Where’s My Tax Refund?

Many of you are on the ball with your taxes. You filed early. You’re getting a refund. So now you’re wondering, or soon will be,“Where’s my money”?  Don’t bug the mail carrier.  The Internal Revenue Service has a better way to track down your refund… either by phone or online.

The IRS has an online tool called “Where’s My Refund?” To get started, you’ll need some information:

  • Your social security number.
  • Your filing status.
  • The amount you’re expecting.

When should you start checking?  Depends on how you filed.

  • If you e-filed and requested direct deposit, the IRS says wait 72 hours before using the tracking tool.
  • If you filed a paper return, and you’re expecting a check in the mail, give it at least three weeks before checking.

The “Where’s My Refund” tracking tool is updated every Wednesday, so check after Wednesday for the most up-to-date information.

And now there’s an app to track your refund. It’s called IRS2Go. You can

 

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