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Where is your Refund?

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers that the quickest way to check the status of their refund is to use the Check your Refund application on its website: It’s updated daily so taxpayers can quickly view the status of their New York State tax refund anytime.

“This is simply the fastest, most convenient way to determine when to expect your refund,” said New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Michael Schmidt. “It’s available 24/7 and provides the same information available to our phone representatives.”

To use the online application, you’ll need to enter the refund amount you claimed, your Social Security number, and which form you filed.

You can also find out when your refund will be issued by signing up for Tax Department email alerts. Visit the Tax Department homepage at and select subscribe at the bottom of the page.

Don’t have a computer or smart phone? Call the Tax Department’s automated refund-status line anytime at 518-457-5149. It provides the same information that you would receive from one of our phone representatives.