Show me the money!

“Where’s my refund?” 

We get this question a lot, and rightfully so. After giving the IRS an interest-free loan by over-withholding federal tax, it’s not unexpected that taxpayers want to know the status of their refunds.

Fortunately, taxpayers can now check on their refund using the Where’s My Refund? tool. It is available on and the IRS2Go app.

To use this tool, all you need is your Social Security number, tax filing status, and the exact amount of the refund claimed on your tax return. The IRS only updates the information once per day, so there’s no need to check more often.

Please note, according to the IRS website, refunds should be issued within 21 days of the received date. They also provide the caveat that processing may take longer under certain circumstances.

Here’s hoping for a quick turnaround! And as Mom used to say, don’t spend it all in one place!