Checking your refund status after you file can set your mind at ease when your money hasn’t come in. The IRS is easy to contact when you need to check your federal refund status, but your state tax refund status is a different story. Each state is totally unique in how to contact and check on your money, New York State being no different.
If you want to check your New York State tax refund status, there are a few ways to go about it.
Start at the Website
The New York state tax office has recently redesigned their website expressly to make things easier for the taxpayers this tax season. One of the sections they’ve redesigned is the page to check your state tax refund status.
On the upper left is a box with the title “Popular Topics.” There you should see a link for “Check Refund Status.” After you click that button, you’ll need to enter a series of numbers to enter the page. Read the numbers and input them in the form.
Now, to check your New York state tax refund status, you’ll need to answer a few questions. Namely you’ll need to put in your Social Security Number (SSN), your filing status, and the exact amount you’re expecting. After that, you should get your state tax refund status.
You might rather not submit your info online or want to talk to a human. In this case, you can do one of two things. You can call the New York state tax refund status hotline, or write the New York state tax office.
The phone number for the state tax refund status hotline is 518-457-5149. When you call, you’ll need the same info you would give on the website. This includes your SSN, filing status, and exact amount you’re expecting.
If you’d like to write to the state tax office to check your state tax refund status or anything else, here is the address.
NYS Tax Dept.
Division of Treasury
PO Box 22119
Albany, NY 12201