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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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