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    1. Where's My Refund: Check the Status of Your Federal and State Tax Refunds

      Every year, one of the most frequent questions we receive is, "Where's my tax refund?" If you are like most taxpayers, these extra funds are often allocated before receiving them. Knowing exactly when your tax refund will hit your account will help you plan ahead.

      Refund Status

      The following information is provided to assist individuals with tracking the status of their anticipated tax refund. All taxpayers want a fast response when they are expecting a state or federal refund. While the IRS and state treasuries are typically very efficient with distributing these, it is possible for an issue to occur. For this reason, it is important that taxpayers understand how to monitor the status of their refunds after submitting their state and federal tax returns.


      Using the IRS Where's My Refund tool:

      The IRS has instituted a simple method for checking the status of an individual's tax refund. "Where's My Refund" is what the IRS calls its tool which allows filers to check the status of their Federal Refund. In order to check this, you must have first filed your return and it must have been received by the IRS. Status updates are typically only made every 24hrs, so you may also need to wait at least one day after receipt of the return prior to using the IRS Where's My Refund tool.

      You can check the status of your refund by clicking the "Check My Refund Status" button below. Please note, in order to retrieve the information on your refund you will need to enter your SSN, filing status and the amount of your expected tax refund.


      Twenty-one days or less is the "stated" turn-around time in which a filer should receive their refund. However, in practice many refunds are processed much more quickly than this; some in as little as 8 days. For this reason, you may want to consider waiting until the 8th day before checking your tax refund's status. Keep in mind that federal return timeframes are based on the receipt date and those who file by mail should add time to this estimate.

      If you would like to check your status these are the items you will first need:

      1. Your social security number or tax ID number.
      2. The type of filing/marital status that was selected in the return (single, married filing jointly, head of household, etc)
      3. The exact refund amount you are anticipating, according to the tax return filling.

      The IRS' Where's My Refund tool can be accessed in three different ways. Online, over the phone or using the IRS app (available for most Android devices and Apple iPhone/iPad).

      Online, you can access information about your refund status by visiting to the webpage here - https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp and entering the personal information specified above.

      The IRS Refund Hotline is also available for those who prefer to receive information over the phone. The tax refund phone number for this is 1-800-829-1954.?Please note, for assistance in locating possible lost refunds please see our page on?contacting the IRS. Finally, the IRS now offers a mobile app version of the Where's My Refund tool, which fillers can install and access on their Apple (here) or Android (here) devices.

      With each of these access methods refund status updates occur once every twenty-four hours, usually at night. Calling, checking online or with the app once daily is enough. Checking more frequently will not prompt a quicker status update.


      Where's my State Refund?

      Tracking Down State Tax Refunds:

      There are 43 states that currently collect income taxes. Residents of many of these states who expect a tax refund now too have a means to find information on the status of their state refund just as with their federal. Similar to the IRS, several states also offer a "Where's My State Refund" tool. It is important to note, that the various avenues available to individuals for finding information on their state refund status do differ by state.

      Tax refunds in individual states may also take longer to arrive in comparison with federal tax returns filed by mail or electronically. Most state governments issue refunds 21 days after receiving a tax return, some states may take even longer than this. Furthermore, some also take longer to issue refunds to first-time taxpayers. This is an important consideration for taxpayers who just moved to the state or taxpayers who recently started earning income and are filing for the first time.

      Like the IRS, most state government websites require the exact expected refund and the individual's Social Security number and/or tax ID to access information. Occasionally, a state may also require information from the prior tax year and either a zip code or full mailing address of the tax payer.

      Below you will find information for all 43 states on how to lookup the status of a refund. There are also phone numbers and addresses listed for the various state departments in the case that you need to contact one of them regarding a missing refund, question or possible error:

      State of Alabama DOR (Department of Revenue)
      Gordon Persons Building
      50 North Ripley Street Montgomery, AL 36104
      (334) 242-1099

      Arizona DOR Income Tax Refunds
      1600 West Monroe
      Phoenix, AZ 85007-2650
      (602) 255-3381 https://www.aztaxes.gov/CheckRefund

      Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
      Ledbetter Building
      1816 West 7th Street, Room 2300
      Little Rock, AR 72201
      (501) 682-1100

      State of California Franchise Tax Board
      9646 Butterfield Way
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      (800) 338-0505

      Colorado DOR
      1375 Sherman Street
      Denver, CO 80261
      (303) 238-7378

      State of Connecticut DOR Services
      25 Sigourney Street
      Hartford, CT 06106
      (860) 297-5962

      Delaware Division of Revenue
      Carvel State Office Building
      820 North French Street
      Wilmington, DE 19801
      (302) 577-8200

