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Why is my state refund taking longer than my federal refund?

Because the IRS is separate from your state’s Department of Revenue, sometimes you will receive your federal refund before your state refund, or vice versa.

If your state refund is taking longer to arrive than your federal refund, remember that each state has its own processing protocols and security measures, some of which may require more time than the federal process.

To check on the status of your state refund, go to your state’s Department of Revenue site and use its refund tracking tool.

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