How to check your tax refund status online

Published 9:09 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Wondering where that tax refund is? It’s easy to check online.

For federal returns, you can go to and complete the information to get an update on your refund.

The IRS recommends checking the status of a refund:

  • Within 24 hours after it has received your e-filed tax return; or
  • 4 weeks after mailing your paper return.

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You should only call the IRS if it has been:

  • 21 days or more since you filed electronically;
  • More than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return; or
  • The Where’s My Refund? tool directs you to contact the IRS.

For state tax refunds, you can visit