Are you wondering when your refund is going to hit your bank account? Most of the time, you will receive your tax refund within 21 days of filing.
But the good news is, you no longer have to guess.
The IRS has created a secure online lookup tool to let you know exactly how your refund is coming along. All you need to know is your social security number, your filing status, and the dollar amount you’re expecting to get back.
However, state taxes can be a little more difficult to track.
But each state with income tax has their own system for refunding taxpayers. As with your federal return, you can expect to wait much longer for your state refund if you file on paper.
To check on your state return, you’ll need your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and the exact amount of your refund, according to Smart Asset. If you’re filing jointly, use the information for the person listed first on the return.
Smart Asset breaks down how to track your refund in each state here. And if you live in the income tax-less Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming, and in most cases New Hampshire and Tennessee, you know you don’t have to worry about it.