Personal Finance 5 reasons why your income tax refund gets delayed and how to handle it Updated : June 05, 2020 03:01 PM IST Taxpayers file their tax return claiming refund of income tax on account of excessive deduction of tax at source or payment of advance tax or self-assessment tax. There could be various reasons for not getting the tax refund including inaccurate information uploads, incomplete filing, wrong bank transactions, among others. If for some reason, a taxpayer do not receive the refund amount, ideally they should raise a service request on the e-filing portal. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.