Where’s My Refund?

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 by in Taxes

If you’ve been anxiously checking the mailbox every afternoon for your tax refund, there’s a better way.

The IRS has created an online tool appropriately called “Where’s My Refund?

“Where’s My Refund?” is fast, easy, safe and convenient… why wouldn’t you use it? Nearly 9.7 million taxpayers have already checked the status of their 2007 federal income tax refunds online, up about 18 percent over the same time period last year.

To get to your refund status, be prepared to enter your:

  • Social Security Number (or Taxpayer Identification Number)
  • Filing status (Single, Married Filing Joint Return, etc.)
  • Exact refund amount shown on their tax returns

You can check on the status of their refund seven days after e-filing a return. But if you filed a paper return (why would you torture yourself like that?), check four to six weeks after mailing your return.

“Where’s My Refund?” also includes links to customized information based on a your specific situation. For example if “Where’s My Refund?” shows that the IRS was unable to deliver a refund, you can change your address online. You can avoid undelivered refund checks by having your refund directly deposited into a personal checking or savings account. And you can even initiate a trace if the IRS says it mailed a refund check but you haven’t received it after 28 days.

So what are you waiting for? Where’s My Refund?


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