How to Track Your IRS Tax Refund OnlineApr 13th, 2008 | By Technology Editor | Category: Physician Resources
If you have a refund coming from IRS for your personal income taxes, you can specify that it be credited to the next year’s estimated taxes, deposited to your bank account, or mailed to you in the form of a check. If you have chosen to receive a refund payment, it will normally be mailed or wired to you within 3 weeks if you file electronically and 6 weeks if you file a paper return.
There is an online service on the IRS.gov web site that will track and report the status of your refund. You need to enter your SSN, and the filing status and refund amount that you entered on your tax return, and the system will let you know what’s going on with your refund. If you filed electronically, you can check on your refund a week after filing and if you filed a paper return, you may need to wait 4 to 6 weeks before the information is available online.
The official web page for checking on refund status is https://sa2.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp
IMPORTANT: DO NOT respond to or click on emails that look like they are from IRS – there is an epidemic of bogus emails that are sent out by criminals that try to collect your SSN and other personal data for identity theft. Instead, enter the web address given above or click on the link shown above to go directly to the correct IRS web page.
If you see on the IRS web site that a check was sent to you at least 28 days ago, but have not yet received it, the web page will let you request a trace on the check.
After your tax return has been filed and IRS has a web page where you can check on the status of your 2007 income tax refun