Question: I did my taxes a few months ago, and I'm still waiting for my refund. Do you know how long that's going to take? I have some stuff I need that money for.

Answer: AppleOne doesn't sent out tax refunds. That's something that the IRS department handles. In fact, they have a service on their web site that may help you. The Where's My Refund? service is listed on the IRS home page.

If a return was e-filed, tracking the refund can begin within 48-72 hours of filing. Paper return filers can start checking online about three to four weeks after their return is mailed. Using the service is easy. Simple online instructions guide taxpayers through a process that asks for their social security number, filing status, and the exact amount of the refund - all of which can be found on the filed tax return. This process is part of the security that verifies that the person is authorized to access that specific account information. Once the information is submitted, results can include one of several responses, including:

  • That a return was received and is being processed;
  • The expected mailing date or direct deposit date of the taxpayer's refund; and
  • Whether a refund has been returned to the IRS because it could not be delivered.

Even in cases where a refund is being reviewed or delayed because of a math error or other issue, the Where's My Refund? service provides taxpayers with immediate and specific steps to resolve any issues that may be affecting their refund.