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Filed my federal taxes by mail and requested direct deposit for my refund on March of 2023.  Have yet to receive this refund.  What is the best way to investigate why?

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Mailed returns take several months-- or longer --  to be processed by the IRS.   It can be weeks before the envelope you mailed is even opened by a human, and then they have to enter it into the system.   All you can do is watch the IRS refund site for information.




You need your filing status, your Social Security number and the exact amount  (line 35a of your 2022 Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:   


To track your state refund:    


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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