Your tax refund may be a little slow in coming this year. Problems relating to the Making Work Pay Credit, Economic Recovery Payments, and the Homebuyer’s Credit are creating delays in refunds.
The IRS is reminding taxpayers that the status of refunds can be checked at the IRS website (www.irs.gov). Click on “Where’s My Refund?” For those without Internet access, refund status can be checked by calling IRS toll-free numbers: IRS Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954 or IRS TeleTax System at 800-829-4477.
When checking the status of your refund, have your federal tax return handy and be prepared to give your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar refund amount shown on the tax return.