Your W2 has been received and your taxed have been filed, now Where’s my refund?!
August 23, 2017
With today’s technology providing information quickly at your fingertips, now you can now check on the status of your tax refund! The IRS has provided taxpayers a place within IRS.gov to check when it will arrive in your bank account or mailbox. Sounds great having information without the worry of waiting weeks for your anticipated refund. Here are some tips before you visit the website to obtain your refund status:
- Allow 24 hours after you have efiled your tax return before checking this website or 4 weeks after you have filed your paper return.
- When checking your status have your social security number handy, your tax status (Example, Married filing 2 dependents) and your expected refund amount. These three items are crucial to obtaining your refund status online.
- Visit the website during evenings or weekends for best response times to your request. The IRS updates the site daily therefore; do not check your status more than one time each day.
- Efiling is the way to go rather than paper. The IRS expects a 21 day turnaround on refunds if filed by this method.
The Refund status link at IRS is: https://sa2.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp or you can go to IRS.gov and look for “Where’s My Refund” to follow the prompts.