Check the status of your income tax refund for 2021, 2020 and 2019. If you e-file, allow 36 hours for your information to appear and 3 weeks to get your refund. If you mail your return, it will take longer.


Check Your Refund

Information is updated once a day, overnight.

What You Need

  • Your Social Security or taxpayer ID number
  • Your filing status
  • The exact refund amount on your return

Check Your Refund

Using a Mobile Device?

Check your refund on the IRS2Go app

Don't File a Second Tax Return

Filing the same tax return again won't speed up your refund.

When to Call Us

Call us about your refund status only if:

  • It's been 21 days or more since you e-filed
  • It’s been over 6 months since you filed by mail
  • Where's My Refund directs you to contact us

IRS phone numbers and tax help options

If Your Refund Is Delayed

Your refund may be delayed if your return needs corrections or extra review. If we need more information to process your return, we'll contact you by mail.

Why your refund might be taking longer


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