IRS - Federal Tax Refund Information
Below you will find information on how to check the status of your federal income tax refund.
If you want to find out the status of your 2013 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.
NOTES: If you filed Form 8379 “Injured Spouse Allocation”, Form 5405 “First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit”, or Form 8839 “Qualified Adoption Expenses”, with your federal income tax return, your refund may take 14 weeks or longer to be processed!
Your tax refund may also be delayed if the IRS randomly decides to examine your tax return. Also, many tax returns are now being flagged for additional review because of the high risk of identity theft. The IRS may send you a letter requesting additional information to prove your identity before releasing your tax refund.
If you owe back Federal taxes, your tax refund will be offset. You may call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040 to find out the amount you owe. If you owe any other delinquent government debts, such as state income tax, child support, alimony, student loans, V.A. loans, or other federally-sponsored loans, your tax refund may be offset. For additional information, contact the government agency to whom you owe the debt or call the United States Treasury Financial Management Service (FMS) at 1-800-304-3107.
IRS Tax Refund Status Options
NOTE: For IRS Refund Information for Tax Returns BEFORE Tax Year 2013, you will need to call 1-800-829-1040.