The IRS anticipates most taxpayers will receive their refund within 21 days of when they file electronically, with direct deposit, if there are no issues with their return. Majority of tax returns began processing on February 12, 2021.
The IRS anticipates a first week of March refund for many Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) taxpayers if they file electronically with direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax returns.
If accepted by the IRS use the federal tax refund website to check the refund status as it moves through the process here.
See the video in this link for a really good explanation of the process:
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