“Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov

Information Needed:

  • Taxpayer’s Social Security Number
  • Tax Filing Status (single, married, head of household)
  • Exact Amount of the Tax Refund

Once the tax return is processed. “Where’s My Refund?” will tell a taxpayer when their refund is approved, provide a date and when they can expect to receive it (updated one daily usually overnight).

Earned Income Tax Credit (ETIC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will not be available before mid-February. “Where’s My Refund?” will be updated February 17 for most early filers who claimed the EITC or ACTC. These taxpayers will not see a refund date on “Where’s My Refund?” or through their software packages until then. EITC and ACTC refunds should be available in taxpayer bank accounts and debit cards starting February 27, if taxpayers used direct deposit and there are no other issues.