On the IRS secure website, irs.gov, there is a link called “Where’s my Refund”. This link allows you to track the status of your refund whether you requested direct deposit into your account or for the IRS to mail the check to you. If you e-filed your return, you should wait seven days to check on the status and four to six weeks if your return was mailed. The “Where’s my Refund” link will also provide you with an estimated date for your refund to be either deposited into your account or mailed. However, if you do not receive your refund within 28 days from the time that the IRS has indicated that your refund has been mailed, then you should start a trace to see what has happened.