New Jersey Launches Refund Status Website
Just in time for non-extended filers, the New Jersey Division of Taxation announced a new service that allows taxpayers to check the status of their New Jersey income tax refund online. The refund status service can tell you if and when your refund was mailed and when you should receive it. Taxpayers will need the social security number that was listed first on their return and the amount of the refund requested.
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 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.
You can also perform an online search to determine if a refund check was returned to New Jersey by the U.S. Postal Service because of an invalid mailing address. Note that this service is only available 12 weeks after you filed a paper return, or 4 weeks if you filed your return electronically.