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ITIN Approved but the Tax Return Filed Refund Not received Yet. How can you check the Refund Status?

The Covid 19 pandemic had caused significant delays for the ITIN processing and refund processing timeline due to limited team capacity working in shifts at the IRS premises.

Normally, the timeline for the ITIN and Refund processing is as follows,

Listed below are some of the ways you can check your refund status.

Option 1 – Refund status check via the I.R.S. refund website.

Here is the step by step guide:

Next, click on "WHERE IS MY REFUND."

1) On Social Security Section: Input your SSN or ITIN number

2) Filing Status: Try with Single or Married Filing Separate box selected for the 1040NR filers. For 1040 Filers can select Single, Married Filing Separate, Head of Household

3) Input the exact refund value USD:

4) Hit Submit.

5) Give the closest estimated date of filing the tax return [MM/DD/YY].

Where's My Refund online status check?

Online status check is available almost all of the time. Please note I.R.S. system is not open every Monday from Midnight to 3:00 am Eastern Time.

I.R.S. Refund Trace feature is not available during the following times (Eastern Time):

Sunday 12:00 am (Midnight) to 7:00 pm

Monday12:00 am (Midnight) to 6:00 am

Tuesday3:30 am to 6:00 am

Wednesday3:30 am to 6:00 am

Thursday3:30 am to 6:00 am

Friday3:30 am to 6:00 am

Saturday3:30 am to 6:00 am and 9:00 pm to 12:00 am (Midnight)

Also, occasionally I.R.S. system may be unavailable on Sundays between 1:00 am, and 7:00 am Eastern Time

Option 2 – Check U.S. Refund status by calling I.R.S.

You can call I.R.S. on this number +1 866-464-2050 or check the status.

Option 3 – Final Option Writing a letter to I.R.S.

If options 1 and 2 don't work, the final option is to write a letter to I.R.S. Ensure to the explicit mentioning of the ITIN/SSN, Tax Year (example 2018 or 2019), Refund Amount, Proof of postal mailing of tax return, etc. and post it I.R.S. via tracked postal mail to below address:

Tracked Post


Internal Revenue Service Centre

Austin,TX 73301-0215


By private Courier

Austin - Internal Revenue Submission Processing Center 3651 S IH35,

Austin TX 78741


Telephone U.S.A. number for courier form: 1-512-416-7750

Our team specializes in international expatriate U.S. personal tax return service. If you need assistance with ITIN Renewal/US 1040 filing for refund claim/FATCA Compliance work/FBAR FINCEN114 Filing, ITIN/ Form W7 Application/E.I.N./Form W8BENE or Certified Acceptance Agents [C.A.A.] services/1040NR U.S. tax filing for refund claim of excess 1042S / 8288A/ 8805/ W2/ 1099. We are happy to assist our clients in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective way.


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