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Where's My Refund?

IMPORTANT: The Department's average response time for issuing a refund is approximately six weeks from when NCDOR receives a taxpayer's return.
  • Response time should be calculated from the date NCDOR acknowledges receipt of the return, not the date when the return was mailed or electronically submitted by the taxpayer.
  • Paper return filers should allow additional time for mailing and processing. Processing can be delayed based on heavy volume, poor print quality or errors made by the taxpayer.
  • If you have not received your refund within twelve weeks from the date your return was submitted to NCDOR, please contact the department at 1-877-252-3052.
  • In peak processing periods (returns filed closer to the deadline), the time required for issuing refunds may increase due to larger volume.

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Revenue Online Refund Inquiry System. This system provides refund information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We update refund information once a day. Please wait at least 24 hours before inquiring again.

To determine the status of your refund for the current tax year 2016, you will need:

  • The first social security number shown on the return
  • The exact amount of refund shown on your return (D-400 Line 33)
  Select one of the following options:
Check the status of your 2016 original income tax refund.
Refund amount different than what you expected.
Receive information about your amended return or prior year refund filed late.

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