Where’s My Refund? gives you personalized refund information based on the processing of your tax return. Use the IRS2Go app or IRS.gov to access Where’s My Refund? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Where’s My Refund? will activate within 24 hours AFTER the IRS receives an e-filed return or four weeks after a return is mailed. The Where’s My Refund? includes a tracker which will track a refund through three stages: 1. return received, 2. return approved, 3. refund sent.
To use the Where’s My Refund?, you will need to provide your Social Security number, filing status, and the EXACT amount of your refund. Where’s My Refund? is only updated once every 24 hours, so no need to check more than once a day.
The IRS continues to say that they will issue 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days; however, do not count on getting a refund by a certain date – as it is possible that your return may require additional review.