(Salem, OR) -- If you're expecting an income tax refund this year and you're ready to submit your return, you'll still have to wait about a month to get your money. The Oregon Department of Revenue will start processing 2022 state income tax returns the same day as the IRS, which is January 23rd. Returns will be processed in the order received. Refunds won't be issued until after February 15th. The refund is held as a fraud prevention measure, so the amounts claimed on tax returns match what employers report on Forms W-2 and 1099. E-Filing is the fastest way to get your refund.