Where do I find the status of my tax refund with the IRS?


Quick Answer

Find the status of a tax refund by using the Where's My Refund? tool on the IRS website. As of 2014, information for e-filed returns is available 72 hours after the refund is accepted by the IRS, according to the IRS.

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Full Answer

To use the tool, go to the IRS website, click the Refunds tab, and select the Where's My Refund? link under step three on the next page. Fill in the Social Security number of the main filer, the filing status listed on the return, and the exact amount of the refund. According to the IRS, knowing the exact refund amount is important to help find the refund information.

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