When can you start checking your refund status?
You can search online to see if your refund check was returned to the Division of Taxation because of an invalid mailing address.
We are not responsible for a lost refund if you entered the wrong account information for a direct deposit.
In general, if you have an issue with your direct deposit, such as closing your bank account after you submitted your return, the financial institution will return the funds to us. Once the funds are returned, we will issue a paper check to the address indicated on your return.
The following are some common issues with direct deposits and how they are handled:
If we send you a letter requesting more information, respond quickly so we can continue processing your return.
Note: For electronic submissions, you do not need a scanner to make a copy. Use your smartphone to take and share a clear and legible picture instead.
If you already responded
It may take several months to process your response as it takes more time to review a complicated return or one that has missing or inaccurate information. We process responses in the order we receive them.
Your refund can be used to pay debts you owe to:
If we apply your refund or credit to any debts, we will notify you by mail.
We pay interest on refunds that are issued six months after:
This provision applies to all taxes administered by the Division.
We do not pay interest on any refund that contains a NJEITC or is delayed due to taxpayer error.