Do you find yourself asking…Where is my refund?

March 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

If you are one of the lucky taxpayers who has been able to file your return, and even luckier if you are slated to receive a refund, you may be asking “Where is my refund?”


The IRS has a tool on their website that will help track your refund.   It is called “Where’s My Refund?” and you can find it at or download the mobile app – IRS2Go.  You can check the status of your refund within 24 hours after the IRS has received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you have mailed a paper return.

To check the status of your refund on line, you will need to have the following information readily  available:  1) Your social security number, 2) your filing status and 3) the exact amount of your refund.

Once you have entered your information, the website will let you know if the return has been received, if the refund has been approved, and if the refund has been sent.

I have checked this site for several clients and it will usually give you a date that says when your refund was sent.   It’s so easy and very accessible.

However, this tool is gaining popularity each and every day.   The IRS states they have had an extreme amount of traffic on this website,  so they ask that you check on your refund only once a day as the site is updated every 24 hours – usually at night.

It is the IRS’ goal to get refunds out to taxpayers within 21 calendar days.  From what I have heard from my clients, they are meeting and exceeding this goal.    If you have questions or need assistance in filing your 2012 tax return, MHC&S would be most happy to help.  Please give us a call at 515-288-3279, and schedule an appointment today.

Kathi Koenig, CPA

Partner – McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.

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