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    jemar707
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    Share your experience with filing your New Jersey Tax Return and tax refund progress with others. If you have state information this is a great place to post.

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  • #4197445 Reply

    Gale

    Guess what, I filed in February, got a notice for more information in June, gave them the information (I have filed the same return for 20 years!!!) and still no refund!! Am I building the Governor’s Manson, have I now donated to it?? Where is my interest and penalties back?? I don’t feel it’s fair for me to give them my hard earned money all year and them not return my honest return!!

    Get Real NJ before everyone moves out!!!

    #4196340 Reply

    Nikki Lee

    @LL
    Was just curious if you got your refund yet? As of today I am still waiting. Still no letter or updates! Getting really pissed off! It’s officially been 12 weeks!

    #4194341 Reply

    LL

    @nikki Lee Thanks for the update. I called customer service yet again yesterday. They told me same thing…….still processing, no letters or known issues noted. The CS rep said to be patient and should be completed soon. I had called them again because another person that i know of had filed on 2/24 and received their refund yesterday. I think you are right…..the early filers are getting screwed for sure.

    #4194285 Reply

    Nikki Lee

    @LL
    And…… Still nothing for me as well!! Filed 2/3 accepted 2/4 ! No letters stating any issues! More & more it’s looking like the earlier ppl to file are the ones that are screwed! It’s so aggravating! I totally appreciate they’re supposedly trying to protect us from fraud but those of us that have filed the same dependents & same credits yr after yr after yr, you would think really shouldn’t have any issues.
    I read where it says if your return must be processed manually it can take 12 or more weeks to receive a refund! I seriously hope this is not the case!

    #4193873 Reply

    LL

    Still nothing for me. accepted on 1/31. This is absolutely ridiculous. All i had was a W2. no deductions. simple and straight forward.

    #4193807 Reply

    Meli

    My state return was accepted 2/26 and I just got a DDD of 3/30!!!!

    #4192334 Reply

    LL

    And still waiting. Called for information again. This time I was told that me return has not even been looked at yet (return was accepted on 31 Jan 2017). Supposedly they started processing/looking at paperwork starting on March 1st, rather than sending out refunds for those returns that had already been processed.

    My understanding was that the state would start reviewing/processing returns as they were received back in January, but would just take longer to process do to the enhancement of security. Hence, the delay of refunds starting on March 1st.

    When i questioned the customer service person i spoke with, she outright said they have done nothing with any returns, not even reviewed them, until March 1st. No prep work, nothing. I don’t know what to believe anymore. I give up. How could they justify waiting until March 1st to start looking at returns? makes no sense. its a different story everytime i call.

    #4191855 Reply

    Nicole Sieracki

    @LL You and me both!! Thanks for the response. At least I’m not alone! Started worrying something was wrong! Just so tired of waiting! Seems like they’re just taking their sweet time & not returning in any kind of order!

    Guess we’ll just have to wait it out!
    Good luck to you!

    #4191670 Reply

    LL

    @Nikkilee Same situation here. filed and accepted on 1/31. No updates on the website. Still says processing. I called the state last week and they gave me same update…..still processing. I have a very simple, straight forward return. She was able to tell me that no letters were sent out to me for additional info, so there are no problems that she knew of. I also asked what days the system gets updated and she pretty much was clueless and ended up telling me its random days each week and that processing is done in no particular order. I was concerned when I saw people who had filed after me already received their refunds. this is absolutely ridiculous. I really need those funds.

    #4191631 Reply

    Nikkilee

    This is absolutely ridiculous!! I filed on 2/2 and still nothing from state, no update no letters nothing! I know several people who filed way after me , with the same credits , & they received theirs already!! Anyone have any clue what’s going on with NJ state?!?

    #4191546 Reply

    Lyssa Banfield

    I e-filed my state return on January 23, 2017. It sat as “being processed” until I received a notice to send in a hard copy with supporting documentation on March 10. I have the same basic return every year for the last 8 years. I claim a child but not any extra credits. The only difference this year was that my income was severely reduced as I was out of work injured for 9 months. Why did they chose to hold my return for 5 weeks and then ask for more information? Federal had no issues and I received my refund from them in February.

