When Will I Receive My North Carolina State Income Tax Refund?

by Jane Meggitt

Expect to wait an average of six weeks for your North Carolina state tax refund. That's six weeks from the time the North Carolina Department of Revenue received your return -- not six weeks from the date you mailed it. If you file your return close to April 15, expect a longer waiting period.

Check Your Refund Status

Check your refund status any time of the day or night on the North Carolina Department of Revenue's website, dornc.com. Information is updated each day by 6 p.m. When making your initial inquiry, you must provide the specific amount of your refund and the first Social Security number listed on the return. You can also check your refund status via telephone, by calling 1-877-252-4052. You must enter the same information required for an online inquiry. While the information is available 24/7 and updated at 6 p.m., the department requests that you wait 24 hours between calls for status updates.

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