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When Will I Receive My Missouri Tax Refund?

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The Missouri Department of Revenue (MDR) aims to process and issue tax refund claims within 20 days. Every now and then, circumstances may not allow this and delays are thus possible.

If in doubt, or if is already has been more than 20 days and nothing has happened, it is possible to check the status of one's claim either online or via the telephone.

This can be done following a few simple steps. It is first of all necessary to check one's income tax return to determine the amount of the expected refund.

This figure, along with a Social Security number and filing status, will be required by the MDR before they will release any information about tax refunds to enquirers.

To check online, it is necessary to go to the <a href="dor.mo.gov/"> MDR website </a> and select the option 'Check your personal tax return status'.

Entering the required information and clicking 'Submit Your Inquiry' will then result in a page displaying the status of one's refunds being loaded.

Alternatively, it is possible to receive this information by calling the MDR on Telephone: 573-526-8299. Information regarding refund amount, SS number and filing status is equally required here.

It may help to know that Missouri taxpayers who have filed their claim via a paper form and postal services will be refunded with a paper cheque.

Delays may be caused by hold-ups/other problems within the postal service and tracking the item may become necessary.

Taxpayers submitting their claim via e-file are able to request that the refund is paid directly into a cheque or savings account by the state. An account statement will confirm payments.

Another option is to have part of one's tax refund donated to trust funds, such as the Missouri Military Family Relief or the Missouri National Guard.
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I agree, if it were the other way around and we owed Missouri money they would be adding up penalties and interest charges....I wonder if there's any type of class action lawsuit we could all file about this. I hate Missouri, I lived in 6 other states before moving to Missouri and never seen so many idiots working in "state paid" positions.
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If you 'hate' Missouri....MOVE!!!!!
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I agree with everything you said try living in this hell hole your whole life dealing with lack for a better term lazy people who just collect a pay check and don't work for it.!! I am so moving out of this place as soon as I finish school in about 11 months yuck
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I live out of state in IL and filed electronically and everything. Got my federal within a week. Just checked the Missouri Dept. Of Revenue site. Says returns will be starting to be paid this tuesday May 23. Hopefully I get mine next week. Thank God. I can use some extra cash.
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Missouri is using Stimulus money to pay tax refunds...I filed 4-15 electronically and still nothing. I would love to see posts from all stating when they filed and when they got their refund. It would help us all gauge when to expect them...and might give us all hope if we see people are starting to get their refunds.
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I guess my amended return will be put to the end of that list.
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Wish I could help... I sent my stuff in over a month ago and still have not received it. Have my federal refund in, but not Missouri's.
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E-filed my Missouri tax on April 3. SO far no deposit in my checking account and no word whatsoever. Should it take this long?
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No it shouls not take this long my tax advisior told me we should have it in a couple day's and now it has been 10 so gooed luck, u can go to mo.gov and check your'e status but it just say's they are having a high voulme of returns this time of year
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If we were owing them money, they would already be adding up penalties and interest charges
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From what I have read, the refunds will be issued by or before June 30th. Missouri has always been bad on refunds unless you file in February. I agree that there should be some way they could owe us interest...I bet there would not be any delays then!
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THis is very frustrating. I ALWAYS get my state refund back in less then a week.
I was counting on it to go to my best friends wedding.
I am getting the same answers you all are getting on the website, still processing.
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I wonder if the people can file a lawsuit against the state. If the state is earning interest on our money, even at 2%, we should be entitled to that interest.
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I wrote to everyone and they said if it takes more then 4 months, then they'll add interest...4 months? What a cop out...
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I've never seen a state so heavily taxed, and I come from the Northeast!! You're better off in New York than here tax wise. Other than that though, it is a nice state to live, so count your blessings!
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I e-filed on 4/15/10 as well and got my federal in less than a week and nothing from Missouri.  Usually only takes a week - no word that there are delays.  Checked the website and it just says Processing.
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I have not got my refund for property tax credit.  Who can I contact to see if there is a problem?
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I too filed mine on April 15th, and have received nothing! I got my federal refund in a week or so.  I want my MO refund!
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I went to the site and it said that my refund was processed in March....but I still don't have it.
