Where’s My Tax Refund? When to Expect Your Idaho and Federal Returns
While hubby and I were out enjoying wine, cheese and chocolate on the Sunnyslope last weekend, a bunch of our friends were being responsible adults and e-filing their taxes. If you've already got yours in, here's when to expect your money!
If you've got money coming back to you, it's only natural to want it in your bank account sooner rather than later! Many Americans are planning to use their returns to pay down debt or build an emergency fund to cover three months of expenses should the need for it to ever surfaces. Personally, I would've loved to have mine to put toward the new Subaru Crosstrek I just brought home. Luckily, it's pretty easy to find out when your return could potentially hit your direct deposit!
According to CBS News, you can find check on the filing status of your return 24 hours after your e-file. Simply visit the "Where's My Refund?" page, plug in your social security number, filing status and your exact refund amount and you'll be able to see where it's at in the IRS's pipeline. If you rather check on your mobile device, the IRS has an app called IRS2Go that offers the same search plus free tax help and option to make a payment if you need to. Most Federal refunds are issued within three weeks of you e-filing.
Idaho State Returns
The State of Idaho offers a similar tracker. With your Social Security or Taxpayer Identification Number and your refund amount, you can check the status of your state return. An Idaho Tax Commission employee tells us you can expect to get your refund about 6-8 weeks after e-filing or 10-12 weeks after sending it on on paper. If you have any questions, you can reach the Tax Commission locally at (208) 334-7660. They also offer free collection of returns at 800 Park Blvd. I've utilized their Tax Day drive up service to drop mine off at the last minute more times than I'd like to admit!