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How Do I Find Out When My Tax Return Is Being Mailed Out?

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The easiest way to find out when your tax return will be mailed out is to check the status of your application online. Once you have filed your income tax return, either by mail or online, you should verify that it was received at the agency. Visit the IRS website, www.irs.gov/, and click on the link ‘Where’s my Refund?’ which is an option on the right hand side of the screen. You will need to enter your Social Security number, filing status and refund amount. If your refund amount is zero, enter "0" in the refund amount box. The select ‘Get my Refund Status’ and this should tell you exactly where in the processing stage your tax return is.

The website will usually have information about your tax return 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return. Check back weekly, on Wednesdays, for any updates to your refund information. Click on "Check Filing Status" to go to the status page. This page will tell you if your return was sent by the e-filing service and received by the government. It will also tell you if the return was accepted or rejected.

If you have opted to receive a check in the mail, it will usually take up to 8 weeks to be processed. A quicker an easier way to file your tax return is by doing it online. It should be processed within 3 weeks and the money will be transferred directly to your bank account via direct debit.

Another way to check the status of your tax return is to call the Refund Hotline at (800) 829-1954. Be sure to have available a copy of your current tax return because you will need to know your social security number shown on your return, the filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.

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