Where's My Refund? - One of IRS's most popular online features-gives you information about your federal income tax refund. The tool tracks your refund's progress through 3 stages:
1. Return Received
2. Refund Approved
3. Refund Sent
You get personalized refund information based on the processing of your tax return. The tool provides the refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund.
It's Fast! - You can start checking on the status of your return sooner - within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after a mailed paper return.
It's Up-to Date! - It's updated every 24 hours - usually overnight -- so you only need to check once a day. There's no need to call IRS unless Where's My Refund? tells you to do so.
It's Easy! - Have your tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.
It's Available! - It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find it! - Download the IRS2Go App by visiting the iTunes app store or visit Google Play or
Where's My Refund? at IRS.gov.
If you do not have internet access, call IRS's Refund Hotline at 1-800-829-1954.
Caution: Don't count on getting your refund by a certain date to make major purchases or pay other financial obligations. Even though the IRS issued more than 9 out of 10 refunds to taxpayers in less than 21 days, it's possible your tax return may require more review and take longer.