Expecting a refund? Most filers can expect a refund check to be issued within 21 days of the IRS receiving a return. However, it's possible your tax return may require more review and take longer.
The IRS website offers a valuable tool to check on the status of your refund. Just visit irs.gov and click on "Where's My Refund". You get personalized refund information based on the processing of your tax return. The tool provides the refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Have your tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.
If you do not have internet access, call IRS's Refund Hotline at 1-800-829-1954.