Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Filing season update: Refunds have risen

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has issued more personal income tax refunds so far this season than it had at the same point last filing season, and for greater amounts:

Filing season 2011

Filing season 2012

Number of refunds
+  4%
Total amount refunded
$  104,670,273
$  123,749,130
Average refund
$  455
$  517
Figures are for each filing season to date, do not include refunds for prior years, and are before interest and offset.
Filing seasons as of March 18, 2011, and March 16, 2012.

If you have questions about your refund, use the “Where’s My Refund” tool on the Tax Division’s website; the tool is updated once a week with fresh figures. Or call the Tax Division’s main number, at (401) 574-8829, and press option 3.