What You Will Need

Social security number or ITIN
Your filing status
Your exact refund amount

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.

24 hours after e-filing
4 weeks after you mailed your return
Updates are made daily, usually overnight

Refunds Topics


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.