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How do I check the status of my individual income tax refund?

To check the status of your refund, you may visit our automated Income Tax Refund Status Inquiry application. The application only allows you to check on the current year's refund status (not amended returns). To inquire about a prior year's, or amended, refund status, you may call us at 800 732-8866. For more specific information about the status of your refund after IDOR has finished processing it, you can check the Illinois Comptroller's Find Your Illinois Tax Refund System. If it has been more than 10 days since your refund check has been mailed and you have not received it, please call the Comptroller's Office for assistance at 800 877-8078.

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 your replied to a notice, your response will be worked in the order it was received. Processing times vary depending on the amount of responses we receive.

Unless your overpayment is refunded or your credit is approved within 90 days after the return due date, interest will be paid to you from the due date of the original return, the date a processable return is filed, or the date of overpayment (whichever date is latest).  Click here to view the interest rates.

Note: The debit card refund option is no longer available.

Note: If your refund amount differs from what is shown on your return, you will receive a notice within 7 to 10 business days explaining the difference, along with instructions regarding how to proceed should your disagree.



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