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Where'S My Federal Refund

Your receipt of your Federal refund might be delayed to the end of February, 2017 if your tax return claimed a earned Income tax credit or the additional child tax credit. Here are some tips to help taxpayers with their refund questions: Have the right tax information ready before using any of the IRS refund tools. This includes Social Security number, filing status and refund amount. You don't need to check the IRS website “Where's My Refund” more than once a day as your information will not change. To avoid system delays, the best time to check on refunds is evening and weekends. There is no need to call the IRS about your refund; the telephone service has the same information that is available on “Where’s My Refund”.

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