Problem checking your income tax refund status?

Recently, filed your IRS tax return and waiting for your income tax refund?

Find out how to check your income tax refunds status?

If you have filed your federal income taxes online, you can check the status of your return within 24 hours, and after four weeks you have mailed a paper return.

You can track the status of your income tax refund online if you expect to receive a tax refund. The process of checking the status of income tax refund is simple. Get the below information ready:

You can use the “Where’s My Refund Status” or the IRS2Go mobile app to check the status online. You also can call the IRS number 1-800-829-1040 to check the refund status.

When can you expect the refund status?

Generally, the IRS issues refunds within 21 days of e-filing of federal tax return and 42 days for paper filing of the federal tax return. The tax refunds are available via direct deposit, a prepaid debit card, or via mailed check.

Why does your tax return get delayed?

You might face problems in checking your income tax refund. Here are some common causes for delays in a tax refund.

Inaccurate information in the tax return:

Error in the computation of taxable income, numerical error, and other errors can delay the process of the income tax refund. When the IRS detects an error, the return is earmarked for review by an IRS employee. It adds more days and weeks to the processing time.

Incomplete tax return:

An incomplete tax return also triggers an IRS review thus, you wait longer for your refund. For instance, if you miss your social security number or forget to sign your paper return, then the IRS won’t process it until all these items are checked off.

Claimed not allowable deductions:

Sometimes you may claim a deduction that is not allowable. It further creates errors while computing tax returns. IRS flags a review of your tax return. So you will have to wait longer for your tax refund.

Refund has been offset to pay a debt:

In case you owe certain debts such as unpaid state taxes, federal student loans or unpaid child support, etc. The IRS offsets such debt with your income tax refunds.

However, the above is not a comprehensive list, there may be other issues for the delay in your tax refund.

Where can you find help and assistance?

Meru Accounting tax professional can help to solve the problem in checking your income tax refund. It can act as a communicator of the same to the IRS on your behalf.

Get an appointment for a free consultation with us.

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