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How do you use the IRS.gov Where's My Refund tool?

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To use the Where's My Refund tool, go to the IRS website, and click on the Refunds tab. If you filed your e-tax return more than 24 hours prior to visiting the page, or mailed your paper tax return more than four weeks prior, click on Where's My Refund in part three. Enter your Social Security number or tax identification number, filing status and the exact amount of your refund, then hit the Submit button.

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  1. Gather your tax information

    Gather your Social Security number, tax filing status and the exact amount of your expected refund. This information is needed in step three.

  2. Go to the IRS website

    Go to the IRS website, and click on the Refunds tab. Click on the third section to access the Where's My Refund tool.

  3. Enter your information

    Enter your Social Security number in the first set of boxes. Select your filing status for the refund you are checking. Enter the amount of money you are expecting in your refund.

  4. Click on the Submit tab

    Click on the Submit tab. Once the system has processed your information, it gives you an update on your tax refund. Note that the site is updated once every 24 hours.

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