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When Will I Get My State Tax Refund? How Do I Check State Refund Status?

When Will I Get My State Tax Refund? How Do I Check State Refund Status?

Are you wondering when you will get your state tax refund? Some states process refunds in days while others can take up to 16 weeks.

Many tax filers know about the IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool  to learn the status of federal refunds. However, some don’t know where to check the status of a state refund.  PriorTax has good news- your state’s taxation website  has a similar refund tracking tool. That means, after filing 2013 taxes, you can learn when you will receive your state tax refund.

Want to find out the status of your state refund right now? To make your life a little easier, we have included a link to each state’s refund status tool along with the possible time it may take to receive your state refund.

Alabama: Check your refund status My Alabama Taxes (MAT).  The Alabama website also displays their phone number 1-800-322-4106 for anyone with Alabama tax questions.

Arizona: According to the Arizona Where’s My Refundwebsite direct deposited refunds generally take 15 days from the submit date of the tax return, while paper filed returns can take up to 12 weeks.

Arkansas:You can check the status of your  Arkansas refund on the  Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point (ATAP)  site. Refunds will generally be processed within 10 days of the time the acknowledgment is posted. Arkansas contact number is 501-682-1100.

California: The Check your 2013 California Refund Status tool website states that most tax filers will generally receive their California refund within 7-10 days if e-filed and within 8-12 weeks, if mailed.

Colorado: The  Colorado Refund Status tool website advises that direct deposited refunds will be available  2-3 weeks after filing.

Connecticut: The Check your Connecticut Refund Status tool website reads e-filed refunds are generally issued within 4 business days while paper filed returns take 10-12 weeks to process refunds. You may also check a CT refund status be calling 860-297-5962.

Delaware: The Delaware Refund Inquiry tool states refunds direct deposited should be available within 5 business days from the date issued while mailed checks take about a week. The refund contact phone number available 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM  is 302-577-8784.

District of Columbia: The DC Refund Status Inquiry website states that error-free tax returns take about 2 to 3 weeks to process and issue a refund. The customer service phone number is  202-727-4TAX (4829)  from  8:15 AM- 5:30 PM.

Georgia:  24  hours after e-filing, you can check the status of  a peach state return on the Georgia Where’s My Refund? page. Contact the taxpayer service unit with tax questions from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 1-877-423-6711 option #2.

Hawaii: Check the status of your Hawaii refund on the Hawaii Tax Refund Status page or by calling 1-800-222-3229.

Idaho: The Idaho Check Refund Status page states that refunds from e-filed returns are issued in 7 weeks from date of acknowledgment that the return was received. Paper filed returns may take up to 10 weeks to process a refund.

Illinois: The Illinois Tax Refund Status Inquiry Tool page warns that refunds from paper filed returns may take up to 15 weeks to be processed.

Indiana: The Indiana Refund Status Tool website lists a contact number 317-232-2240 for any Indiana tax questions. Indiana refunds for e-filed returns take up to 3 weeks while paper filed returns take up to 12 weeks.

Iowa: Check the status of your refund on the Iowa Refund Status website or by calling 515-281-4966.

Kansas: The Kansas Refund Status Tool allows you to check the status of your return or Homestead refund. For other questions, call 785-368-8222 from 8 AM – 4:30 PM CST.

Kentucky: The Kentucky Refund Status Tool website page states that e-filed refunds take 7-10 days process while mailed paper returns take 8-10 weeks.

Louisiana: Allow 21 days for e-filed returns or 12-16 weeks for paper filed returns before checking your refund status on the Louisiana Where’s My Refund web tool.

Maine: The Maine Refund Status Inquiry Tool informs users that refund information updates on Tuesday and Friday nights. Maine tax refunds take up to 14 days to be processed. Maine’s Income Tax Division phone is 207-626-8475.

Maryland: E-filed Maryland returns only take a few days to process while paper filed returns can take up to 30 days. Check the status of your refund on the Maryland Refund Status website or by calling the refund line at 410-260-7701 or 1-800-218-8160.

MassachusettsCreate an account on the Massachusetts Refund website to check the status of your Mass. tax refund. For Massachusetts tax questions call 617-887-MDOR.

Michigan: If you e-filed your return, wait 14 days to check the status of your Michigan refund online. Paper filers are advised to wait 6 weeks.

MinnesotaCheck  your refund status on the Minnesota “Where’s My Refund?” page or by calling 651-296-4444. Refunds take up to 30 days to be direct deposited and up to 60 days to be mailed.

Mississippi: Check your refund status on the Mississippi Taxpayer Access Point Refund Search page. Their 24 hour refund number is 601-923-7801. E-filed refunds are issued within 14 business days while paper filed may take 8-10 weeks.

Missouri: The 2013 Missouri Return Inquiry System or phone line 573-526-TAXX (8299) will help you obtain the status of your Missouri refund.

Montana: Check your refund on the 2013 Montana “Where’s My Refund”  website. For help, call 1-866-859-2254.

NebraskaIf you e-filed your return wait 2-5 days or if paper filed wait 15-21 days after filing before checking your status on the Nebraska Income Tax Refund Status page. The Nebraska Taxpayer Assistance contact number is 402-471-5729.

