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Expanded Instructions
  • Line: 32
  • Step: 7
  • Step Subject: Refund
  • Instruction Year: 2023

Enter the portion of the amount shown on line 31 you wish to have refunded to you.

Check your Iowa refund status online at Where's my refund? This is the same information that is available to our phone representatives when you call the Department.

Receiving your Refund

By Check

If you want to have your refund issued to you as a paper check proceed to Step 9. The check will be issued to the address listed on your return.

By Direct Deposit:

If you would like your refund directly deposited proceed to lines 32a, 32b, and 32c.

Do not put your account and routing information in rows 32a and 32c if you have an amount due on line 37.

32a. Enter your financial institution’s routing number. The routing number must be nine digits.

32b. Enter your account number starting in the first box on the left. The account number may have up to 17 digits.

Note: The routing and account numbers may be in different places on your check

32c. Check either checking or savings to indicate what type of account the refund will be deposited into.

The entire refund amount will be deposited into this one account.

For savings accounts you will need to contact your financial institution to obtain the account number The account the refund will be issued to must be located in the United States.

Verify that the routing and account numbers are correct to avoid a delay in your refund. Any error will result in a paper refund.

Do not request a deposit of your refund to an account that is not in your name, such as your tax return preparer’s account. Although you may owe your tax return preparer a fee for preparing your return, do not use the preparer’s account to pay the fee.

Claim for Refund - Statute of Limitations

Claims for refund of an Iowa income tax return will only be honored if the claim for refund is made within the statute of limitations provided in Iowa Code section 422.73 and Iowa Administrative Code 701—305.3(8) and 305.3(15).