Where’s My New York State Tax Refund?

By TaxAct

If you expect a refund from your New York (NY) personal income tax return, you can check the status of the refund 14 days after you e-file. If you filed a paper income tax return, you’ll need to wait six to eight weeks before checking its status.

E-filing your return is the quickest way to file your income tax return. Plus, you’ll receive an email confirmation that your return was received and accepted by New York State.

Direct deposit is the quickest way to receive your refund.  When you register on the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, you will receive an email notifying you when your direct deposit is sent.  A paper check takes an additional week or two to process.

Was your refund less than you expected?

Owing money to any New York State agency can result in your income tax refund being seized. If you’re behind on child support or have unpaid restitution or court fees, your state income tax refund can be used to pay those debts.

Your refund may be less than you expected because you made an error on your tax return. The Department of Taxation will notify you of the changes made to your return. Review the information provided to ensure you agree with the changes made.

Live in New Jersey but work in New York?

If you live in New Jersey but work in New York, you are required to file a Form IT-203, Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return if you want a refund of all New York income tax withheld from your pay. This will avoid double taxation of your income by both New York and New Jersey.

How to check your refund status

Like the IRS, New York state allows you to check the status of your refund on its website. You need the tax year, your social security number, the form you filed, and the expected refund amount to see your refund status.

The website for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is where you can find your NY tax refund status. Check the status of your New York tax refund using these resources.

State:  New York
Refund State Website:  https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/file/refund.htm
Refund Status Phone Support:  1-518-457-5149
Hours:  Available 24/7
General Tax Information:  1-518-457-5181
Hours:  Mon. – Fri. 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Online Contact Form:  https://www.tax.ny.gov/help/contact/default.htm
2019 State Tax Filing Deadline:  April 15, 2020

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