How to Find Out If My State Refund Has Been Sent

How to Find Out If My State Refund Has Been Sent
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Step 1

Find your state department of revenue website or follow the American Institute of CPAs link in the Resources section to your state's site.

Step 2

Look for the “My Refund” or “Check Refund” wording on the state website. Note: Some states only have a telephone number to call, but most of the states will have an online status checker. Both systems require the same information.

Step 3

Enter the information that is requested. Most states will ask one or more questions about your tax return. Most will need a Social Security number, filing status (single, head of household, married filing separately, married filing jointly or qualifying widower/widow) and the amount of your refund. Some will require your name and the number of exemptions that you claimed.

Step 4

Continue to follow the prompts after you enter all of the necessary answers. The website will display a page telling you if your return is being processed and when to expect your refund. The automated phone system will provide the same information as the website.