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Ways to Track Federal IRS Tax Refund Status

Have the following information available for determining federal IRS income tax refund status:

  1. Social Security Number or ITIN
  2. Filing Status
  3. Exact Refund Amount

Check Your Federal Refund Status Online in English or Spanish by following the instructions.

Go to your state’s revenue site to check your state refund status, if your state requires income tax payments.

Check Your State Tax Refund Status with help from resources listed at TaxAct.com’s Blog.

If you are required to pay state taxes in your state, Tax Act lists the website links to your state’s website to determine your tax refund status.

What you will need to check state tax refund status:

  • Social security number
  • Zip code
  • Your exact refund amount
  • Numbers from your mailing address

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