Track Tax Refunds Online

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SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Illinois Taxpayers will no longer have to wonder if their refunds are lost in the mail. Now, they have an easy way to check on the status of their Illinois tax refund online.

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka unveiled a system Monday that allows taxpayers to see if their payments have been processed by entering their names and Social Security numbers on a comptroller's office web page. If taxpayers would like to receive an alert as to when their payment has been processed they can also enter there email address and/or phone number.

Taxpayers can also view a history of their return payments, a breakdown of state spending and bill backlog information.

The site also links to the comptroller's "transparency" sites called the "Ledger" and the "Warehouse."

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