New Jersey Individual Income Tax|
Online Refund Status Service
Before checking on your refund, wait four weeks from the day you filed an electronic (online) return.
Wait 12 weeks to check your refund if you filed a paper return.
Beginning in January, we process Individual Income Tax returns daily. Processing includes:
Generally, we process returns filed using computer software faster than returns filed by paper. Electronic returns typically take a minimum of 4 weeks to process.
Processing of paper tax returns typically takes a minimum of 12 weeks.
We process most returns through our automated system. However, staff members do look at some returns manually to see whether the taxpayer filed income, deductions, and credits correctly.
In some cases, they will send a filer a letter asking for more information. In such cases, we cannot send a refund until the filer responds with the requested information.
Returns that require manual processing may take longer regardless of whether the return was filed electronically or by paper.
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, staffing is extremely limited and may delay the timeframe to review refund requests.
Please allow additional time for processing and review of refunds.