It depends. A lot of taxpayers are in the same situation as you due to the IRS backlog right now. Although The IRS issues most refunds from e-filed returns in about 21 days, some returns take more time to review. In addition, the IRS is processing millions of returns, as well as stimulus checks, and they are doing everything they can to be as prompt as possible.
For some taxpayers, PATH Act requirements and other identity-protection safeguards implemented by the IRS may account for longer wait times.
Other things that can delay your refund include, but are not limited to:
- Liens, back taxes, or refund offsets
- Errors, inconsistencies, or missing information
- Identity fraud
- Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, which can take 11-14 weeks to process
Please be aware, the IRS is currently taking longer to process returns. The return is in the hands of the IRS and only the IRS can speed up the process. Nobody else can influence how fast the IRS issues the refunds.
You can track your refund at the IRS Where's My Refund? site.
Please see What if my IRS refund is taking longer than 21 days? for additional information
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