Where’s My Tax Refund? – YouTube video text script

You've filed your tax return and now you're wondering, "When will I get my refund?"

First, head over to IRS.gov/refund.

That's where you'll find our Where's My Refund? tool.

24 hours after electronically filing your taxes, you can check on the status of your money on the IRS website.

You can also access Where's My Refund on the IRS2Go app on your smart phone.

It usually takes 21 days to get your refund after you e-filed your return, if you chose direct deposit and have no processing delays.

Remember, don't rely on getting your refund by a specific date.

Some returns require additional review and may take longer to process.

Also, if you claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit, the law says we must hold the entire refund and can't issue it before mid-February.

Keep in mind the times it takes your bank or financial institution to post the refund to your account or for you to receive it by mail.

You might be wondering if you should call us to find out your refund status.

No, unless Where's My Refund tells you to call us.

To keep tabs on the status of your refund, check out IRS.gov/refund.