Find the status of a refund at H&R Block by using the company's Refund Status and E-File search portal on its website, explains H&R Block. To obtain your refund status, enter your date of birth, last name and Social Security number, and indicate how you filed your taxes.
You can also check the status of a tax refund through the Internal Revenue Service's website. To do this, go to the IRS home page, and choose the Where's My Refund option. You need to provide your filing status, anticipated refund amount, and Social Security number to receive your refund status, explains the IRS.
The IRS search updates once every 24 hours, and the updates are generally available 24 hours after the IRS receives your electronically-filed tax return. If you mailed your tax return, a status update posts four weeks after the mailing date of the return, reports the agency.
The IRS also has a mobile application called IRS2Go. This application provides information regarding your tax refund status, and as with the website, updates usually post 24 hours after the IRS receives your return if you filed electronically. The mobile application also provides information regarding taxpayer assistance programs, as reported by the IRS.