Taxpayers can now track refunds for the past 2 years with updated IRS functionality

How much did you recover in 2022? No need to wonder with an updated feature on “Where’s my refund?” tool.

How much did you recover from the Internal Revenue Service for your 2019, 2020, and 2021 returns?

There’s no more wondering, thanks to an updated “Where’s my refund?” tool.

You can track the status of a refund for the current tax year as well as the previous two years, according to an IRS news release.

You will need to know your social security number or your individual tax identification number (ITIN); your filing status; and the expected refund amount from the original tax return.

If you are looking for the most recent tax information (2021), you can find it using the “Where is my refund?” » 24 hours after electronic filing; three to four days after electronic filing for 2019 or 2020; and four weeks after sending a return.



And if you’ve requested an extension, the IRS says you don’t have to wait until the Oct. 17 deadline to file your taxes.

“We process returns on a first-come basis, so the sooner the better,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.

The message “Where is my refund?” The tool was developed in 2002 and has been used by taxpayers more than 776 million times in 2021.

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