Taxpayers can find out the status of their refunds by using the Where's My Refund tool or downloading the IRS2Go mobile app. This is the fastest way to track refunds and see deposit dates, according to the IRS.
The Where's My Refund tool is updated every 24 hours. Taxpayers will need to know their exact refund amount, Social Security number and filing status to access any information, as stated by the IRS.
- Visit the website
- Enter information
Navigate to the refund page on the IRS website 24 hours after the IRS accepts an electronic return or 4 weeks after it accepts a paper return. Click on the "Where's My Refund" link in the middle of the page.
On the next page, enter a Social Security number, filing status, and exact refund amount in the spaces provided. Click "Submit."
The status of the refund will appear on the next screen, provided the information on the previous screen was entered correctly.