What does processed mean?  Is it processed but not mailed out?
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I mailed mine in on April 14, 2010, and I am trying to check my status on the website.  It says that NOTHING has been received for me....WHAT THE HELL?!?!?  I need that money.
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Same here. I filed my MO return on April 10th. IT has almost 6 weekd now. Check the mo refund status. Just said being process ..no words on when exactly will I get my money back.:(
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Go to weres my mo state refund...it will tell you the date it was processed as long as you have the filling status and the amount of refund.
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Same here, I filed end of March and nothing yet. I called and was told that due to budget cuts they were not able to hire enough temporary staff to process the state income tax claims so things were behind and they couldn't even give me a rough estimate of when I should see it. They did however tell me that they didn't see anything wrong with my claim, but that all refunds were being delayed whether it be e-filed or mailed.
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You are supposed to allow the state 6 weeks to process your return. That being said, I'm supposed to get mine back tomorrow. Not holding out high hopes though. For more info and an up-to-date status report try googling "where's my missouri tax refund" and then follow the instructions on the first link (it's the state's site) and you can receive a status update there.
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A couple of nights ago, the nightly news said Missouri is currently experiencing a "revenue shortfall", so there is no telling when you will get your return. I filed the first week of April, I'm not betting on getting anything before the 4th of July...That being said, If I owed the state, yeah, they would be screaming for their money, piling on all the extras.....But, I'll bet they aren't going to return the favor.
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This is the first year that I got my federal back before the state. Missouri usually issues a check out within a week of filing. I submitted April 1st due to shortcomings from our accountant and no word yet on when we will get it. When you go to the "where's my refund site" it just says "we are processing, please check again in 7 days". Maybe we will get our 2008 tax refund before 2009 taxes are due.
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I filed in February - 14th. No refund. Talked to a supervisor she noted budget cuts are the problem. TV station said refunds will be mailed by June 30 or interest on refund must be paid. Our state is in better financial shape than most states - job loss, etc are hurting states' revenues. Guess we just have to be patient. Wonder if Calif. Is going to give refunds - they are in such poor shape.
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They used to have until August 15th before having to pay interest on money owed to you. They passed a law recently that changed it to July 15th before having to pay interest to you. Therefore, you can bet you will receive your return close to but before July 15th. It sucks but that's the way it is. It is in their financial interest to delay as long as allowed by law.
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We live in KS and my husband works in MO.  Electronically filed both returns on 4/15/10.  Due small refund from both.  Received KS in less than a week, it is now 5/16/10 and the MO site still says it has received my return, but that it has not been processed yet.  There is no date given for when it will be or when it might be.
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Filed the middle of Feb still no return and no update on their site it's still reading still processing check back in 7 days. Like many of you have said though before I sent in my NRI for 07's return the were saying I owed over $800.00 dollars in taxes with interest and they wanted it by Apr. How about that I feel like I should have had mine by Apr.
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Filed electronically on April 3rd, just checked on the status today (April 22) and the status is only accepted.  It has not even been processed yet.  Be prepared for a long wait this year.  And just like everyone else I had my federal refund within 10 days.

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My return was accepted by the great state of MO on 4/12/10. I called and got a real person today and they said when MO had the money they'd release tax refunds in the order they were accepted, so don't hold your breath.
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Tommorow will be 8 weeks and I wish there were a way to know why this is taking so long. When you pinch pennys from week to week it just seems unfair when you count on big brother this one time every year and they let you down.
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I'm just excited that we will soon have the same government that can't issue a tax refund in a timely manner in charge of our health care. Yes, I've been waiting for over nine weeks now. Fortunately, I don't need the money, as I am a member of the rare breed that saves as much as I spend. However, If I was like a lot of people that need access to my refund, (my money that the government has been using without paying interest) I would be a little peeved. Unfortunately this appears to be the future of our government as it spends trillions of our dollars to get us (supposedly) out of trouble for all the people purchasing homes that they couldn't afford through government program mortgages. Oh yes, back on topic....refunds should be on the way by mid- June. Pardon the ramblings.
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Just so you know people could afford their homes until they lost their jobs. Count your blessings you weren't one of them. Not right that you would assume that just because some one bought a house they could not afford it and lost it. Though with that being said yes I know there are those out there that live beyond their means. But do not generalize like that.

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