Where’s your tax refund? How to get a personalized refund date


If you’re expecting a tax refund this year, there’s a simple way to find out exactly when you’ll get your money! 

Waiting for a tax refund? Track it! 

Read more: Why your tax refund will probably be late this year

According to the Internal Revenue Service, 111 million refunds were issued last year, with the average refund of $2,860. And more than 70% of taxpayers will get refunds this year.

The IRS says more than 90% of refunds are issued within 21 days.

“Choosing e-file and direct deposit remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund,” the IRS said on its website.

If you want to track the status of your return, all you have to do is download the IRS’ official mobile app, IRS2Go, or go to IRS.gov and click ‘Where’s my refund?’ 

Here’s what the app looks like:

Where’s your tax refund? Here’s an easy way to find out

You’ll want to keep a copy of your tax return handy so that you can fill in your Social Security number, filing status and the amount of the refund you’re expecting.

IRS2Go will give you updates as your return goes through the three steps in the refund process:

  • When your return is received
  • When your refund is approved 
  • When your refund is sent

The IRS says that the system is updated every 24 hours, usually overnight, and it will provide a personalized refund date once your refund has been processed and approved. 


Taxes are due on Tuesday, April 18 this year, not April 15.

More Clark.com tax resources: 

How to file your taxes for free regardless of your income

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