoices which is hyperlinked under the ‘Count’ column.

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5. Click on ‘Download Failed Invoices’ in order to view the validation errors and take the necessary corrective action.

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