IRS Tax Refund: When will I get it and how to track it with Reconcile?

March 19, 2021
IRS Tax Refund: When will I get it and how to track it with Reconcile?

Hello U.S Citizens!

How do you feel about getting your tax refund? Are you having trouble figuring out where it is? (And, if you haven’t filed your taxes yet, the good news is that you have the time until May 17th) If you are sick of typing ‘Where is my refund’ every day- you are on the same page as millions of Americans awaiting their refund. Now, you're only steps away from knowing the answer to the burning question, "where is my refund?"

How do I check my IRS refund status?

Use the IRS tool - Where’s my refund. key in your SSN or ITIN, filing status, and your exact refund amount and hit submit. If the entered fields are correct, you will be taken to a page that shows the status of your refund. If not, you will be asked to verify your details again, along with the date and method of filing. The IRS Mobile App IRS2Go is also another tool to track your refund.

But do you know that there's an even more user-friendly, way easier, and way cooler tool out there to help track your tax refund for you in a snap? Well, we do!

Reconcile keeps you up-to-date with where your refund stands in an instant. So now, instead of stressing over where your refund is, go pack up for that trip you’ve always wanted to take! Download the app here.

When can I expect my IRS refund?

You are likely to receive your refund in 21 days from the date of e-filing. If the returns are sent by mail, the IRS could take 6-8 weeks to process your refund. However, if you have filed for EITC or the Child Tax Credit or have made errors while filing, the agency will take much longer to process your refund. To file error-free, download our tax-filing checklist.

Delays in the refunds: The possible reasons?

The pandemic has brought about a lot of changes and delays. The IRS is struggling to keep up with the demands of issuing stimulus checks, implementing tax code changes for the coronavirus relief packages. Add to this, the American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed in early March 2021. Then, there is the backlog of manually filed returns, returns with errors, and returns claiming EITC or CTC. 

The IRS has to manually review these returns, which further delays refunds for millions of taxpayers. Due to Covid-19 infections, agency workers may be asked to quarantine or WFH meaning more delays for tax filers. If you still haven't received your refund, you don't have to go through all the hassles of tracking. Just let us do the work and make sure you're refund-ready!

How can I get my IRS refund faster?

The fastest way to get a refund is to file electronically with direct deposit. Here’s what can help you fast-track your refund:

  1. Use IRS Direct Deposit method - This is reliable, fast, and contactless.
  2. File your taxes as soon as you can. Don’t wait until the last day, this will only delay your refunds. Use the right tools that can help you track faster.
  3. File electronically, and the IRS will likely issue your refund within 21 days. A paper tax return can take six to eight weeks to process.
  4. Check out our article on how to file your taxes the right way to get better savings and download our checklist to avoid filing errors. An error-free return results in faster refunds.

Ease of tracking your refund with Reconcile

Tracking your refund will give you an ETA on when to expect your refund. If you haven’t received your refund past the 21 days or 4 week period, contact the agency. Staying on top of your refund status, undeniably helps but we know how exhausting it can get.

Nevertheless, you no more have to browse through the IRS website to track your refund or deal with the stress that comes with it. Reconcile is here to ease your pain. Rest easy knowing your refund is being tracked and that you'll receive automated notifications about your refund status.

Download our App and control your finances with your voice: just say “Reconcile, track my IRS refund”, and Reconcile will notify you with the real-time status of your refunds. Our systems are safe, secure, private, and encrypted - another thing you don’t have to worry about.

Reconcile can also track your shopping refunds in a jiffy. Here's an article on how to get notified about amazon refund on Reconcile Which you wouldn't want to miss.

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