IRS Refund Tracking: Check your tax return status online @

According to the official website of the Internal Revenue Service, any tax refund that is being filed electronically is taking a maximum of 21 days to be released, if you have recently e-file to receive the tax refund, then you must know that you will receive your refund by direct deposit or check within 10 to 12 days once it is accepted after e-Filing.

IRS Refund Tracking

The Internal Revenue Service has provided Where’s My Refund? tool and IRS2Go mobile application for tracking the return status, the online window for filing refunds for tax year 2022 was activated on January 23, 2023, the last date for e-filing refunds was earlier April 18, 2023, which has now been changed to October 16, 2023 for all states of United States, If you haven’t yet e-filed for refund till date, you can also do so through IRS Free File.

There are 2 ways to file a tax refund, in which the first is e-File and the second is on-Paper, after filing the return electronically, it is received within 21 days. It takes 6 months or more to receive the return, when it is filed on-Paper.  24 hours after filing the refund electronically, taxpayers can check the status of their refund e-filing, if you want to know whether your return has been accepted by the IRS or not, for this you can use the Where’s My Refund tool or IRS2Go mobile application.

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Federal Tax Return 2023

Any US citizen who paid taxes for the 2022 tax year can file for a refund through the Internal Revenue Service’s Free File on or before October 16, 2023. After filing the tax return electronically, it takes 3 to 5 days for processing. Once it is processed, within 1 week the refund is accepted by the Internal Revenue Service and then in the maximum of 10 days  the refund is received by the taxpayer in the form of direct deposit or cheque.

If a person also claims Child Tax Credit (CTC) at the time of filing tax refund electronically, in this case it may take more time of 15 to 21 days to receive refund i.e. if an individual e-file tax return on 1st of any month and also claims CTC, in this case, he/she will get his/her refund in the second or third week of the next month, even after e-filing tax return only, you don’t receive you direct deposit or check by the expected date i.e. within 3 to 4 weeks, then you need to contact to customer support of the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS Refund Tracking

How to check the IRS Tax Return Status?

In order to track IRS Tax returns, you have to go through the step-by-step instructions below.

1). Go to the official website of the Internal Revenue Service, which can be only accessed at

2). Look for an option of  ‘Get Your Refund Status’ under the section of ‘How can we help you?’, tap on it and go to the new page.

3). Now, you will find an option of ‘Check Your Refund’ under a block of ‘Where’s My Refund?’.

4). Choose your tax year as 2022, 2021 or 2020.

5). Enter your Social Security Number.

6). Select your filing status as Single  Married-Filing Joint Return, Married-Filing, Separate Return, Head of Household or Qualifying Widow(er) / Surviving Spouse.

7). Fill in your Refund Amount in $ (US Dollar).

8). Click on the Submit button.

Once you have gone through the step-by-step instructions above carefully by providing the accurate details, you will successfully have checked that your tax return is accepted or cancelled by the Internal Revenue Service.

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