New Jersey: If you e-filed, wait  10 days or if you paper filed, wait 12 weeks before checking the online New Jersey Refund Status Service.  New Jersey refunds e-filed take about 3 weeks to process while refunds from paper returns take at least 12 weeks. For questions call 609-826-4400.

New Mexico: Use the New Mexico Refund Status Tool to check your NM refund status. Generally, e-filed returns are processed within 4 weeks and paper returns take 6-12 weeks. For questions call 505-827-0827.

New York: A week after e-filing or four weeks after paper filing, visit the NY Income Tax Refund Status Page to view your refund status. E-filed NY refunds take up to 30 days while mailed refunds take 8-12 weeks.

North Carolina: The North Carolina “Where’s My Refund?” site states refunds are issued about 6 weeks after the return is received.

North Dakota: After waiting 5 days from the day you e-filed or 6 weeks from the day you paper filed, you may check your refund status on the North Dakota Taxpayer Access Point page. If you e-filed and elected to have your refund direct deposited you may receive it within 5 days of filing. For other refund questions call 701-328-1242.

Ohio: Check your Ohio Refund Status online or by calling 1-800-282-1784.

Oklahoma: Check the Status of your refund on the Oklahoma Refund Status Page. For questions, call 405-521-3160.

Oregon: Refund processing takes 5-10 days if you e-filed and 6 to 8 weeks if you paper filed by mail.  Check your Oregon Refund Status online or call 503-378-4988 with tax questions.

Pennsylvania: The PA Refund Status Page notes filers to allow 8-10 weeks for processing of tax refunds. 

Rhode Island: Check your Rhode Island Refund Status Online. For income tax questions call 401-574-8829, option #3.

South Carolina: E-Filed SC refunds take around 12 days while those paper filed can take up to 8 weeks to process. You can check your SC Refund Status online or by calling 803-898-5300.

Vermont:  Use the Vermont Refund Status Tool. For questions, call 1-866-828-2865.

Virginia: The Virginia Refund Status Page informs filers that refunds from e-filed returns take a week to process while those paper filed can take up to 7 weeks.

West Virginia: For updates on your WV refund, use the state’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool. For tax questions, call 604-558-3333.

Wisconsin: Check your refund status on the Wisconsin Income Tax Return Status Page or by calling 866-947-7363.

Wondering why we didn’t list Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming?  These nine states don’t have an income tax. That means, there’s no state tax return filing in these states!

If you haven’t already, file your federal and state taxes on PriorTax. Once your returns are processed, you can track your tax refund status online. Who knows, maybe your state refund will be in your bank account within days!

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12 Responses to “When Will I Get My State Tax Refund? How Do I Check State Refund Status?”

  1. Joyce m Shaffer says:

    What is the status of my 2012 missouri property tax credit claim refund? The amount is $327.00.

  2. Kellie says:

    I filed my 2013 NC taxes on Feb. 7th. It is now July 15th, and I have not received my refund! I’ve called Dept of Revenue several times, with no answers. The website continues to say “your return has not yet been processed.” Where do I get answers!?

  3. Randy Sinclair says:

    What date should I receive my state income tax return

    • admin says:

      Hi Randy,
      It depends on the state- I would suggest checking out your state’s department of finance website. There, you will most likely be able to track your refund after answering a few questions. Best of luck!

  4. Flora Miller says:

    My state refund was supposed go direct deposit around first week in March still haven’t received it yet

    • admin says:

      Hi Flora,

      I can understand your frustration! The first step would be to use the links in the above article for your specific state. Once you are on the correct state’s website, you will be prompted to enter your information and submit. After submitting, you will be shown a status of your state return. You want to be sure to check this even after receiving an estimate direct deposit date just in case there was a change due to fraud or any other mistakes that can happen. If you still have questions after receiving your updated status, there will ALWAYS be a specific phone number to contact your state tax department. Seeing as it is post tax deadline mayhem, you should not have to wait on hold for an extended period of time.

  5. amanda says:

    I have filed my NJ 2014 state income tax in February 2015! I received a letter stating that they needed additional information and that my refund would be processed within 90 day of receiving the paperwork. I sent the paper work back by March 1st. It is now July and the inquiry site is still saying they have not approved a refund. When i call the state office they tell me i just have to wait. Is there anything that can be done to tell me whats going or give me any information?

    • admin says:

      Hi Amanda,

      As with the IRS refund inquiry tool, the NJ application is updated daily with refund statuses. I suggest checking back each day until you see an update. I also recommend calling he NJ office again to inquire where your refund is and if it has at the very least been sent out yet. Seeing as that it is over 90 days in, they should have a status update for you. I understand this is frustrating but once your tax preparer has submitted your tax return, the ball is in your state office’s court.

  6. Bruce Devido says:

    Do I forfeit a refund from SC if I file 3 months late.. I have overpaid SC state tax.

    • admin says:

      Hi Bruce,

      There is never a reason to forfeit a tax refund. You will not be penalized for filing late if you are owed a refund. In many cases, you are even still able to claim your refund.

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