Where Is My Refund?
If you submitted your return electronically, please allow 2 business days for your information to be entered into our system.
It does not immediately appear.
**Iowa tax returns are thoroughly reviewed for accuracy to ensure refunds go to the right taxpayer in the correct amount -- and stay out of the hands of criminals. This includes a combination of automated and manual reviews -- and is different for each return.
This site contains the same information that is available to our phone representatives – so there is no need to call unless the screen message directs you to do so. We appreciate your patience!
How often is the information updated?
Information is updated in real-time.
Will I get more information if I call?
No! The information in Where’s My Refund? is the same information available to our
phone representatives when you call.
Which returns are available in Where’s My Refund?
•Individual Income Tax
•Amended Individual Income Tax
*Only for returns you filed within the last 12 months
What can slow down my income tax refund?
•Mailing a paper return
•Not choosing Direct Deposit
•Errors on a tax return
•Returns that we identify for additional review
Tips for using Where’s My Refund
Be sure to use the same information from your return:
•Social Security Number
When can I expect my refund?
When we are finished, you will see the date your refund was issued.
Every return we receive is different, so processing times will vary.