E-file Return Status

Enter the information below to review the e-file status of your Federal and State returns.

IRS Where's My Refund?

Find out when you can expect your refund from the IRS using the Where's My Refund? tool.

Stages of your tax return status
Return Received

The IRS is processing your tax return.

Return Approved

The IRS approved your tax return. This generally takes a few days but it can take longer. This means the IRS is preparing your refund to be sent to your financial institution or you.

Refund Sent

The IRS has sent your refund to your financial institution or mailed your check. It may take the financial institution 1 to 5 days to deposit the funds into your account, and it can take several weeks to receive a check.


You will be directed to the IRS Web site and need the following information:

  • Social Security Number or ITIN
  • Filing Status
  • Exact refund amount shown on your return
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