The tax refund is something taxpayers are looking forward to receiving. There are many American citizens that cannot help checking their status as soon as they file their tax returns electronically.
First of all, you should bear in mind that your tax refund status is not available immediately. So, you will have to wait for at least 24 hours until its status is updated. The Internal Revenue Service -IRS- updates it every 24 hours.
According to the IRS, those filing for the year 2020 or 2021 may have to wait for at least three or even four days. Those filing a paper tax return may take up to 4 weeks to be able to check the status of their tax refund.
What are the best ways to check your tax refund status according to the IRS?
The IRS offers taxpayers the possibility to check their tax refund status online. From the comfort of your home, you can have a look at its status here. Do not forget to gather the information they will request from you.
Tick the box from the corresponding year, the type your Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, you can type your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number instead.
The next step has to do with your filing status. There are five different possibilities, such as single, widow(er), house of household, and those who are married and file jointly or not. The final necessary data is the refund amount.
What about those who only have a mobile device?
Do not worry if you do not have a laptop or PC to check your tax refund status. Some people only have internet access on their phones, therefore, they can make use of the online app.
The IRS informs citizens that they can also check their tax refund status on the IRS2Go app. There are three possibilities, Google Play, The App Store, and Amazon. Not only can you see your status on this app, but you can also make payments.
What is more, it offers free tax help, which might come in handy. The IRS makes sure these apps are secure by using login security codes. Those who are not keen on these two methods can always call the IRS. Anyway, try to be very careful when receiving a text message or email from someone pretending to be the IRS. It is always best to check the IRS information by accessing their website and not by clicking on links you get.