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Taxpayers have various ways to check on their refund status [IRS Tax Tip 2011-39]

posted Mar 2, 2011, 6:23 AM by NPROSS Administrator

Taxpayers who have filed a federal tax return and are entitled to a refund have several options to check on the status of their refund. IRS says the fastest and easiest way to check on the status of a refund is to access “Where's My Refund?” or “¿Dónde está mi reembolso?” on the agency website. If a taxpayer e-files, refund information becomes available 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of the return. If a paper return is filed, refund information will generally be available three to four weeks after mailing the return. When checking on the status of a refund, a taxpayer must enter either a Social Security number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, filing status, and the exact whole dollar refund amount shown of the tax return. As described by IRS, once the personal information is entered, several responses are possible, including: acknowledgment that the return was received and is in processing; the mailing date or direct deposit date of the refund; or notice that IRS could not deliver the refund due to an incorrect address. Further information is located http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=107704,00.html.