Though tax season only opened on January 31, some of you have already sent in your tax returns. Now you may be wondering when you’ll get your refund.
More than nine out of 10 refunds are issued within 21 days.
To track the status of your refund in the meantime, you can use the IRS’ “Where’s My Refund?” tool, which you can find on their mobile app IRS2Go. You can also use the tracking tool on IRS.gov.
You can start checking on the status of your refund 24 hours after e-filing your return, or four weeks after mailing in your return. You’ll need your Social Security Number, your filing status, and the amount of your refund.
The tracking tool will let you see which stage your return is in: return received, refund approved, and refund sent. The system is updated overnight, so you only need to check your refund status once a day.
Issues that can slow down a refund include errors on a tax return and returns identified for additional IRS review.
For more information, go to IRS.gov/refunds.