You filed your tax return and you’re expecting a refund. You have just one question and you want the answer now – Where’s My Tax Refund? Whether you split your refund among several accounts, opted for direct deposit to one account or asked IRS to mail you a check, you can track your refund through this secure Web site. You can get tax refund information even if you filed just to request the telephone excise tax refund.
If you don’t receive your refund within 28 days from the original IRS mailing date shown on Where’s My Refund?, you can start a refund trace online.
If Where’s My Refund? shows that IRS was unable to deliver your refund, you can change your address online. Where’s My Refund? will prompt you when these features are available for your situation.
Regardless of whether you file your return electronically or on paper, if you request a paper tax refund check instead of direct deposit, please add another week to your wait time. Consider using e-File and have your refund deposited directly into your bank account if you would like to receive your refund faster.