You can check the status of your 2022 income tax refund 24 hours after e-filing. Please allow 3 or 4 days after e-filing your 2020 and 2021 tax year returns.  If you filed a paper return, please allow 4 weeks before checking your status.


Check Your Refund

Information is updated once a day, overnight.

What You Need

  • Your Social Security or taxpayer ID number
  • Your filing status
  • The exact refund amount on your return

Check Your Refund

Using a Mobile Device?

Check your refund on the IRS2Go app

Before You File a Second Tax Return

Filing the same tax return again typically won't speed up your refund, and could even lead to delays.

However, you should resubmit your tax return, electronically if possible, if all of these apply:

  • You are due a refund,
  • You filed on paper more than 6 months ago, and
  • Where’s My Refund does not show that we received your return.

Resubmit your tax return only if all of the items above apply to you.

When to Call Us

Call us about your refund status only if Where's My Refund directs you to contact us.

IRS phone numbers and tax help options

If Your Refund Is Delayed

Your refund may be delayed if your return needs corrections or extra review. If we need more information to process your return, we'll contact you by mail.

Why your refund might be taking longer


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