Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

How to check on status of your tax refund.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Your Taxes James Hamill For the Journal

Q: I have a fairly simple tax return which I filed six weeks ago. I am due a refund of $890, which I desperately need, and I have not received it. Can you check on the status of my refund?

A. I can't, but you certainly can. However, by the time you read this, you may have received your money.

The IRS estimates that it should take about three weeks to get a refund if you e-file. If you file a paper return, the wait could be five weeks if you requested direct deposit to your bank account, or eight weeks if you requested a paper check.

If you are still waiting, there are two ways to check the status of the refund. …

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