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We’ll help you track
tax refund

After the IRS accepts your return, it typically takes about 21 days to get
your refund.

Let's track your tax refund

Once you receive confirmation that your federal return has been
accepted, you'll be able to start tracking your refund
at the IRS
Where's My
*All times are estimated by IRS

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  • STEP 1

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    Sign in to check your federal return
    status and make a note of your
    exact refund amount.

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  • STEP 2

    Track your federal
    tax refund

    Once your return’s accepted, you can track your refund. If you don’t receive it within 21 days, contact the IRS.

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  • STEP 3

    Track my
    state refund

    We'll help you find your
    state's instructions.

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Frequently asked questions

Most people receive their tax refund within 3 weeks of the IRS approving their tax return. However, there are several reasons why your refund could be late. A common one is incorrect or missing information on your tax return, which is usually a simple fix.
Learn more about refund delays

If you claimed the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit the IRS takes a little more time to process these returns. The refunds for these returns are usually sent out starting in late March. Learn more

There are a few options for you to fix this, depending on the situation.

  • If you entered an invalid bank account number, the IRS will mail you a paper check refund instead.
  • If you entered a valid bank account number that isn’t yours, banks generally won’t accept a tax refund deposit if the names don’t match. Learn more

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