After the announcement was made on 08.04.2020 relating to release of refund in Income Tax upto Rs. 5 lakh many people were curious on when will they receive the refund.
Now we are seeing that plan in action Income tax department is sending e-mail and messages to people who are claiming refund to confirm on their e-filing portal that refund claimed by them is genuine and they haven’t filed any revise return after that return in which refund amount has been changed. The E-mail received is as under:
It is seen that a claim of refund has been made in the Income Tax Return xxxxxxxxxxx for 2019 filed by you on xx-JUN-2019.
Your Income Tax Return has been selected under risk management process wherein your confirmation is required on the claim of refund. You are requested to submit your response in the e-Filing Portal post login by selecting either of the following options:
- The claim of refund is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief
- Return of Income is being revised wherein, correct claim of refund shall be made
To submit the above mentioned response, please login to e-Filing portal, Go to Worklist->For Your Action-> Response for Refund Confirmation.
Please verify the claims made in your Return of Income filed and submit your response accordingly. In case of any incorrect claims, please revise your Income Tax Return (ITR) .
Please submit your response within 30 days of receipt of this e-mail.
Please ignore this mail, if you have already submitted your response.
Compliance Management Team
Income Tax Department”
The people are also receiving messages on their registered mobile number in the same fashion:
“Refund claimed in ITR for AXXXXX021R for AY 2019 needs re-confirmation by you. Please check email for details and submit response in www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in“
This are just re confirmation mail/ messages by Income tax department as they cannot process all the returns they are refunding the amount on provisional basis based on self declaration and based on the return they have processed as would be mentioned in the e-mail.
You need to just log in to the Income tax website->go to for your action. There you will find below option: Response to refund confirmation.
Next they will show you the year for which refund is pending and you need to send confirmation for same. Press submit.
In the last step just confirm if you have revised any return after filing of the return which is being processed for refund or are you going to revise the return in future as this is kind of self declaration because the date for revise return has also been extended. Hence if you have filed revised return choose the second option or else choose the first option.
Within few days you will receive refund in your pre-validated bank account.
This has nothing to do with any suspect on you or your refund or many people are even thinking that their case will be selected in scrutiny because of this. It’s nothing like that those whose refund is pending all are receiving this so that refund can be processed properly and all genuine cases can receive proper refund during this times.
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