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It shouldn’t take too much detective work to find the money the IRS owes you. We can help.
Did you wake up this morning wondering where your tax refund money is? If you made the IRS tracker tools.(now just two days away) and , you might still be waiting for your money to arrive. If you need an update on your tax refund status, you can use the
Refund delays are common this year, so there are a number of reasons why you may not have received yours yet — for example, if you filed a paper tax return by snail mail or if the IRS is doing extra calculations because you qualify for a. The two IRS online tools tell you if your tax return was received, if the IRS is processing it or when your refund was mailed out or electronically deposited in your bank account. We’ll help you walk you through exactly how to track down your refund. And if filing your taxes is still on your to-do list, you’ll need to or before Monday.
There are other ways IRS tools can be useful, like if you claimed a missing stimulus payment as aon your 2020 tax return. Or, if you think your is missing, the IRS has an app you can use to of your payment. Here’s more information about whether you might need to , if you’re eligible for and if you might see a this year. If you have kids, here’s how to calculate you might get through . Here’s how to see if the IRS has . And if you received unemployment in 2020, you could get extra money with your refund if you . This story is updated regularly.
Because of the pandemic, the IRS ran at limited capacity last year, which put a strain on its ability to process tax returns and . The IRS is now open again and processing mail, tax returns, payments, refunds and correspondence, the agency said, but the pandemic continues to cause delays in some of services.
The IRS said it is issuing most refunds in less than 21 days right now but some are taking longer, including for mailed paper tax returns. The IRS said it’s also taking longer than 21 days to issue refunds for some 2020 tax returns that require review, such as determiningamounts for the first and second stimulus checks or figuring earned income tax credit and additional child tax credit amounts.
While you can technically call the IRS to check your status, the agency’s live phone assistance is extremely limited right now, so you may wait on hold for a while to speak to a representative. Also, the IRS says you should only call if it’s been 21 or more days since you filed your taxes online, or if the Where’s My Refund tool tells you to contact the IRS.
For more information about your, here’s on your taxes and everything to know about the .
Both the IRS tools (online and mobile app) will show you one of three messages to explain your tax return status.