The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance says the division is again offering residents the chance to keep tabs on the progress of their tax refunds.

People filing income tax returns for New York State can go to www.tax.ny.gov, scroll down the page and click on the "Check Your Refund" tool to enter in essential information.

The site will ask for the refund amount the taxpayer is claiming, social security number and the form they filed.

Refund status checks can also be made through an automated telephone line for the Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-5149.