When will you receive your refund? The answer depends on how you filed your return. Taxpayers that e-file their returns and use direct deposit will see their refund first, usually in about two weeks, while those requesting checks to be mailed will have to wait about three weeks. Taypayers that paper-file their returns will have to wait four weeks for the IRS to acknowledge receipt of the return, with refunds coming six to eight weeks after the returns were mailed.
You can check on the status of your federal return about 24 hours after your e-filed tax return was received by the IRS, or about four weeks after you mailed your paper return. You will need the primary taxpayer's Social Security Number, your filing status, and the exact amount of your refund. You will be able to find out when the IRS received your return, when the refund was approved, and when the refund was sent. (State requirements will vary.)
You can check on the status of your refund by clicking on the links below.