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Where's My Refund?


Thank you for using the Where's My Refund application.

There are 3 stages of return processing:
Stage 1 - Return received and processing
Stage 2 - Refund Approved
Stage 3 - Check Written

Enter the required information below to find out the stage and a more specific status of your refund.

  • The first social security number shown on the return
  • The exact amount of refund shown on your return (D-400 Line 33)
  Select one of the following options:
Check the status of your 2016 original income tax refund.
Refund amount different than what you expected.
Receive information about your amended return or prior year refund filed late.

Electronically filed returns may take up to 8 weeks to process.
Paper returns may take up to 12 weeks.

For information about the refund process, visit
The Refund Process.

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