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After depositing your 2020 Income Tax Return , pay attention to a few points regarding your refund . Keep an eye on when the IRS is processing your return and when you can expect your money to arrive and track it to your bank account or box We will show you how to use the IRS tax refund tracker and the information about your refund you will see.
If you have filed your taxes and don 't have not eStill received a refund, note that the process may be delayed due to IRS data sending stimulus checks , and now " additional payments . "The addition of the delay is the new Deadline for the fiscal day of May 17 , which may constitute a barrier for people waiting for Missing stimulus money as part of their refund . Note: if you paid taxes on unemployment benefits , the IRS start refunding this money to eligible recipients in May , the agency said.
Our table below can help you get an idea of when you might get your refund and how long it might take. We suggest filing your tax return online if you still need to submit it because electronic filing is more convenient for you, and the IRS will help you. recommend avoid sending a paper return this year. We also recommend configure direct deposit to get your refund faster. (Here's what we know so far about a potential fourth raise check , how to gagner more money with a Child tax credit 2021 , who must file a modified tax form and seven tax breaks for 2020 .) This story is updated frequently.
2 easy ways to track the status of your 2020 tax refund
There are several things you need to track the status of your tax refund: your social security or individual tax identification number, your filing status -for example, single, married, or head of household - and the exact amount of your full dollar refund, which you can find on your tax return. Also make sure it has passed at least 24 hours before trying to track your refund.
Using the IRS tool Where is my refund , enter your social network number security or ITIN, your deposit status and the exact amount of your refund, then press Submit . If you have entered your information correctly, you will be taken to a page showing the status of your refund. Otherwise, you may need to verify your personal tax data and try again. If all the information looks correct, you will need to enter the date on whiche you have filed your income tax returns, as well as whether you have filed your return electronically or on paper.
There is also a mobile application, called IRS2Go , which verifies our tax refund status there. The IRS updates this tool's data overnight each day, so if you don't see a status change after 24 hours or more, check back the next day.
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Received, approved, sent: find out what the status of your tax return means
The two IRS tools (online and mobile) will show you one of the three messages to explain the status of your return income.
- Receipt : The IRS now has your tax return and is working on processing it.
- Approved : The IRS has processed your return and confirmed the amount of your refund, if you owe it.
- Sent : your refund is now sent to your bank by direct deposit or as a paper check in your mailbox. (Here is how change your address if you have moved .)
When your refund of tax appear? We've listed a few potential dates below.
The IRS says it issues most tax refunds within 21 days, but many people usually get their refunds much sooner. However, this year the IRS is would face delays complicated by the fact that it is data send stimulus checks now (read more at stimulus checks and fiscal season 2020 . ) If there are any errors, the agency may take longer to process and issue your tax refund. The same goes for people who have applied for income tax credit or the child tax credit (here which is eligible for CTC .)
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The date you get your tax refund also depends on how you filed your return. For example, with current refunds to your bank account via direct deposit , it may take an additional five days for your bank to post it to your account. This means that if it took the IRS 21 days to issue your check and your bank five days to post it, you might be waiting 26 days in total to receiveyour money.
If you are submitting your tax return by mail, the IRS says it may take six to eight weeks for your tax refund to reach you. This is where tracking your refund comes in handy. Here are some dates you might receive your refund, depending on when you submitted your claim.
When your tax refund could arrive, if no further delay
| If you are filing or depositing on that date || This is the earliest || This is the last |
| March 1st || March 8 || March 22 |
| April 1 || April 8 || April 22 |
| April 15 ||April 22 || May 6 |
| May 17 (last day of deposit) || May 24 || 7 June |
| October 15 (last day with extension) || October 22 || November 5 |
Our chart shows that the deadline for your tax refund has passed. Should you call the IRS?
While you can technically call the IRS to check your status, the agency 's live phone support is extremely limited at this time, so you can wait a while to speak to a representative. Al so, IRS says you should only call if it has been 21 days or more since you filed your taxes online or if the Where is my refund tool asks you to contact the IRS.
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