Recs

4

Where's My IRS Refund?

Millions of taxpayers will get tax refunds from the government this year. But if you've already filed, you might be wondering when you'll actually receive yours.

In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's director of investment planning, shows you how you can find out the status of your IRS refund. Dan notes that you have to wait a certain period after filing your taxes, with electronic filing requiring 72 hours of processing time while paper filings can require as much as three to four weeks. After that period ends, you can go to the Where's My Refund page of the IRS website to get more information -- but Dan notes that you'll need to have your Social Security number, filing status, and the exact dollar amount of your expected refund to use the tool. Armed with that information, you can learn the current status of your IRS refund and when you can expect to see money hit your account. Dan concludes that asking for direct deposit is a great way to get your IRS refund faster.

How to get a bigger refund
Tax increases that took effect at the beginning of 2013 affected nearly every American taxpayer. But with the right planning, you can take steps to take control of your taxes and potentially even lower your tax bill. In our brand-new special report "How You Can Fight Back Against Higher Taxes," the Motley Fool's tax experts run through what to watch out for in doing your tax planning this year. With its concrete advice on how to cut taxes for decades to come, you won't want to miss out. Click here to get your copy today -- it's absolutely free.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (4)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2884467, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 8/29/2014 2:20:53 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Dan Caplinger
TMFGalagan

Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 17,071.50 -8.07 -0.05%
S&P 500 2,000.74 4.00 0.20%
NASD 4,572.46 14.77 0.32%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes


Advertisement