New Jersey Individual Income Tax
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Check the Status of Your New Jersey Income Tax Refund

Follow the Division:

To follow the progress of your refund, enter your Social Security number and the amount of the refund as listed on your tax return. Then select the appropriate tax year:




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.

How New Jersey Processes Income Tax Refunds

Beginning in January, we process Individual Income Tax returns daily. Processing includes:

    1. Transferring information from returns to New Jersey's automated processing system;
    2. Ensuring that we transferred the information correctly;
    3. Checking for inconsistencies as well as math and other errors.

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.