    #4190815 Reply

    Tw

    Filed at the end of January. My info for the last week says “We have approved your refund as of 3/6/17, if you don’t receive your refund by 4/5/17 check back”. I do direct deposit. Everyone else in my family who filed after I did got their refund at the beginning of the week.

    #4189816 Reply

    Lois

    Though the NJ website never gave me a date , we received the refund on 3/7.

    It was a surprise but a welcome one

    #4189479 Reply

    Simone

    Just received my DD at 2:25 am. Finally done with this very stressfull tax season goodluck everyone. See you all next year.

    #4188907 Reply

    TraciT
    Participant

    DDD of 3/9!!

    #4188594 Reply

    JERSEY

    No idea when they update but to me it would make sense that they would update tonight after finishing the second half of the week since the first update was Wednesday night. Let’s hope at least bc I don’t want to wait for these ddds anymore lol unnecessary stress it’s causing in everyone’s life

    #4188585 Reply

    Nunee1

    I filed 1/23 and all it says is they have received and are processing my state refund. No DDD yet. My brother who filed a week after me has a DDD of 3/7 🙁. Does anyone know what days they update?

    #4188538 Reply

    Simone

    I filed 1/23. I have EITC and ACTC Nj DDD 3/7

    #4188513 Reply

    JERSEY

    I get the EIC too though and I also claim my son so I’m not sure if that has something to do with it. I’m also a 1099 employee not w2

    #4188510 Reply

    JERSEY

    @jerseygirl my boyfriend got a ddd today me and him filed literally at the same time and he got the EITC

    #4188503 Reply

    jerseygirl02

    To those who got a DDD.

    Did any of you claimed the EIC and/or the ACTC?

    #4188408 Reply

    TraciT
    Participant

    @JERSEY I filed 1/27 and was accepted on 1/28. No update for me!

    #4188404 Reply

    Lois

    I filed feb 2, 2017 and in mid Feb got the “it’s been received and is being processed.” message on NJ refund status website.

    I know part of my refund will pay off a small balance I owed NJ from last year but I was hoping to get a date today. I’ve become addicted to checking that darn page. So far no DDD for us

    Does anyone know when (what days) they update it the site ?

    #4188315 Reply

    JERSEY

    Am i the only one who didn’t get a ddd ;(

    #4188303 Reply

    Simone

    Finally! An update. DDD 3/7

    #4188282 Reply

    Zimo

    Update as of 3/2/2017 today at 12:00 AM got a ddd of 03/07/17 good luck everyone seems there starting to send the nj refunds.

    #4187877 Reply

    Zimo

    Nothing here yet filed and accepted on 1/22/17 still waiting getting the received and being processed! Hopefully tomorrow something changes good luck to everyone

    #4187859 Reply

    Margie
    Participant

    Has ANYBODY in New Jersey been able to get anything other than “your return is being processed” general message from New Jersey OR been able to use the refund hotline to actually get specific information? I “get it” that they are not going to be issuing refunds until March 1 or thereafter but for Geez Louise’s sake, they don’t tell you ANYTHING and it has been 6 weeks now…..Anybody????Anybody at all??? Thanks!

    #4186633 Reply

    karin

    seems like no days so far @simone..
    been checking every day. I hope soon!

    #4186542 Reply

    Simone

    On which days does the NJ refund site update? I wonder if we will al least get a DDD soon.

    #4172894 Reply

    Frank

    Update:
    They now recognize my 2016 tax return!!!

    Hope it won’t be much longer

    #4153220 Reply

    Frank

    Yeah, I’m just reading that now. That’s a bummer. Really was expecting my refund in the middle of feb. Guess I’m gonna have to wait.

    #4153077 Reply

    Margie
    Participant

    Not sure you saw this but if you go the home page of New Jersey Division of Taxation, it says that they won’t begin releasing our refunds until March 1. Ughhhhh

    #4152803 Reply

    Frank

    Waiting for refund status website to recognize my refund. Accepted on 1/20

    In my experience. New jersey takes there sweet time issuing refunds. No matter how early you file.

