The Income Tax 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.
Want more information about your refund? 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.
Steps We Take to Protect New Yorkers
New York State reviews all 10 million income tax returns to stop questionable refunds before they go out the door. This may result in your refund taking longer to issue than your federal refund.
Our award-winning technology detects suspicious activity, including identity theft. Your refund will probably sail right through this review process. View our video to learn more.
We save New Yorkers
annually by stopping questionable refunds
The Review Process
If you receive confirmation that New York State accepted your e-filed return, it means we have begun processing it. If you filed paper, your return must first be opened, sorted, batched, scanned, and electronically captured before we can begin processing it.
The e-filed or paper return is entered into a computerized system.
Our system analyzes the data to check for accuracy and validity.
If further review is required, the return is examined by Department staff.
When your refund is approved, the system will schedule the payment date.