If you are waiting on a tax refund from the government, it can feel like it’s taking forever to get to you. Thankfully, technology has made it easier to track your refund so that you can have a better idea of when you will be receiving your hard-earned money. The IRS has created three main ways to check the status of your refund. You can check your refund online through the IRS website, by downloading the IRS mobile app, or via the IRS Refund Hotline.
Check the Status of my IRS Refund Online:
The first way to check your refund status is through the IRS website. You can easily log on to www.irs.gov and click “Refund Status”. You will need your social security number (or ITIN), your filing status, and your exact refund amount. From this second page you will click “Check My Refund Status” and a page will open where you can enter your information. Fill in the boxes asking for your social security number, your filing status, and your refund amount and click “submit”. If all your information is entered correctly, your refund status will come up.
Check the Status of my IRS Refund via Mobile App:
The second way to check your refund status is through the IRS mobile app. The IRS2Go app is available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Once you open the app it will ask you for the same information (social security number, filing status, and refund amount). Enter this information and click “get status”. If you have entered everything correctly, your refund status will appear right on your phone screen.
Check the Status of my IRS Refund via the IRS Refund Hotline:
If you do not have internet access, you can call the IRS Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954. This option is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. When you call in, you will have the option to check your refund status in English or Spanish. You will need to have your social security number, filing status, and refund amount available. Follow the prompts in order to hear your refund status.
Since technology doesn’t always work perfectly, you may run into issues where you need to call the IRS and talk to a live person. This can be very time consuming, so it should be your last option. The IRS only recommends calling them if it has been more than 21 days since you filed online, if it has been more than six weeks since you mailed in your return, or if you get an error message on their website that tells you to call them. IRS employees are available if you need your questions answered, but be prepared to wait on hold for quite some time.
The IRS processes approximately 148 million individual tax returns every year. That’s a lot! You will need some patience, but your tax refund will be in your hands in no time!
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