The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don't check the IRS "Where's my refund?" website and smartphone app every five minutes. Once a day is enough.
The big question on the mind of everyone who expects to get money back from the IRS is when they'll receive their tax refund. But it's not just when you file your return that control that answer: The steps you take beforehand can make a big difference.