Where’s My Refund

Where’s My Refund

Get up-to-date refund information using IRS.gov Where’s My Refund? or

Where's My Refund 2014the IRS2GO mobile app. Where’s My Refund? is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after we receive your tax return, but you can also check our 2017 IRS Refund Cycle Chart for exact payout dates. You should only call if it has been longer. Need help checking your State Refund? Check the Where’s My State Refund page. Do you have a strange IRS Reference Code like 1121? Check out our listing of IRS reference codes.

When to check status…

  • Within 24 hours after we’ve received your e-filed tax return
  • 4 weeks after you mail your paper return
  • “Where’s My Refund?” is updated once every 24 hours

 

What you need…

  • Social Security Number
  • Filing status
  • Exact refund amount

How…

Where is My Refund Resources

Track My Refund Online simply and easily with our online resources. Check our the Refund Status app online.

If you already filed your federal tax return and are due a refund, you have several options to check on your refund. Here are eight things the IRS wants you to know about checking the status of your refund:

Online Access to Refund Information Where’s My Refund? or ¿Dónde está mi reembolso? are interactive tools on http://www.irs.gov and are the fastest, easiest way to get information about your federal income tax refund. Whether you split your refund among several accounts, opted for direct deposit into one account, used part of your refund to buy U.S. Savings Bonds or asked the IRS to mail you a check, Where’s My Refund? and ¿Dónde está mi reembolso? give you online access to your refund information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s quick, easy and secure.

When to Check Refund Status If you e-file, you can get refund information 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your return. If you file a paper return, refund information will generally be available three to four weeks after mailing your return.

What You Need to Check Refund Status When checking the status of your refund, have your federal tax return handy. To get your personalized refund information you must enter:

• Your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

• Your filing status which will be Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married.
Filing Separate Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er).

• Exact whole dollar refund amount shown on your tax return.

What the Online Tool Will Tell You Once you enter your personal information, you could get several responses, including:

• Acknowledgement that your return was received and is in processing.

• The mailing date or direct deposit date of your refund.

• Notice that the IRS could not deliver your refund due to an incorrect address. In this instance, you may be able to change or correct your address online using Where’s My Refund?

Customized Information Where’s My Refund? also includes links to customized information based on your specific situation. The links guide you through the steps to resolve any issues affecting your refund. For example, if you do not get the refund within 28 days from the original IRS mailing date shown on Where’s My Refund?, you may be able to start a refund trace.

Visually Impaired Taxpayers Where’s My Refund? is also accessible to visually impaired taxpayers who use the Job Access with Speech screen reader used with a Braille display and is compatible with different JAWS modes.

Toll-free Number If you do not have internet access, you can check the status of your refund in English or Spanish by calling the IRS Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954 or the IRS TeleTax System at 800-829-4477. When calling, you must provide your or your spouse’s Social Security number, filing status and the exact whole dollar refund amount shown on your return.

IRS2Go This is the IRS’ first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refund. Apple users can download the free IRS2Go application by visiting the Apple App Store. Android users can visit the Android Marketplace to download the free IRS2Go app.
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