So you’ve filed your tax return and now you’re wondering, “When will I get my refund?”
If you e-filed your return… after 24 hours… you can go to IRS.gov/refund to check on its status using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool. You may also utilize the IRS2Go smartphone app. If you select direct deposit, it normally takes 21 days to get your refund after you have e-filed your return.
Remember: don’t count on the IRS to get you a refund by a specific date… Especially when it comes to paying bills or making large expenditures.
Some returns may need to be reviewed again, which will take longer. Also, whether you applied for the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit, the law requires us to hold the whole return until mid-February. Also, bear in mind the time it takes for financial institutions to complete transactions.
Check Where’s My Refund? for your personalized refund date.
Should You Call?
Now… should you call them to find out your refund status?
No… unless Where’s My Refund? tells you to do so.
IRS representatives will not be able to give you any additional information.
Otherwise… you can keep tabs on the status of your refund by going to IRS.gov/refund.
What Is the Best Way to Check My Tax Return’s Status?
Check to discover whether the IRS has received your tax return and if your refund is on its way. Learn why your tax refund could be less than you expected.
Check the Status of Your Federal Tax Refund
If you anticipate to get a refund after filing your federal income taxes, you may track its progress.
Make sure you have your Social Security number, filing status, and the precise amount of your refund on hand.
How to Check the Status of Your Refund
You may check on the status of your refund by calling the IRS. Currently, however, IRS live phone service is severely limited. It might take a long time to talk with a representative. However, utilizing the automated phone system will save you time. When you call, follow the instructions on the voicemail.
When Should You Expect a Refund?
Refunds are usually granted within 21 days of filing your tax return online or 42 days of filing paper returns. If it’s been longer, figure out why your refund is taking longer than planned or isn’t the amount you expected.
How to Check whether Your Stimulus Check Is Active
Go to the IRS’s Get My Payment website to see whether your coronavirus stimulus payment has been received. You can find out whether your payment has been issued and if it will be delivered through direct deposit or mailed cheque.
Find out whether you qualify for a stimulus payment and what, if anything, you’ll need to do to acquire one.
Check to See If Your Tax Return Has Been Filed
You have the option of submitting your tax return by mail, utilizing an e-filing website or software, or hiring a tax professional. Whether you owe taxes or are awaiting a refund, you may check the status of your tax return by:
- Using the IRS’s Where’s My Refund feature
- Viewing the details of your IRS account
- Making a phone call to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040 (You may have to wait a long time to speak with someone.)
- Are you looking for emails or status updates from your electronic filing program or website?
If you submit your taxes by mail, you may follow the status of your return and get confirmation from the IRS after it has been received. Use USPS Certified Postal or another mail service with tracking or delivery confirmation services to do this.