If you are the one waiting for your refund to arrive, then it is no more a mystery. IRS has developed a special online tool in the name where’s my tax refund check? that will assist you to check status of your refund and in the worst case will also permit you to start a refund trace.
You can lodge your form either through E-file or direct paper. Filing through E-file will lessen the delay of your refund.
If you are e-filing your tax return, wait patiently for three days because it usually takes three to four days for updating your details in the website. But, if you had mailed a copy of the tax return form, you must wait for at least three weeks for IRS to process your paperwork.
Before you start checking your status, make sure you have the following three requirements.
- Social Security Number- present at the top of your tax return form.
- Your filing status- present at the top of the main page of your form.
- The amount of your tax refund- present at the bottom of your form.
Once you make a note of the above details, connect to the internet and access the online tool WHERE’S MY REFUND? and start entering all the details and click on Submit button. Hurray! The status is available in front of your eyes.
In case if you do not have Interne connection, it is possible to dial the toll-free number 800-829-1954 provided by IRS and know the tax refund check status by saying your above mentioned details.
If you are a smart phone user, IRS has designed an app called IRS2Go that will be of utter use for checking your tax refund status on the go.