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.