    #4150049 Reply

    Jackie

    I filed my NJ return on March 8, 2016
    They accepted it like 8 days later. and about 2 weeks ago it said on their website “We have recieved your refund but have not yet approved it, we are currently processing your return which can take 5 weeks bla bla bla. Something along those lines .., but its now April 6 2016 , and it still just says processing not yet approved , why is it taking soooo long ? Does anyone know when N.J updates their site? Does anyone happen to know what days or times N.J sends Direct Deposits? Thanks for any input, i just dont know what’s going on this year….,

    #4150029 Reply

    toni

    Wondering if anyone else that filed NJ state around Feb 19th received their NJ refund yet. I Filed TurboTax 2/19 said NJ accepted 2/21 NJ refund inquiry system still says processing

    #4150026 Reply

    Tamarah arthur

    How long does it take to gt ur new Jersey state back.. After u send them more info they asked for?

    #4144846 Reply

    Jen

    Wow so 1 person actually received nj refund a day or 2 sooner than the ddd they posted? Bet you had net spend right?

    #4144031 Reply

    CC

    Just got a DDD of 3/1/2016. Waited 4 weeks. It took 2 weeks just to even register that they received it. Once I receive it, that will make 21 days exactly after receiving federal.

    #4143914 Reply

    LF

    got a ddd for 3/1 . FINALLY :D

    #4143815 Reply

    George

    I have a.ddd for 3-1-16 for my nj state. Its going on the netspend card. Wondering if it will be there early or on that date? Anyone knows?

    #4142843 Reply

    Justhere4$
    Participant

    Nothing for me. Filed/accepted 1/19
    But my fiancé filed/accepted 2/10 and got a DDD for 2/23 and got her DD 2/19

    #4142815 Reply

    Justhere4$
    Participant

    Filed my Fiancés 2/10 accepted same day. DDD 2/23 DD 2/19. I haven’t even been approved yet filed 1/19 accepted 1/21

    #4142726 Reply

    LF

    Filed 1/21 accepted by NJ 1/22.. My 2015 status only started showing processing on the NJ state refund tracker about a week and a half ago and before that it would only pull up the year befores information. No updates since then still only shows that it’s processing. Up to see an update soon does anyone know of any delays? And has anyone at all gotten a Nj ddd yet?

    #4142373 Reply

    PHL

    I haven’t received anything yet and it seem like it hasn’t been updated since February 12th. Is there a delay with nj taxes.

    #4142269 Reply

    unlinced

    I have a DDD for 2/23….Filed on 1/15…accepted 1/19…updated yesterday to show DDD.

    #4142266 Reply

    alisson

    not yet :(

    #4142056 Reply

    kristin

    Has anyone gotten their state refund from NJ??

    #4138863 Reply

    Barbie

    Filed and Accepted 1/28 with TT

    Checked NJ today and it finally pulled up my information says received and being processed.

    Federal Return 1 bar No transcripts I moved it won’t accept my new address.

    If I get my state before Fed that is crazy cause every Jersey person knows they take forever!

    #4138802 Reply

    JERSEYGIRL02

    @Zeck

    Filed 1/29 with TT
    Accepted 1/30

    I have tried online and with the automated system, and nothing as of yet. The automated system after i enter my info,directs me to 2014 taxes. i have a feeling that means they have not started to process yet.

    impatiently waiting..

    #4138778 Reply

    Zeck

    Filled via TT on 2/6 8:23 PM and Accepted 2/7 9:33 PM, I’m trying to check my refund status but without success.

    I don’t know if they are slower than the IRS, but, they don’t show any information yet.

    Best regards,

    Z

    #4138773 Reply

    JERSEYGIRL02

    ALWAYS SOMETHING WITH THE STATE OF NJ….

