First, check the IRS
site to get the most updated status of your 2022 refund. If you paper-filed, wait at least 4 weeks before checking Where's My Refund? Where's My Refund?.
The IRS is taking more than 21 days (and up to 90 to 120 days), to issue refunds for tax returns with the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.
You should only contact the IRS if: It's been 21 days or more since you e-filed Where's My Refund? tells you to contact them Call the IRS using these numbers: For individuals: 800-829-1040 For businesses: 800-829-4933 For those with hearing impairments: 800-829-4059
To have an efficient call,
. here's what you need to prepare
Once the IRS has accepted your return, TurboTax can’t provide updates on where your refund is at.
What makes refunds late? Administrative requirements Missing, inconsistent, or suspect information The IRS found errors, inconsistencies, or missing info on the return. For example, you and a former spouse both claimed the same child as a dependent The return is under review, which can happen randomly The IRS suspects identity theft or fraud Delivery glitches Your refund check could be delayed in the mail Electronic payments may be delayed by bank transfer and posting issues What if the IRS website says my return can't be found?
In some cases, the IRS website indicates that the return can't be found. In that case, TurboTax can provide you with your unique Modern E-filing Number (MEF) to make sure your e-filed return has been filed and processed by the IRS.