Where’s my tax refund?

The IRS has published 2016’s Tax Season Refund FAQ!  

Q1: How quickly will I get my refund?

We issue most refunds in less than 21 calendar days.

Q2: What is the best and fastest way to get information about my refund?

Use the IRS2Go mobile app or the Where’s My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.

Q3: Will I see a date for my refund right away?

Where’s My Refund? will not give you a refund date right away. We must first receive your tax return and then we have to process it and approve your refund. Where’s My Refund? will give you a personalized date once your refund is approved.

Q4: Will calling the IRS help me get my refund any faster?

Calling us will not speed up your refund. Our phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your refund if it has been 21 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return, or Where’s My Refund? directs you to contact us. If we need more information to process your tax return, we will contact you by mail. Otherwise Where’s My Refund? has the most up to date information available about your refund. Use the IRS2Go mobile app or use the Where’s My Refund? tool. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Q5: How will I know if IRS received my tax return and if my refund is being processed?

Use the Where’s My Refund? tool to follow your tax return from receipt to issuance of your refund. While your tax return is being processed you can follow it through three stages: Return Received, Refund Approved and Refund Sent.

For the full article and to view more FAQ visit: www.irs.gov/Refunds/Tax-Season-Refund-Frequently-Asked-Questions

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