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Where is my tax refund? How can I track my tax return?

by | 02-4-2020 | file tax, Tax Relief

If you are wondering where your tax refund is, have no fear, because you can easily find out where your refund is by using the IRS tools available. The IRS even has a smartphone application that you can download and use to track your refund.

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Are you ready to receive your tax refund? Find out how to track it!

How can I check the status of my federal tax refund?

You can track your tax refund by using the IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool or by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. The IRS refund hotline is 1-800-829-1954, and it’s a toll-free number.

To view your tax account information go to the View Your Account Information page on the IRS website. You can access this page by following this URL address.

View Your Account Information

To check your refund status using the IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool, you need to have available the following information: your social security number, filing status, and the exact amount of your tax refund. This tool can be found by following this URL address.

Where’s My Refund?

Another way to check your refund status is to use the IRS’s smartphone application called the IRS2GO app. Use this smartphone application to check your refund status, make a tax payment, get helpful tax tips, and more. For more information on how to download this application follow this URL address.


How can I check the status of my amended tax return?

To check the status of your amended tax return, use the “Where’s My Amended Return?” online IRS tool. You will need your social security number, date of birth, and zip code in order to use this tool. To access the “Where’s My Amended Return?” IRS tool to follow this URL address.

Where’s My Amended Return?

When can I expect my tax refund?

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Find out when to expect your tax refund

According to the IRS, most refunds are issued in less than 21 calendar days if you use direct deposit. For paper tax returns refunds are issued in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. For amended tax returns the IRS issues refunds in about 8 to 12 weeks.

Refunds involving the adoption tax credit take about 14 weeks, because the IRS has to do further research. Also, nonresident aliens may have to wait up to six months for their refund if they used Form 1042-S.

The IRS has a helpful video called “When will I get my refund?” You can watch this video at the following location:

When Will I Get My Refund?

Tips to Get Your Tax Refund Faster

• File early or at least on time.
• E-file. E-filing makes things faster not only for you but also for the IRS.
• Use direct deposit. This is the fastest way to get your refund.
• Don’t just wait. If you have not received your refund within 21 days of e-filing or within six weeks of paper-filing call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or go to your local IRS service center.


The IRS makes it pretty easy to track the status of your refund. They have several tools available. They have even kept up with technology and have created a smartphone application that you can use to track your federal tax return, amended tax return, and/or tax refund.

For more information on filing your taxes in 2020, check out this article:
Filing Taxes in 2020