Income Tax: Know about income tax refund scams by cyber criminals sent message or email pretending tax official

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The easiest way to get income tax refund is to fill Form 16. In this, you have to give information about insurance premium, house rent, equity, NSC, investment in mutual funds, deposit in bank FD, tuition fee etc.



It is a good thing to take income tax refund, but what will you do if there is any fraud in this too. Have to be careful with this. The government does not hesitate to give refunds. The tax refund money gets credited to your account over time. But there are some anti-social elements who have a bad eye on this refund. Also Read: PMSBY Scheme: Invest only 1 rupee and get benefits of 2 lakh Rupees, know all about Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

Their preparation consists in luring you and clearing your account by luring you. Avoid these elements which are called cyber criminals. These criminals are so clever that when, whom and how to implicate them, they do complete planning. Then attack your account. Also Read: Paytm Visa Debit Card: How to get PayTm Visa Debit Card know here all details and features of Paytm Visa Debit Card

If you have applied for refund, you can check it by visiting the Income Tax website http://tin.tin.nsdl.com/oltas/refundstatuslogin.html. On this website, you have to enter your PAN number and assessment year. If your tax has been refunded, then it also appears in Form 26AS. Also Read: Govt give information about present status of electronic vehicles (e-vehicles) in India

You can watch it online. When the tax refund process is completed, the money is transferred to your bank account online. Money can also be deposited through check. It depends on which mode of payment you have selected for refund. Also Read: ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund launches Booster STP ,you can get 25% more returns on mutual funds, know detail

How to Check Refund Status

There is another way to check income tax refund. You can approach State Bank for this. It is the only bank that completes the refund process. For this, you can call the bank’s toll free number 18004259760. For this, you can also email SBI at itro@sbi.co.in. For any refund related information, the taxpayer can call on 0124 2438000 or write a mail to refunds@incometaxindia.gov.in. Also Read: Ujjwala 2.0: Pradhan mantri ujjwala yojana form online apply 2021 | PMUY Second phase starts pm ujjwala yojana list 2021 know here

How does refund fraud happen?

Cybercriminals take people on a bluff regarding tax refunds. They send messages to people in the name of refund. The message of these hackers is the same as the government message. In such a situation, any person can become a victim of their forgery. The messages sent by cyber criminals are the same as the messages of the tax department.

The message may read- ‘Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 epidemic, the government has decided to give tax refund to all taxpayers. This step has been taken to give financial relief to the people in lockdown. For this click on the link given below.

Beware of such messages or emails

Such messages can send you cyber criminals and thugs. Not many days have passed when IRDA and Reserve Bank had issued a message warning people not to fall prey to such fraudsters and do not fall prey to their frauds. The tax department has said that any such message or email asking to click on the link, be careful with it.

According to the Tax Department, the address of the official website of Income Tax is https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in and https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/home. Apart from this, there is no other website or portal. Apart from this, if someone talks about a link, then do not click on it at all.

How to get refund easily

According to the tax department, if you want to take a refund of income tax and adjust it in the outstanding tax demand of the previous year, then you will have to log in to the income tax e-filing website and fill in your details. The easiest way to get income tax refund is to fill Form 16.

In this, you have to give information about insurance premium, house rent, equity, NSC, investment in mutual funds, deposit in bank FD, tuition fee etc. This information is given in filing IT returns. Scanned copies of all the documents related to it have to be uploaded.


If you feel that you have paid more tax than the liability, then to get it, Form 30 has to be filled. There is no other way else. If cyber criminals tell an easy way in a mail or message, then understand that you can be cheated.

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