Check to see if your federal or state tax return has been received. You can verify whether you filed electronically, whether you owe taxes, or will receive a refund.
How Do I Know If IRS Received My Tax Returns?
To find out if your state tax return was received, go to your state’s revenue or taxation website and look for information on how to certify that your return was received.
- If you are expecting a tax refund, use the IRS Where’s My Refund tool to track its progress. You can check the status of your refund for the last three tax years. It’s available anytime on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go App.
- If you owe money or are due a refund, you can check your return status by logging in to your IRS online account.
Taxpayers can start checking their refund status within 24 hours after an e-filed return is received.
At XOA TAX, our dedicated team with represent you to the IRS to make sure your tax is filed on time, and solve any issues that you might have.
Where’s My Refund delivers a customized date after the return is processed and a refund is granted. While most tax refunds are granted within 21 days, some may take longer if the return requires additional examination.
Here are a few reasons a tax refund may take longer:
- The return may include errors or need to be completed.
- Identity theft or fraud could have an impact on the return.
- On weekends and holidays, many banks do not process payments.
If extra information is required to process a taxpayer’s tax return, the IRS will contact them via letter.
Taxpayers who claimed the earned income tax credit or the additional child tax credit can expect to receive their refund on March 1 if the following conditions are met:
- They file their return online
- They choose to get their refund by direct deposit
- The IRS found no issues with their return
Fast and easy refund updates
Taxpayers can begin checking the status of their return 24 hours after the IRS verifies receipt of an electronically filed return or four weeks after mailing a paper return. The tracker in the tool displays progress in three stages:
- Return received
- Refund approved
- Refund sent
Taxpayers must input their Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, filing status, and the exact full dollar amount of their refund to use Where’s My Refund? The IRS refreshes the tool once a day, generally overnight, so you don’t need to check it more frequently.
Other ways to check your federal tax return status
- Contact the IRS. The wait to speak with a representative may be lengthy. When you call, be prepared to provide your:
- Social Security number and birthdate
- Filing status: Are you single, married, or head of household?
- Any prior communications from the IRS
Calling the IRS will not expedite your tax refund. The information on Where’s My Refund? is the same as that available to IRS phone assistors.
- Check your e-filing website or program for email or status updates.
- Check with USPS Certified Mail or another mail service with tracking to see if your return was delivered.
So how do I know if IRS received my tax returns?Whether you file taxes by yourself or work with a tax preparer, you can always check your filing status online or through mail. Here at XOA TAX, our team of CPAs will keep you updated with your filing status and represent you to the IRS to make sure you have a smooth tax filing experience.
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