Contact Us

Has Your State Income Tax Refund Been Delayed? [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Some New Jersey residents, who were expecting their state income tax refund check in the mail, instead have received letters from the State Treasury Department, informing them they need to submit copies of their social security card, pay stubs and W2′s so their information can be reviewed and verified.

Governor Chris Christie
Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media

“I’m not happy with what’s gone on at treasury in this regard, and I’ve made it very clear to the treasurer that I’m unhappy with it,” said Governor Chris Christie during last night’s “Ask the Governor” program.

He explained that the Department of the Treasury has undertaken an aggressive anti-fraud effort focused on people who are getting tax refunds when they’re not entitled to them.

“The Division of Taxation became over-aggressive – they used a computer program and it was not calibrated correctly.”

As a result, the Governor said a lot of letters went out to people who should not have been getting those kinds of letters, and he’s instructed the treasurer to correct the issue.

He also said this kind of confusion makes people concerned and worried about what’s going on, and it’s got to stop.

“We’re taking action to minimize the flow of the letters,” said Christie. “Ultimately, all of this stuff is my responsibility and I’m going to take responsibility to fix it.”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Read more stories from NJ101.5's Ask the Governor program

More from WOBM AM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobmam.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WOBM-AM 1160 & 1310 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WOBM-AM 1160 & 1310 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!