February 5, 2015 at 8:02 pm #4115574
Wheres My Refund North Carolina- Share your experience with filing your North Carolina Tax Return and tax refund progress with others. If you have state information this is a great place to post. To check North Carolina Wheres My Refund? go to North Carolina Department Of Revenue
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March 14, 2018 at 12:02 pm #4239641
Updated to Stage 2 today. Getting closer!
Filed & accepted 2/5.
Stage 1 – 3/12
Stage 2 – 3/14March 14, 2018 at 11:57 am #4239638
Filed 2/8 electonically through H&R Block. NC refund still not received/processed. The least that NCDOR can do is verify that my refund was received, even if it takes 8 weeks to process. And let’s be honest, there is NO FREAKING WAY it takes 8 weeks to process anything in 2018. C’mon man.
I am guessing there is an unstated system at play here. As my pending refund is rather substantial, I am going to speculate that it is systemically shuffled to the bottom :)March 14, 2018 at 8:01 am #4239540
Filed and accepted 2/7
Stage1 this morning 3/14
Gonna cut that 45 days close…March 14, 2018 at 3:00 am #4239513
@Ashlyn thanks a lot my refund was sent to my bank yesterday as you said it would be. Good luck guys.
then my direct deposit was credited 03/13
hope that helpsMarch 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm #4239379
Mine just updated refund sent to bankMarch 13, 2018 at 2:06 pm #4239370
I have been at stage 1 since 3/2. This is ridiculous. A lot of people process in 3 days or less. I am on day 11 and still no movement.March 13, 2018 at 11:28 am #4239300
@Craig: My stage 1 took 2 business days. Went to stage 1 3/9, approved 3/13.March 13, 2018 at 11:24 am #4239299
03/02 Stage 1 (Processing)
03/08 Stage 2 (Approved)
Year 2054 Stage 3 (Refund issued)March 13, 2018 at 9:46 am #4239266
Filed and accepted 2/6.
Went to stage 1 this morning
How long does stage 1 take?March 13, 2018 at 8:20 am #4239217
Filed 2/2, entered stage 1 3/7, and no movement since. Just wanted to drop in and give an update.March 13, 2018 at 8:16 am #4239214
e-filed and accepted on 2/5. Finally hit stage 1 over the weekend. Not sure if it was Fri.(9th) or Sat.(10th) So finally there is movement!!March 13, 2018 at 2:13 am #4239164
Hooray, it progressed to stage 2 around 1am today, 3/13!
As a reference, e-filed and accepted 2/4, stage 1 on 3/9.
It looks like when the stage 1 message changes from “up to 15 days to process” to “call if it has been 60 days” may be hint that it’s about to progress to stage 2.March 12, 2018 at 5:36 pm #4239038
Mine went from stage 1-Tuesday-stage 2- Friday,now waiting on stage 3-It may have been on a limited schedule today,due to snowMarch 12, 2018 at 5:13 pm #4239024
e-filed and accepted 2/4, had my federal refund a while ago. It went to stage 1 3/9 saying it may take up to 15 days to process.
This morning, while still in stage 1, the message changed to the following: “Your return is in Stage 1. If it has been more than 60 days since you filed your return, please call 1-877-252-3052. To reach an agent, DO NOT select 1 for refunds. Instead, select 5 for all other inquiries, then select 1 for individual income tax.”
So, I called NC DOR and a rep told me that it might be on its way to being approved in stage 2. She saw no calculation errors.
Has anyone seen their message changed while in stage 1?March 12, 2018 at 6:06 am #4238723
Filed 2/5 and accepted same day. As of this morning, it’s in stage 1. Hoping it doesn’t take the full 15 days to go to stage 2.March 11, 2018 at 5:43 pm #4238659
I’m thinking TuesdayMarch 11, 2018 at 8:09 am #4238594
hi can anyone please tell me when my NC refund will deposited in my bank.
