With tax season quickly fading into the rearview mirror the question on everyone’s mind is most likely, “Where’s my refund?” According to the IRS, they have received more than 113 million tax returns this year and will issue approximately 110 million refunds. Most refunds will be processed and issued to you within 21 calendar days. If it has not been 21 calendar days, please be patient. Neither the IRS nor your tax attorneys will be able to find out more information until after the 21 days have lapsed.
If you have not yet received your refund, you can use the “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov or check your app store on your mobile device to find out about the status of their income tax refunds. As of April 11, 2014, “Where’s My Refund?” has been accessed almost 160 million times.
“Where’s My Refund?” lets taxpayers track the status of their refund. Your information will typically become accessible in 24 hours after the IRS takes receipt of an e-filed return or four weeks after a snail mail hard copy return. The system also updates the information once a day. In order to access the “Where’s My Refund?” tool, you should have your Social Security Number, Filing Status, and exact refund amount.
If you have not received your refund after 21 days it is possible that the form was incomplete, contained errors, needs further review, is impacted by identity theft or fraud, or includes Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation can take up to 14 weeks to process. If there is a problem with your tax return, the IRS will notify you by mail. If this happens, you should notify your IRS tax attorney right away. You can contact Siegel Tax Law, on our contact page.