Every year around this time I get inundated with questions from people wondering when they’ll receive their tax refund. If you’ve been wondering about this, then be sure to check out the “Where’s My Refund? ” tool on the IRS website*.
To use the tool, you’ll need your Social Security number, your filing status, and the whole dollar amount of your expected refund. From there, it’s just a matter of plugging in the numbers and clicking submit. Assuming that they’ve processed your return – and that you entered the right info – your refund status should pop out. Note that you can check on your return 72 hours after filing if you e-filed, whereas you’ll have
to wait 3-4 weeks to check the status if you filed a paper return.
In our case, I met with our tax guy for a final review last Thursday and he e-filed our return shortly thereafter. As of yesterday, the IRS is reporting that we should receive our refund – our first tax refund in several years – no later than April 19, 2011 .
*Note : If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, “there’s an app for that.” It’s called IRS2go. and it’s little more than a front end for the “Where’s My Refund?” tool. Regardless, it gives you the ability to check on your refund on the go.
Published on April 7th, 2011