A. Yes, IRS is trying to make it easy for you to get your refund back.
Just go to IRS.gov and on the top of its home page, you will see a section called "Get Your Refund Status", click that, enter your social security number, your tax filing status, and the exact refund amount, you will be shown the status.
Possible responses include:
- Return received
- Return approved
- Refund sent
You can check your status after 24 hours if you e-file or 4 weeks if you mail your paper return.