When will I get my IRS Tax Refund?

IRS Where’s my refund link:

Click on the “check my Refund Status” button


E-filed tax returns: Once the return is accepted, most IRS gov refunds are issued in less than 21 calendar days.

Paper filed returns: IRS gov refunds can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks from the date the IRS receives your tax return to issue a refund.

You can now check the status of your refund on Where’s My Refund? Check within 24 to 48 hours after e-filed tax returns, and four weeks for paper filed returns.

When the IRS begins processing your tax return, the Where’s My Refund? tool will show “Return Received” status. You will not see a refund date until the IRS finishes processing your tax return and approves your tax refund.

Once the IRS finishes processing your tax return and confirms your tax refund is approved, your status will change from “Return Received” to “Refund Approved”. Sometimes the change in status can take a few days, but it could take longer — and a date will not be provided in Where’s My Refund? until your tax return is processed and your IRS gov tax refund is approved.

The IRS will provide a personalized refund date once your status moves to “Refund Approved”. If the status in Where’s My Refund? shows “Refund Sent”, the IRS has sent your tax refund to your financial institution for direct deposit. It can take one to five days for your financial institution to deposit funds into your account. If you requested that your tax refund be mailed, it could take several weeks for your check to arrive.

Some tax returns take longer than others to process depending upon the situation. Some of the reasons it may take longer include incomplete information, an error, or further review. The sooner you e-file your return, the sooner you’ll get your tax refund.

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