It is usually during this time of year we begin to receive calls from our tax clients inquiring about their tax refunds. Although we do not have access to that information, there is a proven starting point to find out information about your federal and state refunds.

The IRS has a link on their website identified as "Where's My Refund?" Through the link refund information for the most current tax year that you filed will generally be available 72 hours after the IRS has acknowledged receipt of your e-filed tax return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return.

Through the Where's My Refund link you will need to provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Generally within a few moments, the status of your refund will be available to you or additional information will be provided to direct you to your refund status.

New York State also has a link available for your state refund status. You will need to provide your social security number, the form you filed, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.

Both of these links should save you time when you are wondering "Where's my refund?"


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