Getting your tax return can be a very exciting thing, but it often times can be difficult staying patient. Knowing there is money coming your way without knowing exactly when can be hard. Here are some tips on how you can track your tax returns and your tax return status.
Most Refunds are Issued in Less Than 21 Days
So how can you track the status of your refund while you wait? A great way is to download the mobile app called, “IRS2Go”. If you don’t have a smartphone, don’t worry. You can start checking on your tax return status within 24 hours after they’ve received it.
How Often Can You (Should You) Check Your Status Update
The system is updated usually overnight every 24 hours, so you only need to check your tax return status once a day. The “Where’s My Refund” tool provides the most complete and up to date information that the IRS has, so there’s no need to call unless the tool tells you to.
What Delays Your Refund?
Issues that can slow down your refund include errors on a tax return, and returns identified for additional IRS review. If the IRS ever needs more information to process your return, they’ll notify you. Otherwise, you can usually expect to get your refund within 21 days.
If you don’t want to wait for your tax return, try to file as early as you can. Filing early could be recommended if you need the money earlier, or if there is any problems. File early, get your money early.