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NJ Division of Taxation
New Jersey Individual Income Tax
Online Refund Status Service


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Welcome to our Income Tax Refund Status Service. You may use this service to check the status of your New Jersey income tax refund. To do so, you must know your Social Security Number and the amount of your refund.

Please read the following information about our process for sending refunds and then click on the Continue button if you would like to find out the status of your refund.

We process individual income tax returns on a daily basis beginning in January. This processing includes the following:      
  1. Transferring information from the returns to the State's automated processing system
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  3. Checking to see that we transferred the information correctly
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  5. Checking to see if the returns had any mathematical errors
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  7. Checking for inconsistencies and other possible errors
The majority of this processing is automated. However, some returns go through an additional manual process to make sure they were filed correctly. This manual process includes checking to make sure income, deductions and credits were reported correctly. In some cases, we can't complete the processing of a return without additional information from the filer of the return. If that's the case with your return, we'll send you a letter instead of sending your refund.

Generally, we process returns filed electronically (those filed online using our NJ WebFile service or filed by computer software) faster than returns filed on paper.      
  • Refunds for tax returns filed electronically may be approved within 3 weeks.
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  • Refunds for paper tax returns typically take a minimum of 12 weeks.
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  • Refunds for tax returns that require manual processing may take 12 weeks or longer.
You should only use this service if you filed your return at least 10 days ago (electronically) or 12 weeks ago (paper).

Click on the button below to continue.