Many Want to Know: Where Is My IRS Tax Refund?


Traverse City, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2014 -- If you have just filed your 2014 tax return and are already checking every day to see if it has arrived, look at your calendar. According to Traverse City, Michigan, author and tax expert Frank Ellis, your refund will come no sooner than 21 days after filing.

If you have not yet filed and will be expecting a refund, remember it will take at least that long if you have filed online. If you filed via paper and the U. S. Postal Service, your refund will take longer.

Once you have filed, your can check the status of your return with the IRS by going to their official website. If you filed online, you can check the status 24 hours after the IRS has received your e-filed tax return. If you have paper-filed, you can check its status four weeks after you mailed the return.

If you haven’t filed this year’s return, you can start today. You may even be able to file free by using an online service such as TurboTax. After filing you can track your return’s progress through the “Where’s My Refund?” section of the IRS site. This is updated every 24 hours.

When you use the IRS tool or their mobile app, you will be able to monitor your return’s progress. It will let you know when your tax return has been received as well as when your refund has been approved. When it says your return has been received, this means your return is being processed. Once it has been approved, you should receive your refund within 21 days.

To be sure that you get your refund as fast as possible it is suggested that you e-file your taxes instead of paper filing. Use software such as TurboTax Online. TurboTax checks your return for accuracy before it goes to the IRS and provides you with the largest possible refund.

About Frank Ellis
Frank Ellis is a published author who has been writing tax and finance related articles for eight years and has written more than 700 articles for internet publications. He can be reached by email His website is

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