A question I hear often every tax year is, “How can I check the status of my refund?” The Internal Revenue Service has a link on their website to quickly check the status of your tax return status and refund. Please see information and links provided by the IRS below.
Initial information will normally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives the taxpayer’s e-filed retu
rn or four weeks after the taxpayer mails a paper return to the IRS. The system updates only once every 24 hours, usually overnight, so there’s no need to check more often.
So far, taxpayers have used Where’s My Refund? more than 231 million times this year, an increase of nearly 35 percent over last year at this time.
Taxpayers should have their Social Security number, filing status and exact refund amount when accessing Where’s My Refund?” Those without Internet access can access this tool by calling 800-829-1954, 24 hours a day.
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For those who file electronically, most returns are processed and refunds issued within 14 days. However, you could wait up to 12 weeks for your return to be processed and your refund issued if you file by paper.
To check the status of your refund:
- Go to https://secure.in.gov/apps/dor/tax/refund/; or
- Call the automated refund line at 317-233-4018.