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01-12-2018 12:01 AM
01-12-2018 12:16 AM
There are several states that delayed refunds last year to help them fight tax fraud in the same way that the IRS delayed federal refunds until the end of February last year. So I've got a heads up for you.
New Jersey was among the first states to implement new return processing procedures last year. It has one of the longest wait times with literally all of their taxpayers waiting a minimum of 60 days from the file date for their refunds to be processed regardless of what occurs in the meantime. New Jersey is following the same procedure this year, so your state refund will likely not arrive until sometime in April if you file at the beginning of the season.
Only Georgia has a longer wait time at a minimum of 90 days for the majority of its taxpayers.
If New Jersey requests additional documentation they will tell you how they want it to be sent in their letter. Usually you can mail it or fax it. Since you provided additional information last year though they may not need as much from you this year and you'll get your refund a little sooner anyway.
The IRS also will not issue a refund this year until at least February 27th if you claimed the earned income credit and/or the child tax credit.
01-12-2018 07:19 AM