Notice to Taxpayers
Please note that in the best interest of all our taxpayers, the Colorado Department of Revenue implements measures to detect and prevent identity theft related refund fraud. Fraud detection, along with verification that claims made on an individual income tax return are valid and the documentation is submitted with the returns, are part of the process of ensuring the return is correct and complete and that taxpayers receive the refund amount to which they are entitled. Please be aware that these measures, meant to ensure state tax dollars are going to the right person, could delay individual income tax refunds up to 60 days beyond the time frames of prior years.
Check Refund Status Online
You can check the status of your refund on Revenue Online. There is no need to login. Simply choose the option "Where is my Refund / Rebate?" under Quick Links. Then, enter your SSN and the refund amount you claimed on your current year income tax return. If you do not know the refund amount you claimed, you may either use a Letter ID number from a recent income tax correspondence from the Department, or you may request a letter with a Letter ID be sent to you to the mailing address we have on file for you.
You will receive the Letter ID within 7-10 business days. After we have received and processed your return, we will provide you with an updated status as the refund moves through our system. It may take a few days for an updated status to appear. Please check back often to verify where your return/refund may be in our process.
The information in Revenue Online is the same information available to our Call Center representatives. You can get the information without waiting on hold.
Frequently Asked Questions
I can't check the status. What do I do?
Please verify the refund amount you have entered and verify that you are using the primary SSN for the return/refund. You may want to try using a Letter ID instead of the refund amount.
You have not updated the status of my refund in a while. When will I receive it?
Each return processes through multiple steps. We recommend you file electronically and include all documentation to ensure we can process your return/refund as quickly as possible. Please check back on the status daily. If we require additional information, we will contact you through U.S. Postal Service mail.