To use the Where's My Refund tool on TaxACT, simply go to the Where's My Refund search portal page through the TaxACT website, and enter your Social Security number, last name and ZIP code, explains TaxACT. Business customers can also check the status of their tax returns.
You can also check the status of your return and refund by using the Where's My Refund tool directly from the official website of the Internal Revenue Service, explains the agency. To check your refund status through the IRS, you need to provide your Social Security number, the amount of your anticipated refund and your filing status. The agency updates the system once every 24 hours. Refunds are generally issued 21 days after the IRS has received a tax return. If you mailed your tax return, you can expect to see an update on your refund status within four weeks of the receipt of your return by the IRS.
You can also check the status of your refund through the IRS2Go mobile application, explains the agency. Additionally, if you have filed an amended return, you can check the status of that return through the Where's My Amended Return tool on the IRS website. Status updates are generally provided three weeks after the date an amended return is mailed. To check the status of an amended return, you need to provided your Social Security number, date of birth and ZIP code, notes the IRS.