Are tax refunds delayed in New York? Officials say ‘no’, citing $2.3B paid out to date

The tax deadline in New York State and U.S. has been extended to May 17.

However, a lot of people have filed their taxes already. Some individuals, though, have not received their returns, despite having submitted them weeks or months ago.

Why is that?

News10NBC reached out the state Department of Taxation and Finance. They say refunds are not being delayed unless additional information is required.

More than $2.3 billion in refunds have been paid out to date.

If you have specific questions there’s a number to call. It’s 518-457-5181.

“We have over 400 staff professionals operating our call center and ready to answer any questions that you might have about taxes here in New York with wait times of just one or two minutes,” NYS Tax Department Commissioner Michael Schmidt told News10NBC.

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