If you want to check the status of your Federal tax refund, you can do it online, by telephone, or even with a smartphone application.
The IRS provides a “Where’s My Refund?” online tool that tracks your tax refund by providing 3 simple alerts: Tax Return Received, Tax Refund Approved, and Tax Refund Sent. To use this online tool, visit the IRS’s Tax Refund Center. Note that you will need to enter your personal information – including your Social Security Number (SSN), filing status, and tax refund amount (in exact whole dollars).
To check the status of your refund by telephone, call the IRS Refund Hotline at 1-800-829-1954.
To check the status of your refund using a smartphone, download the “IRS2GO” application from the app store. This will allow you to communicate with the IRS and request your refund status using your mobile device.