How to Check a Kentucky State Tax Return

Before checking on the status of your state tax refund, give the Kentucky Department of Revenue system time to process your filing. If you filed electronically, your tax return should be processed within seven to 10 days. If you mailed your return, processing takes between eight to 12 weeks -- and that's if your return is free of errors. Expect a delay in receiving your refund if the return has errors.

Checking Your Refund Status

Check the status of your tax refund online at You'll need to enter your Social Security number and the specific amount of your refund. If you prefer using the telephone, check the status of your current refund by calling 502-564-1600. The Kentucky Department of Revenue doesn't offer a toll-free number for this service. If you still haven't received a refund from a prior tax year, call 502-564-4581. An examiner will take your call for previous refund questions.