Where’s My Refund? Tool Lets You Check the Status of Your Refund

Where’s My Refund? Tool Lets You Check the Status of Your Refund

The best way for taxpayers to check the status of their federal refund is to use the Where's My Refund? tool, found at irs.gov/refunds. This tool gives taxpayers access to their tax return and refund status at anytime. All you need is internet access and three pieces of information: your Social Security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund

Many states also have similar “Where’s My Refund” tools or apps. You can search for your state’s tool by entering a phrase such as “Where’s my refund (state)” into a search engine. For your convenience:

- Wisconsin’s “Refund 123” webpage is: revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Apps/TaxReturnStatus.aspx

- Illinois’ “Individual Income Tax Refund Inquiry” webpage is: mytax.illinois.gov/