You can get refund information about your federal income tax return through the IRS’s secure website 24 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your return. Where's My Refund? is fast, easy, and safe. You will need to enter three pieces of information from your e-filed return:

  1. Your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  2. Your filing status
  3. The exact whole dollar amount of your expected refund.

The IRS updates Where's My Refund once a day, usually at night. If you check the status of your refund and are not given an issuance date, wait until the next day before checking back.

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