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How do I find out if some one cashed my refund check?

Tax_questionQ) How do I find out if some one cashed my refund check?

A) If you need to know whether your federal tax refund check has been cashed, you can initiate a trace on your refund by using one of the following methods:

  • You can use the “Where’s My Refund?” system available through the IRS website.
  • You can call the IRS Refund Hotline toll-free number at 800-829-1954 and either use the automated system or speak with an agent.
  • If you filed a married filing jointly return, you cannot initiate a trace using the automated system.  The IRS will issue you a Form 3911 (PDF), Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund, to get the process started.

If you are trying to obtain a photocopy of your refund check because of a dispute over the proceeds, call the IRS toll-free number at 800-829-1954 to request assistance.

By law, the IRS is not allowed to disclose any information to you about someone else’s refund. For example, the IRS cannot discuss with you a check that was issued to another taxpayer.




 

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  1. According to the IRS – Some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return:

    Includes errors
    Is incomplete
    Is affected by identity theft or fraud
    Includes a claim filed for an Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit. See Q&A below.
    Includes a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, which could take up to 14 weeks to process
    Needs further review in general
    We will contact you by mail when we need more information to process your return. https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

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