Oh the joy of finishing your federal taxes and moving on to better parts of your life. Now that you’ve filed your federal tax return, some of you may be expecting a refund. Some of you may even be ready to spend it so you’re wondering where it might be. Well good thing there’s the 2013 IRS refund status checker right on the IRS website.
Simply go to the IRS page entitled Where’s My Refund and follow a few simple steps. The site will pull your personal information from the database and tell you exactly what your 2013 IRS refund status is at that moment. It can tell you if it’s in process, it’s been sent, or if your tax return has been flagged and therefore your refund will take more time to get to you.
What You’ll nEed to Determine Your 2013 IRs Refund status
First, wait 72 hours after your e-file. If you mailed in a paper tax return then be prepared to wait a whole month before your 2013 IRS refund status is available to you.
Then, gather a few bits of information: your social security number, your filing status and the exact amount of money your return says you will be getting. These last two things are directly from your tax return so only you would know them.
Then, visit the refund status page and plug in this information when the site prompts you. Voila! You now know when your IRS refund will be ready for you.