    #4112678 Reply

    John Scharle

    Filed my NJ Income tax in March Received a letter requiring a repeat of the information that was sent in march by my accountant . Sent this information ( o h yes we had a dead line to sent that as the 30th of the month) . I have looked on the web site and of course we still are not approved . Called the number 609 292 6400.
    and got the message not to inquire for 90 days after the additional paperwork was sent in. There was nothing wrong with our return !!! they never addressed it for 3 months and now we are waiting another 90 days for information!!!!!!!!!

    #4112641 Reply

    Suzette Hall

    I filed my state tax in nj in February and it’s now July 23rd and I haven’t received my return as yet. Whenever I do on online inquiry I get that stupid stale message that says it’s received but not yet approved. In all my years of filing taxes this is my first time in this predicament. Yet still the state can send my dad a mail bothering him to pay his money for what he owes the state. Get off my dad’s back and send me my money. This is a joke. The state can’t pay out but is quick to collect. Yes, please don’t ask my dad for any payment when u owe me mine. Shame on you NJ. I guess I will be receiving last year and this year together.

    #4112629 Reply

    kedwards

    This is really bad. I have ALWAYS owed in state and federal taxes. I filed this year for several years based off of a letter Taxation sent to me. I am owed money. I personally went down to the Taxation Division in May of 2015 and as of right now July 2015. There is nothing. Whenever you owe they are really quick with sending out the letter. But apparently not with paying it out and that in itself is a huge problem. Not good NJ…Not good…

    #4112374 Reply

    Still waiting!

    I filed my nj taxes in February and I still havent received my refund. I called a month ago and was told my information would be expedited for review. It now June 10th and the rep. tells me it will take an additional 45 days for review. I told her did our fine governor need to review it for approval. UNREAL. Asked to talk to supervisor and got the run around. Folks call 609-292-6400 and demand immediate action towards your return.

    #4111936 Reply

    Gina

    How do you think Christie is gonna pay for his presidential run, Hun? He’s not gonna use his money…

    #4111924 Reply

    Nahera Abrams

    I filed my return on Feb 6, 2015 and haven’t received a refund yet. You are absolutely right if we owed money they would definitely charge penalties. I tell you what the problem is the government is spending up our tax dollars on their life styles ect……Taking away from the less fortunate, but yet always crying broke which is a bunch of bull! They are constantly raising taxes and tolls. Where is all of that money going?

    #4111882 Reply

    Alejandra

    I filed by the end of January, got accepted and as of today May 16th, the NJ website say they received my return but have not yet approved a refund for me. They owe around 4000 USD. I really need my money back, is there anyway yo bring this up to the media? or something else to pressure them? This is unacceptable!

    #4111844 Reply

    Shawn

    My taxes were filed on 2/23/15 and as of today, May 13 I have not yet received my refund. I agree that when money is owed to NJ (which I have owed them for most of my years of working and filing taxes) they will add penalties and interest when the money is delayed. However in reading a previous post, the response from NJ tax rep., there is no time limit on processing refunds. So my wait is without penalty or interest paid, but my delay in payment is…REALLY?!!!! NJ…!!!

    #4111749 Reply

    Danielle

    Filed my taxes – I owed NJ $591 from 2013 which I wanted to offset with my 2014 taxes – NJ owes ME 1240 this year

    Filed on February 4-

    Instead of processing my return and sending me the money they owed me (I would have gotten $649 back with the offset from the State of New Jersey) — They notified the IRS of the 2013 tax and took the money from my Federal Refund

    So now they took the money from 2013 and have continued to delay the processing of my State Tax Return-

    After spending 2.5 hours on the phone waiting for a rep from NJ I was told my refund is still being processed and because the refund wasn’t processed yet they took the offset from my federal

    My (reasonable) question- When will my refund be processed- the answer- there is no time limit on processing- My response- OK so I should expect the refund back around 2020 – her answer- there is no time limit on processing. My answer- OK so I assume you will be paying me interest on the money you owe me – her answer- it doesn’t work that way there is no time limit on processing of refunds and we don’t pay interest on it

    BUT they charged me interest on the 2013 money I owed (it was about $100 with penalties that I was charged from April 2014- May 2015)

