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Where's My Refund? - It's Quick, Easy and Secure.


Get up-to-date refund information using Where's My Refund? or the IRS2Go mobile app. Where's My Refund? is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after we receive your tax return. You should only call if it has been longer.

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When to check status...

  • Within 24 hours after we've received your e-filed tax return
  • 4 weeks after you mail your paper return
  • "Where's My Refund?" is updated once every 24 hours



What you need...

  • Social Security Number
  • Filing status
  • Exact refund amount






Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Nov-2014