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Track your tax refund online anytime

| March 2, 2024 1:00 AM

Want to know where your refund is at?

After they've filed their tax return, Idaho taxpayers can track their refund online at tax.idaho.gov/refund for the most up-to-date information. All they need to provide is their Social Security number and the refund amount they expect.

“It’s easy to check the status of your refund with our online service,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray said. “It’s fast and provides the most current refund information available.”

To learn more about the service, watch the “Where’s my refund?“ video on the Tax Commission’s webpage, tax.idaho.gov/refundinfo.

If taxpayers e-filed, they can start tracking a refund about four business days after getting word from their e-file provider that the Tax Commission received their return.

If they filed a paper return, plan to wait three weeks to start tracking a refund. That gives the Tax Commission time to manually enter information into its database.

If taxpayers don’t have internet access, they can get their refund status by calling the Tax Commission toll-free at 1-800-972-7660.

Typical Refund Timeframes

All returns go through fraud-detection reviews and accuracy checks before the Tax Commission issues any refunds.

  • E-filers: Expect your refund about seven to eight weeks after receiving an acknowledgment that the Tax Commission has your return.
  • Paper filers: Expect your refund about 10-11 weeks after the Tax Commission receives your return.

 Refund Exceptions

  • First-time filers: It takes about three weeks to enter new filers into the Tax Commission system. Until then, the online service will report your return as “not entered in system.” Add those three weeks to the estimates above to determine your refund timeframe.
  • If you get a letter asking for more information: Your refund will be delayed until the Tax Commission gets the requested information. It then will take about six more weeks to finish the process.

Visit tax.idaho.gov to get tax forms, make payments, and find tax help. You can also get help by calling (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll-free at 1-800-972-7660.

The deadline to file 2023 income taxes is Monday, April 15.