The New Jersey Division of Taxation will not begin issuing 2016 tax refunds until March 1, 2017.
Due to enhanced efforts to protect NJ taxpayers from identity theft and refund fraud, early filers could experience delays in receiving their 2016 refunds. Tax returns filed electronically may now take a minimum of 4 weeks to validate and process. Paper filed tax returns may take a minimum of 12 weeks to validate and process.
To check the status of your refund click here: Online Refund Service or call 1-800-323-4400.