How to Track an IRS Tax Return

How to Track an IRS Tax Return
Check the status of your return.

Step 1

Find the exact amount of your calculated refund on your completed tax return. You will need to enter this amount in an online form.

Step 2

Log on to the IRS website at Click the "Where's My Refund" link on the right-hand side of the page.

Step 3

Click the "Where's My Refund" tool in the center of the next page. Enter your Social Security number, your filing status and the amount of your expected refund.

Step 4

Click the "Submit" button to review your refund status.