When will you receive your refund? The answer depends on how you filed your return. The IRS should issue your refund check within six to eight weeks of filing a paper return. If you choose to receive your refund through direct deposit, you should receive it within a week. If you use e-file, your refund should be issued between two and three weeks. 

You can check on the status of your refund by clicking on the links below.


The IRS accepts most amended returns. However, since you have to mail amended returns to the IRS, they take longer to process. If you’re going to receive a refund from your amended
return, the refund can take up to three months to arrive. You can check the status of your amended return on the IRS website. Sometimes, the IRS disagrees with changes to amended returns. If that happens, you have two options to fix the issue by appealing the IRS decision or taking the case to court.

Amended return denial notices are usually vague, so it’s not always clear why the IRS denied the amended return. Get help from a trusted IRS expert. You or your tax pro should start by getting a complete understanding of why the IRS denied the claim. Then, you’ll be able to choose the best course to take.


The publications listed below are located on the IRS Web site and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Visit the Adobe Web Site to install the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Click a publication to view it online.


The publications listed below are located on the IRS Web site and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Visit the Adobe Web Site to install the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Click a publication to view it online.
Form 1040
US Individual Income Tax Return Annual income tax return filed by citizens or residents of the United States.
Form W-4
Employee’s Withholding Certificate Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay.
Form 1040-ES
Estimated Tax for Individuals Form 1040-ES is used by persons with income not subject to tax withholding to figure and pay estimated tax.
Form W-9
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification Used to request a taxpayer identification number (TIN) for reporting on an information return the amount paid.
Form 4506-T
Request for Transcript of Tax Return Use this form to order a transcript or other return information free of charge, or designate a third party to receive the information.
form W-2
Wage and Tax Statement. Employers must file a Form W-2 for each employee from whom Income, social security, or Medicare tax was withheld.
Form 941
Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return. Employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee’s paychecks or who must pay the employer’s portion of social security or Medicare tax.
Form 9465
Installment Agreement Request Use this form to request a monthly installment plan if you cannot pay the full amount you owe shown on your tax return (or on a notice we sent you).
Form SS-4
Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN) Use this form to apply for an employer identification number (EIN).

Form W-7
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Get or renew an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) for federal tax purposes if you are not eligible for a social security number.


Here is the IRS Online Tax Calendar where you can see federal tax deadlines for this month and future months:


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Tax Glossary  

Tax Glossary

Schedule K-1
(Form 1065)

Schedule K-1 (Form 1065)

Schedule K-1
(Form 1120)

Schedule K-1 (Form 1120)

Schedule K-1
(Form 1041)

Schedule K-1 (Form 1041)

Publication 1  

Your Rights As a Taxpayer

Publication 3

Armed Forces’ Tax Guide

Publication 15

Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide

Publication 15A

Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide

Publication 15B

Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits

Publication 17

Your Federal Income Tax

Publication 51

Circular A, Agricultural Employer’s Tax Guide

Publication 54

Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

Publication 80

Circular SS – Federal Tax Guide for Employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Publication 225

Farmer’s Tax Guide

Publication 334  

Tax Guide for Small Business

Publication 463

Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses

Publication 501

Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information

Publication 502

Medical and Dental Expenses

Publication 503

Child and Dependent Care Expenses

Publication 504

Divorced or Separated Individuals

Publication 505

Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax

Publication 509

Tax Calendars

Publication 510

Excise Taxes (Including Fuel Tax Credits and Refunds)

Publication 514

Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals

Publication 515

Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations

Publication 516

U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad

Publication 517

Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy & Religious Workers

Publication 519

U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens

Publication 521

Moving Expenses

Publication 523

Selling Your Home

Publication 524

Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

Publication 525

Taxable and Nontaxable Income

Publication 526

Charitable Contributions

Publication 527

Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes)

Publication 529

Miscellaneous Deductions

Publication 530

Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners

Publication 531

Reporting Tip Income

Publication 535

Business Expenses

Publication 536

Net Operating Losses

Publication 537

Installment Sales

Publication 538

Accounting Periods and Methods

Publication 541


Publication 542


Publication 544

Sales and other Dispositions of Assets

Publication 547

Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts

Publication 550

Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses and Mutual fund Distributions)

Publication 554

Tax Guide for Seniors

Publication 555

Community Property

Publication 556

Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund

Publication 557

Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization

Publication 559

Survivors, Executors and Administrators

Publication 560

Retirement Plans for Small Business

Publication 570  

Tax Guide for Individuals With Income from U.S. Possessions

Publication 571

Tax-Sheltered Annuity Programs for Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations

Publication 575

Pension and Annuity Income

Publication 583

Starting a Business and Keeping Records

Publication 587

Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers)

Publication 590-A

Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

Publication 590-B

Distributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

Publication 595

Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen

Publication 596

Earned Income Credit

Publication 598

Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations

Publication 721

Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits

Publication 901

U.S. Tax Treaties

Publication 907

Tax Highlights for Persons With Disabilities

Form 911

Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance

Publication 915

Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits

Publication 925

Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules

Publication 926

Household Employers Tax Guide

Publication 929

Tax Rules for Children and Dependents

Publication 936

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Publication 939

General Rule for Pensions and Annuities

Publication 946

How to Depreciate Property

Publication 957

Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments to the Social Security Administration

Form 8839

Qualified Adoption Expenses

Publication 969

Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans

Publication 970

Tax Benefits for Education

Publication 1212

Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments

Publication 1345

Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns

Publication 1544

Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000

Publication 4557

Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – A Guide for Your Business