Find out if Your Tax Return Was Submitted
- Using the IRS Where’s My Refund tool.
- Viewing your IRS account information.
- Calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 (Wait times to speak to a representative may be long.)
- Looking for emails or status updates from your e-filing website or software.
How to access your IRS account?
- View your account online. You can access your federal tax account through a secure login at IRS.gov/account. View the amount you owe, along with details of your balance, your payment history, tax records, and key tax return information from your most recent tax return as originally filed. You can also pay from your bank account
How do I know if IRS received my return?
The “Where’s My Refund” tool, located at https://www.irs.gov/refunds, follows your tax return from receipt to completion. It will tell you when your return is in received status and if your refund is in approved or sent status.
How long does it take for the IRS to acknowledge your tax return?
If You Need to Make a Change to Your Return If you need to make a change or correct the return you filed electronically, you should send a Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to the IRS Submission Processing Center that processes paper returns for your area.
What if my tax return was lost in the mail?
If you lost your refund check, you should initiate a refund trace: Call us at 800-829-1954 (toll-free) and either use the automated system or speak with an agent. However, if you filed a married filing jointly return, you can’t initiate a trace using the automated systems.
How do I speak to someone at the IRS?
How to speak directly to an IRS agent
- Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 during their support hours.
- Select your language, pressing 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.
- Press 2 for questions about your personal income taxes.
- Press 1 for questions about a form already filed or a payment.
- Press 3 for all other questions.
Why is it taking the IRS so long to accept my return?
What’s Taking So Long? If you don’t receive your refund in 21 days, your tax return might need further review. This may happen if your return was incomplete or incorrect. The IRS may send you instructions through the mail if it needs additional information in order to process your return.
How long does it take for your return to be accepted?
It can vary but typically it takes 24-48 hours. However, for some taxpayers, the identity-protection safeguards implemented by the IRS in recent years may account for longer wait times.
Is the IRS processing electronic returns?
The IRS is opening mail within normal timeframes and all paper and electronic individual refund returns received prior to April 2021 have been processed if the return had no errors or did not require further review. The IRS is having to correct significantly more errors on tax returns than in previous years.
Who do you call if you have not received your tax refund?
That meant a phone call to an IRS agent to find out what’s up. I called this number: 800-829-1954. According to the IRS website, it can take up to 12 weeks to process some returns. If it has been more than 12 weeks and you have not received your refund, you’ll definitely want to call.
Can I chat with IRS online?
Chat with the Website Help Desk for help navigating the IRS site. Online agents can answer questions regarding where to find forms or other information on the site, but not questions regarding your tax return or refund. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Can you call the IRS about your tax return?
You can call 1-800-829-1040 to get answers to your federal tax questions 24 hours a day. Tax forms and instructions for current and prior years are available by calling 1-800-829-3676. Automated refund information is generally available four to five weeks after you have filed your tax return.
What is the best time to call IRS?
The IRS is available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The best time to call is early in the morning.