Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

     Taxpayers whose state and/or federal income tax returns indicate they will receive a tax refund this year can use the Internet to find out when their refund will arrive.

     Both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allow taxpayers to track the status of tax refunds online through their respective websites. Taxpayers can utilize both refund tracking services approximately 72 hours after they file their tax returns electronically or four weeks after they mail a paper return.

     Taxpayers should have a copy of their income tax return on-hand when using the service, as they will be required to enter information such as their social security number, the exact amount of the expected refund, their filing status, and other tax information.

     Click the links below to check the status of your state and federal income tax refunds:

     NYS Department of Taxation & Finance Refund Tracking Service (

     Internal Revenue Service Refund Tracking Service (