Get Your Refund Faster: File Electronically The fastest way to get your refund is to complete an accurate tax return and file electronically. For processing times, see Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions. 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 tax returns take longer to process than others, 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’ll contact you by mail if we need more information to process your return. 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. You should only call if it’s been: 21 days or more since you e-filed Where's My Refund tells you to contact the IRS Don’t 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.