Frequently Asked Questions

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When will I get my Federal Refund?

 

- The IRS says they will issue most refunds within 21 days from the day they receive your tax return for processing.

- Even though the IRS says they will issue most refunds in less than 21 days, it is possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.

-There are multiple ways that you can find out the status of your refund.

  • Internet:  You can use the IRS "Check My Refund Status" tool, which will provide personalized information about your own tax return.  To use this tool, go to https://www.irs.gov/refunds
  • Phone: You can call 1-800-829-4477 for automated refund information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Smartphone or App Devices:  You can check the status of your refund on the IRS phone app by downloading the free IRS2Go app by visiting iTunes app store or the Android Marketplace.

When will I get my Missouri Refund?

There are two ways that you can find out the status of your refund.

How long should I keep my tax records?

Most people only need to keep their tax records for 3 years.  However, some situations occur in which you would be required to keep records for 4, 6, or 7 years.  Some situations require you to keep your tax records indefinitely.  


Directly from the IRS: 

  1. Keep records for 3 years if situations (4), (5), and (6) below do not apply to you.
  2. Keep records for 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later, if you file a claim for credit or refund after you file your return.
  3. Keep records for 7 years if you file a claim for a loss from worthless securities or bad debt deduction.
  4. Keep records for 6 years if you do not report income that you should report, and it is more than 25% of the gross income shown on your return.
  5. Keep records indefinitely if you do not file a return.
  6. Keep records indefinitely if you file a fraudulent return.
  7. Keep employment tax records for at least 4 years after the date that the tax becomes due or is paid, whichever is later.