Download the IRS2Go app to check your refund status.
Where’s My Refund?
will display the status of your refund, usually on the most recent tax year refund we have on file for you.
Online Account allows you to securely access more information about your individual account.
24 hours after e-filing
4 weeks after you mailed your return
Updates are made daily, usually overnight
Should You Call the IRS?
Expect delays if you mailed a paper return or responded to an IRS inquiry about your 2021 return.
Some returns require special handling such as those that require correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2020 income used to claim the EITC or ACTC.
Otherwise, you should only call if it has been:
21 days or more since you e-filed
"Where's My Refund" tells you to contact the IRS
Some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return:
Needs a correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount
Is affected by identity theft or fraud
Includes a claim filed for an Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit using 2019 income.
Includes a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation PDF, which could take up to 14 weeks to process
Needs further review in general
We will contact you by mail when (or if) we need more information to process your return. Recovery Rebate Credit corrections and 2020 income validation does not require us to correspond with you but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund and in some cases this work could take 90 to 120 days.