It was accepted on 02/01/2018 and on friday 03/09/2018 it now says my refund has been issued to my bank and will get to me in bout 10 days ? I filled using my fiancee account and an estimated date would be very appreciatedMarch 11, 2018 at 12:18 am #4238575
Filed 2/6 and my tax refund has not been processed yet. Has anyone filed on 2/6 and seen any movement on the processing of their return?March 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm #4238122
It didn’t used to be this way,I remember three years ago getting both federal,and state in less than ten days,then they said they were putting stricter rules (??)
In place ,last year we filed 1-31,got federal feb 8,state March 7,so its most definitely weird nowMarch 9, 2018 at 1:09 pm #4238087
I think the language is pretty tricky and it may work in favor of the state. As the state clearly says it can take up to 8-12 weeks to process returns which is clearly beyond 45 days (6 weeks and 3 days), they could be counting effectively from the due date of 4/17.
Fundamentally, the fact that NC requires 8-12 weeks to complete processing out this state as almost the longest. Question is why in the first place? One should organize a class action lawsuit/complaint against the state in order to get them to move faster in the future.
I have just been so disappointed with this state. I now miss Illinois’ efficiency in handling refunds. Also, the NC DOR is gouging us on high taxation on automobiles.There is no such thing as automobile property tax in Illinois. Here I pay upwards of upper $300s for each of my 3 vehicles. Highway robbery, indeed!March 9, 2018 at 9:44 am #4237941
Just a quick point on the 45 day interest rule, they pay interest “45 days from the date the original return was filed or the date the original return was due, whichever is later.” The due date for tax returns this year is April 17, 2018.
So if you filed before March 3rd, they are not required to pay interest until after the 17th of April. If you file after March 3rd, then it’s 45 days from the day you file. Just wanted to clear that up before anyone gets their hopes up!March 9, 2018 at 6:15 am #4237769
Went to stage 2 @6am this morningMarch 9, 2018 at 1:06 am #4237746
It finally progresses to stage 1 after midnight! e-filed and accepted 2/4.March 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm #4237718
@holly: I had my federal refund deposited earlier as well. Let’s keep each other informed once it progresses to stage 1. Thanks and hang in there :-)March 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm #4237611
I also filed and was excepted on 2/4 and mine is still not processing. I received my federal taxes weeks ago.March 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm #4237510
@bonnie: Thank you for the information about the state issuing interest after 45 days.
Folks – State website says so here: https://www.ncdor.gov/taxes/individual-income-tax/general-refund-information
Granted 45 days a little bit over 6 weeks is still a long time, but it’s good to know there is a safeguard that we won’t be strung along indefinitely. It just pains me to think that Fed and most other states can issue refund much sooner than NC state. Wish there were collective complaints to force the state to change the inefficient and seemingly deliberately slow system.March 8, 2018 at 12:07 pm #4237486
e-filed and accepted 2/4. Still not processed. Any 2/4 filers out there seeing the same thing?March 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm #4237131
Mine changed really early this morning, at like 3am, to refund has been sent to bank on return. Still have yet to receive it on the emerald card. Will update.March 7, 2018 at 1:01 pm #4236891
Don’t forget any refunds not received over 45 days, state is required to pay interest.March 7, 2018 at 11:51 am #4236840
Stage 1: 2/28
Stage 2: 3/2
Stage 3 :3/6
Just deposited on my jh serve cardMarch 7, 2018 at 8:17 am #4236656
Finally went to stage one,efiled 2-2,said to allow fifteen days for completionMarch 7, 2018 at 7:54 am #4236651
Filed 2/2, and just entered stage 1 today. Who knows when next they will feel moved to look at it and send it to stage 2, but the site says 15 days.March 6, 2018 at 10:02 pm #4236564
I filed on Jan 23rd and just updated to check written/direct deposit sent to bank on March 2nd but haven’t received refund yet.March 6, 2018 at 9:59 pm #4236561
Filed on Jan 23rd,
Return received and processing on February 23rd,
Return approved on February 28th,
Check written/sent to bank for direct deposit on March 2nd,
Still haven’t received my direct deposit.March 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm #4236545
Its about a week wait for the deposit after “stage 2”
NCDOR can go kick rocks.March 6, 2018 at 9:37 am #4236160
My husband and I efiled feb 2,accepted same day,NO movement at all,my neighbor efiled feb 14,,received refund feb 27March 6, 2018 at 9:15 am #4236133
Filed 2/6. Accepted 2/6
As of March 6, nothing, no movement.
