The IRS will hold your entire refund, including any part of your refund not associated with the EITC or ACTC. Neither TAS, nor the IRS, can release any part of your refund before that date, even if you're experiencing a financial hardship.How do you check the status of a refund?
Checking the Status of Your Refund. If you do not have internet access, you can check the status of your refund in English or Spanish by calling the IRS Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954 or the IRS TeleTax System at 800-829-4477. When calling, you must provide your or your spouse’s Social Security number, filing status and the exact whole dollar refund amount shown on your return.How do I Find my IRS refund?
Check the status of your refund by calling the refund hot line for the agency that is responsible for processing your tax return. For a federal return, call the IRS automated refund hot line at 800-829-4477. For a state income tax return, contact the refund hot line for your state's department of revenue.