How can I check the status of my refund?

You can get refund information about your federal income tax return through the IRS's secure website 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your return. Where's My Refund? is fast, easy, and safe. You will need to enter three pieces of information from your e-filed return:

  1. Your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  2. Your filing status
  3. The exact whole dollar amount of your expected refund.