You can check the status of your state tax refund using the Where's My Refund feature on the North Carolina Department of Revenue website. You must provide the first Social Security number from the return along with the exact refund amount.Continue Reading
The Where's My Refund page also has the option of checking when the refund amount differs from what the taxpayer expects. Taxpayers can check the status of amended tax returns or tax refunds from previous years as well. As of 2015, the normal response time for issuing a refund is six weeks from the time the department acknowledges the receipt of the return, reports the North Carolina Department of Revenue website; taxpayers should use this date and not the date they mailed or submitted the return. The system is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, but the department only updates it once per day.
Filing a paper tax return increases the time it takes to receive the refund, advises the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Taxpayers who do not receive a refund within 12 weeks of the filing date should call the department using its toll-free telephone number. The number of returns the department receives increases toward the end of the filing season, slowing the process of issuing refunds.Learn more about Income Tax