IRS Tax: What Steps Do You Need to Take to Find Your Tax Refund?

Many United States citizens are wondering how they are supposed to get their tax refund from the Inland Revenue Service (IRS).

Many taxpayers have already been waiting for many months to receive their refunds because the deadline for submitting the files goes back a long time.

As of August 26, the IRS had 8.2 million unprocessed tax returns.

Of these, 1.7 million declarations contain errors or require special handling, while 6.5 million are paper declarations that still need to be reviewed and processed.

This is a mix of filings for 2021 and late filings for previous tax years, the agency said in its latest operations update.

The IRS says it was essentially unable to process 2022 returns until it finished processing all 2021 returns.

Why didn’t the IRS process the 2022 returns?

These are unprecedented delays considering that before the pandemic, the IRS tended to issue refunds to paper filers within four and six weeks. In the past year, that number has grown to more than six months, meaning many Americans are wondering what’s going on.

There’s a good amount of money on the way to many filers and the average refund this year is $3,039 by some estimates.

How do you track your IRS refund?

One of the top three options for getting more information is to track your refund using the IRS Where’s my refund? tool.

If you do it electronically, the tool will be available 24 hours after your deposit. If you file by mail, it will be available four weeks after you mail your return. Updates are made to the tool daily, usually overnight.

Calling the IRS if it has been 21 days or more since filing online is another option. There is also the more extreme route of requesting a replacement refund if it has been more than 28 days from the date the IRS sent your refund.

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