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Instructions for Form 1040-EZ

Refund Information(p28)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. But if you filed Form 8379 with your return, allow 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically) before checking your refund status.
Visit and click on Where's My Refund? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To use Where's My Refund? have a copy of your tax return handy. You will need to enter the following information from your return:
Where's My Refund? includes a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) return received, (2) refund approved, and (3) refund sent. Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund.
Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns.
Updates to refund status are made no more than once a day—usually at night.
You can also check the status of your refund on the free IRS2Go phone app.
If you do not have Internet access, many services are available by phone. Call 1-800-829-1954 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for automated refund information.
Note. Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return.
For Use in Tax Year 2013
Do not send in another copy of your return unless asked to do so.
To get a refund, you generally must file your return within 3 years from the date the return was due (including extensions).
Refund information also is available in Spanish at and the phone number listed above.