The Internal Revenue Service reports being overrun with eager taxpayers looking for their refunds.
The IRS says its website Where’s my refund? and smart phone app are updated once a day – usually overnight.
The agency posts when the tax return is received, when the refund is approved and when the refund is sent. They’re telling people there’s no need to check the website or app multiple times a day.
“I think what we’re seeing is just part of the natural evolution in the refund process,” said IRS spokesman Terry Lemons. “Twenty-five years ago, you desperately checked the mailbox every day.”
“Every year our most common question is about people’s refunds,” Lemons said. “For a lot of folks this is the biggest check they will see all year.”