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  Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beth Boustead, Public Information Specialist, 701.328.3039
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fong: Taxpayers Can Track State Refund Online

BISMARCK, N.D. – As the tax filing season wraps up, Tax Commissioner Cory Fong today reminds taxpayers who are expecting a North Dakota individual income tax refund to use the "Dude…Where's My Refund" online tool.

"The refund-tracking system, "Dude…Where's My Refund," is a convenient online tool for taxpayers who are eager to receive their state individual income tax refund," said Fong. "The system will help them find accurate and current information on the status of their refund from the comfort of their own home."

Taxpayers will need to enter their Social Security Number, filing status, and the exact amount of their anticipated refund in order to track the status of their refund. Once a taxpayer enters their information, they will learn:

  • If their return has not been processed or received yet;
  • If their return is being processed; or
  • The date their refund was issued.

Taxpayers who have selected Direct Deposit for their refund should allow three to five business days from the date the refund was issued for it to reach their bank account. Fong advises taxpayers to note how long the system indicates the "return is being processed."

"If a taxpayer notices that the refund tool shows that the return is taking more than a week to be processed then it likely has an error," said Fong. "Taxpayers may be contacted by the Tax Department if more information is required to correct the error."

So far, the Tax Department has processed nearly 340,000 individual income tax returns, compared to about 290,000 returns at this time in 2011. About 215,000 refunds have been issued so far this year, compared to about 170,000 last year.

To access "Where's My Refund?" or for other tax-related information, visit the Tax Department's web site at www.nd.gov/tax or connect with the Tax Department on Facebook and YouTube.

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