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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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    I haven’t received my state (NJ) refund since 2011. This past August I sent in extra paperwork electronically proving my identity for EITC, and received a letter in early October asking for hard copies of the same docs I already submitted. Immediately sent them certified mail on their requested docs. The site now has bars that say the data has been entered, and it is now processing. I can only check for 2015-2016 on there so I have no idea about 2011-2014. Does anyone know how long it takes to receive your refund after you answer and send in their request for more information? The site says 8 weeks but we all know NJ takes their sweet old time. I feel like I’m never going to receive this money.

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    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!!!

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    Nikki Lee

    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!

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    @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.

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    Nikki Lee

    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


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

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

    #4192334 Reply


    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.

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    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!

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    @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.

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    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?!?

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    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.

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    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


    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


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

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    DDD of 3/9!!

    #4188594 Reply


    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

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    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?

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

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    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

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

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    To those who got a DDD.

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

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

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    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 ?

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

    #4188303 Reply


    Finally! An update. DDD 3/7

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    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


    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

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    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


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

    #4186542 Reply


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

    #4172894 Reply


    They now recognize my 2016 tax return!!!

    Hope it won’t be much longer

    #4153220 Reply


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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    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


    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


    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


    got a ddd for 3/1 . FINALLY :D

    #4143815 Reply


    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


    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

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    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

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    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


    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


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

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    not yet :(

    #4142056 Reply


    Has anyone gotten their state refund from NJ??

    #4138863 Reply


    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!

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