It’s been over a month since Tax Day 2022 has passed. Have you received your refund yet?
If not, there’s a way to track it — and that goes for both state and federal. Here’s how and what else to know about tax refunds.
How to track your federal tax refund
According to the Internal Revenue Service, you can use the “where is my refundto check the status of a refund owed to you for the current tax year, as well as the previous two years.
In order to track your refund, you will need to provide:
- Your social security number
- Your filing status
- The refund amount
According to the IRS, you must enter the exact dollar refund amount shown on your tax return.
“Providing the exact total dollar amount is critical to receiving the correct answer,” the agency said.
After entering your information, the tool will offer you one of three statuses:
- Return received.
- Refund approved.
- Refund sent.
The tool is updated once a day, according to the IRS, and gives taxpayers an expected refund issue date upon approval.
The service can provide status details 24 hours after a return is filed electronically.
If more than 21 days have passed since a tax return was filed electronically or more than six weeks since a return was sent, taxpayers can call a tax help hotline to speak to a representative.
If the IRS needs more information to process the return, you will be contacted by mail.
How to Track Your Illinois Tax Return
The Illinois Department of Revenue has its own “where is my refund?” Online tool.
In order to know the status of your return, you will need to provide your social security number or identification number, as well as the total amount of your refund.
What was the 2022 deadline for filing taxes?
This year, the deadline was later than usual – April 18.
In most years, Tax Day falls on April 15. W
The date change is due to Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in Washington DC marking the freeing of slaves, celebrated on April 16.
Federal employees get a day off, including at the Internal Revenue Service.
This year, April 16 falls on a Saturday, which means the nearest weekday is April 15.e of the month.
As a result, the deadline for filing tax returns has been extended to April 18.
How soon are tax refunds issued?
According to the IRS, a refund in 10 is issued in less than 21 days.
Since the week ending April 1, the IRS has sent more than 63 million refunds worth more than $204 billion.
What is the average tax refund?
The average refund is $3,226, according to the IRS.
What if I asked for an extension?
If you filed for a tax extension (the deadline for doing so was April 18), your taxes are now not due until October 17. However, the IRS recommends filing earlier than this deadline.
“We encourage those who are waiting for a refund, but have requested an extension, to file their case as soon as they are ready. We process returns on a first-come basis, so the sooner the better,” the official said. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
“There really is no reason to wait until October 17 if registrants have the relevant information to file now.”