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How long does it take for me to receive my tax return?

 
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How long does it take for me to receive my tax return?

Once you e-file your return and IRS accepts it, then your return is on IRS timetable. There is no way of knowing when IRS will finish processing your return, but you can track your refund on the IRS website. You will not see your refund expected date, on the IRS website, until after IRS approves the refund. For most taxpayers,(9 out of 10), the refund process takes approximately 21 days. 

Please note: Taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit (EITC/ACTC)may experience a delay. Due to the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS is not allowed to release these refunds until mid February. Most EITC/ACTC recipients probably won't see their federal refunds appear in their bank accounts until February 27th (via direct deposit) or later. 

To track your refund:

  1. First, check your e-file status to see if your refund was accepted by IRS. To check your e-file status, visit this link:https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/
  2. If it has been accepted, then you would wait for the approval from IRS. The refund process can take up to 21 days. You can track your refund at https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp

Please see these TurboTax FAQs: 

 


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How long does it take for me to receive my tax return?

Once you e-file your return and IRS accepts it, then your return is on IRS timetable. There is no way of knowing when IRS will finish processing your return, but you can track your refund on the IRS website. You will not see your refund expected date, on the IRS website, until after IRS approves the refund. For most taxpayers,(9 out of 10), the refund process takes approximately 21 days. 

Please note: Taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit (EITC/ACTC)may experience a delay. Due to the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS is not allowed to release these refunds until mid February. Most EITC/ACTC recipients probably won't see their federal refunds appear in their bank accounts until February 27th (via direct deposit) or later. 

To track your refund:

  1. First, check your e-file status to see if your refund was accepted by IRS. To check your e-file status, visit this link:https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/
  2. If it has been accepted, then you would wait for the approval from IRS. The refund process can take up to 21 days. You can track your refund at https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp

Please see these TurboTax FAQs: 

 


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