Q) When can I start checking on my refund status?
A) You can start checking on your refund status 24 hours after you file your return electronically. If you filed your return on paper, you can start checking on your refund status four weeks after you mail it in.
To check on your refund status, you can use the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool. This tool is available online or by phone.
Here are the steps on how to use the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool:
- Go to the IRS Where’s My Refund? website.
- Enter your Social Security number, filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.
- Click on “Check Refund Status.”
The IRS Where’s My Refund? tool will tell you the status of your refund. It will also tell you when you can expect to receive your refund.
If you have any questions about your refund status, you can call the IRS at 800-829-1954. However, be prepared for long wait times.