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 4 weeks after you mailed your return fa-moon-o Updates are made daily, usually overnight Refunds Topics Refund Timing Refunds Information Refunds FAQS Direct Deposit Amended Returns When Will I Get My Refund? Should You Call the IRS? The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, although some require additional time. You should only call if it has been: 21 days or more since you e-filed 6 weeks or more since you mailed your return, or when "Where's My Refund" tells you to contact the IRS You can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to help make sure your withholding is right for 2020.