Most states tax your income. If you live in one of the nine states that do not have income taxes, you will not have a state refund. The nine states include Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
Your state return is different from your federal return, but you can still track it. To track your state refund, you will need to go through your state.
Most state governments use online trackers similar to the federal tracking tool. However, you may need to contact your state revenue department.
If your state has an online tracker, it is separate from another area’s tracking tool. Unlike the federal tool, there is not one uniform tool for state refunds.
You will need the same type of information to track your state refund as your federal filing. You will need to have:
- Your Social Security Number (SSN). Your SSN is how the state tracker finds your information. It is also how you confirm your identity. If you do not have an SSN, you can enter an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
- Your tax filing status, such as filing as single, married filing jointly, married filing separated, or head of household.
- The exact refund amount. You need your refund amount – either rounded to the nearest dollar or the exact amount down to the cent.
You may need to contact your state’s revenue department if you have not received your payment after several weeks. Your refund could be delayed if there is an error or incomplete information.