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. 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? When Should You Call the IRS? You should call us only if: It's been 21 days or more since you e-filed Where's My Refund tells you to contact us We'll contact you by mail if we need more information to process your return. Expect delays if you mailed a paper return or responded to an IRS inquiry about your return. Some tax returns take longer to process than others, including when a return: Needs a correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount Needs a correction to the Child Tax 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 AllocationPDF, which could take up to 14 weeks to process Needs further review in general It's taking us more than 21 days (and up to 90 to 120 days) to issue refunds for tax returns with the Recovery Rebate Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit. Don't file a second tax return. If you're due a refund from your tax return, you should wait to get it before filing Form 1040-X to amend your original tax return.