Check your refund
About your refund status
The Check your refund status tool is updated daily to provide the most up-to-date information about your refund. It's the fastest way to check your refund status and also the most convenient—it's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sign up for email alerts and, once your return is thoroughly reviewed, we'll send you a message informing you of your refund's scheduled issue date.
How we protect you
New York State reviews all 10 million income tax returns and uses award-winning technology to detect suspicious activity, including identity theft. If your return is selected for additional review, it will take longer for you to receive your refund.
However, our goal is to stop questionable refunds before they go out the door, not to delay your refund.
We save New Yorkers
$400 million annually
with award-winning technology
How the review process works
We receive a return electronically or by mail and enter the data into our computerized system.
Our award-winning technology analyzes the data for accuracy and reviews the return for suspicious activity.
If additional review is required, department staff manually review the return and may send the taxpayer a letter requesting additional information.
If no additional review is required, we approve the refund and our computerized system schedules a refund issue date.