A tax preparation planner, Frank Ellis explains various insights into checking the status of and tracking of IRS tax refunds for this upcoming tax season.
July 15, 2016 — Tax specialist Frank Ellis has published an article at Tax Refunds Blog detailing how people can find the status of and track their IRS refunds. He reveals they are coming faster since improvements in the 1990s and there is tax preparation software to help with deductions and credits. A tax refund cycle schedule is available and so are ways to track the status of each.
The author speaks to those who will get a refund and want to file as soon as they can. For them, he introduces the IRS2Go smartphone app, for Apple and Android users, and the Where’s My Refund tool on the IRS website. People can check the tool within 48 hours of e-filing, Ellis reveals.
Next, the article covers five things that affect how long it takes to get a tax refund. These include organization of tax documents, as errors can lead to time-consuming delays. Online software such as TurboTax help get deductions and credits while guaranteeing the best refund possible. Also covered is e-filing, which the IRS admits will allow one to get their refund faster. With paper, it can take up to a month to receive a paper return.
Other factors affecting speed of a tax refund include whether direct deposit is used. It can take as little as a week once approved. Ellis also suggests filing on a Sunday or Monday so a refund can arrive before the weekend.
In closing, the article states that while a few things control the speed, taxpayers can never know exactly how fast it will arrive because the IRS is such a large organization.
For a more in-depth look at tax refund status and tracking, go to https://taxrefundsblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/status-and-tracking-of-your-irs-tax-refund-in-2016/.
About Frank Ellis
Frank Ellis is a Traverse City Tax Preparation Planner and published author. He has written tax and finance related articles for eight years and has published over 900 articles on leading financial websites.
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