Track My Tax Refund

You can check the status of your tax refund online or by phone.

You get a tax refund when you pay more income taxes than you owe. After you file your state income tax return, you can track the status of your tax refund online or by phone with the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Tax refund processing times vary and depend on the accuracy of the original return, but you'll get your refund more quickly if you file your tax return electronically. Most refunds are issued within 21 days of the return being received. However, the process may take up to 90 days.

If your tax refund issue involves a deceased taxpayer, a lost, stolen, or stale-dated check, or a changed name, contact the Department of Revenue for assistance.

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How Do I Track My Tax Refund?

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    Gather What You'll Need

    In order to check the status of your tax refund, you’ll need information from your most recently filed income tax return:

    • Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
    • Exact dollar amount of your tax refund
     
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    Track Your Tax Refund

    You can check the status of your tax refund online or by phone. 

    • Online

      You can use the DOR Georgia Tax Center online portal to check the status of your tax return. Follow the prompts to check your tax refund status. You do not need an account to check your refund status online.

      You can create or log in to your Georgia Tax Center online account to sign up for electronic notifications if you’d like to be notified when your return is filed and when your refund is issued.

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    • By Phone

      Call the DOR automated telephone line at 877-423-6711 to check the status of your tax refund. Press option 2 (“Individual Income Tax Information”), then option 2 to inquire about the status of your refund. Follow the prompts to check your tax refund status.

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    Next Steps

    Your tax refund will be either electronically deposited into your bank account or mailed to you as a paper check. Most tax filers should expect to receive their refund electronically deposited into their bank account, unless otherwise noted on their returns. If you’re a first-time filer or have not filed in 5 or more years, you may receive a paper refund check in the mail.

     

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This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.