    And now with the preliminary audits for people claiming EIC they are taking an additional 90 days to process AFTER they receive the requested paperwork back- which I was told the notice could take up to 90 days to get to me from the time I filed- THIS AMOUNTS TO A MINIMUM OF A 6 MONTH DELAY if you filed EIC

    Verification of the child I claim on my taxes every year that was born in the State of New Jersey and goes to school in the State of New Jersey? Verification of my employment which they have W-2’s for? I am not really getting what they are attempting to verify since all of this information is readily available to them –

    They have no problem expediting the processing of the returns with money due and taking it- and they have NO problem processing the request for the IRS offset the Federal refund – IT SEEM the only issue they are having are processing the refunds that they have to GIVE taxpayers back

    #4111734 Reply

    Patton316

    It’s May 5th and I filed on February 1st. …no correspondence at all.
    My best friend has been dealing with this for the third year, now. However, they ask her to identify herself and her son only (different last names) but they continue to do it each year so far. I do believe that it’s going to be at least July 1st before some of us get a refund, when the new fiscal year begins.

    A few people I know got theirs in early April…

    #4111658 Reply

    KM

    Still waiting on my refund and am seeing the 5 week processing time. The real kicker: I filed both my taxes and my boyfriend’s taxes on the same day. He owed NJ a small amount and the state withdrew the money in less than 2 weeks. Quick to take, but not to give?

    #4111637 Reply

    Jen

    I did my taxes on Turbo Tax on 2/13 and received my federal within 10 days. I still have not received my NJ taxes yet. Someone told me today that we might not receive them until October. When I spoke to someone they gave me no information except that electronic filing is taking longer this year due to fraud. I am so upset cause I really need this money to get my car fixed. It would be nice if they could give us some kind of information.

    #4111599 Reply

    Mike

    I filed and was accepted January 21. It is now April 27 and still processing. No letter, nothing. When I can get through to talk to someone I just get told people who used TurboTax are experiencing delays due to fraud. It’s been over 3 months. This is nuts. My federal was approved and disbursed to me in less than 2 weeks.

    #4111492 Reply

    Sharon

    Filed my taxes on Jan 31 is now April 22 and still have not received my refund even after sending additional information. When you call the NJ tax office they can give no information when it will be processed.

    #4111491 Reply

    Jennifer W

    I e-filed on 2/16 and the state return was accepted on 2/17… Here it is 4/22… More than two months later… And it says it has been received, but they’re still processing it! I’m starting to worry! I used Tax Act to file my taxes… Smh… I’m so confused…

    #4111367 Reply

    Sherry Weatherley

    I received my federal tax refund end of February but haven’t received anything by mail in regards to my state tax refund & its April 15, 2015..

    #4111064 Reply

    RayB.

    NJ state return accepted on 2/18/15…as of today 4/3/15 still in processing….also a week ago or so they changed the 3 week processing message on the website to 5 weeks. Its now been 6 weeks.

    #4111057 Reply

    John c

    My New Jersey state refund was accepted February 22, 2015 does anybody have any idea when I will receive my direct deposit?

    #4110968 Reply

    Ashlry

    I filed on Jan 30, got my federal in less than two weeks. Took until the end of feb for the NJ refund site to say it had received it and it is now April 1st and I havent recieved any letter asking for more info and it still only says were processing your refund.

    #4110439 Reply

    toni

    I filed electronically both my federal and state were accepted on Jan 26. Received my federal within a week. NJ still no refund. From Jan 26 till Feb 27 online refund status said no record on file. But yet I have email that says it was accepted . On Feb 27 it updated to that my refund was being processed. It has stayed on that since. As of today March 18 it still says the same thing. My son filed 2 weeks after me and has gotten both back already. I haven’t gotten anything in the mail requesting info. from me. I emailed them and they cant give me any info. I was pretty abrupt in the email. You go onto the online inquiry and they say that electronically filed emails are processed with in 3 weeks. I have tried and tried to call but they say due to high volume calls will not be answered thank you and disconnects. Its been 8 weeks this is bull.

