Where’s My Refund?

Income Tax Refund Information

New Jersey Refund Status

NJ Division of Taxation Online Inquiry

Phone Inquiry: 1-800-323-4400 (toll-free within NJ, NY, PA, DE, and MD) or 609-826-4400 (anywhere) This service is available 7 days a week (hours may vary). You will need the social security number that was listed first on your return and the amount of the refund requested when you call.

These automated systems can tell you if and when your refund was mailed and when you should receive it. The systems also allow you to begin the procedure to trace a lost refund check. If you filed your return electronically and requested direct deposit for your refund, the systems can tell you the date it was deposited into your bank account.

If you filed a paper return, information on the status of your refund will not be available for at least 6-8 weeks from the time the return was mailed. Paper returns are not logged in as they are received. Division of Taxation personnel cannot verify receipt of your return until processing has begun, and the return appears in our computer system.

You can also perform an online search to determine if your refund check was returned to the Division of Taxation by the U.S. Postal Service because of an invalid mailing address. If you discover that your check was returned, you can submit a claim form online to have it reissued.

If you do not have access to a Touch-tone phone, or if you need information about the status of a refund for a prior year, call the Customer Service Center at 609-292-6400 during normal business hours to speak to a Division of Taxation representative.

IRS Refund Status

IRS Online Inquiry

When to check status of your refund:

  • Within 24 hours after we’ve received your e-filed tax return; or
  • 4 weeks after mailing your paper return.

When the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund, you can see your actual personalized refund date. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days after we receive your tax return, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.

You should only call if it has been:

  • 21 days or more since you filed electronically;
  • More than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return; or
  • The Where’s My Refund? tool directs you to contact us.