TaxAct can track returns that you e-file with our software. If you paper-file your tax return (or amended return) and mail it to the IRS and/or State Department of Revenue, you will need to contact those agencies for a status update.
The IRS recommends you wait 4 weeks after you mailed your return before checking the refund status.
If you are expecting a refund, use the Where's My Refund link below. If you owe tax, you can assume your return has been processed once you see the withdrawal on your account. If you don't anticipate receiving a refund, you can request a transcript from the IRS. If the transcript is available, your return has been processed.
Use the information below to assist you in tracking the status of a mailed return: