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Check your Refund Status

Speak to a HUMAN!   (M-F, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. local) (800) 829-0582 ext. 362
Hotline – Check your Refund Status (800) 829-1040(800) 829-1954
TeleTax Topics and Refund Status (800) 829-4477  (24/7)
Do you owe prior years taxes? Delinquent tax payers will receive IRS notice that provides a specific number to call for their tax account info.
Do you have a levy? (800) 829-3009
Order Transcripts (800) 908-9946
Offsets  Child Support, Student Loans? (800) 304-3107
Order a Return or Account Transcript                         order—->>  IRS Transcript
Your Taxpayer Rights!  Your Rights!
Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) Hotline 1-877-777-4778
visit their website —->>  IRS Where’s My Refund? (WMR)
TaxACT  (319) 373-4514*
*$7.99/year to use their phone support if you didn’t use the Deluxe or Ultimate Bundle.
visit their website —->>  TaxACT® – Prepare, Print & File Your Tax Returns Online. Tax Filing Made Easy!
Customer Service Line (877) 908-7228
Visa Card Support (866) 543-9160
visit their website —->>  Turbo Tax Check E-file Status 
 download the mobile app —->>  MyTaxRefund Mobile/Tablet App
H&R Block
Customer Service (800) 472-5625
 visit their website —->>  H&R Block E-file and Refund Status
8863 Resource Center
Emerald Card Customer Service (888) 687-4722
 visit their website —->>  H&R Block bank website
(bank used by TurboTax if you opted to have fees withdrawn from refund)
Speak to a HUMAN! (877) 908-7228
24/7 Hotline (800) 717-7228
 visit their website —->>  Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
(bank used by Tax Slayer if you opted to have fees withdrawn from refund)
Customer Service (866) 581-1040
 visit their website —->> Republic Bank
STATE CONTACTS (a list of state sites to check status) State Income Tax Info
MEDIA LINKS (for those who want to bring attention to this) Media

Other Resources

A personal finance blog at The College Investor has put together an Estimated Refund Date Chart based on last year’s tax refund chart that you may find useful: Estimated Refund Date Chart.

IRS 2013 Refund Cycle Chart – Where is it?  You tell us.  Some say they aren’t going to have one.  We will start hunting and keep an eye out for it.

Update to IRS 2013 Refund Cycle Chart - This is what we have found so far: The refund cycle chart has been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication.

IRS 2012 efile Refund Cycle Chart (Rev 11-2011, Spanish and English) no longer applicable

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  3. Mirmz77

    IRS Tel # I use and there’s minimal wait time and spoke to a human agent—800.829.3903

  4. Jeffro

    Form 1040ez cut and dry filed 2/18 accepted same day now 3/19 I decided to call and was told there are some issues with the refund wait 30 days in the mean time they will send me a letter. I tried to order a transcript but unfortunately could not be processed at this time.