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Refund Information(p86)

Visit and click on Where's My Refund? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. But if you filed Form 8379 with your return, allow 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically) before checking your refund status.
To use Where's My Refund? have a copy of your tax return handy. You will need to provide the following information from your return:
Where's My Refund? has a new look this year! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) return received, (2) refund approved, and (3) refund sent. Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund.
Updates to refund status are made once a day–usually at night.
If you do not have Internet access, many services are available by phone:
  • You can check the status of your refund on the new IRS phone app. Download the free IRS2Go app by visiting the iTunes app store or the Android Marketplace. IRS2Go is a new way to provide you with information and tools.
  • You can call 1-800-829-4477 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for automated refund information.
Do not send in a copy of your return unless asked to do so.
To get a refund, you generally must file your return within 3 years from the date the return was due (including extensions).
Where's My Refund? does not track refunds that are claimed on an amended tax return.
Refund information also is available in Spanish at and 1-800-829-4477.