In any case of change in bank branch, bank account account number, IFSC code, after last validation, you need to update account details on e-filing portal and revalidate it. A validated bank account duly nominated for refund is mandatory for successful credit for refund.
Also read: ITR filing: Your income tax refund will be credited to only this type of bank account
Ask these questions if you have not received refund
- Has your bank merged with another bank?
- Has your bank branch changed?
- Has your bank account number changed?
- Has Your name in Bank Account changed?
- Has your bank account closed or become inactive?
- Has IFSC Code of your bank account changed?
If yes, you need to update or revalidate your bank account details on e-filing portal.
Here is how to check bank account validation status for refund
To update/revalidate your bank account details
Step 1: Login to: https://eportal.incometax.gov.in
Step 2: Under Profile, click on ‘My bank accounts’ Click on three vertical dots
Step 3: Choose Revalidate>make required changes in data for updating details > Click on Validate button.Also read: Income tax refund: How long does it take to get it?
How to add a new bank account
Step 1: login to https://eportal.incometax.gov.in
Step 2: Under profile section, click on’ My bank Accounts’
Step 4: Click on ‘Add bank account’ fill the required details
Step 5: Click on ‘Validate’ button.
After some time, you can check the status of bank account Validation.
When the bank account’s status changes to Validated, don’t forget to nominate it for refund by activating the ‘Nominate for Refund’ option.
If the bank account validation fails, you can delete it by clicking on the three vertical dots on the “My bank accounts” screen.