Tax Return Filed Refund Not received Yet?

How can you check the Refund Status?

When a 1040 US tax return is filed and expecting a refund, the refund processing time is generally up to 3week to 3 months. For the Non-US Citizen Foreign person with 1040NR tax filers, this could vary between 6 to 9 months.

We understand from our experience getting through the I.R.S. phone line from outside of the United States and getting hold of the I.R.S. representative is a challenging and daunting task sometimes.

As an alternative, here are some of the ways you can check your refund status.

Option 1 – Check U.S. tax refund status via the I.R.S. refund check status website.

Here is the step by step guide:

Click on

Next, click on “WHERE IS MY REFUND.”

  1. On Social Security Section: Input your SSN or ITIN number
  2. Filing Status: Try with Single or Married Filing Separate box selected for the 1040NR filers. For 1040 Filers can select Single, Married Filing Separate, Head of Household
  3. Input the exact refund value USD:
  4. Hit Submit.
  5. Give the closest estimated date of filing the tax return [MM/DD/YY].

Where’s My Refund online status check?

It is available almost all of the time. However, the I.R.S. system is not open every Monday from Midnight to 3:00 am Eastern Time.

I.R.S. Refund Trace feature is not available during the following times (Eastern Time):

Sunday12:00 am (Midnight) to 7:00 pm
Monday12:00 am (Midnight) to 6:00 am
Tuesday3:30 am to 6:00 am
Wednesday3:30 am to 6:00 am
Thursday3:30 am to 6:00 am
Friday3:30 am to 6:00 am
Saturday3:30 am to 6:00 am
and 9:00 pm to 12:00 am (Midnight)

Also, occasionally I.R.S. system may be unavailable on Sundays between 1:00 am, and 7:00 am Eastern Time

Option 2 – Check U.S. Refund status by calling I.R.S.

If option one doesn’t work, then you need to call I.R.S. on this number +1 866-464-2050 or to check the status

Option 3 – Final Option Writing a letter to I.R.S.

If the option 1 and 2 doesn’t work then the final option is to write a letter to I.R.S. Ensure to the explicit mentioning of the ITIN/SSN, Tax Year (example 2018 or 2019), Refund Amount, Proof of postal mailing of tax return, etc. and post it I.R.S. via tracked postal mail to below address:

Tracked Post
Internal Revenue Service Centre
Austin,TX 73301-0215

By private Courier
Austin – Internal Revenue Submission Processing Center 3651 S IH35,
Austin TX 78741
Telephone U.S.A. number for courier form: 1-512-416-7750

Our team specialises in international expatriate U.S. personal tax return service. If you need assistance with ITIN Renewal/US 1040 filing for refund claim/FATCA Compliance work/FBAR FINCEN114 Filing, ITIN/ Form W7 Application/E.I.N/Form W8BENE or Certified Acceptance Agents [C.A.A] services/1040NR U.S. tax filing for refund claim of excess 1042S / 8288A/ 8805/ W2/ 1099. We are happy to assist our clients in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective way

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