      District Of Columbia OTR Customer Service Center
      1101 4th Street Southwest, Suite W270
      Washington, D.C. 20024
      (202) 727-4829

      Georgia DOR
      1800 Century Boulevard Northeast, #12000
      Atlanta, GA 30345
      (404) 417-6605

      Hawaii Department of Taxation
      830 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI 96813
      (808) 587-4242

      Idaho State Tax Commission
      800 East Park Boulevard, #500
      Boise, ID 83712
      (208) 334-7660

      Illinois DOR
      15 Executive Drive
      Fairview Heights, IL 62208
      (618) 624-6773

      Indiana DOR
      P.O. Box 40
      Indianapolis, IN 46206-0040
      (317) 232-2240

      Iowa DOR
      1305 East Walnut Street, #3000
      Des Moines, IA 50319
      (515) 281-3114

      Kansas DOR
      915 Southwest Harrison Street, #300
      Topeka, KS 66612
      (785) 368-8222

      Kentucky DOR
      501 High Street
      Frankfort, KY 40601-2103
      (502) 564-4581

      Louisiana DOR
      617 North Third Street
      Baton Rouge, LA 70802
      (225) 219-0102

      Maine Revenue Services
      51 Commerce Drive
      Augusta, ME 04330
      (207) 626-8475
      Refunds Status: https://portal.maine.gov/refundstatus/

      Massachusetts DOR
      436 Dwight Street, # 312
      Springfield, MA 01103
      (617) 887-6367

      Michigan Department of Treasury
      Lansing, MI 48922
      (517) 373-3200

      Minnesota DOR
      600 North Robert Street
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      (651) 556-3000

      Mississippi DOR
      P.O. Box 23050
      Jackson, MS 39225
      (601) 923-7801

      Missouri DOR
      Harry S. Truman State Office Building
      301 West High Street
      Jefferson City, MO 65101
      (573) 751-3505

      Montana DOR
      Sam W. Mitchell Building
      125 North Roberts, 3rd Floor
      Helena, MT 59604-5805
      (406) 444-6900

      Nebraska DOR
      P.O. Box 98912
      Lincoln, NE 68509?8912
      (402) 471?5729

      State of New Jersey Department of Treasury
      Division of Taxation
      P.O. Box 046
      Trenton, NJ 08646-0046
      (609) 826-4400

      New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
      1100 South St. Francis Drive
      Santa Fe, NM 87504
      (505) 827-0700

      New York Department of Taxation and Finance
      State Processing Center
      P.O. BOX 61000
      Albany, NY 12261-0001
      (518) 457-5149

      North Carolina DOR
      P.O. Box 25000
      Raleigh, NC 27640-0640
      (919) 707-7500

      State of North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner
      600 East Boulevard Avenue
      Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
      (701) 328-7088

      Ohio Department of Taxation
      4485 Northland Ridge Boulevard
      Columbus, OH 43229
      (800) 282-1780

      Oklahoma Tax Commission
      2501 North Lincoln Boulevard
      Oklahoma City, OK 73194
      (405) 521-3160

      Oregon DOR
      955 Center Street Northeast
      Salem, OR 97301
      (503) 378-4988

      Pennsylvania DOR
      333 Walnut Street
      Harrisburg, PA 17128
      (717) 787-8201

      Rhode Island DOR
      Taxation Division
      1 Capitol Hill
      Providence, RI 02908
      (401) 222-1040

      South Carolina DOR
      1330 Howard Parkway
      Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
      (843) 839-2960

      Utah State Tax Commission
      210 North 1950 West
      Salt Lake City, UT 84134
      (801) 297-3996

      Vermont Department of Taxes
      133 State Street
      Montpelier, VT 05602
      (802) 828-2515

      Virginia Department of Taxation
      1957 Westmoreland Street
      Richmond, VA 23230
      (804) 367-2486

      West Virginia State Tax Department
      Taxpayer Services Division
      1206 Quarrier Street
      Charleston, WV 25301
      (304) 558-3333

      Wisconsin DOR
      2135 Rimrock Road
      Madison, WI 53713
      (608) 266-2772

      Q&A: What is the fastest way to get a tax refund?

      E-filing and choosing to receive your refund through direct deposit helps to expedite the tax refund process and get you your fastest refund without the use of expensive refund anticipation loans. At E-file, you'll get a confirmation of acceptance from the IRS within 48hrs. Once accepted, you can get your money in as little as 21 calendar days. In contrast, when you print and mail a return it can take as long as two months to receive your refund.

      Another way to help speed up your tax refund is to select a direct deposit instead of requesting a paper check. To utilize this, you simply need your bank name, account and routing number.

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