IRS Where’s My Refund
- Allows US residents to check the status of a refund from the IRS
- Please allow 24 hours to pass before checking the status of a refund (assuming the applicant filed their taxes via e-file)
The IRS Where’s My Refund service is free to use and those who filed their taxes by mail should allow 4 weeks before checking the status of a refund (obviously filing online is the ay to go for those looking to receive their IRS refund quick). Once the applicants taxes has been processed the IRS will assign them a personalized refund date.
IRS Where’s My Refund Notes
- Most people can expect a refund in about 21 days (but sometimes it may take longer depending on when the person filed)
- Generally speaking those who wait longer to file can expect a longer wait for their refund
- Those who file early in the tax season can expect a shorter wait to receive their IRS refund
- If it has been more than 6 weeks at the person still has not received their refund they should contact the IRS toll-free number
- When checking on a refund please have the persons Social Security Number, the Filing Status (i.e. single, married filing joint return, married filing separate returns, head of household, qualifying widow), and the refund amount as shown on the tax return (i.e. $4,120)
Common IRS forms associated with a refund include the 1040, 1040ez, and the 1040A. The IRS.GOV where’s my refund system is NOT up and running from Monday from 12:00 am (Midnight) to 3:00 am Eastern Time (this is a down time for maintenance). ALSO occasionally the IRS refund system may be unavailable on Sundays between 1:00 am and 7:00 am Eastern Time.
Can a person use a mobile device to check the status of a refund from the IRS? Yes… Download the IRS2Go app to check the refund status.