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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 Provided

        

Information is updated in real-time. The information on Where's my Refund 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. Every return we receive is different, so processing times will vary for each person.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. “Where’s My Refund” says my refund check was issued, but it’s been 3 weeks and I haven’t received it.  What should I do?

A. Complete and submit an Affidavit for Issuance.

Q. I lost my refund check.  What should I do?                

A. Complete and submit an Affidavit for Issuance.

Q. My refund check is damaged.  What should I do?

A. Mail your damaged refund check to the below address.  Upon our receipt, you will be mailed a replacement check in approximately 4-6 weeks.

Iowa Department of Revenue
PO Box 10460
Des Moines, IA  50306-0460

Q. My refund check is 6 months old from the issuance date and cannot be cashed or deposited.  What should I do?

A. Mail the outdated check along with a completed Affidavit for Re-Issuance to the below address. Upon our receipt, you will be mailed a replacement check in approximately 6-8 weeks.

Iowa Department of Revenue
PO Box 10460
Des Moines, IA  50306-0460