The history of the IRS dates back to 1862. It was President Lincoln and the Congress who created the IRS in order to help pay for war expenses. Although it was repealed 10 years later it was revived in 1894 only to be ruled unconstitutional in 1895. Fast forward to 1913 and the 16th Amendments allows Congress to enact an income tax. It was in the 50’s that the name was officially called Internal Revenue Service.

Where’s My Refund? is the official place to check the status of your tax return if it was e-filed. You can start checking the status within 24 hours of e-filing the return or 4 weeks after you have mailed in your return. The Where’s My Refund? link is updated once every 24 hours. Generally this happens overnight. Anyone waiting on a refund will want to check the status of their return as soon as possible. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to check the status of your refund online using Where’s My Refund? through the website.

how to activate- Status Check of Refund with Where’s My Refund?

what you need:

  • internet access
  • social security number or tax ID
  • filing status
  • precise fund amount
  • other personal information

what to do:

  • visit:
  • click on any link titled “Where’s My Refund?”
  • review the pop up box and click on the “Ok” button
  • type in your social in the boxes provided
  • select the appropriate filing status
  • type in the exact expected refund amount that appears on your tax return in the space provided
  • click on the “Submit'” button to receive the most current status update