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Where's My Refund? How to Check the Status of My Tax Return

Đang chơi bàiFind out if the IRS received your tax return and check the status of your refund. Learn why your tax refund could be lower than you expected.

Đang chơi bài or the mobile app to check your refund online. This is the fastest and easiest way to track your refund. The systems are updated once every 24 hours.

You can to check on the status of your refund. However, IRS live phone assistance is extremely limited at this time. Wait times to speak with a representative can be long. But you can avoid the wait by using the automated phone system. Follow the message prompts when you call.

When to Expect Your Refund

Refunds are generally issued within 21 days of when you electronically filed your tax return or 42 days of when you filed paper returns. If it’s been longer, find out why your .

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If you're trying to find out the status of your coronavirus stimulus payment, go to the IRS's page. You can learn whether your payment has been issued, and if it's coming by direct deposit or mailed check. 

Learn more about the stimulus payments, including whether you qualify for one and what, if anything, you may have to do to get yours.

  •  at 1-800-829-1040Đang chơi bài (Wait times to speak to a representative may be long.)

  • Looking for emails or status updates from your e-filing website or software

  • If you file your taxes by mail, using will allow you to track your tax return and get a confirmation when the IRS has received it. 

    What Information Should I Have to Get My Tax Return Status?

    If you call the IRS, you should have the following information ready when you ask about your tax return’s status:

    • Đang chơi bàiSocial Security number and birth date

    • Filing status: Are you single, married, or a head of household?

    • Any prior communications from the IRS

    What Is the Status of My State Tax Return?

    Đang chơi bàiTo see if your state tax return was received, you can check with your . There, you can find out whether your refund is being processed or get further contact information to confirm that your return was received.


    1. The Bureau of Fiscal Services (BFS) will check if your name and taxpayer information are in its delinquent debtor database.
    2. If there is a match, BFS will notify you that it is deducting the amount you owe from your tax refund.
    3. BFS will send the outstanding amount to the government agency to which you owed the money.

    If you owe more money than the payment you were going to receive, then BFS will send the entire amount to the other government agency. If you owe less, BFS will send the agency the amount you owed, and then send you the remaining balance.

    Đang chơi bàiHere's an example: you were going to receive a $1,500 federal tax refund. But you are delinquent on a student loan and have $1,000 outstanding. BFS will deduct $1,000 from your tax refund and send it to the correct government agency. It will also send you a notice of its action, along with the remaining $500 that was due to you as a tax refund.

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help you .

    If a Deduction Was Made in Error

    If you believe that a deduction was an error, contact the agency that said you owed money. Call the Treasury Offset Program at 1-800-304-3107Đang chơi bài to locate the agency you need to contact.

    page. You'll need to enter your Social Security number, filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. You may be prompted to change your address online. 

    Đang chơi bàiYou can also to check on the status of your refund. Wait times to speak with a representative can be long. But, you can avoid waiting by using the automated phone system. Follow the message prompts when you call.

    If you move, submit a to the IRS; you should also submit a Change of Address to the USPS.

    Unclaimed Federal Tax Refunds 

    If you are eligible for a federal tax refund and don’t file a return, then your refund will go unclaimed. Even if you aren't required to file a return, it might benefit you to file if:

    • Đang chơi bàiFederal taxes were withheld from your pay


    • You qualify for the

    You may not have filed a tax return because your wages were below the filing requirement. But you can still file a return within three years of the filing deadline to get your refund.

    State Refund Checks

    For information about your state tax refund check, .

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    Đang chơi bàiLast Updated: August 19, 2020