You can check the status of your federal income tax refund using IRS2Go. Simply enter your Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select your filing status and enter the amount of your anticipated refund from your 2020 tax return. A status tracker has been added so you can see where your tax return is in the process. If you filed your return electronically, you can check your refund status within 24 hours after your return has been received. If you file a paper tax return, you will need to wait approximately four to six weeks to check your refund status as it takes longer to process a paper return.