How Do I Check My Turbotax Refund Status?

There is no better day than the one you get your tax refund check. However, the most unfortunate thing is that you never know when it will arrive. Fortunately, the speed of processing tax refunds has increased significantly over the years.

Furthermore, you can easily track your tax refund processing so that you know when to expect the check. The IRS has developed an online system known as "Where's My Refund?" that allows taxpayers to check the status of their tax refund in real time.

Once you provide all the required information, you can tell when the check will arrive. TurboTax has also developed a comprehensive Where's My Refund Tracking guide that explains every single step of the e-filing process and how to check the status of your refund. Here is how you can check the status of your tax refund online:

Step #1: Wait

Make sure that you wait for a minimum of three days after filing your returns online before you start checking your refund status. Once you file your tax returns online, the IRS requires at least three business days to update the information to their website.

If you filed your tax returns using TurboTax, be sure to check your file status online to be sure that the IRS accepted it. The IRS usually sends an automatic email confirmation after receiving your e-file returns.

If you send a manual copy of tax returns to the IRS, it is recommended that you wait for at least three weeks before you start checking your tax refund status.

Step #2: Obtain a Copy of Your Tax Return

Before you even start thinking of checking your tax refund status, you need to make sure that you obtain a hard copy of your return. The IRS requires you to extract some information from the return to facilitate the refund.

You will need to write down the Social Security number that you filled in your online form plus the filing status that you chose.

The Social Security Number will be located at the top of the form while the filing status can be viewed in the top section of the first page of your tax return form. You should also write down the exact amount of your tax refund which you can find at the end your tax return.

Step #3: Head to the "Where's My Refund?' Page on the IRS Official Website

Once you access the Where's My Refund tool on the IRS website, you will notice three separate boxes where you are supposed to enter the Social Security Number, the exact refund amount, and your tax filing status.

Once you have entered this information and you are sure that everything is correct, click on the "Submit" button that is strategically located on the page to see the exact status of your tax refund

If you can't access your personal computer or the internet yet you want to know your tax refund status, feel free to contact the IRS and inquire about your refund status. Keep in mind that you will still need to provide your Social Security Number, filing status, and exact refund amount when speaking to an IRS representative.

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