The IRS estimates 9 out of 10 to receive their refund within 21 calendar days. This is calculated from the date the E-File is successfully submitted to the IRS so the soonest that refunds will likely go out is around February 19 (since the IRS officially opened January 29 this season).
However, by law, the IRS cannot issue refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until approximately Feb. 27, 2018 -- if you chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with the tax return.
You can begin checking at least 24 hours after e-filing or 4 weeks after mailing. Updates are made daily, usually overnight.
- You may also download the IRS2Go app to check your Federal refund status.
For more information, please see Where's My Refund FAQs.
Or, please see How do I track my state refund?