Many people are excited to get their hands on their tax refunds. And to get it as quickly as possible!
If you’re in that situation, one of the most common questions you likely have is “how do I check on my tax refund?” Below you’ll get an overview of how to check the status of your tax refund(s).
How Do I Check On My Tax Refund?
Tax refunds can be tracked in several ways. Here are some of the options to check on the status of your federal tax refund. We will first cover the most common way to track your tax refund.
According to usa.gov, the first thing you should do is check the status of your federal tax return. Once you get confirmation it’s been accepted and processed, then you can check on the refund status.
You can check the status of your federal tax refund by contacting the Internal Revenue Service or the IRS’ “Where’s My Refund” feature by visiting the IRS’s website by clicking here.
To check on the status of your tax refund using the method above, you will need to provide the following:
- Your social security number
- Your filing status
- The exact amount that is shown on your tax return
Other Options for Checking on Your Refund
Checking the status of your tax refunds online can also be done through the IRS2Go mobile app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices. This is the most effective method of tracking your tax refund because it is the quickest and most straightforward procedure. Every 24 hours, the app is updated with the most recent information.
You can also contact the IRS by phone to inquire on the status of your tax refund. However, as of right now, the IRS’s live phone support is severely limited.
It can take a long time to get a contact from a tax representative. Using the automated phone system, on the other hand, will save you from having to wait.
In addition, you can try checking your emails for any new messages as well as status updates from your e-filing or software website. For example, you could try using the websites of TurboTax or H&R Block to file your taxes.
Check on Your State Tax Refund
As with the IRS and your federal tax refunds, each state has various ways for you to check on your state tax refund. Pretty much every state has a number you can call to talk to a representative. They also have a way for you to check your tax refund status online.
To check the status for your state, find your state on this page, click on the name of your state and you’ll find all the latest information you’ll need to find out about your state refund.
How Long Does it Take to Receive Tax Refunds?
Assuming that you have just finished filing your taxes. And you still haven’t received it the following day. No doubt you’re curious as to how long it will take for you to receive your refund.
If you file your taxes on time, your tax refund will arrive in your account 21 days after you file your taxes. Your tax refund will appear in the mail within 21 days of filing your taxes in the vast majority of circumstances.
Weekends are counted as part of those 21 days as well. A common reason why tax refunds take longer to arrive than expected is that you committed a mistake when you filed your taxes. It’s possible that your information is incomplete when you submit your application.
When circumstances warrant it, such as in the two cases indicated above, you may be subjected to a second assessment of your application. In a worst-case scenario, it’s possible that identity theft or fraud jeopardized your tax submission.
And there you have it! We hope that this article provided you with some tips for tracking your tax refund.