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

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:

If you're trying to obtain a photocopy of your refund check because of a dispute over the proceeds, call us and speak to a representative 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 a check issued to another taxpayer with you unless you have obtained authorization. If you submit a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative or a Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization for a person, we may provide information to you for that person’s refund.

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