COVID-19 Processing Delays For the latest information on IRS refund processing, see the IRS Operations Status page. It’s taking more than 21 days for IRS to issue refunds for certain mailed and e-filed 2020 tax returns that require review, And, in some cases, this work could take 90 to 120 days. Using a Mobile Device? Download the IRS2Go app to check your refund status. What You Will Need fa-check Social security number or ITIN fa-check Your filing status fa-check Your exact refund amount Check My Refund Status Where’s My Refund? will display the status of your refund, usually on the most recent tax year refund we have on file for you. Online Account allows you to securely access more information about your individual account. fa-clock-o 24 hours after e-filing fa-calendar 4 weeks after you mailed your return fa-moon-o Updates are made daily, usually overnight Refunds Topics Refunds Information Tax Season Refund FAQs Direct Deposit Where’s My Amended Return? Should You Call the IRS? Expect delays if you mailed a paper return or responded to an IRS inquiry about your 2020 return. Some returns require special handling such as those that require correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2019 income used to claim the EITC or ACTC. Otherwise, you should only call if it has been: 21 days or more since you e-filed "Where's My Refund" tells you to contact the IRS Do not file a second tax return. If you’re due a refund from your tax year 2020 return, you should wait to get it before filing Form 1040X to amend your original tax return. Some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return: Needs a correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount Is incomplete Is affected by identity theft or fraud Includes a claim filed for an Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit using 2019 income. Includes a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation PDF, which could take up to 14 weeks to process Needs further review in general We will contact you by mail when (or if) we need more information to process your return. Recovery Rebate Credit corrections and 2019 income validation does not require us to correspond with you but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund and in some cases this work could take 90 to 120 days.