IRS Where’s My Refund 2016?

Get up-to-date refund information using IRS Where’s My Refund? or

the IRS2GO mobile app. Where’s My Refund? is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after we receive your tax return, but you can also check our 2015 IRS Refund Cycle Chart for exact payout dates. You should only call if it has been longer. Need help checking your State Refund? Check the Where’s My State Refund page. Do you have a strange IRS Reference Code like 1121? Check out our listing of IRS reference codes.

When to check status…

  • Within 24 hours after we’ve received your e-filed tax return
  • 4 weeks after you mail your paper return
  • “Where’s My Refund?” is updated once every 24 hours


What you need…

  • Social Security Number
  • Filing status
  • Exact refund amount


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When is IRS Where’s My Refund Available?

IRS Where’s My Refund? is available almost all of the time. However, the IRS system is not available every Monday, early, from 12:00 am (Midnight) to 3:00 am Eastern Time.

The IRS Change of Address and Refund Trace features are not available during the following times (Eastern Time):

 Sunday  12:00 am (Midnight) to 7:00 pm
 Monday  12:00 am (Midnight) to 6:00 am
 Tuesday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Wednesday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Thursday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Friday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 Saturday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
 and 9:00 pm to Midnight

Also, occasionally the IRS system may be unavailable on Sundays between 1:00 am and 7:00 am Eastern Time.

Common Questions regarding the IRS Where’s My Refund?

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