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Where's My Refund?
It's Quick, Easy and Secure. You can generally expect the IRS to issue your refund in less than 21 calendar days after they receive your tax return.
Use this tool to check on the status of your refund. It provides the most up-to-date information the IRS has. There’s no need to call the IRS unless Where’s My Refund? tells you to do so. Where’s My Refund? is updated every 24 hours – usually overnight -- so you only need to check once a day.
Refund information for the most current tax year that you filed will generally be available 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after you mail your paper return. Where's My Refund? does not track refunds that are claimed on amended tax returns. Refund information will remain available on Where’s My Refund? until around the second or third week in December.