Where is my refund?

by | Dec 13, 2021

When are you going to receive it?

When will you receive your refund? The answer depends on how you filed your return. The IRS should issue your refund check within six to eight weeks of filing a paper return. If you chose to receive your refund through direct deposit, you should receive it within a week. If you used an e-file, your refund should be issued between two and three weeks. You can check the status of your refund by clicking on the links below.

We can help you locate your refund!

The IRS sends most refunds within three weeks of when you file your taxes. Want to know the status of your refund is right now? Let’s help you find it out.

Federal Refund Status

You can check the status of your Federal Refunds at IRS’s refund tracking site https://www.irs.gov/refunds

What Information Will You Need?

  •  Social security number or ITIN 
  • Your filing status 
  • Your exact refund amount

State Refund Status

Select state and press submit to open corresponding state website

Get State Links here

How soon can I see my returns?

You can typically see your returns 24 hours after e-filing or 4 weeks after you mailed your return. IRS usually makes the tax updates daily, usually overnight.

What information is not available?

Amended Tax Returns

Refund information for Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return is not available on IRS’s Where’s My Refund website.

IRS phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your amended return 16 weeks or more after you’ve mailed it,

Business Tax Return Information

For refund information on federal tax returns other than Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, visit app

Prior Year Refund Information

Where’s My Refund? will display the status of your most recently filed tax return within the past two tax years. If you need refund amount information for other years, you need to use Get Transcript.

How long will my refund information be available?

  • For U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns filed before July 1: Around the second or third week in December.
  • For  U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns filed on or after July 1: Throughout the following year until you file a tax return for a more current tax year.

If your refund check was returned to us as undeliverable by the U.S. Post Office, your refund information will remain available throughout the following year until you file a tax return for a more current tax year.

What if my refund was lost, stolen, or destroyed?

Generally, you can file an online claim for a replacement check if it’s been more than 28 days from the date we mailed your refund. Where’s My Refund? will give you detailed information about filing a claim if this situation applies to you.

For more information, check our Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.

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