‘Where’s My Refund?’ Tool Enhanced for 2024 Filing Season

The IRS Where’s My Refund? tool has been enhanced for the 2024 filing season.  It now provides taxpayers with the following information:

  • IRS confirmation of receiving a federal tax return,
  • approval of the tax refund and
  • issuing date of the approved tax refund.

According to the News Release, taxpayers will benefit from important updates to the Where’s My Refund tool that will reduce the need for taxpayers to call the IRS. These enhancements include:

  • Messages with detailed refund status in plain language.
  • Seamless access on mobile devices and with the IRS2Go app.
  • Notifications indicating whether the IRS needs additional information.

To use the Where’s My Refund Tool, a taxpayer will need their Social Security number, Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of their expected refund as reported on the original tax return for the year they are checking.