Anybody file around this date had any any movement?
Last year filed 1/18, refund from NC 2/28March 6, 2018 at 8:47 am #4236109
Refund deposited into bank today 3/6/18March 6, 2018 at 6:42 am #4236017
It’s so amazing how when you owe the State of NC they want their money then and will take it out your bank account but when they owe you these suckers take forever. I filed on 1/28/18. My refund was accepted on 1/30/18. I have yet to receive my NC refund as of 3/6/18. I checked the status this morning and my refund was approved and I needed to wait an additional three weeks before receiving my refund. I received my federal taxes two weeks after filing. There is a special place in hell for these people.March 6, 2018 at 4:25 am #4235997
Went to stage 3 Saturday morning, haven’t received anything yet all it says was sent to bank. How long does it usually take to get it?March 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm #4235848
Accepted 02/19, approved 03/01, said refund was sent 03/02. Received this evening after 5March 5, 2018 at 6:52 pm #4235840
I efiled 2-2 accepted both same day,got federal back feb 22,state hasn’t moved at ALLMarch 5, 2018 at 6:26 pm #4235829
Same here, e-filed and accepted 2/4. NC hasn’t processed yet. Deposited the federal check today. Sigh, another day goes by with no progress on state…March 5, 2018 at 5:34 pm #4235812
I filed with turbotax (like I do every year) on 2/1. They were accepted immediately and I got my federal return on 2/14. The NC site says that my refund hasn’t even been processed yet.March 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm #4235792
Just received the NC refund on my NetSpend card. Glad I’m all done for this year…March 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm #4235691
Doesn’t actually say Stage 3. It says “Your refund has been issued to the bank account provided on your return and should be processed within 10 days. Please contact your bank for a record of the deposit.”
Either way I still haven’t seen a NetSpend deposit yet and the status updated either last Thursday or Friday.
I think they update the status before they actually release the funds.March 5, 2018 at 10:20 am #4235475
In my past experience Tuesdays are deposit days.March 5, 2018 at 7:45 am #4235369
Moved to stage 3 Friday. Does anyone know how long it will take before its deposited into my account?March 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm #4235214
Stage 1 – 3-2-2018March 3, 2018 at 6:12 pm #4235078
Last year it said 4-6 week turnaround,this year it says 8-12 weeks,they are saying because of new tax lawsMarch 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm #4235072
I filed my Fed and State on 1/24. Fed accepted the same day, NC accepted almost a week after.
Fed refund received on 2/16
NC status just updated to stage 3 (refund sent to bank) Friday morning after more than a month after filing.
How long do they actually take? I got my refund on my Netspend card the same day as my 846 code on my transcript.
Why is NC so painfully @#/%! Slow year after year.?March 3, 2018 at 9:14 am #4234915
I efiled 2-2, have not updated at all,so I called yesterday,gentleman very nice,told me they are experiencing delays,last year filed 1-31,received 3-7March 3, 2018 at 8:54 am #4234905
For all you beautiful people waiting for your return from NC, remember they have to pay interest of any refund not processed in 45 days.March 3, 2018 at 8:52 am #4234903
My return was accepted on 2/2, still no response from NC Department of Taxation, this is ridiculous.March 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm #4234754
NC is slow every year, but this year is stacking up to be even slower. . .
Here’s my numbers…
Filed state and federal returns at the same time on 1/30. . .
Federal accepted my return 1h 54m after filing. . .
NC return accepted 2 days later on 2/1/2018
Federal refund was deposited 2/7 (quicker than previous years by 4 days)
As of tonight (3/2) my NC return status still shows as not processed..March 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm #4234534
I filed January 20
Stage 1 02/20
Stage 2 02/27
Stage 3 03/02 sent to the bank
Has anyone received it in the bank yet???March 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm #4234519
So TT says my return was accepted 2/2, and NC is reporting it as still not processed. Anyone else in the same boat? They usually take a long time, but I feel like it’s taking longer this year.March 2, 2018 at 1:42 pm #4234469
Status update as of today 3/2/18 stage 3
Your refund has been issued to the bank account provided on your return and should be processed within 10 days. Please contact your bank for a record of the deposit.
