New Jersey Tax Refund Status
Currently New Jersey has NO online inquiry system to check on income tax refunds.
To get information on the status of your income tax refund for the current year, call the Automated Refund Inquiry System from a Touch-tone phone at: 1-800-323-4400 (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.
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.
The automated phone system can tell you if and when your refund was mailed and when you should receive it. The system also allows 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 system can tell you the date it was deposited into your bank account.
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.
You can perform an online search to determine whether the refund check was returned to the New Jersey Division of Taxation by USPS.