Taxpayers can access their Where's My Refund page on the official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website. This page provides a secure, quick and easy way for taxpayers to get up-to-date refund information, says IRS.
IRS updates the information on the Where's My Refund page once every 24 hours at most. This update usually happens overnight. After the IRS receives a tax return, the individual filing the return can check the refund status on the Where's My Refund page. The IRS generally issues a tax refund within 21 days of receiving a tax return, according to the IRS.
To check the refund status on the Where's My Refund page, an individual needs his social security number or individual taxpayer identification number, his filing status and the exact refund amount, notes the IRS.