" Where's My Refund ? "
What information is Not Available on Where's My Refund?

  * Amended Tax Return (Form 1040X) Information
  Where's My Refund? does not track refunds that are claimed on amended tax returns.
  Amended/corrected returns may take 8 to 12 weeks, or longer, to process.

Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.
What information is Available on Where's My Refund?

Refund information for the most current tax year that you filed will generally be available 72 hours after we acknowledge receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after you mail your paper return.
Where’s My Refund? has a new look for 2013! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through 3 stages: (1) Return Received, (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent.

In 2013 you will be able to start checking on the status of your return sooner - within 24 hours after we have received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.
Get your refund faster with Direct Deposit 

You have several options for receiving your federal income tax refund. 

* Split your refund with direct deposits into two or three checking or savings accounts
* Direct deposit your refund into one checking or savings accounts
* Receive your refund as a paper check in the mail

With split refunds, you have a convenient option for managing your money — sending some of your refund to an account for immediate use and some for future savings — teamed with the speed and safety of direct deposit.

Whether you file electronically or on paper, direct deposit gives you access to your refund faster than a paper check.

Direct deposit also avoids the possibility that your check could be lost or stolen or returned to IRS as undeliverable.

Speed, safety and choice — with direct deposit you can have it all.