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When will I receive my refund

About what date, can I expect my refund
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When will I receive my refund

No one, not even the IRS, can tell you when you will get your refund. There are many variables that can affect how long it takes to process your tax return and issue your refund. The IRS says that, for e-filed tax returns, they pay 9 out of 10 refunds within three weeks. Yours could be the one out of 10 that takes longer. But the IRS is severely backlogged this year, and many refunds are taking much longer than normal. Go to the following link on the IRS web site for more information about the factors that can affect when you get your refund, and a link to check the status of your refund.

Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions


When will I receive my refund

While the IRS goal for efiled returns is 21 days, it can take longer.  Paper filed returns can take several months. See:

Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)


State refund times vary, so check your state's tax website for that one.

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