IRS Automated Telephone Refund Information
If you want to find out the status of your 2016 federal income tax refund, please wait AT LEAST 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your electronically filed tax return OR 4 weeks after you mail a paper tax return. You can then call the IRS automated refund hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
You will need the following information BEFORE calling:
The FIRST "Social Security Number" (SSN) or "Individual Taxpayer Identification Number" (ITIN) shown on the tax return,
The FILING STATUS shown on the tax return,
The EXACT whole dollar amount of the refund as shown on the tax return.