If you file electronically and set up a direct deposit for the 2022 tax season, you should expect your refunds to arrive this week if you claim earned income or child tax credits. However, if you’re hoping to receive a paper check from the IRS, you’ll want to know exactly when it’s going to be delivered.
What’s the secret behind that? Your tax refund can be tracked by the US Postal Service, which will tell you exactly when your money will arrive. All fresh mail and photographs on the front of the letters are sent to you via a free Informed Delivery service from the United States Postal Service.
Incoming packages aren’t photographed with this feature; however, you may add an electronic signature for packages that arrive while you’re away from home, and it will follow their progress.
USPS Informed Delivery will be explained to you here. More on tax season and USPS services may be found at CNET’s Best Tax Software for 2022, as well as how to notify the IRS and USPS that you’ve relocated.
With USPS Informed Delivery, you can keep tabs on where your emails are at all times.
The USPS offers a free service called Informed Delivery that scans your mail and sends you an image whenever a letter with your name on it is ready to arrive.
The front of all letter-size mail is captured by the USPS’s automated sorting equipment as it runs mail through its sorting machines. Each piece of mail that bears your name will be notified to you by the United States Postal Service (USPS) when it arrives. It may take up to three business days for your account to be activated.
In order to participate in the program, you’ll receive an email every morning, Monday through Saturday, notifying you of mail that has been delivered to your home. The letter’s front is shown in grayscale as well. Apps for Android and iOS are also available from Informed Delivery at no cost.
Consider this: You will view all mail that the post office scans and sends to your account. You have complete control over when and how often you want to stop receiving the service. Getting started with Informed Delivery is as simple as filling out this form.
The post office can also help you track your packages.
You’ll be able to keep tabs on the progress of your shipments and see an estimated arrival time with Informed Delivery. However, your parcel is not photographed by the post office. Use the service to generate an electronic signature so that you can receive packages when you’re away from home.
How to sign up for USPS Informed Delivery notifications
There are certain limits to using informed delivery. Many homes and personal post office box addresses will work, but not companies. There are certain residential buildings where the United States Postal Service has yet to identify each unit.
Head to the Postal Service’s Informed Delivery page to see if it is available in your area.
First, click the Sign-Up button.
Tap the Continue button after entering your mailing address to verify that it’s compatible with the service.
Select a username, password, and security questions on the following screen. Tap Continue after you’ve entered your contact information.
On the fourth page, you’ll be asked to prove your identity. For a verification code sent to your phone, choose Verify Identification Online, or Request an invitation code by mail for delivery via USPS. You may also be able to prove your identity in person at a post office.
Here are six possible explanations for a delayed tax refund. You can register on the IRS website without taking a video selfie by following these instructions.