2/20 stage 1
2/27 stage 2March 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm #4234464
@Mimmor: Since we both have the same accepted date of Feb 4, I feel a little better to know that we are in the same “unprocessed” boat. My federal check was sent 2 days ago.
@LH: Glad that you’ve advanced to stage 1 :-) Hopefully, the stage 2 is quicker.
http://www.savingtoinvest.com/average-irs-and-state-tax-refund-and-processing-times/ indicates that NC is among the slowest state in processing the returns. I can’t understand why it takes them about a month to begin processing. What has NCDOR been doing to our returns in the mean time? My guess is they let our returns sit and hang on to our refund money a bit longer! Federal has a lot more tax returns to process and yet they can do this much faster than NC. NCDOR should be ashamed of themselves!!!March 2, 2018 at 8:21 am #4234261
Fed already deposit
NC accepted Jan.31, 2018
Has anyone received their NC refund yet? How long do you stay in stage 1?
NC the last2 years are awful with their processing time!!March 2, 2018 at 6:57 am #4234215
Same here. Was accepted March4 and still saying not processed but have already received federalFebruary 28, 2018 at 2:50 pm #4233251
Anybody with update for 2/4 accepted date? Mine still says it has not been processed.February 28, 2018 at 10:12 am #4233020
Stage 1 update on 2/24
Stage 2 update today, 2/28
My refund was deposited on a Tuesday last year according to my records.February 27, 2018 at 7:56 am #4232040
Stage 1 2/20/18
2/27/18 Your return is in Stage 2. We are working to issue your refund. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your refund.February 27, 2018 at 7:17 am #4232005
Finally at stage 2. Return was approved. Now it says allow 3 weeks to receive refundFebruary 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm #4231863
I have achieved “Stage 1” status! Seems they are running a week or so behind in comparison to last year.February 23, 2018 at 12:19 am #4229887
Sounds normal for NC to me. It’s like this every year. Seems to take them about 4 weeks to acknowledge my return on their website. Then it takes another 2 or 3 weeks to get my return.February 21, 2018 at 8:28 pm #4228143
I filed on 2/4 and TurboTax said the state of NC has accepted the return. Today is 2/21, NCDOR WMR still says “Your return has not been processed.” NC probably is one of the slowest states processing income tax returns. Now, I miss Illinois where I lived for 31 years and it would acknowledge receiving the return and complete processing the refund much faster than NC. In Illinois, I never had to pay vehicle property taxes and paid a low flat about $110 for license plate sticker. Here, the NCDMV charges me over $850 for highway use tax and $390 for registration for a car I bought 3 weeks ago. I have 4 cars, NC has robbed me big time! Sorry, I know I’m venting but it’s very frustrating, indeed!February 20, 2018 at 11:19 am #4225118
I filled mine on 2/7/18 and Free Tax USA stated it was accepted. However when I go into where’s my NC refund site it states that it hasn’t been processed yet. That doesn’t make sense to me. My federal is due to come on the 22nd and usually I get state before my federal. Is anyone else having this issue?February 20, 2018 at 9:12 am #4224923
My state was accepted on 1/31/18.
Everyday I checked, it said same thing “your return has not been processed”
Today 2/20/18 it says I am in stage one and may take up to 15 days to process.February 20, 2018 at 8:54 am #4224908
I submitted to NC 3 weeks ago. When I check status, it doesn’t even show as accepted? What is up with that? Per the TurboTax website, the state WAS accepted. I don’t get it.February 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm #4214661
I accidentally put my federal refund amount into the refund amount box while checking my state. It didn’t even provide me with an error message! Not very reassuring for NC!February 1, 2018 at 1:33 am #4202592
Mine was accepted as wellJanuary 31, 2018 at 5:55 pm #4202407
Just got the notification my state was accepted.January 28, 2018 at 1:26 am #4200022
Enjoy your tax refunds this because next year you won’t be getting one.