Updates to Where’s My Refund Status Delayed for Some The Where’s My Refund app may show “Return Received,” even if we’ve already issued your refund. Your refund will not be delayed. There’s no need to call the IRS. COVID-19 Mail Processing Delays It’s taking us longer to process mailed documents including: Paper tax returns, and All tax return related correspondence. We are processing all mail in the order we received it. Do not file a second tax return or call the IRS. 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 fa-clock-o 24 hours after e-filing fa-calendar Expect extended delays if you mailed your return or responded to an IRS Notice fa-moon-o We update Where's My Refund daily, usually overnight Refunds Topics Refund Timing Refunds Information Refunds FAQs Direct Deposit Amended Returns Should You Call the IRS? Expect delays if you mailed a paper return or had to respond to an IRS inquiry about your e-filed return. 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. Paycheck Checkup: you can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to help make sure your withholding is right for 2021.