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IRS, Where Is My Tax Refund?

You can check the status of your IRS refund online


Where is my tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?

Where Is My Tax Refund
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Many know that tomorrow (Tuesday, April 18) is tax day, marking the deadline of when you can file your taxes with the agency. However, many others are expecting money back from the agency.

There’s a number of things you can do if you’re in the second camp, including going to and checking your refund information in the part that says “Where’s My Refund?”

If you file your taxes online, you can check the status of your tax refund 72 hours after the agency marks receipt of your return. You’re going to need several pieces of information if you do this, including:

  • Dollar amount refund shown on your refund (exactly)
  • Your Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Your filing status: Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married.
    Filing Separate Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er).

The online tool will tell you whether or not your return was processed and accepted, the mailing date or direct deposit date your refund was issued and a notice regarding whether or not you need to re-mark your address due to possible bad address.

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