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​​​The Kentucky Department of Revenue offers two methods to check the status of current year individual income tax refunds: the online system and the automated telephone refund information system.  Each method requires the user to enter their social security number and requested refund amount exactly as it is reflected on the tax return.

Understanding the Refund Process​​​

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*Direct Deposit only.  Allow an additional week for paper check requests.

Error correction will require additional time to process and will result in the issuance of a paper check in lieu of a direct deposit where applicable.


Option 1: Check Refund Status online. 

Please note, this system is for current year refund status only.​​​

Option 2: Call (502) 564-1600

Customer Service representatives are unable to answer questions regarding current year refunds until after the processing times listed above have passed.
To obtain a previous year(s) refund status, please call (502) 564-4581 to speak to an examiner.​

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Protecting You Against Tax Fraud

The Department of Revenue takes identity fraud very seriously.  If any of your information (address, bank account, etc.) has changed since last year, there may be additional security steps to verify your identity.  These security steps protect both you and the Commonwealth and may result in extended refund processing times.

Report Tax Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue conducts work
under the authority of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.