Illinois Department of Revenue
 
 
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My Refund

 
 

Where is my refund?

Visit the Income Tax Refund Status Inquiry System to find out if the Illinois Department of Revenue has initiated the refund process. The Income Tax Refund Status Inquiry System should provide you an estimated date for when you will receive your refund. For more specific information about the status of your refund after the Illinois Department of Revenue has finished processing it, you can check the Illinois Comptroller's Find Your Illinois Tax Refund System.

What information must I provide when calling the department?

You must provide the following information when calling us regarding your refund:

  • Name(s),
  • Address,
  • Social Security number,
  • Adjusted Gross Income (Line 1) for the return being discussed.

Form IL-2848 (Power of Attorney) is required if you are calling on behalf of someone else. This includes tax preparers inquiring about a client’s return.

Note: You must call us at 1 800 732-8866 if you are inquiring about a refund on a prior year and provide the same information listed above.

What do I do if my refund is different than what was shown on my return?

If your refund amount is different than what is shown on your return, you will receive a notice within 7 to 10 business days explaining the difference.

How long does it take to get my refund?

If you file your return electronically and have your refund directly deposited into your checking or savings account, you will receive your refund faster. If you file a paper return, you should allow as long as 15 weeks for your refund.

I have lost or misplaced my refund check, how do I go about getting a new one?

For a replacement check you must call the Comptroller's Office at 1 800 877-8078.

I have not received my refund check. According to your site it has been more than 10 days since it was mailed. What should I do?

For a replacement check you must call the Comptroller's Office at 1 800 877-8078.

I found my last years refund check that has not been cashed and the check is over 1 year old. How do I go about replacing it?

For a replacement check you must call the Comptroller's Office at 1 800 877-8078.

 
 
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