Whether you opted for direct deposit or asked IRS to mail you a check, you can track your refund through the IRS site. You can generally get information about your refund 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return.
How To Track Your Federal Income Tax Refund
Have a copy of your tax return handy. You will need to provide the following information from your return:
- Your Social Security Number (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)
- Your Filing status (Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married Filing Separate
- Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))
- The exact whole dollar amount of your refund
How To Track Your State Income Tax Refund
Make sure to have a copy of your tax return handy. In some states you will need to provide specific information from your return.
Choose your state below (states that do not collect or offer tax tracking information, have links to their tax agency);
Note: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming don’t collect income tax, so they’re not listed above. In New Hampshire and Tennessee, regular income is generally not subject to state tax, but a flat tax rate applies to dividends and interest income. If you have questions in these states, contact the department of revenue: NH, TN.