When Will I Get My Refund?

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.


About cozbycpa

Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.
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