- Social security number or ITIN
- Filing status
- The exact amount of the refund
The IRS updates the page daily, and the information is available 24 hours after the return is e-filed or four weeks after mailing.
Should you call the IRS? The IRS says:
The IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, although some require additional time. You should only call if it has been:
- 21 days or more since you e-filed
- 6 weeks or more since you mailed your return, or when
- “Where’s My Refund” tells you to contact the IRS
If you claim an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ATC), your refund may be delayed. Legislation passed by Congress precludes the IRS from those refunds until mid-February.