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What to Expect for Refunds in 2014

Posted on February 6, 2014 by
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tax refund moneyWondering where your tax refund is? Like last year, most tax refunds will be processed by the IRS in 21 days or less if you e-filed and chose direct deposit. You can check the status of your federal tax refund within 24 hours after your return has been received by using the IRS2GO Mobile app or the interactive tool, “Where’s My Refund?” Refund information is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. You will need the following information from your tax return to get refund information including your social security number, filing status (married, single, head of household) and the exact dollar amount of the refund you’re expecting.

Download the IRS2Go App

Smartphone users can download the app to check the status of their return within 24 hours after the IRS receives receipt. Apple iPhone or iTouch users can download the free IRS2Go app by visiting the iTunes app store. Android device owners can visit Google Play to download the free IRS2Go app.

About the IRS2Go App

2014 version now available with a brand new look and feel with additional features including availability in both English and Spanish. If you filed your return electronically, you can check your refund status within 24 hours after the IRS has received your return. Paper filers will need to wait about four weeks to check your refund status because it takes longer to process a paper return.

How to Use the App

To check your refund status using the IRS2Go app, download the app from either iTunes or Google Play depending on your device. Using the app, enter your social security number (which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes), select your filing status and the amount of your anticipated refund from you 2013 tax return. A status tracker has been added so you can see where you tax return is in the process.

Additionally, you can request your tax return or account transcript using your smartphone. IRS2Go allows you to request this information, which is mailed within several business days.

About “Where’s My Refund”

Refund information for the most current tax year your filed is available within 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return. Where’s my refund has a tracker that displays progress through 3 stages: (1) Return Received, (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent. If you filed a paper return, you will need to wait up to four weeks to check the status of your return.

Learn more about what to expect for refunds in 2014.

For more information about Where’s My Refund, including what information is and is not available on where’s my refund and how long will your refund information be available, please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov/refunds.

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