Question
Is it possible to find out if my federal tax refund check was cashed?
Answer

Yes, if you need to know whether your federal tax refund check was cashed, you can initiate a refund trace by using one of the following methods:

  • Call us at 800-829-1954 (toll-free) and either use the automated system or speak with a representative.
  • If you filed a married filing jointly return, you can't initiate a trace using the automated systems. The IRS will issue you a Form 3911, Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund, to get the process started or you can download the form.

If you're trying to obtain a photocopy of your refund check because of a dispute over the proceeds, call us at 800-829-1954 to request assistance.

By law, the IRS can't disclose any information to you about someone else’s refund. For example, the IRS can't discuss with you a check issued to another taxpayer.

If you lost your refund check, see I lost my refund check. How do I get a new one?

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