How much, time for getting Income Tax Refund? if not getting in time, what’s the next step? Is there any grievance channel? If, any e-mail Id plz provide.
A taxpayer has a time limit of 120 days from the date of return filing to verify his return. The earlier you get the verification done, the earlier you get your return.
You can check the Income Tax Refund (ITR) status here: https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html.
You can submit grievance online for delayed ITR by logging into www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > e-Nivaran > Submit Grievance as shown in the below image:
Also, tax payer earns interest on the delayed period ITR. Section 244A deals with interest on income tax refund and provides for interest at the rate of 0.5% per month or part of the month on refund amount. Such interest shall be calculated from April 1st of assessment year till the date of grant of refund if refund is due to excess advance tax paid or TDS.
As you explained, I filed grievance through this channel. But, the grievance status is still in pending. Grievance filed in the month of June.