Refund Status-Where is My Refund?

The Colorado Department of Revenue is emphasizing fraud detection and prevention over the fast refunds it has prioritized over the past 20-plus years with the advent of electronic income tax filing. Fraud detection and prevention is essential in this age of increased identity theft. Taxpayers are warned that they could experience delays of as long as 60 days compared to previous years due to the Department's enhanced tax refund fraud detection efforts. While efforts to detect fraud cause refund processing to slow down, the Department is asking taxpayers for patience because it is better to be sure a refund is going to the correct party and not to data thieves who stand to benefit from stolen refunds.