How to check the status of an electronically filed return using "Where’s My Refund" on the IRS Web site

How to check the status of an electronically filed return using "Where’s My Refund" on the IRS Web site

SUMMARY

This article demonstrates how to check the status of an electronically filed tax return on the IRS Web site.

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Use Where’s My Refund? To check the electronic filing status of a tax return directly from the IRS Web site. Before you use Where’s My Refund?, be sure you have the following information:
  • The primary taxpayer’s Social Security Number
  • The taxpayer’s filing status
  • The exact refund amount on the tax return

To use Where’s My Refund?, follow these steps:

  1. Browse to the following IRS Web site:
  2. In the Social Security Number boxes, type the primary taxpayer’s Social Security Number.
  3. In the Filing Status list, click the taxpayer’s filing status.
  4. In the Refund Amount box, type the exact refund amount on the tax return and then click Submit.
The electronic filing and funding status of the return appears on your screen.

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