    #4110342 Reply

    Mike

    Accepted via turbotax on Jan30…recieved my federal in first week of Feb…mid Feb my status on the nj portal finally went from ‘no record found’ to ‘still processing your refund’…it has stayed stuck on this ‘processing’ status ever since. The inquiry phone number is ALWAYS unable to accept calls due to heavy call volume, and the automated phone system also just says ‘still processing’. I’ve never seen a better example of government inefficiency in my life.

    Can’t call, website terrible, no recourse but to just wait. This is a terrible state and I can’t wait to move to PA.

    #4110256 Reply

    gngsatagrl
    Participant

    The website updated for me today, ddd for 3/19

    #4110216 Reply

    Kerry

    Mine was accepted around 1/28 and Still “processing” not approved for refund yet. My friend sent hers 2 weeks after me and got a notice that they need more info, blah blah, blah… Did anyone get their refund yet??

    #4109928 Reply

    donna

    I haven’t gotten my either called the 800 number and got told processing and thats all they

    told me. when i asked why so long since it was sent electronically they had no answer and

    when i asked about looking into it they could/would not look into i

    #4109588 Reply

    Amylee

    I filed on 1/23, accepted on 1/26. It’s been over 5 weeks and still not approved. I’ve heard a few people who have received theirs but not one of them used Turbo Tax.

    #4109420 Reply

    PhickDiva
    Participant

    I filed my NJ return on 01/28 via TT and was accepted the next day. The NJ website JUST updated around 02/20 to show that my return was being processed, but I have yet to hear anything since. I haven’t received anything in the mail either, so I hope that’s a good thing. Unless there’s a problem, I’ve always gotten my state exactly 3 weeks AFTER I get my federal refund. It has been longer than that by now, obviously. I thought I read that another poster around here said that because of the TT fraud thing that processing was taking up to an additional 2 weeks for NJ? Hopefully that means us early birds will get our money within the next week or so.

    #4109386 Reply

    jackie

    Has anyone recieved their new jersey state refund that filed on or around 2/2/2015? Still say :ur return is still being processed please allow additional time for the completion of this process. What the hell?? Is there something else im suppose to do that i dont know about? I havent recieved any letters or anything , please if anyone out there can bring me some enlightenment i woukd greatly appreciate it . thanks

    #4107315 Reply

    gngsatagrl
    Participant

    called the 800 number today, it is updated to this year, says processing and give more time to process…blablabla……..last year i got mine 5 weeks after filing. does anyone know when they started accepting this year?

    #4106597 Reply

    lexuhryan
    Participant

    Smh I am glad I am not the only one waiting for NJ…

    #4105798 Reply

    MrsF

    Still no refund information here either. ‘Accepted’ by NJ per Tax Act on January 21st. Nothing is updated on the NJ status site and nothing is updated at the phone number. Received my Federal refund last Thursday (2/5).

    #4104312 Reply

    Salvatore

    Yea mine is still saying NO INFORMATION FOUND! Last Year it took about 15 days so it SEEMS like the earliest for a NJ refund will be around Feb 14th-18th

    #4104170 Reply

    gngsatagrl
    Participant

    the page says ‘info not found ‘for me … last year i got mine the first week of March

    #4100011 Reply

    Mo

    @ljenk1216, NJ started processing on Feb. 1? How long does nj take to process refunds?

    #4099979 Reply

    JB

    I was wondering the same thing until I called the 800#. Both the site and phone info are still referencing the 2013 tax year. I thought I misheard when prompted to enter the dollar amount for my 2013 return. Yes, 2013. I went back and found the 2013 amount, called again and sure enough there was my information. And because I’m hardheaded I figured I’d check the site and use the 2013 amount… yep.

    #4099483 Reply

    ljenk1216

    New jersey did not begin processing until feb 1st.

    #4099466 Reply

    Salvatore

    I was accepted on Jan 21st and the system STILL has no information! Anyone else having this issue or are you able to see when you are getting your refund?

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