(pic from Flickr user Tax Credits)
Waiting for your tax money refund? Well.....please wait patiently. The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don’t check the IRS website every five minutes — once a day is enough. The IRS says its “Where’s my refund?” website and smartphone app are being overwhelmed by eager taxpayers. The agency says its systems are updated only once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available on the website, the IRS2go smartphone app and IRS toll-free phone lines. The IRS provides three updates: when the tax return is received, when the refund is approved and when the refund is sent. The agency says that to avoid delays, the best time to check on refunds is evenings and weekends. Nine out of 10 taxpayers typically receive refunds in fewer than 21 days when they file returns online and get refunds deposited directly into bank accounts, the agency said.
The gal who does my taxes hasn't even looked at my info yet, so I am way behind here, but I know once that is done I will be joining the anxious masses wondering 'when, when, when'. But I guess we need to do that wondering with a bit more patience.....(sigh).