Track Federal Refund – Check using Where’s My Refund or IRS2GO!

Taxpayers who have filed their tax returns and expect a federal tax refund can track their refund status. The IRS manages the federal taxes and has simplified the ways to track the refund status for taxpayers.

Track Federal Refund 

The 2024 tax season was officially announced by the IRS on 29 January 2024. Taxpayers who have filed tax returns early electronically must have already received their refunds in their bank account. 

However, if you haven’t received your refund yet, you can track your refund on the IRS website or the mobile app of the IRS – IRS2Go.

Generally, the tax refunds are processed by the IRS within 21 days or less for the electronically filed tax returns and the taxpayers who have opted for direct deposit.

Your refund can be delayed for many reasons such as:

  • Error or misinformation in your tax returns. 
  • You have claimed the EITC/ ACTC or other credits with your tax returns. 
  • You have filed tax returns through a paper check.
  • You have selected other methods for the refund rather than the direct deposit.

The taxpayers claiming EITC/ ACTC credits can now check their refund status on the IRS website or app as the PATH Act obligation period has passed. 

According to the PATH law, the IRS has to wait till mid-February to process the refunds of EITC/ ACTC refunds.

The details you will need in hand before you check the status of the federal refund are given below:

  • Social Security Number 
  • Filing Status
  • Amount of refund you have claimed in the tax return.

How to track your Federal Refund via the IRS Website?

There are two methods to track your federal refund – the IRS website and the IRS2Go APP.

To track your federal refund through the IRS website, follow the below steps:

  • Go to the official website of the IRS
  • Now, navigate to the “Refunds” option in the header of the website. Or Go to the “Get your refund status” section under the “How we help you?”
  • Now, you will land on a new page, where you will find the “Check your Refund” blue button. 
  • Click on that and fill in the required information, like Social Security Number, tax year, refund amount, and your filing status on the new page.
  • After you submit the required details, your refund status will be displayed on your screen.

The agency updates the refund status at one time in a day, which is mostly overnight, so you just need to check once a day to know your refund update.

How to check your refund status through the IRS2Go app?

The IRS2Go app lets you check your refund from anywhere. The app allows users to access many other services that assist them with tax preparations and information.

The taxpayers can check their refund status on the IRS app IRS2Go app by following the below steps:

  1. Download the app IRS2Go from the Google Play Store or App Store, if you don’t have the app on your mobile.
  2. Create your account on the app and navigate to the services options of the app to check the status of your refund.
  3. In the services tab, find the Refund Status option and click on that option.
  4. You will land on a new page where you are required to fill in your tax information such as SSN, tax filing status, etc.
  5. After all the details are verified, your federal refund status will appear on your screen.

The IRS has made it convenient for taxpayers to track their refund status and be at ease about their refund. According to the IRS, the IRS tool is the fastest way to track your federal refund status. 

For Additional Requests 

The taxpayers can call the IRS for more information or any other query related to their individual tax return at 1-800-829-1040 between 7 AM- 7 PM from Monday to Friday.

But on call, you have to wait for some time to speak with a representative as it is always busy, that’s why the IRS suggested contacting the IRS for less complex questions.

The taxpayers can also find the local IRS office and talk with them regarding their tax issues.

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