About Where's My Refund
Use Where's My Refund to check the status of individual income tax returns and amended individual income tax returns you've filed within the last year.
Be sure to use the same information used on your return: Social Security Number, Tax Year, and Refund Amount.
If you submitted your return electronically, please allow up to a week for your information to be entered into our system.
Information is updated in real-time. The information on Where's My Refund, available on our website or over the phone at 515-281-3114 or 800-367-3388, is the same information available to our Taxpayer Service representatives. Taxpayer Services will not be able to provide further information if you call.
Receiving Your Refund
When your return is complete, you will see the date your refund was issued. The anticipated time frame for refund processing is 30-45 days. Please check your refund status at Where's My Refund.
The Department issues $825 million in individual income tax refunds per calendar year. The majority of these refunds are issued before the end of May.
Various things can delay return processing. A few examples are mailing a paper return, not choosing direct deposit, having errors on a return, missing documentation, and returns identified for additional review.