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Where’s My Tax Refund?

May 1, 2018

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The IRS typically issues your tax refund within 21 days of filing your return.

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An estimated 80 percent of Americans will get a tax refund this year. But where is yours?

The IRS typically issues your tax refund within 21 days of filing your return. There may be discrepancies on your return, which can tack on additional IRS review time. If there are errors that cannot be addressed by the IRS, they will ask you to correct the return and file again.

Checking the Status of Your Tax Refund

Like your Amazon package or fitness tracker steps, you can track the progress of your tax refund online. Use the IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool after at least 72 hours after e-filing your return. If you filed a paper return, you can check your refund status within three to four weeks after mailing it in.

To check your refund status on “Where’s My Refund?” you’ll need the following information handy:

The IRS updates tax refund information once a day, so check back tomorrow.

With the “Where’s My Refund?” tool, you can:

  • Verify that your return has reached the IRS
  • Confirm that it’s being processed
  • See the approximate date when your refund will reach you (including direct deposits).
  • Get an alert if you provided an incorrect address, which prevents the delivery of your refund. 

If you do not receive your refund within 28 days from the date of filing your return, use the tool to begin a tax refund trace. There are links included to guide you through the resolution process.

Tax refunds may mean that you’ve overpaid the IRS this year, but it’s a sweet moment when your deposit hits. We’re giving you the go-ahead to treat yo’self. 


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