Where’s My Refund? Tool lets Taxpayers Check Status of their Refund

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Where’s My Refund? Tool lets Taxpayers Check Status of their Refund

The best way for you to check the status of your refund is to use the Where’s My Refund? tool on IRS.gov. This tool gives you access to your tax return and refund status anytime. Furthermore you can do this from the comfort of your home, at work, or directly from your phone.

All you need is internet access and three pieces of information:

  • Social Security number
  • Filing status
  • Exact whole dollar amount of their refund

Once your return is filed, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS received your e-filed return, or four weeks after you mail a paper return. In addition, Where’s My Refund? includes a tracker that displays progress through three stages: the IRS receives the tax return, then approves therefund, and sends the refund.

Where’s My Refund? Updates once a day, so you don’t need to check more often.

You can track your return and refund status on your mobile device using the free IRS2Go app. However, if you’ve filed an amended return you should checkout the Where’s My Amended Return? tool.

Most noteworthy, the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, but some may take longer. IRS phone and walk-in representatives can research the status of refunds only if it’s been 21 days or more since a taxpayer filed electronically, or more than six weeks since they mailed a paper return. You can also contact the IRS if Where’s My Refund? directs you to do so.

More information:
Understanding Tax Return Preparer Credentials and Qualifications
Tax Topic 254 – How to Choose a Tax Return Preparer
Choosing a Tax Professional
Filing for Individuals
e-File Options for Individuals
Paying Your Taxes
What to Expect for Refunds in 2019
Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families
Multimedia Center: IRS on Social Media

If you’re looking for some help with tax questions, or need them filed, feel free to contact us here at Xander Financial.