If you are waiting for a tax refund, don’t overstress about it. Keep a check on about the tax refund status on the IRS website. Here are some important details that you must know about the federal tax returns:
“Where’s my refund” tool and its Limitations
The IRS website has a “Where’s My Refund?” tool which helps to find out the status of your refund and the time left till it will reach your account.
The limitation of this tool is that it only gives you information for the current tax year. Secondly it is not updated constantly, so you cannot get constant updates. Thirdly if you filed manually you need to wait for two weeks before you could use the “Where’s My Refund?” tool.
Are you still anxious while waiting for your tax refund? Want to know if there is any chance of speeding up the Process?
You should accept the fact that these tasks are time consuming and there are millions of applications which IRS has to cater. So your anxious phone calls or emails won’t speed up the process. All you can do is waiting for your turn.
Details about Amended Returns
Just like tax refund tool, you can go to IRS website and find about your amended return from the tool “Where’s My Amended Return?” to check on the status. IRS takes 12 weeks or more time to process the amended returns. To use the “Where’s My Amended Return?” tool you will need your Social Security Number, your date of birth, and your zip code. You will be able to check the status of not only the current tax year but also amended returns for the 3 previous tax years.