Once people file their taxes with the IRS, they want to start tracking their refund immediately. You can do this within 24 hours of electronically filing.
There are a few ways to check the status of your return.
The IRS offers a tool through their website as well as an app on mobile devices to check the status of your refund.
What time during the day will the IRS update the status of my refund?
The statuses are only updated one per day during weekdays.
It normally happens between midnight and 6 a.m.
Checking multiple times per day is pointless since it’s only updated once.
The system is not usually available on Monday between midnight and 3 a.m. or Sunday from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Filing your taxes
If you have not already, you’ll need your W-2 to file your tax return.
If you haven’t seen this form, you may want to contact your employer.
You have until Monday, April 18, 2022 to file your return.
When to ask the IRS about your refund status
The IRS advises that it will only help to call if your refund is late.
If you e-filed, you can inquire after 21 days.
If you mailed a paper return, you can inquire after 6 weeks.
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