In this article, you will learn,
Claiming a refund under GST is easy and can be done online on the GST portal by filing form GST RFD – 01.
Once the registered taxpayer files the form, he can track the GST refund status on the portal itself. This article talks about the complete process of tracking GST refund status both after and before logging into the GST portal.
Track GST Refund Status Post Login
Login to the GST Portal
Access the GST portal with your username and password details. Then click ‘Services’ on the homepage of the portal. Then under ‘Services’ select ‘Refunds’ and then choose ‘Track Application Status’.
Enter ARN or Filing Year
On the Track Application page two options get displayed – Filing Year and ARN. You can track your application either using ‘Filing Year’ option or ‘ARN’ option. In this article, we will track refund application status using ARN option. Enter the ARN and then click the ‘Search’ button
Display of Search Results
- Your dashboard will display details pertaining to your ARN. These details include ARN date, status of ARN, reason of refund claimed, amount of refund claimed etc.
You can check other details related to the search criteria by scrolling the bar and moving it to the right side.
Cases Were Bank Validation Fails
In case your dashboard displays the status of your bank account validation as failed, this means you need to update your bank account details. Click on the ‘Update Bank Account’ in order to update the details. You would also receive an SMS and email on your registered email id and mobile number in case your bank account validation has failed on the GST portal.
Update Bank Account
In case you click on the ‘Update Bank Account’, the Update Bank Account’ page gets displayed. Here, you can either select a different bank account from the dropdown list or add a new bank account or correct the details for the existing bank account by filing non – core amendment application of registration.
Then you can update the bank account from here. Thus, once you update the details, the bank account will be validated again. And the disbursal of the refund amount will be credited to the bank account selected here.
Further, the refund application form will be updated with a new bank account number along with the reference number.
Select Account Number
In order to add the new bank account number, select account number from the dropdown list.
Then, details of the selected bank account in the previous step get auto populated. Following this, click ‘Proceed’ button.
Display of Warning
On clicking the ‘Proceed’ button, a warning gets displayed regarding the updated bank account to be used for disbursement of refund amount in future. Click on the ‘Proceed’ button to update the bank account details.
Select the Check Box
On clicking the ‘Proceed’ button in the above step, a ‘Declaration Page’ gets displayed. Select the check box and also select the authorized signatory from the dropdown list.
Click File With DSC or EVC
After filling the authorized signatory details, file the refund application either with DSC or EVC. Click the requisite button as shown in the image below.
Once you choose the suitable option out of DSC or EVC, a warning would be displayed proclaiming that you are about to update the bank details. Click the ‘Proceed’ button.
On click ‘Proceed’ the screen will display ‘OTP Verification Pop Up’ Enter the OTP sent on the email id and mobile number of the authorized signatory registered at the GST portal. Then click ‘Verify’ button.
Display of Success message
On verifying the OTP, a success message gets displayed proclaiming that the bank account is updated successfully for the refund application. If bank account validation is successfully verified on the GST portal, the taxpayer will receive an SMS and email on his registered mobile number and email address.
Track GST Refund Status Pre-Login
Go to GST Portal
Go to GST portal. On the homepage click ‘Services’ tab. Under services select’ Refunds’ and then choose ‘Track Application Status’. This will take you to Track Application Page.
On ‘Track Application Status Page’ fill your ARN in the requisite field and click ‘Search’ button. The page will show relevant information relating to refund claims on clicking ‘Search’.
Track Refund Status for IGST
Login to GST Portal
To track refund of IGST or cess paid on account of export of goods, navigate to
Services > Refunds > Track status of invoice data to be shared with ICEGATE.
Select Financial Year and Month
Select the relevant financial year and month from the dropdown and the click on ‘Search’. The search results will be displayed for the period for which refund application is submitted. For taxpayers filing tax returns quarterly, select last month of the quarter.
View Invoice Levels Details
To view the details of the invoices not transmitted to ICEGATE and invoices rejected by ICEGATE, click on the hyperlink in the count column.
Click Download Failed Invoices
Click on the ‘download failed invoices’ button to view the validation errors against each invoice and take necessary corrective action.
Display of Failed Invoices
On clicking the ‘Download Failed Invoices’ button, the screen will display the details pertaining to the Failed Invoices.