ATTENTION: Personal Income Tax Refunds may take 6-8 weeks to process.
Please wait at least six weeks before contacting the department
to check on the status of your refund.
In addition to our increased efforts to combat identity theft and refund fraud, recent data breaches in the federal government and public sector are forcing us to take extra precautions while processing Personal Income Tax Returns. The enhanced review process could increase the time it takes to process tax refunds and additional documentation may be requested from you to verify your refund claim.
If you believe that someone has filed a tax return on your behalf without your permission please call us at 1-866-285-2996.
Additionally, the IRS is seeing a significant increase in e-mail schemes that use phishing and malware to steal personal information. If a taxpayer receives an unsolicited email that appears to be from either the IRS or an organization closely linked to the IRS, such as the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), report it by sending it to email@example.com or call 1-800-908-4490.