Expecting a state income tax refund in New Jersey (NJ) and want to know where it is? Then you’re in the right place. 

In this article, we will share with you where and how to get more information on your tax refund, what you can do to check updates, and what may be causing the delays (if there are any). Also, learn about the current income tax rates in the state of New Jersey.

Where’s My Refund NJ?

Here’s what you need to know to find the status of your refund in New Jersey…

Where to Check the Status of Your New Jersey Tax Refund

To check the status of your New Jersey Tax Refund, you can simply visit their website at https://www20.state.nj.us/TYTR_TGI_INQ/jsp/prompt.jsp

All you have to do is enter the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number or SSN
  • The tax year of the return filed
  • Your expected refund amount, you can round it off to the nearest dollar.

Once you’re done, you can click the “Submit” button and you’ll be redirected to a new web page.

How to Contact the New Jersey State Department of Revenue

If you wanna check your refund offline, you can call New Jersey’s automated refund system at 1-800-323-4400 You can call the hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

After e-filing, you can check the status of your refund in four weeks. However, if you file a paper return, you can check for updates after at least 12 weeks. 

What Can Cause a Delay In Your New Jersey Tax Refund

Expecting your refund but haven’t gotten it yet? Sometimes there may be delays due to issues at the DOR itself (ie. staffing problems). But many times there are things specific to your situation and return/refund that are causing the delay.

What could these things be that cause a delay in your New Jersey state tax refunds? Here is an overview of some of the most common issues…

  • The New Jersey Department of Revenue may need to further verify some of the info you included on your return. In these cases, the DOR may ask you to provide them with additional information in order to complete their verification. This will often delay you getting your refund.
  • Returns that are more complex, due to multiple tax forms, businesses, real estate holdings, etc. will take longer to review and could result in more time before you get your refund
  • Any adjustments that need to be made to the return and/or errors in the calculations on the return
  • Not opting to get your refund through direct deposit
  • Sending in your return through the mail instead of filing it electronically
  • Filing a return that is missing information (ie. an incomplete return)

So, bottom line for getting your refund quickly is to double (or triple) check your return for accuracy and file/get your refund electronically.

Should there be any delays with your New Jersey state tax refund, just call the hotline number we have provided above, or visit their website at https://www20.state.nj.us/TYTR_TGI_INQ/jsp/prompt.jsp.

Tax Rates for New Jersey

To help you understand the tax rates for New Jersey here’s a quick overview:

For single taxpayers:

  • $20,000 – 1.4%
  • $20,001-$35,000 – 1.75%
  • $35,001 and $40,000 – 3.5%
  • $40,001 and $75,000 – 5.525%
  • $75,001 and $500,000 – 6.37%
  • $500,001 and $5,000,000 – 8.97%
  • Over $5,000,000 – 10.57%

For married taxpayers:

  • $20,000 – 1.4%
  • $20,001 and $50,000 – 1.75%
  • $50,001 and $70,000 – 2.45%
  • $70,001 and $80,000 – 3.5%
  • $80,001 and $150,000 – 5.525%
  • $150,001 and $500,000 – 6.37%
  • $500,001 and $5,000,000 – 8.97%
  • Over $5,000,000- 10.75%

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