On February 14th, the IRS posted an announcement regarding the disruptive service of the “Where’s My Refund?” tool as well as the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app. Due to the large number of inquiries, they are requesting that tax payers only check on their refunds once a day. The IRS only updates this information once a day, typically overnight, so there is no need to check it over and over again. The IRS also suggests checking your refund status in the evenings or on weekends, when traffic to the tool is lighter.
To read their entire announcement, please click here.